Director (Business Advisory) and Deputy CFO - Fisher Leadership
Fixed Term
Close Date: 17/12/2021
REF: USQdba1121
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Director (Business Advisory) and Deputy CFO

Fixed Term
Close Date: 17/12/2021
REF: USQdba1121
  • Senior leadership opportunity with a future focus
  • Lead a team to provide comprehensive business advice and partnering
  • Influence a results focussed culture of collaboration and successful outcomes

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) seeks an outstanding individual to contribute to the shaping and support of the University’s strategic objectives, whilst implementing its financial management obligations as Director, Business Advisory and Deputy CFO. As a key member of the Finance and Business Solutions Department, the Director will lead response to changing environments through strategy, planning, operational budgeting and long-term financial outcomes, while ensuring the appropriate stewardship of public resources.
The position will report to, and work closely with, the Chief Financial Officer, and act as a trusted advisor and partner to senior executives University-wide. The Director leads a team of advisors to proactively provide strategically-aligned and innovative business solutions with a forward focus. In collaboration with the broader Executive, the role drives transparency and ownership in enabling the delivery of the University’s strategic objectives and operational priorities through the alignment of key business and finance areas.
With a growing team to develop and mentor, the ideal candidate will be an inspiring and innovative values-based leader, with outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to work as a trusted advisor and partner at an executive level. Proficiency in strategic and financial planning will be essential, with the ability to understand the full breadth of complexities in budgeting to support, monitor and evaluate performance objectives.
The successful candidate will hold postgraduate qualifications in business or commerce, with proven leadership in finance and business partnership, gained in a large and complex organisation.
This role is based at the University’s Toowoomba campus.
The University
USQ is a dynamic university, dedicated to providing quality programs and degrees in a flexible and encouraging environment. In just over 50 years, it has become a prominent teaching and research institution providing education worldwide from three physical locations in southern Queensland, online and through a number of outreach hubs and national and international education partners.
The University offers a range of different ways of working and connecting across our physical and virtual spaces to meet the needs of its students, partners and community. It values diversity and strives to foster an inclusive environment that is underpinned by its values, championing, accepting and respecting differences. USQ supports and encourage applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disabilities, mature age workers, people of all cultures, sexual orientation and genders.
The core values of respect, integrity and excellence guide and unite the USQ community in its purpose to lead in economic and social development through higher education and research excellence, and its vision to strive for excellence within a global context while remaining strongly grounded in its community-centred values and regional heritage.
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To apply, please click on ‘Apply online’ and submit your resume and covering letter, clearly quoting reference USQdba1121 and including a brief statement of your capabilities against the key selection criteria.
For further information or a confidential discussion, please call Andrew Norton or Sharyn Gowans on 03 9016 6000.

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