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The Opportunity


Chief Finance Officer

Job Title: Chief Finance Officer
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Brisbane CBD, Queensland
Industry: Public Sector
Reference: BBBH26180_1572499337
Job Published 31st October 2019
  • A critical and uniquely diverse leadership role
  • Shaping a Single Integrated Transport Network accessible to everyone in Queensland
  • Champion best practice financial management and public-sector governance

About Your Opportunity

We deliver customer focussed services, infrastructure and business across Queensland, with offices based in Brisbane as well as a number of regional centres across the state.

As Chief Finance Officer, you will play an integral leadership role in achieving this vision as well as providing timely, accurate and relevant strategic advice to our Minister, the Director-General, and members of the Executive Leadership Team. The position is accountable for an annual operating budget of $6.2b, capital budget of $2.9b and net assets of $65.1b, overseeing an establishment of approximately 170 employees.

Responsibilities include the provision of high level commercial advice, financial assessments and insightful information which will maximise value, drive efficiency and facilitate planned and targeted investment. This incorporates a dynamic mix of financial, procurement and facilities frameworks and functions for the Department.

Whilst the department's Leadership team is currently primarily based in Brisbane, we are committed to providing safe and flexible work practices which support the delivery of its services.

About you

You will have a proven track record as a leader within a large, complex and multi-faceted environment. With extensive experience across the public, private and/or not for profit sector, you will have a strong background in strategy and policy implementation, service delivery, and client service. Possession of appropriate tertiary and/or post-graduate qualifications and certification in accountancy are mandatory requirements for the role.

As a leader in Queensland Government you will possess a combination of traditional and contemporary leadership skills and expertise including:

  • Outstanding judgement
  • High-level integrity
  • Authentic leadership
  • A strong achievement orientation
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Stakeholder engagement with an emphasis on political acumen and judgement
  • Financial and commercial acumen
  • Strong agility to adapt to a constantly changing environment

You will demonstrate ability to engage, cultivate and champion organisational-wide strategic planning and continual improvement. While maintaining best practice corporate governance and change that embraces and promotes a focus on our people, customers and industry-sector business partners.

You will be a natural communicator, engaging with influence and transparency across a broad range of internal and external stakeholders, with competing priorities, deliverables and commitments. You will demonstrate expertise in strengthening organisational presence and relevance across a mixed medium of platforms, social tools and business strategies.

Attractive Remuneration Package

The position will provide an attractive remuneration package (s122 Contract) compensatory to the critical nature and scope of the role.

Your Application

To download the Executive Brief pertaining to this role, please click here. To apply for this role, select "Apply Now" at the bottom of the page. Confidential enquiries can be directed to Katie Crichton, Derwent on 07 3811 8000 or via email kcrichton@derwentsearch.com.au