Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

13 Nov 2020

  • A sensational opportunity to join one of Australia’s leading international NGOs
  • Develop and drive the finance strategy for the agency
  • Collaborate with business teams across the global Oxfam confederation
  • Lead a dynamic high performing team
  • Permanent contract, Full-time, 35 hours per week
  • Melbourne based

About Oxfam

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.

That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives. When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

We are an international confederation of 19 organisations (affiliates) working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries.

All our work is led by five core values: Accountability, Empowerment, Equality, Inclusiveness and Sustainability. To read more about our values please click here

As an agency undertaking work both nationally and internationally and in humanitarian response, Oxfam takes its duty of care seriously to safeguard children, young people and adults and recognises that it must meet community expectations and the trust placed in its staff to maintain the highest standards of conduct with children. Therefore, all positions within Oxfam are required to comply with the One Oxfam Child Safeguarding and Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse policies and all staff sign the Oxfam Australia Child Safeguarding and One Oxfam Employee Codes of Conduct.

The Role

Reporting to the CFO, you will play a key role in developing and implementing the Finance Strategy for Oxfam Australia. Leading the financial planning and analysis team of four, you will be responsible for providing strategic financial advice on agency initiatives and projects. You will share your extensive expertise in finance, a high degree of emotional intelligence and agile ways of working to provide strategic, business and technical support and advice to country teams in the Asia and Pacific region and the global Oxfam Confederation where appropriate.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead and manage the FPA Team to deliver exceptional customer service to the Agency and the global Oxfam confederation.
  • Deliver the Commercial Finance and Business Partnering functions specifically in relation to budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, financial modelling, reporting and project management.
  • Assist the business to assess financial decisions for commercial viability in an appropriate level for the audience to ensure informed and robust reporting models.
  • Partner with the Business Areas in providing financial guidance and advice in ensuring financial sustainability to enable it to achieve its mission and vision.
  • Identify and manage financial risks, develop quality assurance processes and ensure legislative and contractual compliance.
  • Working with the Agency’s and the Global Confederation’s business areas collaborating on business improvements.

A little about you (the key selection criteria)

To be successful in this role you will have;

  • CA/CPA level qualifications with a proven record of successful leadership and management of a FPA function in a dynamic and complex organisation.
  • Extensive leadership, team facilitation and coordination skills, including the ability to mentor staff and build a cohesive, responsive team that delivers excellent customer focused services.
  • High-level skills in the strategic development of operational planning, budget and forecasts, financial modelling, data analytics and reporting.
  • Demonstrated experience in initiation, influencing and management of change at the senior level of a large, dynamic and complex organisation.
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with staff at all levels and a capability to manage multiple stakeholders and client groups. Multinational or International NGO experience will have an advantage.
  • Extensive experience in leading initiatives and service delivery aligned to the agency’s strategic objectives;
  • Excellent conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems and business requirements.

We can offer you

  • A competitive salary that includes superior leave benefits and access to a generous not-for-profit salary packaging program (up to $18,450 of your salary tax-free).
  • The opportunity to use your talents and expertise to tackle poverty and make a positive impact around the world.
  • A flexible and supportive workplace, with excellent work-life balance.
  • Generous leave entitlements including 20 days personal leave with option to use up to 5 days as cultural leave.
  • Superannuation matching scheme.

We promote diversity and practice equality. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Applicants will be required to show proof of their right to work in Australia and successful applicants will be subject to the satisfactory clearance of a Police Records Check, and Counter Terrorism and Aid Diversion check.

For enquiries relating to this position, please contact Ching Gee via chingg@oxfam.org.au

• Click on the Apply Online button at the base of the advertisement
• Complete the on-line application form, then, as three separate documents, upload a cover letter, CV and a response addressing the selection criteria outlined in the ad
• Applications close on 29 November 2020 at 11pm

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