Careers

Careers with BFS

We’re passionate about Christian ministry.​

For nearly 40 years, we’ve helped ministries get the funding and support they need to build and expand their ministry operations. We offer a range of savings and term investments to help pool funds to resource Christian ministry. Loans and other assistance are made to churches and Christian organisations to support their work and activities.

Vacant positions

Are you a skilled and experienced Accountant looking for a new challenge?  

Would you like the opportunity to align your skills and experience with your Christian faith and be part of enabling Christian ministry to thrive? 

We are providing the opportunity for a highly skilled and experienced Accountant to join our Finance team. Your role will involve, preparing, analysing and reporting financial data in our dynamic and growing boutique financial organisation.  Your expertise will significantly contribute to our financial reporting and control, as well as our strategic decision-making processes.  

About us: Baptist Financial Services Australia Ltd (BFS) is an Australian Baptist Ministry providing financial services for Baptist and evangelical churches and ministries across Australia. The Company was established in 1984 and now has total assets exceeding $500 million. BFS operates a registered charitable investment scheme regulated with an AFS Licence to provide an opportunity for the raising of funds to resource Baptist and other Christian ministries. We offer a range of savings and term investments to help pool funds to resource Christian ministry. Loans and other assistance and services are provided to churches and Christian organisations to support their work and activities.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Preparation and oversight of all aspects of accounting including but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, general ledger, reconciliation, journal processing, staff corporate card management and financial reporting. 
  • Ensure accuracy and compliance in financial accounting system, and reports in accordance with Australian Accounting Standards      
  • Fixed asset management
  • Prepare tax compliance (BAS and GST) for review.
  • Analyse financial data to identify trends, variances, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Process settlement of investment transactions and income collection
  • Support the statutory accounts and compliance audits.
  • Trust accounting and unit pricing for subsidiaries
  • Liquidity management
  • Assist with Payroll management
  • Assist with budgeting and forecasting. 
  • Support Finance Manager as required

Requirements: 

  • Have a personal active Christian faith.
  • Be supportive of BFS vision, mission, and values.
  • Have prior experience in Financial Services/Banking industries.
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field. CA/CPA qualification will be viewed very favourably.
  • 5 years’ experience in accounting and finance industry, with demonstrated experience across the responsibilities of this role.
  • In depth knowledge of accounting principles, practices, and regulations.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and strong excel skills.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and decision-making abilities.
  • Strong attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Outstanding communication skills.

To apply for this role or for a copy of the Position Description for this role please contact the HR Manager hr@bfs.org.au

*Please include a cover letter and a summary of your faith journey with your application.

Join our Client Services Team and respond to client enquiries, process client transactions, and project a professional company image through highly responsive client communications…..

BFS is a leading Christian Financial Services Provider, seeking to resource Baptist and other Christian ministries.

ABOUT OUR COMPANY:

We’ve been supporting Christian ministry for over 35 years, including over 350 churches, Christian schools and other ministries by pooling funds from our savings and investment accounts to provide loans, grants and other assistance to support their work and activities. We’re different because we understand the challenges that churches and ministries face, and work to overcome them.

DESIRED KNOWLEDGE / EXPERIENCE:

  • Professional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience in complex customer service or call centre work
  • Experience in financial services is an advantage
  • Strong numeracy skills and attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn new systems
  • A personal Christian commitment, demonstrated by your participation in a local church and Christian ministry.

As part of the BFS team, this role works together with senior managers and other BFS staff to:

  • Generate and facilitate awareness of BFS’s services and capabilities
  • Contribute to the development of BFS’s strategies, service and support processes
  • As for all roles within BFS, this position is also responsible to ensure compliance with all personal, professional and organisational obligations as detailed in BFS’s Policies and Procedures.

To apply for this role or for a copy of the Position Description for this role please contact the HR Manager hr@bfs.org.au

*Please include a cover letter and a summary of your faith journey with your application.

Contact us

1300 650 542

Registered address

Level 4, 5 Saunders Close, Macquarie Park NSW 2113

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704-922 – EFT transactions

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The accounts and investments in this advertisement are debentures products and not deposit products. Baptist Financial Services (BFS)  ABN 56 002 861 789 AFSL 311062 is a Registered Charity and issuer of the debentures products. BFS is not prudentially supervised by APRA. Therefore, an investor in our products will not receive the benefit of the financial claims scheme or the depositor protection provisions in the Banking Act 1959. Investments in our products are intended to be a means for investors to support the charitable purposes of BFS. We are required by law to notify investors that our products are intended only to attract investors whose primary purpose is to support our charitable purposes, are not comparable to investments with banks, finance companies or fund managers, and investors may be unable to get some or all of their money back when they expect or at all. Persons should consider whether or not the debentures are appropriate for them.

Indue Limited ABN 97 087 822 464 (registered office located in Brisbane) is the issuer of the BFS Visa Prepaid Card and the BFS Visa Prepaid PayCard. AFS Licence No. 320 204. Baptist Financial Services Australia Limited ABN 56 002 861 789 (AFS Licence No. 311 062) is an agent of Indue. Please refer to the Financial Services Guides. The Product Disclosure Statements and Target Market Determinations are available for the BFS Visa Prepaid Card and the BFS Visa Prepaid PayCard can be obtained on our website at https://www.bfs.org.au. The accounts and investments in this advertisement are debentures products and not deposit products. Baptist Financial Services (BFS) ABN 56 002 861 789 AFSL 311062 is a Registered Charity and issuer of the debentures products. You should consider the Product Disclosure Statements and Target Market Determinations in deciding whether or not to acquire any of these cards.