Chief Financial Officer - Fisher Leadership
Close Date: 26/01/2024
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Chief Financial Officer

Close Date: 26/01/2024
  • Senior executive appointment
  • Join a trusted and highly regarded executive team
  • Key strategic advisory role


The Position

The Chief Financial Officer is a key executive position at Royal Women’s Hospital (The Women’s) and is responsible for the leadership of strategic and operational financial management across the Women’s to ensure the hospital’s financial health and sustainability.  Reporting to the CEO, the CFO will provide strategic operational and financial advice to the CEO, the Board and the Executive.

The CFO will lead and have oversight of finance, payroll, procurement, PPP, contract management, facility management and ESG functions, ensuring a high performing team.  The CFO will provide strategic advice and options to support informed decision making and organisation strategy concerning the financial implications of, and risks associated with, current and projected services and assets, and the future financial sustainability of the Women’s. The CFO will develop the Women’s annual budget and financial operating and capital plans, which will include negotiations with the Department of Health and other relevant stakeholders.  Additionally, the CFO will maintain constructive relationships with the Victorian Auditor General’s Office and other CFOs in related Ministerial portfolios.

The successful incumbent will be an accomplished CFO/Corporate services executive with a broad and in-depth financial background, strong commercial acumen and highly developed strategic thinking, ideally underpinned by knowledge of the health system and funding mechanisms.  Experience developing and driving savings and efficiencies, bringing innovative thinking to novel solutions in a complex environment, and experience developing funding models will be highly regarded.  The position will suit a proactive, creative thinker with a “can do” attitude.

Leading a team of 34 staff through four direct reports, and responsibility for a budget of $28.3 million, this is an exceptional opportunity to contribute to the Women’s vision of creating healthier futures for women and babies.

The Organisation

The Royal Women’s Hospital, Australia’s first public women’s hospital, was established in Melbourne in 1856 and is among the oldest and most distinguished of its kind in the world today.   The Women’s continues to lead the way in women’s and newborn healthcare, delivering specialist maternity, neonatal, gynaecology, oncology, reproductive and sexual health services to women in Melbourne, as well as those with complex needs from across Victoria and Australia.

Our benefits

At the Women’s you will enjoy a culture that is collaborative, supportive and passionate about learning.  We have a strong sense of purpose, and engage in meaningful work every day.  We offer our people a range of rewarding benefits, including:

  • Salary packaging benefits, for living expenses, meals and holiday accommodation
  • A suite of wellness initiatives designed to support you, including discounted financial, lifestyle and health options, and a comprehensive wellbeing program
  • Public transport options at our doorstep and end of journey facilities for cyclists
  • Onsite childcare centre and breastfeeding rooms
  • Mentoring, learning and career development opportunities


Inclusion and belonging

The Women’s celebrates, values and supports a diverse and inclusive environment which reflects our vibrant community.  We encourage applications from anyone identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.  We also welcome anyone who identifies as LGBTQIA+, linguistically, culturally and/or gender diverse, people with disability, and people of any age to apply for our roles. We are committed to gender equity principles, and our people have an awareness of and sensitive approach to violence against women and family violence matters.  We are proudly Breastfeeding Association accredited.

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To apply: click on APPLY NOW and using reference RWHcfo0124 address your cover letter (including a statement addressing the Key Selection Criteria) and resume to Liz Jones or Pauline Gates, of Fisher Leadership, or call 1300 347 437 for further information.

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