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Financial Accountant - Flexible Location

The Fred Hollows Foundation
  • Do you want to do work that really matters? Help us end avoidable blindness
  • Full time, Permanent Role based in Sydney, Darwin, or Brisbane (Flexible work from home arrangements available)


The Foundation is an international development organisation working to prevent blindness and restore sight. This year marks The Foundation’s 30th anniversary of carrying on the legacy of Professor Fred Hollows, who believed every person had the right to quality eye care, no matter where they live. The Foundation has grown to work in more than 25 countries throughout Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific, as well as Australia. The Foundation has restored sight to more than 2.5 million people worldwide. We have an ambitious five-year strategic plan that aims to take us even closer to realising our vision of a world in which no person is needlessly blind or vision impaired and Indigenous Australians exercise their right to sight and good health.


You will be an experienced Accountant, looking to transition into a Not-For-Profit organisation, with strong customer service skills. You will have excellent communications, influencing and negotiation skills, able to manage a broad range stakeholder request. You will be able to manage competing prioritises and deadlines, as well as provide financial advice to both internal and external stakeholders. You will have strong skills across the Microsoft suite, Excel in particular. You will be self-driven and able to learn new systems quickly with limited guidance. Finally, you will be flexible to adjust to changing prioritise and needs.


The Financial Accountant (Oceania) is accountable for assisting with the transactional, administrative, day-to-day operational, financial & management accounting, preparation of statutory reports and project support required by the team in a global operating environment.


  • Ensure the effective management of the Country Support Network’s resources (financial, technical, and operational) to achieve the Foundations strategic objectives.
  • Ensure end of year financial reporting, including the preparation of annual financial statements are completed within agreed timeframes.
  • Role Model to a high standard The Foundation’s policies and procedures.
  • Provide high quality customer service with specialist financial advice, analysis, and technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Constructively contribute and collaborate with all colleagues.
  • Keep up to date with changes to International Accounting Standards to produce compliant financial statements.
  • Manage the cash balances of the Foundation to ensure finance is always available to achieve the Foundations strategic objectives
  • Prepare and review various monthly reconciliations of the General Ledger ensuring that the balance sheet is correct.
  • Other tasks as requested by your manager.


  • Sound knowledge of reconciliations, financial and management accounting function
  • Demonstrated experience in budgeting/ work planning, end of month, donor report, cash flows planning, audit, contract and grant management and liaising with internal and external from non-finance stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in using multiple financial systems and the ability to assimilate with emerging technologies/systems.
  • Demonstrated experience of project management from finance & operational and monitoring and evaluation perspectives.
  • Demonstrated experience acting as a bank account administrator for a medium sized or large organisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain positive public relations with internal and external stakeholders.


  • CPA or CA Qualification
  • 5+ years working experience in accounting roles
  • Experience in an international NGO environment or multinational corporation
  • Experience with project planning
  • Experience with change management
  • Utilising Sun system or ERP system, and Info BI or Power BI


Through our internal programs and employee benefits we aim to create an environment where you will feel supported and empowered. Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or finding an environment which enables you to thrive while balancing family or personal commitments, we have a range of programs in place to support you. Including:

  • Generous salary packaging - we provide access to not-for-profit salary packaging options, which will increase your take home pay, we also offer 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Flexible work environment – we focus on output, not hours and enable you to prioritise your health and wellbeing
  • Generous leave allowances – we offer Paid parental leave; 5 days bonus leave every year; an annual Foundation-wide “Me Day”; and time off for culturally significant/ceremonial leave
  • Ongoing commitment to your continuous learning and career development – through tailored leadership and professional development programs, access to Linkedin Learning and focused development conversations.

To find out more about our benefits click here.


Please apply directly via the "Apply" Button. Should you have any questions regarding the opportunity please reach out to our Talent Acquisition Specialist, at employment@hollows.org using the subject line: Financial Accountant - Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs for a confidential conversation. Kindly note that CVs will not be considered through this email address.

A position description is attached.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for this position.

The Fred Hollows Foundation is committed to protecting the rights of children and community partners in all areas where we work. Applicants are advised that The Foundation reserves the right to conduct police checks and other screening procedures to ensure we maintain and promote a child safe environment. The Foundation is also committed to protecting the health of our beneficiaries, donors and partners and require incumbents of this role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (except where medical conditions may make vaccination harmful to their health).

Please note: We will not be accepting CV’s via agencies for this role.

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