Manager Financial Services - City of Yarra

Job Title: Manager Financial Services - City of Yarra
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Inner Suburbs Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: 7/12/2020
Reference: JO-2010-101604_1602034136
Contact Name: Jessica Charles
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 08, 2020 12:44

Job Description

  • Innovative and Progressive Council
  • Drive best practice and future focused agenda
  • Balance contemporary thinking, leadership and technical nous

The City of Yarra is one of Victoria's most innovative and progressive Councils. Known for its flexibility and supportive development opportunities for its staff, coupled with a strong commitment to driving positive difference in people's lives and continually improving services to their community. The City of Yarra is seeking a Manager Financial Services with proven business and commercial acumen to make a valuable contribution to the future direction of Council.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, you will drive a strong continuous improvement agenda with a focus on enhancing business systems and processes to unlock new and efficient ways of working. Leading the financial services team, you will be responsible for a portfolio of key focus areas including monthly and quarterly reporting, annual budget process, long term financial planning, financial and statutory reporting, business systems and legislative compliance. A key partner to the CFO, your ability to develop internal relationships with key stakeholders and maintain strong external relationships with key government departments and the community will be an area where you will excel.

You are an experienced people leader with exceptional interpersonal skills, a motivated self-starter with high energy levels, and passionate about inspiring teams. Degree and CPA/CA qualified is a key requirement for this role, together with your can do attitude and your willingness to roll up your sleeves and support your team. You are a customer centric and confident leader who is experienced in driving best practice through technologies.

Experience and understanding of local government or the public sector would be highly desirable, however not essential. Your ability to support the CFO in shaping the strategic financial direction of Council is critical.

Yarra City Council is committed to being a child safe organisation and supports flexible and accessible working arrangements for all. This includes people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, culturally, religiously and linguistically diverse people, young people, older people, women, and people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex or queer. We draw pride and strength from our diversity, remain open to new approaches and actively foster an inclusive workplace that celebrates the contribution made by all our people.

If you would like to apply for this role and be part of this exciting organisation, please click "Apply for this job" and attach your resume. For a copy of the position description, please email Paris Plompen at

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