Finance and Corporate Services Director
Applications close Friday 25 October.
This job description outlines the key accountabilities of,
and output required from, the post holder. It is not a definitive list and the
role may well change and evolve over time.
Department: Finance and Corporate Services
Location: Level 1 451 Hunter Street, Newcastle NSW
Reports to: CEO
Reports: Finance and Office Administrator, Policy and Compliance Manager, IT
Manager and Research, Development and Innovation Manager.
Hours: 37.5 Hours per week
Other Benefits: Holiday – 5
weeks per year (Pro-rated for Part-Time Staff)
Various paid Revive Days (away days) throughout the
Access to Fringe Benefits
Flexi - Time
Christians Against Poverty has a vision to equip a movement
of churches that serves and includes the poor whilst confidently proclaiming
Jesus. Through debt help services CAP works to show those living under the
weight of debt and poverty that there is always hope. Our debt help service
involves holding client assets. Through the CAP Money Course CAP equips the
church with an answer for bringing financial wellbeing. The continued success
of our work rests on a bedrock of vital background functions, all of which fall
under the remit of this important role:
Charity Finances - accurate financial
planning, budgeting, accounting and reporting
Client Assets – ensuring clients’
assets are protected in full compliance with ASIC and AFSA regulations
Charity Compliance - the board require solid
delivery of compliance with all charity regulation, and other regulatory
frameworks, and an appropriate approach to risk
Information Technology – innovation and
expansion of systems to best serve the charity to achieve its vision
Facilities & Infrastructure - the
physical maintenance of the working environment
Research, Development and Innovation –
most new projects need an element of research, development and innovation, the
resource is used across the charity to bring innovation and best practice to
The purpose of the role is to
ensure that this bedrock remains solid and stable through a combination of
clear strategies of leadership, management, risk management and innovation.
You will ensure CAP keeps abreast of all ACNC regulation and
ensure CAP complies with all industry good practice.
This varied and challenging role demands someone with a
strong track record in robust reporting systems, financial systems, forward
planning and process delivery.
You are extremely passionate about providing an excellent
service to our multitude of internal and external stakeholders.
You are dedicated, enthusiastic and
take a professional approach to your work. You are honest, and take integrity
seriously, you are passionate about supporting the charity in such a way that
Leadership & Management
· To develop, recommend and
implement financial strategies, business plans and policies to meet the current
and future needs of the charity in liaison with Senior Leadership and the Board.
To provide strategic leadership and
delivery around the financial elements of short and long-term planning – this
will include future finance modelling of income and expenditure to assist the
Senior Leadership Team make informed decisions on strategy.
To be responsible for building 3-5-year
To lead on the annual budget setting
process; working with managers to prepare the detailed annual budget.
To ensure that timely, financial
management reporting to the charity occurs, enabling the CEO, Directors and department
Heads to clearly manage their budgets and make clear financial decisions.
To analyse trends and feed this back to
the Senior Leadership team to help steer strategy and operational decisions.
To ensure that all legal and regulatory
requirements are met relating to the keeping of accounts and safeguarding of
To ensure the charity’s operational
compliance with ASIC and other relevant government authorities, maintaining a
strong, collaborative relationship with senior contacts within ASIC.
To develop suitable accounting systems,
processes and staff to meet the needs of the charity in an accurate, timely,
secure and reliable manner.
To maintain a good investment policy considering
risk and gains.
To undertake a detailed analysis
(including immediate and delayed implications) of potential service price
points to help inform strategic decisions.
To help in the building of project
budgets for grant applications, play an active part in presenting financial
data for grant applications and be responsible for the acquittal at the end of
To use the financial statements
produced by the Finance and Office Administrator to present key findings and
analysis for the CAP Board on a regular basis (currently monthly) including
To build relationship and open
communication with the Director of Finance at CAP UK and other CAP countries,
ensuring regular contact and creating opportunities for shared learning.
