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Baptist World Aid Australia/ Transform Aid International
Sydney, NSW, Australia

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Senior Projects Accountant


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North Ryde, NSW, Australia 



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Job Description:

  • International humanitarian organisation
  • North Ryde based (near station)
  • Full-Time
Do you have a heart for the poor, vulnerable and marginalised, and at the same time, a mind for quality, accuracy and professionalism?  Do you enjoy travelling and working at the same time, and experiencing first-hand different cultures?  

Established in 1959, Baptist World Aid Australia partners with like-minded agencies overseas to empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty, challenge injustice and build resilience.  We partner with Christians and churches in Australia, particularly those from the Baptist movement, in generous giving, ethical consumption, courageous advocacy and faithful prayer, in order to achieve justice for people living in poverty.  We do this from within a professional and enriching staff environment as we serve in the name of Jesus.  We are focused on enhancing our diverse, inclusive and collaborative culture to enrich our work, our impact and our relationships with supporters.

Your Impact and Contribution:

This pivotal role provides advice and support to the International Programs Team in managing Overseas Partners’ financial systems.  Reporting to the Finance Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring a) the robustness and effectiveness of Partners’ overall financial management systems including budgets, program expenditure and performance measures; b) management of grants and funding, and c) management of financial risks.
Working closely with the International Programs Manager, the role oversees the building of Partners’ financial capacity, systems and processes, and policies and procedures.  
The successful candidate will have a genuine interest in community development issues and will be comfortable working in a culturally diverse environment.

Job Requirements:

What capabilities will help you succeed?
  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, with current membership of a recognised accountancy body.
  • Five years or more working experience in an international NGO/NFP environment, with knowledge and experience in project funding and acquittal processes.
  • Extensive working knowledge of Program and Project Management tools.
  • Demonstrated hands-on in-country/field experience in accounting systems. 
  • Able to travel, as this role requires travels to visit Overseas Partners’ offices.
  • Understanding of design and implementation of Internal Audit processes, procedures and reporting.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in managing foreign currency exchange risks.
  • Experience in working in a culturally diverse environment, including ability to handle cultural sensitive issues.
  • Excellent customer service, interpersonal and communication skills and a strong sense of teamwork
  • Excellent organisational skills, including:
  • ability to plan, organise, prioritise, document and implement work flows to meet targeted objectives;
  • work independently; and,
  •  be proactive in managing competing priorities and tasks.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills, particularly Microsoft Excel skills.
  • An authentic committed Christian:-
    • With a strong commitment to Transform Aid International's / Baptist World Aid’s, mission, vision and core values
    • Able to understand, engage with and support the Biblical theology that informs the organisation’s development approach
    • Able to participate enthusiastically in prayer sessions, biblical reflection sessions and church services with staff and overseas partners

Please note: applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia.
If you live the values and demonstrate the capabilities, we can offer you great opportunities. We genuinely care and support, we reward fairly, we provide training and development and provide all types of flexibility.

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Application Form

To apply:
Please complete the recruitment application form  and send it along with your CV via the Apply Now button.

Applications for this round close on 7th September 2018.  

Applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted by 14th September 2018. If you have not been contacted by this date, consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.
Please note: TAI is a child safe organization and our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our activities. As part of the selection process, candidates may be required to undergo psychometric testing, police checks and working with children checks.

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