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Financial Risk Manager

This vacancy represents an amazing opportunity to be part of the team that guides the implementation of UN Youth Australia’s compliance and risk programs.

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 or territory equivalent.

The Financial Risk Manager is responsible for ensuring risks relating to UN Youth Australia’s finances are minimised and that UN Youth Australia is meeting its obligations in complying with good financial controls and practices. 

The Financial Risk Manager will be responsible for

  • Examination of the following risk categories within UN Youth Australia:
    •  Financial Fraud and non-compliance 
    • Identification of the potential impact of the above risks, inclusive of identifying the likelihood and consequence of the risk to UN Youth Australia.
  • Liaison with the Risk Treatment Originator and identified Risk Treatment
  • Owner to implement a Risk Treatment Plan to reduce the level of risk identified.
  • Regular review of the controls implemented to ensure operational effectiveness.
  • Implementation of event budget review processes and post-event budget reconciliations.

The Financial Risk Manager will assist the Head of Audit and Risk alongside the Audit and Risk Committee members in relation to the following:

  • The adequacy of the entity’s corporate reporting processes.
  • Whether the entity’s financial statements reflect the understanding of the Audit and Risk
  • Team members, and otherwise provide a true and fair view of the financial position and performance of the entity. 
  • The Audit & Risk Team should collaborate with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure the quality and reliability of UN Youth Australia’s financial reporting process.
  • Managing UN Youth Australia’s reporting and compliance with regulatory bodies including ACNC and ASIC.
  • The appropriateness of the accounting judgments or choices exercised by
  • management in preparing the entity’s financial statements.
  • Ensuring internal audit findings are received, considered and responded to on a timely basis.
  • Reviewing entity’s internal financial control system.
  • Assisting the Head of Audit and Risk in the development and execution of internal audits into any areas of financial risk that is deemed unacceptable by the Board’s Risk Appetite Statement.
  • Demonstrated high level of attention to detail;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and with clarity;
  • Organisation and time management skills;
  • Ability to work to deadlines;
  • Capacity to understand, synthesise large amounts of information and
  • organisational policy (and if necessary, communicate this to others);
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment;
  • Demonstrated commitment to integrity in their work
  • Completed or currently undertaking a degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics
  • Experience working with the Australian Accounting Standards and/or implementation of financial controls

Your name, age, pronouns and division (state/territory)

Your best phone number and email address

A resume of relevant experience, not to exceed one A4 page

A statement addressing the core competencies outlined in the position description and your vision for the role, not to exceed two A4 pages emailed to samuelhicks@unyouth.org.au