Chief Finance Officer

$258,398 - $269,925 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 21 Jun, 2022
Full time Accounting and Finance Executive and Management

Job Description

Classification: Executive Level 1.4
Position No: E1093
Directorate: Community Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 21 June 2022
Contact Officer: Grant Nichol on or (03) 8626 0600

Details: The Australian Capital Territory Public Service (ACTPS) has responsibility for both state and municipal functions, making it unique in Australia and sometimes referred to as a City State. The Service employs over 20,000 staff and delivers a wide range of services to the ACT community, including health, education, planning and urban renewal, transport, law enforcement and maintenance of infrastructure.

The Community Services Directorate employs over 1000 staff and has responsibility for a wide range of human services, including multicultural affairs, community services, older people, women, public and community housing services and policy, children, youth and family support services and policy, Child and Family Centres, homelessness, community engagement, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs, and community disaster recovery.

Reporting to the Executive Group Manager, Corporate Services, the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) is responsible for the provision of financial advice, management and reporting for the Directorate. The role also provides advice in relation to financial budget and strategic matters working with the Director-General. The role requires a high degree of sensitivity, confidentiality, as well as agility in responding to tight deadlines. Currently the Directorate is embarking on organisational wide reform which will underpin how services are delivered to support government and the community.

The CFO will bring a proven record and in-depth understanding of public-sector financial management, budgeting processes and requirements. Whole of government collaboration is critical in this position and high-level stakeholder engagement skills are paramount. Strong candidates will have a proven record in leading, managing and developing your staff creating a culture of excellence.

Remuneration: The position attracts a remuneration package ranging from $258,398 - $269,925 depending on the current superannuation arrangements of the successful applicant. This includes a cash component of $230,539.

Contract: The successful applicant will be engaged under a performance-based contract for a period of up to five years. Prospective applicants should be aware that long-term engagements are tabled in the ACT Legislative Assembly.

How to Apply: To obtain the Information for Candidates, email, quoting J15998. If further information is required after reviewing documentation and contact Grant Nichol at NGS Global on +61 3 8626 0600 or 1300 138 863. Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Applications close 5:00pm Monday 11 July 2022. A concurrent search is being undertaken.

Contact Officer: Grant Nichol (03) 8626 0600

Job Closing Date

11 Jul, 2022