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Finance Manager - Grants

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Work type: Permanent
Location: VIC - Metro, Australia Wide
Categories: Finance, Grants Acquisition & Management, Strategy & Planning

The Opportunity to Make a Difference:

As Finance Manager – Grants, you will provide operational direction and management to the grant finance team to ensure accountability to stakeholders and donors over the use of donated funds, through the implementation and maintenance of financial systems and processes that facilitate adherence to contractual requirements, including donor compliance and donor reporting.

In this role you would:

  • Manage the Grant Finance team with Grant Analysts as direct reports.
  • Implement and maintain project reporting framework for grant donors.
  • Oversee the entire process of grant financial management, including supporting grant acquisition.
  • Ensure WVA compliance with donor financial requirements.


  • Provide supportive leadership to reporting staff, including coaching and delegation.
  • Maintain the Integrity of Field Finance Data
  • Provide financial leadership of the grant portfolio through, leading the design, implementation and maintenance of effective and efficient systems, processes, and tools to manage grant funding, cost recovery and reporting.
  • Provide commercial analysis and advice on complex opportunities (Grants/Commercial Contracts) in consultation with relevant stakeholders.
  • Working closely with the financial operations team to develop and implement strategies for managing foreign currency risk associated with grant funded projects.
  • Seeking and implementing opportunities for continuous improvement in all WVA and Partnership field finance policies and processes

Who we’re looking for 

As the successful applicant, you will have proven leadership experience, strong commercial acumen and excellent stakeholder management.

In addition to this:

  • Knowledge of regulatory and compliance environment for charities
  • Demonstrated understanding of accounting and financial systems
  • Demonstrated understanding of internal control systems and processes
  • Experience in financial systems report writing.
  • Experience in Grants and Commercial contract highly desirable
  • Experience of internal / external audit work or compliance
  • Experience working in management accounting.
  • Budget management and planning
  • Tertiary qualification in Business, Finance or other related discipline
  • Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting (or equivalent)

Working for World Vision means you are making the world better 

It’s not every day that a job comes along that lets you change the world. Working for World Vision means looking forward to turning up at work because you know you’re about to do something meaningful. It means working with 35,000 staff and 3.3 million supporters in 100 countries who will stop at nothing to help children live better lives. Join a team that is bold and courageous, and where job satisfaction goes beyond financial reward. 

The selection process 

For your information, the interviews may start immediately, and the role may be filled before the closing date.

We embrace diversity, employing people from a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds. We take our Safeguarding responsibilities seriously and we are committed to providing an environment that is safe for children. Our stringent recruitment procedures make sure the safest and most suitable people work with the children in our programs. All successful candidates will undergo all required pre-employment checks which is inclusive of a criminal record check. We provide our staff and volunteers with ongoing supervision, support and training in their work with vulnerable children and their families. World Vision Australia participates in the Inter-Agency Scheme for the Disclosure of Safeguarding-related Misconduct in Recruitment Process within the Humanitarian and Development Sector. 

Who we are

World Vision is a Christian organisation that empowers everyday Australians to create meaningful change for children through relief, development and advocacy work. 

We offer great benefits such as salary packaging, flexible working arrangements, free on-site parking and an onsite café for our employees.

For more information on World Vision and the work we do, please visit our website:  



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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