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Senior Bookkeeper & Bookkeeper Team Leader - Professional Services

Saward Dawson

Blackburn VIC
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Senior Bookkeeper & Bookkeeper Team Leader - Professional Services

As a result of sustained growth, we are hiring a Senior Bookkeeper to lead and manage our bookkeeping team, in a full-time capacity.   


About Saward Dawson

Saward Dawson's core purpose is to make a positive impact in the lives of our clients, our team's and our community. We do this by employing people who align to our Firm's ethos of care and aspire to make a real difference, using their professional expertise. We are proud of our positive team culture, the impact we have on the private businesses and the not-for-profit clients we support. 

Our team of eighty plus staff deliver services in the areas of audit & assurance, business advisory, wealth advisory, personal taxation and superannuation, as well as business, taxation and not-for-profit advisory and consulting.


Purpose of the position

To lead and manage our team of 3 bookkeepers and provide bookkeeping services to our clients. The role also involves collaborating with our accountants in the business advisory team.



  • Lead and manage the bookkeeping team (currently a team of 3 bookkeepers)
  • Effective delegation, providing support and expertise when required
  • Manage and coordinate the team's workflow to ensure that client deadlines are consistently achieved.

Performing work for our clients including; 

  • Processing accounts payable invoices and creating payments
  • Reconciling bank transactions in the accounting system
  • Processing payroll on a weekly, fortnightly and monthly basis
  • Maintaining depreciation schedules
  • Other general ledger reconciliations and adjustments
  • Preparing monthly/quarterly IAS and BAS
  • Visiting clients onsite (although most of the work will be completed at our office)
  • Communicating with clients to obtain information/documentation or update job statuses
  • Building client and staff relations
  • Attending training and team meetings
  • Contributing to team development projects
  • Staying up to date with changes to accounting software 


Skills and Capabilities

  • Team Leader experience is required
  • Technical bookkeeping expertise
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage competing deadlines, projects, and priorities
  • Maintain certification for Xero and QuickBooks Online
  • Ability to collaborate and build relationships with a diverse client base
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Positive and "Can do" attitude
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrate an ability to exercise initiative and discretion


Qualifications and prior experience 

  • 4 - 6 years prior experience as a bookkeeper
  • Previous experience, or a keen interest, in working with not-for-profits, particularly those within the religious, education, aged care or disability sectors.
  • Experience with relevant software i.e., Xero and QuickBooks Online


Making Application 

Please apply via our website (


  • Applicants must have the right to work in Australia.
  • Applications from recruitment agencies will not be considered. 
  • The remuneration offered will be commensurate with your skills and experience.
  • Only short-listed applicants will be contacted to attend an interview and receive feedback on their application.


Important disclaimer: CMA does not represent the organisations who place these listings, we do not guarantee that they are licensed or authorised to offer the positions, and we encourage readers to make their own inquiries to satisfy themselves that all is in order.
Christian Ministry Advancement Ltd. is a registered charity, incorporating the ministry of Christian Management Australia, CMA Standards Council, and Q4Connection. ABN 63 157 713 534
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