The Financial Controller (FC) position is responsible for establishing and maintaining all accounting and related records of the organisation, as well as providing oversight for operational ICT, administration and facilities management.

Application Package

Location: Brisbane
Classification: QuAC Level 4
Hours: 38 hours per week

Contract to June 30, 2021, with possibility of extension subject to funding.

Salary Packaging

Like most charitable organisations, QuAC is willing to pay a percentage of the salary as expense fringe benefits – i.e. reimbursements to employees for their own expenses such as private telephone costs, rent or mortgage payments, personal loan repayments, etc. These non-cash benefits are not subject to income tax. The Federal Government imposes a net cap of $15,900 pa on expense fringe benefits, above which the range of allowable expenses is restricted.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The Queensland AIDS Council promotes Equal Employment Opportunity. All selection is based
on proven experience, qualifications and / or training and the person’s potential to undertake
the responsibilities of the position most efficiently. We will not discriminate against applicants on any grounds not relevant in determining the best person for the position.

All applications must be received by 5pm Friday 24th May 2019 with interviews scheduled for Monday 10th June 2019.

Included in this Application Package:

To help you develop your application, please find enclosed the following documents:


The Position Description describes the nature of the position and the responsibilities of the
person in the position. The information includes:


This is the result or outcome that the advertised position is designed to achieve. The employee who fills the position will be responsible – within reason – for the achievement of the Accountability Objective.


This section lists the immediate supervisor for the advertised position as well as the staff and volunteers who are supervised by the advertised position.


These are the specific areas of work undertaken within the advertised position. The Key Result
Areas/Tasks are defined in terms of the contribution expected of the person in the position and the desired effect of that contribution on the organisation and/or its clients.


The selection criteria describes the knowledge, abilities, lived experience and qualifications
required for the advertised position. This is the set of qualities of the ideal appointee to the position. Most often, the successful applicant is someone who rates high in at least half of the selection criteria and does not rate low in any selection criterion.


The selection process will be conducted by a selection panel who will be responsible for
considering applications, short listing, conducting selection techniques applicable to the
selection criteria, and referee checks. The Selection panel for this position will consist of a representative of the Board, the CEO and two or three community members.

The selection process includes:

  • Acknowledgement of all applications received for the advertised position.
  • Consideration of all applications against the selection criteria for the position.
  • Short-listing of applications that demonstrate sufficient merit to warrant further consideration.
  • Further selection techniques conducted with short-listed applicants. The selection
    techniques will include interviews and may include work samples. (Reasonable interview expenses (e.g. travel) will be reimbursed.)
  • Referee checks for candidates rated highest by the selection panel.
  • Recommendation for appointment made and confirmed.
  • Advice to unsuccessful applicants and feedback to applicants upon request.


Your Application

For your application to be considered you need include the following:

  1. A COVER LETTERthat describes your knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications
    relevant to each of the Selection Criteria. Please remember to keep this brief (maximum
    two pages).
  2. A CURRICULUM VITAE (OR RÉSUMÉ)that provides a summary of your work experience and professional education and training. Include where you have worked, positions you held, period of employment and brief details of duties and responsibilities.
  3. A RESPONSE TO THE KEY SELECTION CRITERIAoutlining your experience, skills and knowledge that relate to this position. Please keep this brief (maximum of two pages).
  4. REFEREE CONTACT DETAILS– the names, positions and telephone contact numbers for at least two work-related referees. These should be people who can comment on your ability to perform the role for which you are applying. It is best to include recent supervisors. While it is not compulsory to provide current/most recent employer referees at this stage, final appointments will not be confirmed until a referee report has been obtained from your current or most recent employer.

Forward your application to Rebecca Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland AIDS Council

By Mail:  30 Helen Street Teneriffe QLD 4006
By Email:

Further Details

For additional information about this position, including Salary level or about the recruitment
process, contact:
Rebecca Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer