The Opportunity

Chief Financial Officer

Job Title: Chief Financial Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Parramatta
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2021-12-09
Reference: BH-29168
Contact Name: Ali McCourt
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 10, 2021 12:20

Job Description

  • Do you have the vision & acumen to be part of building the Central City?
  • Are you a leader who sees the bigger picture and builds capability?
  • This is a rare opportunity to make a difference

The City of Parramatta is going through unprecedented change and transformation as it becomes Sydney’s Central City. With an expected $20 billion in projects under construction or projected over the next five years, the Council, their partners, and community have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to shape the whole City’s future and ensure it is culturally, socially, environmentally and economically sustainable.

Council has an excellent Executive Team leading approximately 1,200 staff with an annual turnover of approximately $430 million, including capital expenditure of $311 million. The Council’s operations are incredibly diverse and dynamic, providing unique variety and scope to learn and contribute.

As CFO you will be a member of Council’s leadership team and work closely with the executives across the organisation to develop and execute a sustainable finance strategy. Reporting to the Executive Director Corporate Services, you will be leading a team of approximately 38 staff across accounting, planning and analysis, procurement, asset management and rates.

Your immediate focus will be on building a team fit for the task of building the Central City. Improving systems and processes and developing Council’s analytical capability to support budget management, cost-benefit analysis, forecasting and funding in alignment with Council’s objectives is also critical.

We are seeking a finance leader who builds strong teams operating as outstanding business partners. You will be someone who thinks beyond the finance function and considers wider interdependencies, relationships and developing organisational capability. You will enjoy driving change and bringing a team with you.

This will be a challenging role with pressure to meet deadlines and drive improvements at a fast pace, requiring resilience and agility. Experience in the public sector is not essential and we encourage applications from executives with experience in large, diverse business environments and a range of industries, particularly including exposure to capital works, infrastructure, major projects and services.

This is a great time to join the impressive leadership team at the City of Parramatta as it meets the challenges and opportunities that come with growth and change.

Candidate information:

Please click here to download a copy of the Candidate Information Pack. For more information, please contact Andrew McEncroe at or call (02) 9091 3230.

To apply:

Please provide a cover letter highlighting your suitability for the role and a resume by the due date.

Applications close: Sunday, 9th January 2022

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