Finance Executive

Job Title: Finance Executive
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Gold Coast
Reference: 1006991
Contact Name: Annie Kennedy
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 21, 2020 10:15

Job Description

"The Gold Coast is an outstanding global city proudly looking towards its future. We are inspired by lifestyle and driven by opportunity.
Here at City of Gold Coast, our commitment to a shared set of values shapes our decisions, actions and behaviours towards achieving the City Vision and our many city priorities."

About the Position

The Water, Waste & Energy Directorate is responsible for the delivery of the City's utility services and has a budget of $585 million for 2020-21. The Finance Executive will require exceptional skills relevant to a highly regulated commercial environment and ideally have experience working within a utility business.

Reporting to the Manager Corporate Finance, this highly autonomous role forms a key member of the Corporate Finance Management team and provides financial management advice and support to the Water, Waste & Energy Directorate located in the Nerang Offices. The position will work closely with the Director and the Directorate Management team and be responsible for a small team of finance professionals.

Key objectives
  • As a member of the Corporate Finance management team, jointly lead and drive financial management excellence throughout the organisation.
  • Establish and maintain a strong financial management environment within the Water, Waste & Energy Directorate.
  • Provide sound financial management advice to the Director and Directorate Management Team.
  • Build effective relationships based on trust and a desire to provide value added services to the Directorate and the organisation.
  • Prepare strategic financial plans that support the Directorate deliverables and financial sustainability of the City.
  • Deliver the annual budget and monthly financial reports in accordance with management and regulatory requirements and timelines.
  • Manage a team of financial professionals operating in the City's shared services environment.
  • Ensure compliance with the City's policies, accounting standards and financial regulations.
  • Provide professional advice to various corporate committees and working groups.
About You
  • Relevant tertiary or equivalent accounting qualification (CPA/ACA) and/or substantial knowledge and previous experience in financial and commercial management with a sound knowledge of the Australian Accounting Standards and relevant legislation.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with particular emphasis in the areas of consultation, advocacy, negotiation, influencing, conflict resolution and resilience, while continuing to maintain a team environment based on trust.
  • Excellent organisation and project management skills, with the ability to develop, administer, manage and co-ordinate complex processes and projects in order to deliver on multiple deadlines and outcomes.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills with a keen sense of judgement to initiate, formulate, implement, and evaluate new strategies, methodologies, policies and procedures that support the corporate and business needs of the organisation.
  • Proven supervisory/management experience gained within a multi-disciplinary function including the ability to develop and motivate staff.
  • A demonstrated commitment to safety from both a leadership and a personal perspective.
  • A commitment to model the utmost integrity and leadership behaviours.
Working for the City of Gold Coast is both challenging and rewarding. You will enjoy:
  • Working within a culture that promotes a healthy work life balance and flexible working arrangements;
  • A friendly and supportive team where you will be recognised and rewarded;
  • Opportunities for professional development training and study assistance to enhance your career progression;
  • a competitive remuneration package is on offer, including salary, car allowance, up to 12% employer superannuation contribution and options to salary sacrifice;
To learn more please call Annie Kennedy on 0421 251 062 or email To apply please hit the apply now letter and include a covering letter and resume.


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