Compliance & Risk Officer

Join a high performing team with heart!

Good Shepherd Microfinance is a world leader in financial inclusion products, services and advisory. We offer fair and affordable financial programs to people on low incomes and advisory services for governments, businesses and other organisations. Our purpose is to enable economic wellbeing for people on low incomes, especially women and girls.

What will be your key focus?

Reporting to the Finance Manager and sitting within the Finance and Admin Team, you will work independently across the organisation and closely with internal and external stakeholders (including Board Members and Senior Managers) to provide expert advice and recommendations. You will manage the development and implementation of an organisation-wide risk and compliance framework to facilitate management and monitoring of all compliance requirements.

What will you need to succeed?

  1. Subject matter expertise in compliance and regulatory requirements, particularly in relation to holding an Australian Credit Licence
  2. Experience in developing and implementing compliance frameworks, reporting and monitoring – including knowledge of off-the-shelf compliance management software
  3. Strong verbal communication skills and previous success engaging effectively with stakeholders at all levels and external partners and agencies
  4. Strong written communication skills and demonstrated experience communicating technical information clearly and concisely, writing and editing policies and procedural documents, Board papers and reports
  5. Legal, regulatory, banking or compliance background is highly regarded as is experience working or volunteering for a NFP or community organisation
  6. Knowledge of risk management frameworks
  7. The capacity and commitment to work in alignment with the values of Good Shepherd Microfinance.

More about us?

Our Finance and Admin Team are a newly formed crew of dedicated and highly-caffeinated professionals. They love a laugh and they get to partner with all parts of our amazing organisation, who help people in the community realise their economic wellbeing, every day!

At the core of our team are our values and a culture that invests strongly in professional development, workplace flexibility and employee wellbeing. In 2016, we were ranked in the top 10 most innovative not-for-profits in Australia and our work is growing! Our team has nearly doubled over the last couple of years and we’re proud that women make up 66% of management and to have team engagement scores that are some of the highest nationally. In addition, our remuneration includes generous salary packaging benefits that can increase take home pay.

Interested? To learn more about us and to download the position description, visit For further information and queries, contact Samantha Kinmond, Finance Manager at

To apply send your resume and a cover letter to: by 5pm Sunday 23rd September 2018. Your cover letter should tell us why you want to work with us, why you see yourself in this role and how you believe you meet the criteria outlined in the points above (also in the Position Description).

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

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