Manager Finance and Corporate Performance
- Be part of a journey to transform from ‘Good to Great’
- Drive continuous improvement and business partnering
- CPA/CA qualified
As a key functional leader in the organisation, you will mentor and inspire the finance and corporate performance team to deliver quality process, systems and business outcomes aligned with Council’s Transformation including long term financial sustainability.
Reporting to the Director Corporate Services, you will lead 5 direct reports and a team of 30+ covering financial accounting, planning and analysis, corporate performance, payroll, rates management, procurement and accounts payable. The role liaises with Directors, the Chief Executive Officer, Whitehorse Leadership team and Councillors, providing insightful and trusted advice. The role is also the ‘Principal Accounting Officer’ in accordance with the Local Government Act.
The successful candidate will bring substantial experience in accounting, financial analysis, budget preparation and management, application of best practice accounting principles and practice. Additionally, working knowledge of information systems and an ability to lead through organisational change is expected. Highly developed people management skills with the ability to build a customer service culture are required. ERP implementation experience welcomed.
Relevant tertiary qualifications in Accounting, CPA or CAA are expected. Demonstrated experience at management level in a mid-large size organisation is expected and public sector experience, whilst not mandatory, is beneficial.
Located 15 kilometres east of Melbourne’s CBD, the City of Whitehorse is a major hub of cultural, commercial, business and innovative activity in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Its almost 179,000 residents live in the suburbs of Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Burwood, Burwood East, Forest Hill, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North, Nunawading, Surrey Hills, Vermont and Vermont South. The city is culturally diverse.
At Whitehorse City Council, community is at the heart of everything we do. To stay ahead of the evolving changes and needs of the community, the organisation is undertaking an exciting transformation journey that will transform ways of working and will empower employees to be innovative and constantly striving towards providing excellent customer experience at all times.
To apply – click on ‘Opportunities’ at www.fisherleadership.com and select ‘Apply Now’ clearly quoting reference code WHCfcp0821, submitting a targeted cover letter along with your current CV. For further information please call Andrea Ingram or David Baber of Fisher Leadership on +61 1300 347 437.
Applications close: Friday 10 September 2021