Finance Business Partner - Grants & Compliance

Operations · Surry Hills, New South Wales
Department Operations
Employment Type Full Time


You will assist on financial policy development and regulatory compliance and be responsible for implementing policies across country and regional programs.  You work closely with our country office teams, providing capacity building on financial policy compliance and support on donor reviews.  You also manage compliance requirements of ChildFund International country programs. You ensure that ChildFund Australia maintains the highest standard of accountability and integrity to its stakeholders.


  • Contribute to development, review and update of financial policies and responsible for roll out to country & regional offices and local partners;
  • Support country, regional finance teams and partner organisations in development and implementation of finance procedures & internal controls;
  • Support Head of Finance, Risk & Compliance in oversight of financial risk; internal audits and fraud case investigations;
  • Capacity building of finance and non-finance teams on policies and compliance requirements;
  • Assist country management team on budget, financial management, reporting, assurance and new ERP system management;
  • Oversee terrorism financing and AML screening across the organisation;
  • Lead the financial desk review process on ChildFund International countries;
  • Engage with the international programs team on partner due diligence and partner management;
  • Proactively support donor compliance reviews and project audits;
  • Undertake country monitoring visits and internal audits of both ChildFund Australia and ChildFund International countries, following up on corrective actions;
  • Monitor ERP system log and provide guideline on system data security and filing structure;
  • Participate in cross-functional working groups and provide business partnership expertise and support departments in the organisation on demand basis (Organisational Strategy planning etc.,)


  • Degree or equivalent in Accounting/Finance or related discipline with 5 years’ work experience;
  • CPA/CA or equivalent professional experience;
  • Experience in compliance, auditing, or policy development;
  • Financial reporting, modelling and analysis;



  • Experience in the International Development/aid sector;
  • Working with cross-cultural teams and backgrounds;
  • Facilitating training;
  • Experience in donor compliance including DFAT accreditation;
  • Advanced excel skills and knowledge of accounting systems.


  • Excellent stakeholder manager with strong interpersonal skills
  • Pragmatic problem-solver and be able to navigate issues & achieve effective resolutions
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple activities/tasks under pressure
  • Top level thinker, with ability to pay attention to detail
  • Commitment to continuous improvement in finance function

Department: Finance Team, Operations

Location: ChildFund Australia, L8, 162 Goulburn St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Employment: Full-time, Initial two-year employment agreement, with option to extend upon mutual agreement.

Reports to: Head of Finance, Risk & Compliance

Other Information:

  • Must have working rights in Australia
  • International travel required (when permitted)

Closing 23rd June

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  • Location
    Surry Hills, New South Wales
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time