Manager Finance - CGSC

Job Title: Manager Finance - CGSC
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Maryborough, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: JO-2009-101311_1599784373
Contact Name: Paris Plompen
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 11, 2020 10:32

Job Description

  • Provide exceptional outcomes to the community
  • Focus on innovative ways to deliver services and programs
  • A great place to live, work and explore

Central Goldfields Shire Council is situated right in the geographical centre of the state of Victoria within one hour's drive of the regional centres of Ballarat and Bendigo and just two hours from Melbourne. With a rich history and wonderful community feel, it boasts a vibrant and diverse culture with the benefits of a regional lifestyle. Steeped in goldmining history and nestled amongst a scenic state forest, the region is a popular and picturesque place and home to some of the finest recreation and sporting facilities in regional Victoria.

Having emerged from a period of restructure under administrators and with a new contemporary CEO at the helm, Central Goldfields Shire Council is set to become the next progressive, innovative "vibrant, thriving, inclusive" council in regional Victoria.

Committed to achieving the best outcomes for their local community, Central Goldfields Shire Council is seeking passionate, innovative and community minded leaders who want to make a difference to residents and the region whist balancing their lifestyle and career.

As a key member of Councils management team, the Manager Finance will be expected to exude the exemplary leadership attributes that exist already in the team and that model collaboration, commitment to excellence and innovative thinking.

Working collaboratively with the GM Corporate Performance, the Manager Finance will commit to shaping a strategic vision of financial sustainability to ensure Council's short and longer-term visions and strategies are supported. Taking responsibility for financial planning, reporting and measurement, you will oversee the finance function to ensure the organisation is well connected and can deliver high quality services for the community. Through the application of sound business principles, commercial acumen, continuous improvement, and customer service focus, the Manager Finance will play a strategic role in the ability for Council to respond to changing business and commercial imperatives, as well as legislative and statutory requirements. Together with your team, you will have a strong focus on continuous improvement to enhance the overall operations of the finance function. You will support your team's development creating a positive and empowered workforce that embraces a progressive approach to providing high quality finance support across the organisation.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will be a proven financial leader who is CA/CPA qualified and who has proven experience working in a large, complex organisation. You will demonstrate contemporary thinking, political nous, and an approach that is both collaborative and credible. Your experience working in a fast paced service delivery environment will enable you to balance both strategic priorities and operational effectiveness. Furthermore you are highly regarded for your ability to build trusted relationships with your key stakeholders and for your exceptional people leadership skills and ability to cultivate high performing teams. An awareness of the legislative and planning frameworks that public sector organisations operate within would be an advantage.

Located in a stunning part of regional Victoria with an enviable lifestyle, Central Goldfields Shire Council is place where you can truly progress your career and enjoy the best of what the region has to offer.

Central Goldfields Shire Council recognises that the strength of its workforce is enhanced by the diversity of its people and, as such, is open to considering flexible working arrangements.

For further information on the Central Goldfields Shire Council and to obtain a copy of the position description, please go to:

For a further discussion, please contact Seamus Scanlon on 0455 118 868 or Carla Bent on 0422 582 992.