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Director, Financial Services

Reference no: 493690
Work type: Fixed Term - Full Time
Location: Bathurst, Wagga Wagga
Categories: Finance, Executive, Professional

  • Manage a diverse portfolio of financial services 
  • Exciting transformational phase 
  • Enjoy the regional lifestyle our campuses have to offer 

The Role

  • Full Time, Fixed Term (up to 5 years)
  • Senior remuneration package in the range of $156,499 to $195,624 p.a.
  • Wagga Wagga or Bathurst

This is a University-wide role responsible for the leadership, management and development of the financial services function encompassing accounting functions payables, receivables, travel, ledgers, assets and banking across the University and its controlled entities. As part of the Finance Division Executive, this position will support the Chief Financial Officer in providing input to broader financial management as it applies to the University.

To be successful you will have:

  • Tertiary level qualification in a relevant discipline or equivalent level of knowledge obtained through any combination of education, training and/or experience;
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience including contribution to corporate objectives, direction setting, developing staff and effective teams, and developing a high performing supportive workplace culture;
  • Current knowledge of Accounting Standards and the financial compliance framework and experience applying these in a large scale organisation;
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills including engaging and influencing key stakeholders and effective report writing and written communications with a diverse audience; and
  • Demonstrated proficiency in accounting systems and software and capacity to utilise and embrace current and emerging technologies to achieve work objectives.

Application Requirements

Charles Sturt is partnering with Astrum Recruitment to undertake a national search. Applicants are expected to contact Astrum Recruitment to submit an application and discuss the opportunity further in confidence. 

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Office of the Chief Operating Officer includes the functions of Finance, Information Technology, Facilities Management, People and Culture and Strategy and delivers professional services and support to the University community commanding the management and deployment of a significant asset base.  The Portfolio has the overarching responsibility and commitment to lead the physical and technological development of the University; to lead organisational change and development of our people in the service and support areas of the University as part of the University Strategy 2017–2022.

The Division of Finance is responsible for the provision of financial services to the University. The Division’s goal is to provide timely, flexible and responsive financial information to facilitate efficient and effective management throughout the University.

Charles Sturt University offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. This is demonstrated through our Workplace Gender Equality Agency Employer of Choice Citation and our Athena SWAN Bronze Institutional Award. Charles Sturt is also a participating member in the Australian Workplace Equality Index. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ+; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Julie Faddoul | Recruitment Manager, Executive and Commercial Team | Astrum Recruitment | | Ph 02 9900 5815 or 0403 612 598

Closing Date: 11 pm, 21 June 2021

Position Description

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Applications close: - AUS Eastern Standard Time

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