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Finance Director

City on a Hill -
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City on a Hill began with a small team and a big vision to make a difference in our world for the glory of God.

Since our inception in Melbourne in 2007, we have witnessed a special work of God's grace as he has united hundreds of men and women around the mission of 'knowing Jesus and making Jesus known'. In the past twelve months we have baptised scores of people and witnessed many give their life to Jesus for the first time. Today, City on a Hill meets across five locations in three cities.

While our story is characterised by constant change and growth, we have maintained an enduring commitment to Christ and his call on our lives in this generation. We are committed to raising up gospel hearted leaders, to build healthy churches, which will reach and serve cities with the gospel of Jesus.



To support the growing operational needs of City on a Hill, the Finance Director will join the City on a Hill Central team, and will contribute to supporting the health of all City on a Hill churches and ministries.

The Finance Director will be responsible for the financial portfolio of City on a Hill and related entities, and will provide leadership and coordination of all financial activities across the City on a Hill Movement. This will include functioning as Finance Director for Many Rooms Ltd.

This is a full time role, reporting to the Executive Pastor – Central. Applications for part-time roles may also be considered. The role would ideally be based in Melbourne CBD, however may be located at another City on a Hill location (Geelong Vic, Brisbane Qld).



a.             Oversight of all financial activities across the City on a Hill Movement, for all City on a Hill churches, ministries, and charities.

b.             Provision of various financial reports, analysis, and advice to the Executive Pastor, wardens and finance committees, and ministry teams.

c.              Oversight of all accounting and bookkeeping activities, including; payroll, fringe benefits, accounts payable, income and expense reconciliations.

d.             Preparing and presentation of annual financial accounts and reports.

e.             Providing leadership and coordination to the preparation of annual budgets.

f.               Ensuring the integrity of the general ledger.

g.             Strategic management of financial assets and reserves.

h.             Maintain financial compliance and other statutory requirements under the various government and church governance bodies.

i.               Coordination of key HR activities including staff contracts, fringe benefit provision, and staff leave.

j.               Key account manager for external contracts.

k.              Adherence to City on a Hill operational policies, and contribution to continuous improvement in this area.




1.             A demonstrated love for Jesus, his gospel and mission.

2.             Willingness to commit to the vision and mission of the church as a member of City on a Hill.

3.             Relevant experience with financial oversight, analysis, and administration for a minimum $1 million turn-over organisation.

4.             Attention to detail and proven ability to maintain compliance requirements in a complex and growing organisation.

5.             Demonstrated ability to handle rapid organisational change.

6.             Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a team.

7.             Strong numerical and systems thinking skills.

8.             Relevant qualifications (e.g. B.Acc, CPA, MBA).



1.             Experience with Xero Accounting software

2.             Thorough understanding of the current financial rules and regulations applicable to churches and charities, including Basic Religious Charities, Public Ancillary Funds, Public Benevolent Institutions, and Companies Limited by Guarantee.

3.             Experience and proven ability in leading organisational change.




All City on a Hill staff must hold a current Working with Children Check and satisfactorily pass a National Police Check.


To apply for the role please send your current Resume along with an Application Letter addressing the essential and desirable selection criteria to  Also include contact details of at least two referees most familiar with your relevant skills to this role.

The Listing
Area: Melbourne CBD, VIC
Status: Full Time
Date: Respond by 31 Jan
Ian Scarborough
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