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Finance Business Partner - Library For All

SAVE THE CHILDREN - Melbourne, VIC

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JOB DESCRIPTION

This is no ordinary opportunity!

Our Finance Business Partner has the power to change the lives of millions of children around the world. Working with a team of highly engaged education, publishing, and technology specialists at Library For All you’ll take the lead on financial policies, standards, procedures and day-to-day operations ensuring that the organisation’s considerable resources are managed and leveraged to create the greatest possible impact. With two straight years of 100% growth and ambitious targets for the future, you’ll discover that no two days will ever be the same as you support this rapidly scaling organisation. From deploying the world’s first mobile digital camel library in Ethiopia to launching innovative ground-breaking education technology products in the Solomon Islands, this is a role like no other.

Library For All is no ordinary not-for-profit.
Library For All has already changed the lives of more than 412,000 children, and with your help we can grow that to 20 million before the end of this decade. As a not-for-profit enterprise of Save the Children Australia, our mission is to make knowledge accessible to all equally. We have a proud history of using technology to disrupt traditional publishing models, and leverage innovation in our everyday work to deliver meaningful change for children’s education around the world. As a trusted partner to many of the world’s leading development agencies, we’re laser-focused on scaling our impact to create measurable change for millions more children.

Want to know what it’s like to work for one of the world’s most innovative education technology organisations? Take a look at our Cultural Reference Guide.

Where you come in:
In this full-time permanent position, based in Brisbane, Sydney, or Melbourne, you will provide excellent Finance Partnering support to Library For All stakeholders, and join Library For All’s Senior Leadership Team, to deliver a range of advanced strategic finance modelling, analysis, and financial framework implementations to support and inform scaling and ongoing sustainability. You will be part of our Save the Children Commercial Finance team and report to our Commercial Finance Manager.

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing regular and ad-hoc financial reports in line with business unit and wider Save the Children Australia CEO and Board deadlines and statutory requirements of Library For All
  • Leading all day-to-day accounting operations for Library for All, including processing of financial transactions, month end close procedures, and prepare and analyse monthly financial and management reports
  • Managing and developing regular financial outlooks for Library for All
  • Initiating and completing strategic financial analysis, scenario modelling, trend and competitor analysis
  • Managing one Accountant, to deliver a range of management and financial reporting such as monthly reporting, forecasting and budgeting
  • Setting up, maintaining and embedding fit for purpose financial frameworks for evolving LFA business requirements
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with a broad range of internal stakeholders to build in-depth understanding of business needs and requirements


Does this sound like you?

You will bring an innovative, agile and pragmatic approach while being able to take a strong strategic lens on all finance activities, along with excellent leadership and capability building skills. Your ability to see the strategic implications of different scenarios will mean that the team seeks you out for your insights and commercial advice. You are highly organised, thrive under pressure, and are pragmatic and solutions focused, while keeping a keen eye on the latest trends in reporting and use of data and systems.

This role requires:

  • Tertiary qualification in Commerce or Business, or similar
  • Demonstrated experience in a prior Finance Partnering role, ideally in a business growth/start-up environment
  • Experience in both financial and management accounting including managing profit & loss and balance sheet, budget/forecast and business performance activities across an organisation
  • Proven record implementing and embedding financial systems and processes in a complex finance structure
  • Proven strategic thinker and innovator with highly developed relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including report writing skills and the ability to translate complexity into simple business terms
  • Demonstrated success in leading and inspiring others


Working at Library For All and Save the Children is more than just a job.

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to working at the leading edge of education technology alongside a team of highly engaged professionals you will have access to:

  • Limitless flexibility within a unique and supportive organisational culture
  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • An encouraging leader who will support you to use your initiative and come up with better ways of doing things
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Agile work environment including working from home
  • Competitive salary + superannuation
  • Full salary packaging benefits 
  • Additional annual leave options available


Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the ‘Apply’ section below.

Applications close Sunday 21 March 2021.

Position Description - Finance Business Partner, Library For All

At Library For All/Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check(where necessary), and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Library For All/Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguardinghere.