Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer
- Provide strategic financial leadership
- Contribute to commercial success and organisational growth
- Play a key role in a world-class research organisation, helping to shape a better future for Australia
The Social Research Centre (SRC) seeks a results-oriented finance and functional leader with a passion for social research and a drive to make a positive impact on society, as Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer (COO/CFO).
Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and as a key member of the executive leadership team, the COO/CFO will drive functional capability and delivery across financial strategy and controls, accounting and reporting, technology, people and culture, and marketing. As a strategic partner to the CEO, the COO/CFO will play a critical role in ensuring the compliance, performance and sustainability of the organisation, leading all corporate functional activities in support of, and as a key driver of, the SRC’s strategy and mission.
The ideal candidate will bring proven experience in a senior management role, with broad functional experience and deep commercial acumen. A thought leader with a strategic financial lens, you will be proficient in commercial and financial principles and requirements, with a strong understanding of compliance and risk management. Strengths in communication, influencing and negotiation will be required to engage effectively with diverse stakeholders and to lead and motivate a high-performing team. The role will work closely with the Board and prior experience in board reporting and company secretarial activities will be highly regarded. Bringing outstanding problem-solving skills, you will have high ethical standards and a commitment to maintaining integrity and transparency across functional operations.
A tertiary qualification in finance, business or a related field, with relevant professional certifications will be expected. You will be enthusiastic to work with a dynamic team to drive a positive impact on society through high-impact social research.
The Social Research Centre provides the Australian social research community with access to world-class research and evaluation services, including research design, survey management, statistical consulting, qualitative research, data science applications, and analysis and reporting.
Working to the highest quality standards, the SRC specialises in social and health research, to enhance knowledge and contribute to informed decision-making for public good. The pursuit of excellence is enshrined in the organisation’s mission and governing principles. Headquartered in Melbourne, the SRC has over 100 researchers, statisticians, analysts, data scientists and administrative staff working in dedicated qualitative research and program evaluation units. The organisation has a strong technology focus and is proud of its track record adapting to technology and market developments, continually evolving new products and services to maintain growth and its leadership position.
For further information about SRC, please visit: srcentre.com.au.
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