Finance Manager

Job Description

Lighthouse Christian School is an independent, co-educational school, Kindy to year 12. The school, founded in 1993, is currently experiencing rapid enrolment growth.

Staff are committed Christians; dedicated, passionate and professional in all they do, providing comprehensive support for students in their academic, social, sporting, cultural and spiritual endeavours. 

The school has a growing reputation for extraordinary care and nurture of students as well as a commitment to spiritual growth, and evidence-based teaching for learning practices.

The role of the Finance Manager is a leadership position, designed to support and enable the work of the Principal and School Board advancing the financial services and support available.

The role has responsibility for creating efficiencies and continuous improvement within the financial functions of the school, as well as building and maintaining strong relationships within the school community.


Ideally, our new Finance Manager will commence on 1 july 2024, however this will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Position Responsibilities:

Applicants may obtain a comprehensive Position Description for this role by emailing



Applications close Friday 7th June 2024.


An application addressed to the Principal should consist of the the following:

  1. A 1-page Cover Letter of Introduction
  2. A Curriculum Vitae (5 page maximum) clearly stating each position you have held over the last ten years, and outlining key responsibilities and outcomes achieved while holding these roles.
  3. A Referee List containing:

           a) at least two professional referees who can substantiate the work included in your CV.

           b) at least one personal referee, ideally a church member who can verify your faith practice.


About You:

This role may suit someone with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field with 3-5 years full time equivalent experience in a similar fast paced environment.

Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.

Experience in maintaining general ledger, budget and cashflow management, compliance reporting, and capital grants processes.

Experience performing board secretary duties.

Strong skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint).

Ability to manage tasks/projects, scheduling, reporting and delivery within agreed timeframes.

The successful applicant will be:

  1. proficient in all aspects of financial management;
  2. an experienced and effective manager, ideally having worked in an independent school;
  3. an effective written and verbal communicator with strong interpersonal skills;
  4. committed to a culture of continuous school improvement; 
  5. a practicing Christian with a living, active faith