To liaise with CAP UK regarding the CAP
International levy payment and to be responsible for holding the negotiation
and understanding of what is included in this payment.
Provide leadership, management
and oversight to the Finance and Office Administrator as they seek to provide a
safe, pleasant and effective working environment ensuring adherence to WHS
Provide leadership in lease
agreement negotiations and forward planning in providing the right office
environment for the CAP head office team.
Provide leadership in the
negotiation of car lease agreements as required.
Compliance, Policy and Risk
· To oversee all areas of
external compliance required of the charity, by leading key teams and
individuals tasked with ensuring the charity complies with all relevant legal
and regulatory frameworks.
· Ensure all state and
territory fundraising registrations are kept accurate and up to date.
· Ensure DGR status is
· Ensure compliance with
all taxation requirements.
· To lead on risk
management for the charity, ensuring an appropriate strategy is adopted and an
up to date risk register held and regularly reviewed.
· Ensure effective and
appropriate insurance is held to cover the charity’s activities, assets,
volunteers and trustees.
· Management and leadership of the Policy and Compliance
Manager in their day to day tasks and project planning.
IT innovation, assessing current
systems and overseeing project scoping, planning and implementation with both
internal and external agencies.
Liaising with the UK IT Team on their
future plans for system development and innovation and making appropriate plans
for collaboration on agreed products.
Management and leadership of the IT
Manager in their day to day tasks and project planning.
Development and Innovation (RDI)
Leading a culture of excellent project
management across the charity.
and leadership of the RDI Manager in their day to day tasks and project
Lead the team in such a way that CAP’s
values are vividly on display.
Grow and develop team members to excel
in their technical ability and in their management of both people and process.
Provide charity wide leadership.
Be a leader in CAP’s cultural values.
Provide input into key strategic decisions for
Work effectively with other senior leaders to
ensure the overall charity strategy and vision is achieved.
Strategic planning budgets delivered
according to strategic planning deadlines.
Monthly management accounts issued by the
Accurate year end accounts leading to a
satisfactory audit report.
Robust systems in place to ensure the
integrity and safety of both the charity’s and clients’ assets.
All legal reporting requirements met by
the required dates (FBT tax return, ACNC report, annual financial report).
Budget expenditure for the Finance and
Corporate Services team.
Clearly live out and embrace the
cultural values of CAP.
Clearly demonstrate a heart and passion
for the charity.
Other responsibilities include
Being willing to pray with staff.
friends, family and other contacts to support the charity through the Life
Changer program, and other fundraising initiatives.
Bachelor’s Degree in Finance,
Accounting or Business Management
At least 5 years Leadership and
Management experience within a finance/accountancy environment.
Experience doing finance
modelling as part of a strategic planning process.
Experience of leading teams to
meet key objectives or targets.
Experience of project
Experience of contributing to
the strategic planning process of an organisation.
Experience of demonstrating
compliance with AFSA and ASIC regulations.
Experience of report-writing
and/or drafting professional documents.
Experience of providing
leadership within a compliance setting.
Experience of providing IT leadership
A strategic thinker, able to
plan and forecast with an exceptional level of organisational awareness.
Able to hold a good balance
between detail and the 'big picture'.
A love for detail and
Ability to implement
legislation and best practice in line with CAP's culture.
Ability to project manage and
Ability to use technology to
pioneer the processes and practices required from this department.
Excellent numeracy skills.
Good strategic insight and
understanding of organisational aims.
Mature approach to senior level
teamwork, with a positive attitude towards collaborative working.
Understanding of relevant legal
issues e.g. regulatory compliance, data protection, and charity law, and being
able to clearly advise on these issues.
The candidate must be able to
give both verbal assent to and practical demonstration of Christians Against
Poverty’s Statement of Faith and Core Values.
Must be able to actively
participate in prayer and worship, whether individual, small group or
corporately, as an expression of own personal faith and in line with CAP’s
Statement of Faith.
Please send expressions of interest addressing the essential criteria and accountabilities to : firstname.lastname@example.org