Chief Financial Officer

Closing Date: 22 December 2019


Tiwi Islands Regional Council is looking for a Chief Financial Officer

The opportunity to make an impactful and lasting difference to our community
Full time, fixed term contract
To travel and work at Wurrumiyanga as required.
To work in a cross cultural environment
6 weeks annual leave
Subsidised housing
Salary 130,000 to 140,000 plus 9.5% Superannuation

The Tiwi Islands are located 80km north of Darwin in the beautiful Arafura Sea. There are two islands, Bathurst and Melville, with a total land mass of 8320sq km. The islands are home to the Tiwi people, who have a strong affiliation with their land and a distinctive culture and language. There are school and medical facilities on the islands and regular plane, passenger ferry and barge connections to Darwin.

Position details
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) leads a team across a wide range of services (finance, accounting and grants). You will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Council, managers and internal/external stakeholders to enable the service delivery and capital programs in line with the Council’s vision.
The Chief Financial Officer will report directly to the CEO and will be part of the executive team driving change and development. You will apply best practice principles of human resources and financial management. The CFO will support Council policy priorities and will demonstrate ethical behaviour, sustainability, social inclusion, equity and a community first attitude.

Position requirements
To be successful in this role you will have proven experience planning, implementing, managing and controlling all financial-related activities of Council, including direct responsibility for accounting, financing, forecasting, job costing and strategic planning.
You will hold tertiary qualifications, CA or CPA and must be able to demonstrate your significant experience and skills in:
managing corporate programs and projects
undertaking high level strategic planning
interpreting legislation
managing grants
generating revenue
local government experience
Your experience working in remote communities, with an emphasis on engagement with local indigenous people, will be looked upon favourably. 

Application process

Position Description

Your application will be required to include the following:
Statement addressing the selection criteria (Please note that it is mandatory to address each of the selection criteria separately. Any applications not including the selection criteria will be considered incomplete.)
This vacancy is open to Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and New Zealand citizens only.
Please submit your application to:
Applications close 22nd December 2019
All interviews take place in early to mid-January 2020 so please make sure you are going to be available during this time as interviews cannot be rearranged.
Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander candidates are encouraged to apply. Priority consideration for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants.