Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Job Title: Deputy Chief Financial Officer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: CBD & Inner Suburbs
Reference: 1080469
Job Published: April 01, 2021 15:45

Job Description

About the organisation:

Credit Union Australia – Australia’s largest customer owned financial institution – is entering an ambitious and exciting growth phase that will strengthen our profile and position within the sector.

As a proudly owned customer organisation, our focus is on helping more Australians achieve home ownership and reinvesting our profits back into better products and experiences for our customers.

We’re hugely excited about the journey ahead and are looking for talented and enthusiastic people who want to be part of our success.

About the role:

Reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer and a new senior leadership position for CUA, the Deputy Chief Financial Officer will be a trusted advisor providing key financial and business leadership to the Chief Financial Officer and Executive team of CUA. As second in charge, you will take financial lead in business cases and long-term planning as well as providing financial leadership to the business in transformational processes.

The role will be accountable for ensuring that CUA complies with all financial and regulatory obligations including statutory and APRA regulatory reporting. As the new Deputy Chief Financial Officer, you will need to provide the leadership and direction to ensure the development and ongoing enhancement of relevant financial information and timely financial budgeting and planning and financial reporting for senior leadership.

This key leadership role will assist the Chief Financial Officer in managing and controlling CUA’s financial processes, making the necessary changes to upgrade and improve processes, policies or procedures.

You will be a key contributor to CUA's senior leadership team, and therefore coach, mentor and guide others to take ownership, stand up, stand out and grow their careers at CUA.
Specifically, key accountabilities include:
  • Active contributor to the success of the CFO’s and CUA’s senior leadership team.
  • Responsible for all financial and (APRA) regulatory reporting to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Provide strong leadership and direction within the division.
  • Accountable for setting a competitive finance strategy, considering future opportunities, past performance, the market environment and how this benefits the organisation and its members.
  • Responsible for establishing effective financial controls; implementing and maintaining appropriate accounting and reporting systems, budgeting controls and expenditure procedures.
  • Directing the establishment of financial principles, procedures and practices in our organisation, in line with legal and corporate requirements, and CUA strategy.
  • Creating a culture of exceptional service, team work, commitment to excellence and a professional ethic that enables the achievement of team and organisational objectives.
  • Accountable for driving the financial strategy of CUA, and the day-to-day operation of your team, including meeting service standards, being responsive and communicative, providing ongoing team direction, and coaching and mentoring of your direct reports.
  • Create a culture of change and innovation to enable continuous growth and improvement.
  • Drive the business efficiency program across the organisation to assist CUA in delivery of its long term business objectives.
Key Skills Required:

To be considered for the position, you will be a strong people leader who demonstrates extensive experience and record of achievements in a senior finance management role across the Financial Services sectors. You will bring demonstrated experience in financial planning for a corporate, including reporting and controls, and the ability to organise and control major accounting systems.  
You will have solid leadership and emotional intelligence skills with demonstrated ability to develop and deliver strategy through a complex member-oriented environment through strong transformational leadership, analytical and strategic thinking.
Your strategic commercial capability and experience as a senior leader are underpinned by your understanding of contemporary management practices and current planning methodologies.
It is essential that you demonstrate superior presentation and communication skills. Demonstrate integrity in all dealings; be honest and open; listen to and consider stakeholder views; demonstrate empathy; and act in a way that reflects the culture and values of the organisation.
Exceptional stakeholder relationship skills will be critical for this role as you will need to develop and foster essential networks and partnerships necessary to achieve organisational objectives through periods of growth and change. Exposure to government and board related processes with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the finance industry, regulatory environment and relevant governing legislation will be high desirable.
Ability to identify opportunities for change and lead improvement initiatives will be needed for this leadership position.
For a strictly confidential discussion, please contact Callan Raine, Director - Executive on (07) 3054 1143 / 0411 686 652. Alternatively, submit your application via the apply button, or email

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