Finance Process Improvement Officer

Job Description

Title: Finance Process Improvement Officer

Company Name: The Salvation Army

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne, Eastern Suburbs,

Employment Status: Full Time

Start your career with The Salvation Army today!

We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.

ABOUT US

The Salvation Army is one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.


We have a full-time permanent position based in Blackburn for a Finance Process Improvement Officer to assist driving continuous improvement across the Finance team through the development and maintenance of Finance policy, process and systems.

Reporting to the Finance Governance and Compliance Manager, you will assist in simplifying and strengthening Finance governance control mechanisms, ensuring compliance and supporting the shift towards sustainability.

The key focus of the role will be to:

  • Consult with relevant stakeholders to identify new resources and systems;
  • Collaborate with document and process owners to critique current policy, processes and systems;
  • Assist in identifying, evaluating, prioritizing and implementing changes to address issues and/or problems;
  • Review and respond to proposals, feedback and queries from internal stakeholders;
  • Develop new or execute changes to policy, processes and systems;
  • Effectively engage and communicate, co-ordinate and execute implementation with stakeholders;
  • Assist in evaluating the success of changes;
  • Facilitate effective business process management systems which ensures all Finance content and documentation is regularly review and remains current;
  • Initiate projects and manage a program of ongoing continuous improvement within Finance;
  • Use project management methodologies to regularly report on the status of projects;
  • Assist finance to work towards a culture of continuous improvement.


Our ideal candidate will be an independent self-starter and have previous experience in a relevant field such as Commerce, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Business Support along with proven project management experience.

Key capabilities for success in this role include:

  • Strong attention to detail & a high level of enthusiasm
  • Excellent written and verbal communication with the ability to work in a team
  • Drive strategy and big picture focus within own area of responsibility
  • Assist with complex operational activities with competing priorities and requirements
  • Monitor the execution of accountabilities in line with requirements
  • Promote a sense of purpose and enable others to understand the links between TSA strategy and operational goals and objectives
  • Recognise the links between the business unit, organisation and whole sector service delivery, understanding parameters and requirements
  • Respects TSA's spiritual identity and activities

In return we offer our employees real and meaningful benefits such as;

  • NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefits;
  • Flexible working conditions;
  • Paid parental leave;
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits;
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service;
  • Opportunity for career development;
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members;
  • Positively supporting and impacting the lives of others through your career contribution.

How to Apply

If you would like to work for one of Australia's leading not-for-profit organisations and have the satisfaction of knowing that your career contributes positively to the lives of thousands of Australians each year, please apply via the link and submit a current CV and a cover letter which details your alignment with the essential requirements of the role.

The Salvation Army is an equal employment opportunity employer, we encourage applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and candidates with culturally diverse backgrounds. We provide an inclusive work environment and embrace the diverse talent of our people. The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation that is committed to ensuring the wellbeing of children and young people and protecting them from harm.

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