Finance, Risk and Administration Officer

East Melbourne

Catholic Development Fund (CDF) is here to help put faith into action. We do this through the delivery of financial solutions that balance margin and mission, for the common good.

Since 1956, CDF has been supporting communities and continually improving an approach that allows us to provide a unique level of support across our footprint of Catholic primary and secondary schools, parishes and more recently healthcare and social service providers.

Our primary role is to support the work of Catholic organisations. While this work is increasingly complex and the demand for services grows, the needs of Catholic organisations can’t always be met by the traditional banking sector. However, our values-based approach to lending, backed by our rigour and professionalism as a financial organisation, allows CDF to give Catholic organisations every possible chance to put their faith into action.

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About the department

The Finance, Risk and Administration Department at CDF is responsible for the accounting, treasury, liquidity, cashflow management, risk management and lending operations support. In addition, the department oversees second line risk and information security management.

About the role

The Finance, Risk and Administration Officer is newly created role and will work across the Finance, Risk and Administration team performing a range of administrative tasks which support financial controls, reconciliations, risk management system updates and maintenance.

Working in partnerships with the Executive Managers of Finance and Risk this is a “hands on role” offering a lot of variety with exposure to all cross functional teams operating within the organisation.

Key responsibilities of the role will include providing assistance with reconciliations and other financial controls, accounts payable/ receivable during periods of annual leave, updates to compliance related registers (e.g., Risks, Audit, Obligations, Controls, Incidents and Breaches, Complaints, Conflicts of Interest, Training, Gifts and Declarations), and assistance with the ongoing maintenance of an Enterprise Risk Management System including Risk and Compliance reporting for Board/ Committee reports.

  • Serve the Community – Putting Faith into Action
  • Hands on role – Opportunity to build on existing skills
  • Hybrid working model – Flexible work options

About you

To be successful in this role you will have gained broad exposure in the areas of risk, compliance, or assurance related activities. You will be self-driven, inquisitive, adaptable, enthusiastic, and a problem solver who is looking to learn by honing their skills in a growing organisation.

Desired experience/Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Commerce or relevant discipline is essential
  • Minimum 1-2 years relevant work experience in risk, compliance or assurance i.e., mutual banking experience would be well regarded

Further Information

Please review a copy of the attached PD

How to Apply

Please apply here

As part of the application process, you will need to provide a copy of your current resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria outlined in the position description.

Please note: To be eligible to apply for this role you must hold full working rights in Australia.

Employment with CDF is subject to satisfactory pre-employment screening requirements which include the following:

  • A valid National Police Records Check
  • A valid Working with Children Check.
  • Qualification Check (where a mandatory qualification is required)

Applications for this role close Friday 14 April 2023

The Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne is committed to the safety, wellbeing and dignity of all children and vulnerable adults. It is a requirement across our organisation that all clergy, employees and volunteers have a valid working with children check.

Application closing date: 14 April, 2023 Contact person Sharon Lane Apply Now