Finance Manager - City of Stonnington - FinanceCareer

First listed on: 24 October 2021

Finance Manager


City of Stonnington is a child safe and equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We actively encourage applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore the opportunity of a career at the City of Stonnington. If you have any support or access requirements, or would like to speak to someone about employment or an alternative processes, please contact Council’s Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333.

We are building a safe and inclusive culture where our people are empowered to deliver their best work.  Embracing innovation and change, we continually deliver richer and higher quality services to a vibrant, diverse and iconic municipality. We are passionate and energetic, working as one team to build a healthy, prosperous and sustainable community. Progress is important to us, and we and make it a priority to invest in our people’s wellbeing, growth and development.

Please view the below documents for this position:

Job Description

As the Finance Manager you'll provide leadership and guidance to the Financial Accounting and Management Accounting teams.

Success in this position will look like:

  • A successfull business partner model through strong relationships, exceptional customer experiences, engaging and meaningful presentation of data, and expert advice 
  • Accurate and efficient delivery of the annual budget and planning process, annual long-term financial plan and annual audit process
  • A culture of continuous improvement
  • Innovative solutions and strategies to the management of Council's finances 
  • Reduced financial management threats or opportunities, with a proactive approach to their identification and impactful risk management practices 

This is a new position in our growing Finance Department, with a total remuneration package of approx $160k (including 10% super) + a monthly day off arrangement. Consideration may be given to part time arrangements of 28+ hours per week. 

Desired Skills and Experience

To succeed in this position you will need:

  • Effective methods for building strong and cohesive team environments, and bringing the best out of your staff 
  • Experience in senior financial positions implementing best practice financial management 
  • A history of engaging a variety of stakeholders and using those relationships to drive improvements, compliance, and efficiencies 
  • Professional finance qualifications such as CA, CPA or equivalent 
  • Well-developed interpretation, analysis, time management and communication skills

Work for Stonnington today. Work that matters. People who make a difference.  


For enquiries relating to the role, please contact Julia Gallace on 8290 1305.

For enquiries relating to the system and the application process, please contact a member of the Talent Acquisition team on 8290 1333. 

Submitting your application 

We are no longer using Position Descriptions or Key Selection Criteria. Please use your cover letter to demonstrate to us that you can ‘deliver’ the aspects of the role and that you have what is needed to ‘thrive’. These are the top two sections in the Success Profile. You do not need to have a heading of each point or address each point individually. Recommended no more than 2 pages for your cover letter.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must have an appropriate Australian or New Zealand work visa.