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Chief Financial Officer

Northside Community Service
  • Great opportunity for an experienced CFO
  • Attractive salary + Salary Packaging
  • NFP, community-based organisation

About the Organisation

Northside Community Service is a not-for-profit, community-based organisation. We’ve been supporting our community in North Canberra and beyond since 1976. We’re a progressive and modern community organisation that embraces diversity, social justice and advocacy for those in our community whose voices are often unheard.

Northside supports young children through our high-quality early education services, children and young people through our youth programs and family support services, older citizens through our aged care services and support programs, and the wider community through our housing, community development, outreach and volunteer programs.

About the role

Northside now has a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Chief Financial Officer to join their team in Canberra on a full-time, Ongoing basis.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for the overall financial management of Northside, including strategic reporting, advice on financial performance, financial systems development and maintenance, payroll procurement and supplier management, and compliance with all relevant legal and regulatory standards.

The key responsibilities and duties for the role will include (but not be limited to):

  • The CFO is responsible for leading and developing a high-performing Finance and ICT team, including ensuring effective systems and processes are embedded, and timely and accurate reporting provided to Managers, the Executive, and the Northside Board.
  • The role has a direct relationship with the Board to ensure compliance with all required statutory and corporate governance requirements.
  • Lead collaborative and commercially focused financial planning processes, and ensure effective planning cycles within finance and business operations are aligned with Northside’s strategic direction.

Please email hr@northside.asn.au for a copy of the position description with a full list of key responsibilities and duties.

About You

To be considered for this position you will need to meet the following criteria (but not limited to):

  • Tertiary level accounting qualifications and membership of CPA Australia, Chartered Accountants ANZ or similar professional body.
  • Demonstrated experience as a Chief Financial Officer or a Financial Controller.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience in working with, advising and/or supporting CEOs, Executives, and Boards.
  • A track record of leading, motivating and developing high performing teams.

About the Benefits

This is a unique opportunity to bring your Financial Leadership skills to a passionate not-for-profit organisation that's improving the lives of people across North Canberra.

Northside is offering a competitive salary, and you would also benefit from Public Benevolent Institute salary packaging options and highly flexible work arrangements, to suit your needs. Free car parking is also available on-site.

A relocation allowance will be available to the successful candidate to assist with the move to Canberra.

Employment with Northside

Northside Community Service is a child-safe organisation. The recruitment process will include questions related to previous workplace performance and understanding of child safety requirements, including Mandatory Reporting requirements and Northside’s obligations under the ACT’s Reportable Conduct Scheme. Successful candidates will be required to undergo screening (Working with Vulnerable People Card and National Police Check) to ensure their suitability to work in child-safe environments.

Northside takes a strong approach to the safety of our team, and those we work with. During the recruitment process, you will be informed about Northside’s approach to safety and asked about your own understanding of managing risk and safety. Successful candidates will be given a thorough induction that will include information and guidance on Northside’s approaches to safety.

Northside Community Service is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities and LGBTIQA communities.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop new skills & advance your career with an organisation that champions diversity, choice & innovation. Make a positive difference - Apply Now!

Confidential enquiries may be made by contacting Nish Mohan (HR Manager) on 02 6171 8000 or emailing hr@northside.asn.au, using the subject line: Chief Financial Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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