World Vision Header

Financial Accountant

Apply now Job no: 497559
Work type: Permanent
Location: VIC - Metro
Categories: Finance

Why World Vision…

World Vision is a global community of millions, working together for one purpose: to change the lives of vulnerable children.

Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children achieve good health, access education for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and are cared for, protected and participating. Together we share proven, world-class development methods to bring food, water, education and economic change.

Our organisational culture reflects a "Partnership" of World Vision offices in nearly 100 countries and almost 37,000 staff working towards one vision: Our vision for every child, life in all its fullness. Our prayer for every heart, the will to make it so.  World Vision has profound global impact reaching one person every 10 secs with clean water, and every 60 secs a family gets access to tools and support they need to get out of poverty.

In Australia, World Vision is an iconic brand and market leader in a sector that is renewing itself for the 21st century. Brand metrics are improving, staff engagement growing, donor satisfaction and delight is improving, and public advocacy has been significant and powerful in bringing change.  The organisation is also undergoing significant digital renewal exploring and drawing upon a range of digital tools to refresh donor direct experiences of the powerful transformation work of World Vision. 


The Opportunity to be a Changemaker…

The Financial Accountant role exists to ensure that the compliance returns and annual financial statements are completed in accordance with the relevant taxation regulations and accounting standards. 

The Financial Accountant is accountable for:

  • The integrity of transaction classification and recording;
  • The accuracy of key general ledger accounts;
  • The provision of constructive advice and support to enable the business to provide timely, efficient and effective supporter centric solutions.

On the day to day basics, the Financial Accountant will be in charge to:

  • Prepare monthly Business Activity Statements and quarterly carbon emissions reporting;
  • Prepare the annual Fringe Benefits Tax return;
  • Maintain the fixed asset register;
  • Process additions and disposals;
  • Process month end close reconciliations;
  • Respond to ad hoc financial accounting requests from the business. 


Who we are looking for…

  • Tertiary Accounting Qualified
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of accounting standards and taxation rules
  • Experience in use of an accounting system 
  • Proficient/advanced Excel skills
  • Strong time management and organisational skills

The role will be required to consistently apply a high standard of accuracy and attention to detail.  In addition, this role must demonstrate a service focus and approach processes and practices with a continuous improvement mindset.


What you need to know

This role is impacted by calendar month end “next business day ledger close” and 30 September “Financial Year End” reporting cycles.  Activity peaks significantly between August and mid-October. 

This role is a permanent employment contract operating in a part-time capacity (22.5hrs/week) and will be based at our head office in Burwood East, Victoria.

For your information, the role may be filled before the closing date.

World Vision Australia takes our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we provide an environment that is safe for our child and adult beneficiaries. We have strong recruitment procedures to make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with child and adult beneficiaries.


Why you should apply…

A career with World Vision is an opportunity to join a sector-leading humanitarian aid organisation. We believe that every staff member has been brought to World Vision for God’s purposes. Whether working from home, in an office, or with children and community members, we celebrate and embrace each staff member’s diverse background and talents – knowing that together, we can make a difference.

Aside from the opportunity for broad and life-changing impact in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable, some of our other benefits include:

  • Access to professional development programs that include on-the-job learning, e-learning, workshops, forums, leadership development and internal mobility.
  • Policies that may accommodate flexible working and other working arrangements to tailor and encourage individual performance.
  • An opportunity to shape an already market leading organisation to achieve even greater impact
  • A highly engaged team culture that is dynamic, growing in agility and pace, and committed to serve beyond the call of duty.
  • A culture that encourages truth telling with grace that confronts challenges and issues to clear teams for success in a timely fashion
  • Access to salary packaging tax advantages.


Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time

Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

World Vision Australia is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation that is dedicated to transforming the lives of children and communities by tackling the causes of poverty. We are dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people in line with our Reconciliation Action Plan

Share this:

| More