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  • Finance & Administration Team

    The goal of the Finance & Administration team is to provide effective risk and financial management, high quality information to BUV leaders and reduce the compliance and administration burden on churches.

    Phone: (03) 9880 6177

    For tools and resources to help your church with Finance & Administration link here to our Resources pages

    Meet the Team:

    Debbie Uy, Head of Finance and Administration
    Debbie is the Director of Finance & Administration, as well as the Secretary of the Union. Her role is to oversee the strategic management of BUV’s financial resources and the provision of legal, property, governance, IT and human resources functions to various BUV stakeholders. This also includes being the Public Officer of the BUV. Debbie has 19 years of corporate business and 6 years not-for-profit community services sector experience, with particular focus on strategic and operational functions across administration, risks and finance, HR and governance. Debbie holds a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Bachelor of Science (Marketing) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology).

    Ben Moodie, Finance Manager
    Ben manages the finance team and provides advice to churches on tax, ACNC, and general accounting. Ben has served on numerous Not for Profit boards as Treasurer over the past 20 years. He has extensive employment experience in leading Melbourne accountancy firms, as well as senior roles at large Not for Profit organisations. In his previous role he was responsible for providing specialist taxation and accounting advice to leading community welfare organisations. Ben has also run his own business delivering staff recognition and workplace engagement resources to the business community, he has advised and consulted at board level for many organisations, including sporting and religious associations. Ben has a Bachelor Business in Accounting, is a Registered Tax Agent and a FCPA

    James Lee, Accountant
    James looks after stipend related queries, payroll (including WorkCover, superannuation, and leave provisions), church trust funds, grants, auspicing requests from churches, RAALS, account reconciliations, and administers the BUV Long Service Leave Saving Scheme. He has Masters of Accounting and Finance from Deakin University, and is currently studying for CPA qualification.

    Simon Taylor, Accountant
    Simon is responsible for internal management reporting at the BUV. He assists churches with general accounting enquiries such as payroll, tax, stipends, assessing requests for funding assistance, and helping with building programs. He is a currently a Deacon at Moroolbark Baptist Church having previously been the church Treasurer. Simon is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Business from Swinburne University

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