NGO Recruitment’s Fundraising Salary Snapshot 2021

Chief Financial Officer

Organisation Name Plan International Australia (PIA)
Location Melbourne
Date Posted 2021-06-29
Job Type Full-Time
Job Number 753173
  • Create justice for vulnerable children and equality for girls
  • Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, navigating a change agenda
  • $50m annual revenue, part of an international network


The Organisation

Plan International Australia (PIA) strive for a just world for all children and equality for girls.   A world where all children can live happy and healthy lives and where girls have equal opportunities. This is the world you will be helping to create.

Operating for 80 more than years, PIA tackles the root causes of poverty, supports communities through crisis, campaigns for gender equality, and helps governments do what’s right for children and particularly for girls. They are informed by evidence and are always learning.
As Plan International Australia embarks on a significant transformational program, you will be a key player in this newly created structure, enabling change to deliver a next generation social impact organisation.

The Role

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this role has responsibility for supporting the executive team in the development of financial strategy, enterprise risk, planning, stewardship and integrity of financial processes to enable PIA to achieve its objectives.

Specifically you will:
  • Develop financial strategies for growth and sustainability
  • Offer proactive strategic counsel informed by contemporary financial analysis
  • Manage a nimble finance team, coaching staff to drive performance and accountability
  • Coordinate the organisational budgeting process in alignment with organisational goals.

Together with your colleagues across the organisation, you will ensure the adoption of safeguarding policies and feminist leadership principles, ensuring whole of organisational alignment with the mission and values of the organisation. Crucially you will lead by example through the development of networked, collaborative, organisational approaches to work.

Skills Required

You are a senior finance specialist with management experience who has operated as a change agent.  Specifically you will be able to demonstrate:
  • Achievement of operational goals through a transformational change process
  • Improved reporting and systems efficiencies
  • Strong business and financial acumen in overseeing resources and budgets
  • Influencing skills to engage a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
Importantly you must be able to lead through coaching  and understand the importance of cultivating a positive culture whilst navigating change.

If you want to use your financial expertise and commercial flare to help create justice for vulnerable children and equality for girls then please apply by submitting your cover letter responding to the skills required above and resume in MS Word format. Alternatively contact Anna Skeels in Melbourne should you have any further questions on 03 8080 8976.

Plan International Australia is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive workplace culture that embraces and celebrates diversity.  We welcome applications from all sectors of the community because we believe diverse opinions and experiences will enrich our team and best represent our beneficiaries and partners across the globe.  

Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Please be advised you can upload two attachments, including your resume and covering letter when submitting your application.