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ChildFund Sport for Development - Finance and Compliance Manager

ChildFund Sport for Development - Finance and Compliance Manager

ChildFund Sport for Development is looking for a Finance Manager to work in South East Asia. Deadline: 4 June 2021.

ChildFund Sport for Development's programs provide children with opportunities to play, learn and grow.  Using integrated sport and life skills learning, young people from vulnerable communities are equipped to overcome challenges, inspire positive social change and take active leadership roles within their communities.  Under ChildFund Australia’s guidance, all Sport for Development programs contribute to achieving gender equality, reducing inequality, and ending violence against children, reflecting targets within the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 


As the ChildFund Sport for Development (S4D) Finance and Compliance Manager you will: i) provide financial management leadership; ii) ensure a range of compliance requirements are met and; iii) support key national and regional partners to build their financial and compliance systems.  You will contribute to the S4D Team’s leadership team.  

Financial Management

  • Lead daily accounting, reporting and financial management across a portfolio of programs and countries;
  • Support budgeting, forecasting, accounting, reporting, donor project reviews and project audits;
  • Maintain financial records in the accounting system and Salesforce;
  • Develop procedures and internal controls and ensure that these are appropriately applied across all countries;
  • Support grant application processes and generate donor reports;
  • Build effective relationships with Finance Managers in relevant ChildFund offices.


  • Work across countries to ensure contracting and purchasing is executed in-line with relevant policy and laws;
  • Ensure that risk management processes are in place and regularly monitored;
  • Ensure the organisation’s human resource processes are followed;
  • Ensure internal and external financial reporting fully complies with organisational policies and guidelines, statutory standards, sector and donor requirements, and supports effective systems development.

Partner Support

  • Manage the dispersal and acquittal of all partner funds;
  • Provide structured institutional strengthening services to improve partner finance, risk management and compliance practices;
  • Undertake financial spot checks, internal audit services, due diligence processes and internal/external audit follow-up;
  • Support strong and effective partnerships; 
  • Support organisational learning linked to different operating modalities.


  • Professional accounting qualification with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience;
  • Advanced MS Excel skills and knowledge of accounting systems, ideally Sage Intacct; 
  • Experience in financial reporting, modelling and analysis;
  • Multi-country budget management experience including working with diverse revenue sources and requirements;
  • Grant management experience; 
  • Effective knowledge/skills transfer and institutional strengthening skills;
  • Fluent in written and verbal English with additional languages an advantage.

You are expected to remain alert and responsive to any child safeguarding and Sexual Exploitation, Abuse or Harassment (SEAH) risks and conduct yourself in a manner consistent with Child Safeguarding and Prevention of SEAH Policies.


  • Excellent stakeholder manager and communicator and able to work with people from different backgrounds and cultures;
  • Proactive approach to solving problems;
  • Flexible and able to adapt to different environments;
  • Attention to detail and analytical skills;
  • Adaptable, practical and pragmatic;
  • Effective under pressure.


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