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Senior Finance Business Analyst

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Work type: Fixed Term
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 Changemakers…

The Senior Business Analyst (Private Funding & Innovation) role exists to provide the Head of Strategy Enablement and Performance (StEP) with analytical and problem-solving support to input into the optimisation of strategy and plans and manage business unit performance. This requires a focus on:

  • strategic planning,
  • resource allocation and
  • leveraging analytics to inform recommendations.

This role seeks to understand the link between financial and non-financial metrics and works closely with other Analysts to ensure a holistic view is being formed. 

This role is also expected to lead financial process improvement projects and is therefore required to bring a high degree of commercial acumen, problem solving, self-motivation and stakeholder management skills.   

The key accountabilities of this role are as follows:

  • Management of strategic planning process, performance feedback loop, mitigating risks and resolving performance issues to enable achievement of strategic objectives.
  • Management of budget and forecast to allocate resources in line with objectives and plans.
  • Partner with the business to leverage accurate, timely and insightful reporting and analysis
  • Develop capability, performance tools and processes necessary to improve performance and enhance efficiency and effectiveness
  • Partner and collaborate with key stakeholders to achieve business outcomes.


Who we are looking for…

A Senior Business Analyst that demonstrates high commercial acumen, a service focus and an approach to processes and practices with a continuous improvement mindset; you will also possess the following skills, experience & qualifications:

  • Tertiary qualification in Business, Finance, or other related discipline
  • Strong experience in budget management, strategic planning, financial and non-financial analysis
  • Involvement in strategic planning and implementation
  • Involvement in budget setting and management processes
  • Stakeholder engagement and negotiation at senior / execution levels
  • Interpreting and presenting information and facilitating decision making process with senior /executive leaders
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills 


What you need to know

This role is a 12 months fixed term contract operating in a full-time capacity and will be based at our head office in Burwood East, Victoria.

For your information, the interviews will start immediately, and 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. All successful candidates will undergo a criminal record and Working with Children check prior to employment. 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 and is a God-given calling. 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.


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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

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