Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

Job Title: Head of Financial Planning & Analysis
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Geelong
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-06-27
Reference: JO-1906-96172
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 28, 2019 15:35

Job Description

  • Lead the transition of the finance team to true business enablers
  • Strategic and operational focus
  • Opportunity to engage with all levels of the business and be a trusted adviser
City of Greater Geelong is already one of Australia’s largest councils, and now one of the fastest-growing. It seems everyone wants to make the move to Geelong, so the organisation is busy planning to welcome another 150,000 people by 2036. City of Greater Geelong is also built on a rich heritage of design, manufacturing and innovation– dating back 60,000 years –and has become Australia’s first internationally recognised UNESCO City of Design. All of this is driving Geelong towards a clever and creative future, and the organisation is seeking more great people to help achieve the long term vision.
Reporting to the CFO and working closely with the Director Customer and Corporate Services, this role will take responsibility for the City’s financial performance management and integration of its long term financial planning across the organisation. Stitching together both the short and longer term planning, you will bring an activity based costing approach to financial analyses and have a strong ability to use data to drive decision making.
The role will require you to provide leadership to a team of staff, encouraging innovation in service delivery and business partnership. A high performance culture will be developed with staff feeling empowered and supported to be a key enabler for the business as they transition to a new way of working as business partners.
To be successful in this role you will be a CPA/CA qualified and have a track record of effectively transitioning a team into a business partner model. You have strong analysis and forecasting skills and the ability to engage effectively with senior level stakeholders. Your experience spans many aspects of finance with a demonstrated ability to work at both strategic and operational levels.
To apply for this role, please click on the “apply now” button to upload your CV. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Cameron Norton on (03) 9929 9522 from Davidson Executive & Boards Victoria.