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Finance and Administration Manager

Transparency International Australia


Transparency International Australia (TIA), the Australian chapter of the world’s leading non-government anti-corruption movement, is seeking expressions of interest in the position of Finance and Administration Manager, located in Melbourne Australia. TIA leads the global Accountable Mining programme, which seeks to achieve real change in combatting corruption in the mining sector and building the capacity of TI Australia as a Centre of Expertise on anti-corruption in mining.

The role requires a highly motivated and skilled professional experienced in financial management of a complex programme who can work with multiple countries and currencies. S/he must have 7+ years of significant experience in global not-for-profit administration and management (including finance, accounting, audit oversight, human resource management, funding proposals, training, capacity strengthening and general office management).

The successful candidate will be offered an ongoing contract subject to compliance with appropriate work rights in Australia, performance, and available funding.

Selection Criteria

  • 7+ years of financial, project and operational management experience in a similar role at a senior level in the not-for-profit sector
  • Part/fully qualified Accountant (CA, CPA, ACCA or similar) or equivalent professional qualification
  • Significant experience in managing financial reporting and budget monitoring on complex multi-country projects including experience working with multiple currencies and across multiple countries,
  • Demonstrated experience in meeting the financial reporting requirements of multiple donors, including experience in managing European Commission grants, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade grants and private sector funding is expected
  • Demonstrated experience in developing complex multi-country budgets for funding proposals
  • Experience in designing and delivering financial training and capacity strengthening in challenging environments and via webinars
  • Demonstrated ability to provide advice, mentor, coach, and develop staff undertaking finance work
  • The demonstrated ability and experience to review finance operations and develop strategies and innovative approaches to improve effectiveness
  • Strong oral, written and cross-cultural communication skills and the ability to build and maintain effective professional relationships with key stakeholders, including significant experience in working across multiple countries
  • Ability to show initiative and demonstrate high-level organisational skills including being able to work to deadlines, prioritise work, and manage multiple matters concurrently
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and motivate staff
  • Demonstrated experience in HR management including a proven track record in developing policies and procures, including oversight of policies required by multiple donors
  • Demonstrated experience in producing full and concise financial statements for annual reporting purposes
  • Proven experience in monthly STP compliant payroll
  • Experience in producing accessible financial reports for quarterly board meetings including Group profit and loss, statement of cash flows and budget variance analysis
  • Preparation and lodgement of statutory returns such as Business Activity Statements, PAYG and superannuation as well as governing body returns including the ACNC Annual Information Statement and state fundraising license returns
  • Proficiency in using current IT platforms to build efficiencies in finance and project management
  • Fluency (written and spoken) in English, with additional languages (Spanish and/ or French) an asset.
  • Passionately committed to transparency and anti-corruption, and motivated by the challenge and opportunity of making a positive difference both in Australia and around the world
  • Able to work collaboratively with staff from different cultural backgrounds, communicating effectively also at a distance


Organisation name: Transparency International Australia

Transparency International (TI) is a global movement, composed of more than 100 national chapters worldwide and an International Secretariat in Berlin, Germany. We are united by our shared vision: a world in which government, business, civil society and the daily lives of people are free of corruption. For more than 20 years, TI has played a leading global role in combatting corruption, which is widely recognised to be a serious impediment to economic development and a destabilising social force.

TI Australia has operated as an accredited TI national chapter since 1995, focusing on ways in which Government and Australian-based companies and institutions can address corruption issues both in Australia and abroad.

Led by TI Australia with the support of the TI Secretariat, the ‘Accountable Mining’ programme seeks to enhance the contribution of mining to sustainable economic and human development through a focus on improved transparency and accountability in the award of mining-related permits, licences and contracts across a range of national jurisdictions. The primary role of the programme team is to support the participating TI national chapters.

Phase I of the programme has been successfully completed. During Phase I, participating TI chapters identified and assessed corruption vulnerabilities in the mining approvals processes in their countries and began building multi-stakeholder networks. Phase II is focused on addressing those vulnerabilities at a national, regional, and global level through multi-stakeholder engagement, advocacy and policy initiatives. Planning for the next Phase of the programme is underway. The Finance and Administration Manager is critical to the programme and is part of the Senior Management Team at TIA. The position is also responsible for all financial activities, budget, audit and financial strategic planning for TIA.

A full Position Description is attached below.

For further information please contact Serena Lillywhite, CEO, Transparency International Australia, on 0403 436 896.

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