GM Business and Finance - GMW

Job Title: GM Business and Finance - GMW
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Shepparton
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-06-02
Reference: JO-1904-94966
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 03, 2019 16:02

Job Description

  • Leadership opportunity in Northern Victoria
  • Play a critical role in ensuring Australia’s future Food Security
  • Drive value, improved productivity and outcomes for key stakeholders
Goulburn-Murray Water’s (GMW) role in delivering reliable, affordable water drives the regional economy and underpins its collective prosperity. The Goulburn-Murray Irrigation District (GMID) in northern Victoria is the irrigation powerhouse of Australia supporting the world’s best farmers. With such an array of opportunities, comes the challenge to ensure GMW continues to be fit-for-purpose and future ready. It is because of this GMW is on the verge of a new era. We are looking for the right executive team to reshape the organisation to ensure the next 100 years of regional prosperity in the GMID.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the GM Business and Finance will be the key financial strategist and trusted advisor for the Executive leadership team and Board and provide essential business support to the business. The appointee will develop and implement the Financial, Procurement, Property, Information Technology and Risk Management Strategies and Frameworks for the business whilst managing corporate services and lead financial, accounting and reporting functions. Using commercial disciplines within a government owned and regulated context, you will help drive value, through a range of strategic initiatives that deliver improved productivity and better outcomes.

As a highly regarded professional with solid strategic experience, you will be a qualified accountant, CA/CPA.  Your extensive technical expertise in leading financial, accounting and reporting functions, will enable you to generate creative solutions for varied financial issues and effectively communicate advice.  A results-focused approach, including driving accountability throughout the organisation, together with the ability to identify and act on opportunities to improve organisational performance will ensure your success. With an appreciation of the public sector you are excited by the opportunity to proactively engage with a diverse and broad range of stakeholders to create a long lasting positive impact for the region.

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For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Seamus Scanlon on (03) 9929 9589.

Goulburn Murray Water is an equal opportunity employer valuing all people, diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. GMW is open to considering this appointment on a part-time or full-time arrangement, in addition to flexible working arrangements.