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Executive Manager - Finance

Job No: 114887
Location: Quirindi, NSW

  • Are you an experienced manager and finance professional? Join a passionate team within this progressive council!
  • Fantastic opportunity to utilise your experience to help develop a passionate team and initiate constructive change!
  • Attractive base salary circa $115,000 - $151,000 PLUS super, salary sacrificing options, fortnightly RDO, relocation assistance & more!

About the Organisation

Liverpool Plains Shire is a vibrant, dynamic and economically strong rural area located four hours north of Sydney, 45 minutes south of the regional centre of Tamworth, and less than 2 hours to the beautiful Hunter Valley. The region has a rich agricultural history and picturesque beauty encompassing the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and the sweeping expanse of the fertile Liverpool Plains. The area offers the opportunity for a true rural lifestyle in a friendly atmosphere with excellent transport links.

Serving a population of around 8,000 residents, Liverpool Plains Shire Council has an annual budget of approximately $25m and a staff of 132. Council offers a range of benefits to employees including a 9 day fortnight, training, and study assistance.

About the Opportunity

Liverpool Plains Shire Council is now seeking a full-time Executive Manager - Finance to join their team in Quirindi, NSW.

Reporting to the General Manager, this varied position will see you responsible for leading the development and delivery of the finance unit's priorities in accordance with Council's Financial Management Plan and statutory obligations through strong leadership and engagement with key stakeholders and staff.

More specifically, some of your duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Managing coordinating and monitoring the allocation and utilisation of Council's financial resources;
  • Providing financial advisory services to all departments in relation to financial management policies and procedures, budget preparation and management;
  • Providing financial planning advice to support business units to achieve long term financial viability;
  • Developing, implementing, and monitoring a range of strategies and plans to ensure a sustainable future for the organisation;
  • Maintaining accurate records in accordance with Council's information management policies and statutory requirements; and
  • Ensuring the development, maintenance, and implementation of financial planning, budgeting and reporting systems across all business units .

To download the full position description, please click here.

About You

The successful candidate will hold a tertiary qualification in accounting, business management, or a related discipline. An excellent communicator, you will have well developed interpersonal and influential skills, including the ability to build effective working relationships across all levels of stakeholders.

It's important that you are a dynamic and forward-thinking leader, capable of motivating and developing an already strong team with a passion for innovation. Demonstrated management experience in a complex and challenging organisation is essential, including developing and delivering finance management, revenue management, and asset management. Previous local government experience is highly desirable, although candidates with significant senior finance experience will also be considered.

Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail, plus the ability to calmly manage a number of competing priorities will be critical to your success. You will also ideally have experience using the Civica Authority financial system.

Most importantly, Council is seeking a motivated and trustworthy individual with a positive attitude and passion for constructive change.

Please Note: A current Driver's Licence is a requirement of this role.

About the Benefits

This is an exciting opportunity to become involved with an organisation that is dedicated to driving positive change throughout the shire. Council is undergoing a period of positive change, and there's no better time to join - play a key part in the forward progress of the finance functions!

In return for your hard work and enthusiasm, you will receive an attractive base salary circa $115,000 - $151,000 (highly negotiable based on experience and qualifications) plus super, salary packaging options, and have access to either a vehicle or vehicle allowance. Council is also offering education sponsorship and other personal development opportunities.

Relocation assistance is available, and you will enjoy a healthy work-life balance within this family-friendly workplace, working a 35-hour week plus benefitting from a 9 day fortnight.

If you are an experienced manager looking for a senior finance role to truly make your own - Apply Now!

Please Note: Applications close Friday, 13th September

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