Chief Financial Officer - Baw Baw Shire Council

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer - Baw Baw Shire Council
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-2002-99488_1582263906
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 21, 2020 17:04

Job Description

Baw Baw Shire Council is located approximately one hour east of Melbourne at the gateway to the Gippsland region. Supporting a municipality of more than 52,000 residents, including many small and remote communities, the region is experiencing exponential growth and expects to provide services to more than 70,000 people by 2030. This growth has been spurred on due to the region's close proximity to Melbourne, fantastic schools, affordable housing, snow fields and world-class hiking and biking tracks. With all of this Baw Baw has a bright future and the organisation is seeking more great people to help achieve the long term vision.

Working collaboratively with Director Corporate and Community Services, you will be a key member of the leadership team providing sound and trusted advice and take accountability for the finance, revenue and procurement functions of the organisation. In doing so you will lead the strategic vision of financial sustainability across Council with your team partnering with all divisions to lift commercial acumen and ultimately deliver the organisations 10 year financial plan. Taking responsibility for enhancing the systems, you will work with the CIO to build a business case for a new finance and budget system and then be actively involved in its selection and implementation.

This role will require you to provide effective and focused leadership to your finance team, driving a culture of high performance and empowering staff to take on decision making roles whilst having a strong focus on continuous improvement and enhancing the overall operations of the finance function. You will have an innovative approach, ensuring the finance department works collaboratively across the organisation and positions itself as a "business partner" to other divisions and business units.

As a highly regarded financial leader, you bring a CPA/CA qualification and proven experience working in complex operating environments. You pride yourself on your ability to be calm under pressure and take a collaborative approach to the way you work. You are well known for building trusted relationships with fellow executives and stakeholders and have proven experience driving financial improvements across an organisation in the past. Excited by the opportunity to join a high performing organisation and also enjoy a regional lifestyle close to Melbourne, Baw Baw is for you!

To apply for this role, please visit and search for the job. For further information or a confidential discussion, please contact Patrick Courtney on 03 9929 9537 or Jarrod McLauchlan on 03 9929 9515.