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Audit & Investigations Manager

The Fred Hollows Foundation |
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Location: Hybrid | NSW | Remote / Work From Home
Sub location(s): Sydney
  • Do you want to do work that really matters? Help us end avoidable blindness.
  • Full time, Permanent role (or part time flexible for a candidate with significant experience), ideally based in Sydney. However, we are open to considering other location.
  • Flexible work from home arrangements available.



The Foundation is an international development organisation working to prevent blindness and restore sight.  We continue to carry 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 3 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.


The Foundation is also proud to announce that we were awarded the Employer of Choice Award (Public Sector and NFP) at the 2022 Australian HR Awards.


You will be an experienced Auditor, with an interest in working for a diverse, global organisation. This is exciting opportunity to make a real impact, and work with global country teams to ensure compliance and best practice process are being implemented. You will be designing and implementing plans for audit and follow-up, as well as managing investigations globally. This role will have direct engagement with our Board, CEO and CFO and requires strong communications and influencing skills.


The Audit & Investigations Manager is accountable for the strategic planning, design and operational delivery of audit plans and investigations aligned to The Foundation’s strategic framework.


  • Design and implement an internal audit plan for The Foundation across 26 countries.
  • Design and implement a key controls approach for The Foundation to simplify and clarify our control focus.
  • Act as Financial Crime & Investigations Officer for The Foundation including carrying out investigations on safeguarding and speak-up matters in conjunction with the Safeguarding Officer and General Counsel.
  • Be accountable for the financial crime risk domain at The Foundation including managing controls against fraud, corruption and terrorism financing among other types.
  • Design and conduct financial crime control training as required.
  • Design and implement an assurance approach and framework to build a culture of continual improvement of the control environment including increasing delegation and empowerment of accountability throughout the organisation.
  • Carry out Board and management requested reviews and investigations as requested.
  • Develop strong relationship across The Foundation including at management, in-country and Board level.
  • Be a collaborative member of the Legal Governance Risk & Compliance Team supporting The Foundation to fulfil its goals with integrity.



  • Internal audit experience (NGO, corporate or government)
  • Strong experience leading or managing investigations, ideally financial crime related.
  • Experience working in financial crime controls.
  • CPA / Chartered accountant or audit equivalent and degree in accounting, finance, business or related field is essential. Formal qualifications in conducting investigations are desirable.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally to conduct country audits(this role has a significant travel component between 5-6 times per year).

Desirable experience:

  • Experience of the regulatory environment impacting the governance, compliance, financial reporting, and operational policies of the NFP and international development sector
  • Training others, ideally in financial crime or related areas.
  • Cultural awareness and the ability to influencing across diverse teams.



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”; Birthday Leave; 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. Please include a Cover letter as part of your application. Should you have any questions regarding the opportunity please reach out to our Talent Acquisition Specialist, at [email protected] for a confidential conversation. Kindly note that CVs will not be considered through this email address.


Please apply as soon as possible, as we will be contacting successful candidates prior to the advert closing.


Applications Close: 23/07/2023


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. 


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

Closing Date: Jul 23, 2023