Applications are now open for the Chief Financial Officer on
the National Executive of UN Youth Australia:
This vacancy represents an amazing opportunity to be part of the team that
guides the implementation of UN Youth Australia’s national strategy and
mission, and to play key roles in leading a range of portfolios.
All members must be under the age of 26 at the time of their appointment
and eligible for Associate Membership of either a division of UN Youth
Australia or the national organisation. They must hold, or be eligible to hold, a
Working with Children Check (WWCC) or state equivalent.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE
The National Executive (NExec) is the operating body of UN Youth Australia, a
company limited by guarantee that serves as the federal body for eight UN Youth
state and territory divisions. The National Executive consists of ten officers, each
holding a specific portfolio. The National Executive is appointed by the Board of
Directors with the exception of the National President, which is elected by Voting
What does the National Executive do?
The National Executive’s role is to run the day-to-day operations of the national
organisation and help guide the strategy for the entire organisation. This involves
overseeing the organisation’s administration, finances, educational content and
mission, external relations, national and international programs, and volunteer
What is the time commitment of being on NExec?
Each National Executive member is typically appointed for a 12-month term, with the
possibility of an extension. During this time, each officer should aim to attend:
● Weekly National Executive teleconference meetings (usually for 2 hours).
● One National Executive Face to Face meetings (usually held over three days
in February, with location to be determined)
● Twice yearly National Council meetings (held over one week each time in July
2024 in Brisbane and December 2024 in Sydney).
Reimbursements are made for travel and accommodation for National Councils and
National Executive Face to Face meetings.
National Executive members serve in a volunteer capacity and do not receive a
financial compensation or a stipend for their service. The estimated time commitment
for National Executive members is 15-20 hours per week on their portfolio.
Oversight and accountability
Each member of the National Executive is directly overseen by the National
President and will undergo performance reviews conducted by the Board of Directors
at least twice a year.
Each member of the National Executive signs a Confidentiality Agreement and a
Volunteer Agreement developed in collaboration with the HR Committee of the Board
of Directors that agrees the volunteer’s role and responsibilities and ways of working
with the Board
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the day to day financial
management of the organisation. The CFO provides assistance to Divisional
Finance Directors and Presidents, Operations Officers and Convenors and
sits ex-officio on the Board Finance & Foundation Committee.
The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for:
● Managing UN Youth Australia’s financial compliance;
● Keeping up-to-date financial records, preparing financial statements
for monthly Board meetings, and coordinating the annual company
● Overseeing the National Finance Committee and its Chair to ensure
that members are trained and are providing support in financial tasks.
● Supporting divisions in fulfilling their financial obligations.
● Reconciling of bank lines in Xero;
● Communicating with external stakeholders such as suppliers, debtors
and our debt management company;
● Weekly meetings with National Finance Committee Chair and the
● Preparing monthly management accounts for Board review;
● Coordinating the National Operating Budget;
● Assisting divisions with their financial management; and
● Ensuring the annual report is compliant with regulatory requirements,
which includes addressing auditor’s queries and requests for
Additionally, the Chief Financial Officer is expected to demonstrate the
following core competencies:
● Applicants must have commenced an undergraduate degree majoring
or specialising in accounting;
● Applicants must possess a strong understanding of the Australian
● Previous experience in preparing financial information for decision
making, such as the posting of journals in accounting software (e.g
Xero) as well as in the drafting and reviewing of financial statements;
● Ability to understand and apply laws and guidelines relevant to the
● Strong stakeholder management skills;
● Willingness and ability to drive improvement initiatives within the CFO
portfolio to improve organisational efficiency and effectiveness;
● Ability to lead and manage a team effectively to complete tasks and
● Ability to communicate effectively and with clarity (especially being
able to communicate complex financial or accounting issues in a
manner that is simple to grasp);
● Ability to coach others in financial literacy;
● Demonstrated integrity in their approach to work;
● Time management skills and a strong ability to adhere to deadlines;
● Supporting and executing strategic direction; and
● Ability to work as a team.
How to apply
Your application should include:
● Your name, age and division (state/territory)
● Your best phone number and email address
● Your WWCC number or local equivalent (if you have one)
● A resume of relevant experience, not to exceed one A4 page
● A statement addressing the core competencies outlined below and
your vision for the role, not to exceed two A4 pages
Applications close at 11:59pm AWST on Sunday 5 November 2023.
The roles will be appointed by UN Youth Australia’s Board of Directors in
November 2023. The successful candidates will be appointed for a 12-month
term starting 1 January 2024, with the possibility of an extension.
Please direct any questions to the National President, Michael
Donaghue-Evans, at firstname.lastname@example.org.