First listed on: 12 April 2018

Manager Finance - Contract Position

  • Looking to lead and inspire during a time of change?
  • Excellent package includes six weeks annual leave and salary sacrifice options
  • Relocation allowance
  • Salary package of $139k - $156k, including superannuation and fully maintained vehicle

Darwin is one of Australia's thriving capitals. Our city is both modern and multicultural, boasting many exciting cultural festivals and weekly food and craft markets, as well as a laid back, family friendly lifestyle. In business and industry circles, Darwin is described as Australia's gateway to South East Asia, with desirable Asian locations just a short flight away.

Make your next big career move to a high performing capital city valued by its community

We have an exciting opportunity for Manager Finance to provide leadership, strategic financial advice and specialist professional and technical expertise to influence and support financial planning, management and decision making. The key leader of the Finance team with approximately 19 employees, you will be responsible for the day-to-day management, development and performance of the section to effectively meet all Council's financial management, compliance and reporting functions in conjunction with ensuring financial sustainability and probity.

Able to enthusiastically embrace change, you will help others to do the same by applying skills that combine strong leadership with the ability to motivate, inspire and foster a team environment using an innovative, consultative and flexible approach through highly-developed communication and interpersonal skills.

Could this be the career move you are looking for?

You will be a manager with a proven track record in providing strategic, professional and technical financial expertise and advice to internal and external stakeholders to ensure customer focussed efficient performance of the financial functions of Council. You'll also have a solid understanding of compliance, risk minimisation and the environment in which a council operates.

Your substantial experience in managing a team within a local government environment will enable you to deliver on key responsibilities. You'll have a good understanding of the relevant Australian Accounting Standards and other associated legislation and be able to ensure the timely preparation, accuracy and quality of correspondence, reports, briefings and other specialised documents. Your relevant tertiary qualification will also set you in good stead for this opportunity.

Be part of an innovative and committed council

With a strong commitment to a fair and equitable workplace ethos, rigorous adherence to WH&S procedures and a culture of innovation and transformation, you'll be focussed on high performance and quality outcomes. You will be ready to proactively lead and actively support the Council's vision, goals and values that complement a changing culture.

What we offer you

This is a five-year contract position giving you the opportunity to see the long-term results of your work with us. The salary package is $139k - $156k, including superannuation and fully maintained vehicle. City of Darwin offers six weeks annual leave, salary sacrifice options, and the opportunity for continuous professional development and learning. Relocation assistance may be offered to the successful candidate.

As part of Council's recruitment process, successful applicants will undergo pre-employment assessments, which may include a medical.

For more information regarding this position, please contact Liam Carroll, General Manager City Performance on 08 8930 0539.

To view the position description and submit an application, visit our website and click on the Careers quicklink.

Applications close 5pm Monday 7 May 2018

Diana Leeder
Chief Executive Officer


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