The Opportunity

Director, Finance

Job Title: Director, Finance
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Salary: $202040 - $225094 per annum
Start Date: 2021-04-08
Reference: BH-28203
Contact Name: Alessia Pigna
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 09, 2021 17:06

Job Description

Director, Finance
Health Infrastructure, NSW Health
Executive Band 1 (Ongoing)
  • Managing a significant capital expenditure across a complex portfolio of projects
  • A strategic finance leadership role reporting to the COO, based in Sydney
  • Strong business partnering capability, project & cash flow management experience required

The opportunity

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this a key leadership role in the Strategy and Operations portfolio. The Director, Finance has financial oversight of the organisation’s capital expenditure of over $2 billion per year as well as a $35M recurrent expenditure budget for asset management services.
The position provides expert financial management advice, reporting and accounting services to comply with NSW Health and NSW Treasury policy, while leading the development of comprehensive reporting and analytical capability to support effective financial and business decision-making. The Director, Finance is the key liaison with the Ministry of Health and partners with the Ministry in reporting Health Infrastructure’s financial information in the context of NSW Health’s budget and financial statement consolidation.
Internally, the role will improve operational effectiveness and requires an approach that fosters innovation and challenges the status quo whilst remaining actively involved and accountable for results. Externally, the role will work collaboratively across the sector to identify state-wide improvements for the financial delivery of capital projects. The Director, Finance will ensure alignment to the reporting requirements of NSW Treasury and the Ministry of Health, and compliance to the requirements of the Government Sector Finance Act. 
To succeed in this role, you’ll be a strategic executive finance leader, CA or CPA, with significant experience managing commercial and financial strategies within infrastructure, construction and project related organisations.  Your experience may have been gained within the public or private sectors, with demonstrated experience of interfacing with financial and non-financial government stakeholders and particularly working within an organisation whose financials consolidate into a broader division or entity. Critical to your success will be your ability to lead, motivate and inspire your team, whilst managing stakeholder expectations within a fast pace project environment.
For further information, download the role description and candidate information pack here.

About us

Health Infrastructure was established in 2007 as the capital delivery agency of NSW Health, for projects over $10 million. Today, Health Infrastructure plans and delivers sustainable and innovative infrastructure and asset management solutions to meet the health care needs of NSW communities now and into the future. We are leading the largest health capital works program in Australia, collaborating with NSW Health districts and agencies, government more broadly and industry to transform public health facilities across NSW. In doing so, we contribute long term economic and social benefits to NSW communities.
Our people are united by our CORE values of Collaboration, Openness, Respect and Empowerment. We behave with integrity, treat others how we would like to be treated and are trusted advisors to our partners in the Local Health Districts and Networks across NSW. We pride ourselves on our positive organisational culture and are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce.

We are diverse and inclusive

Health Infrastructure is committed to building a diverse, inclusive and flexible workforce. We welcome and encourage applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, sexual orientation or disability. If you require specific arrangements or need any additional support during the application process, please let us know.
We know that flexibility works. It helps us develop effective, committed and high-performing teams and enables us all to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Applying for this Role

You are required to submit a resume no more than five pages, a cover letter which clearly addresses the Essential Requirements below, and your response to the two targeted questions (maximum 300 words per response).
  • Describe a situation in which you provided executive level financial leadership across a complex or project organisation and outline your key achievements.
  • Give an example of when you have had to manage a complex stakeholder group. How did you bring stakeholders with you and what were your key success metrics?
Essential Requirements
The successful candidate will have:
  • Relevant tertiary qualification and eligibility for membership of a recognised professional accounting body such as CPA Australia or Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • Knowledge of the application of the Public Finance and Audit Act 1983, Treasurer's Directions and Australian Accounting Standards, with a broad understanding of relevant Government policies
  • Experience leading the finance division of an organisation whose financials consolidate into a broader division or entity
  • Demonstrated experience in managing diverse stakeholder groups both at the Senior Executives and Board level all the way through to capital project teams, including the capacity to engage, influence and manage complex negotiations
  • Experience in leading strategy for financial transformation and process efficiency projects that include systems integration to deliver efficiencies, cost and risk improvements
This is an ongoing, Band 1, Health Service senior executive (HSSE) role. An attractive remuneration package within the range of $202,040 to $225,094 per annum, with annual performance reviews, will be negotiated with the successful applicant.
Should you have any additional questions about the role, please contact Jason Scoble, Partner Derwent via
Please click here to apply for the advert through the Health Career Portal (search by job reference number REQ223399).

  • The selection methods for this role are in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 and employment arrangements for the NSW public sector.
  • Applicants must respond to the two targeted questions and submit an up to date resume. For further guidance, refer to Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.
  • Applicants will need to demonstrate their proficiency in the capabilities outlined in the Role Description. These will be assessed through the recruitment process to determine their suitability for appointment. For further information, refer to the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework.
  • To be eligible for employment, you must be one of the following:
    • An Australian citizen;
    • A permanent resident of Australia;
    • A New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport; or
    • A citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia
You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia; and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia.
  • Relevant standard screening checks will be undertaken following interviews e.g. National Police Check, Service Checks, Proof of ID etc.
  • Click here for information on NSW Health

Applications close: Sunday, 25th April 2021 11.59pm

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