Chief Financial Officer

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Geelong
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-09-08
Reference: JO-1906-96171-3
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 09, 2019 16:41

Job Description

  • Exciting projects and transformation in progress
  • Collaborative environment
  • Achieve a better work/life balance
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.
Working collaboratively with the Director Customer and Corporate Services, you will commit to shaping a strategic vision of financial sustainability to ensure the City’s short and longer term visions and strategies are supported. Taking responsibility for financial planning, reporting and measurement you will oversee the finance function and business partnering approach to ensure the organisation is well connected and can deliver high quality services for the community.
As the trusted person for financial information, you will be a key strategist for the Council, CEO and Executive Leadership Team and will build excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders over time.
Together with your team, you will bring a strong focus on continuous improvement and enhance the overall operations of the finance function. You will support capability growth of your team by creating a positive and empowered workforce that embraces a progressive and warm approach to providing high quality finance support across the organisation.
You are a CPA/CA qualified professional with broad experience working in complex environments. An awareness of the legislative and planning frameworks that public sector organisations operate within would be an advantage. You are calm under pressure and take a collaborative approach to the way you work. You enjoy building relationships and leveraging the knowledge of others. You have led the transformation of a finance function in the past and have a track record of developing high performance teams and cultures.
City of Greater Geelong values equal opportunity, fairness and enjoys a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, and people of all other cultural backgrounds. To apply for the role please email your resume to, quoting reference number JO-1906-96171 in the subject line of your email.