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Chief Financial Officer

The University of Adelaide - Adelaide, SA

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Source: uWorkin


Job no: 505236
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Finance and Accounting, Senior Manager

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s leading universities. It has an international reputation for research and training and, with revenue around $1b and staff of around 3,500, is a major employer in South Australia. It now seeks an accomplished senior finance professional for the role of Chief Financial Officer at a pivotal time for the University and the sector.

Working closely with the new Vice-Chancellor, Peter Høj, the Chief Operating Officer, Bruce Lines and the Executive Leadership Group, responsibilities of this critical role include:

  • proactively contributing to the strategic direction of the organisation through the development and implementation of short and long term financial plans;
  • overseeing, directing, controlling, administering and reporting on the financial activities of the organisation;
  • leading, managing, mentoring, motivating and developing the Financial Services Team;
  • maintaining and enhancing important relationships with a diverse range of key external and internal stakeholders.

Applications are encouraged from CA/CPA or equivalent status candidates ideally with experience overseeing the finance and/or corporate services functions for a significant organisation. Also important are highly developed skills in people management, negotiation, financial analysis, project management and effective communication.

A senior executive remuneration package reflecting the importance of the role will be offered to a high calibre individual keen to join this iconic organisation in an unprecedented period of change.

This is one of the most significant Adelaide based CFO opportunities and will suit a versatile and commercially astute individual who can add value as the University seeks to attain its strategic targets and prepares for future success.

Applications should be addressed to Andrew Reed and Justin Hinora at Hender Consulting. For a confidential discussion, please call Hender Consulting on (08) 8100 8849.

Advertised: 12 Mar 2021 12:00 AM
Applications close: 11 Apr 2021 11:55 PM

For all enquiries please contact the Human Resources Service Centre.