Chief Financial Officer

Location: Brisbane
Job Type: Permanent
Discipline: Executive Search
Reference: 1368267
Posted: 4 days ago
About Stoddart Group  

As Australia’s largest supplier and installer of building products, Stoddart Group is an integral part of today’s housing industry – supplying and installing essential components such as steel framing, metal roofing, light weight cladding, insulation, plasterboard, and garage doors.
“Our expansive network of over 30+ branches, across five states, enables us to supply and install products to over 30,000 new homes each year – a quarter of all new homes built across Australia each year.
With a vision “To Build the Future of Building” we are an innovator and driver of change for the residential construction industry, helping Australian builders deliver better-performing, more environmentally responsible houses”
The company specialises in providing comprehensive services including project management for residential houses, multi-res projects up to three storeys, as well as retirement and community homes. At Stoddart Group, the emphasis is on delivering high-quality outcomes that align with clients' specific requirements. The organisation boasts multidisciplinary teams of experienced professionals who combine technical expertise and a collaborative approach to ensure successful project execution from concept to completion.
About the CFO role:

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and part of the Executive Leadership Team, the Chief Financial Officer at Stoddart Group will have a significant operational and strategic impact on the company's operations, playing a pivotal role in analysing, strategising, and enhancing the organisation's financial position. This position requires a deep understanding of current accounting practices and trends, as well as a demonstrated track record in executing complex financial strategies and adapting to changes in the business, whether it involves growth or rationalisation.
Responsibilities of the CFO will extend beyond traditional financial management functions. This role will actively contribute to the overall business strategy, working closely with the CEO and executive team to identify opportunities for growth, efficiency improvements, and risk mitigation. The CFO will provide valuable insights and recommendations based on their comprehensive understanding of financial data and industry dynamics.
Specifically, key accountabilities include:
  • Provide strategic operational plans regarding the planning, financial, evaluation, implementation, and management of current and future opportunities for the business.
  • Contribute to the development, achievement, and review of the Strategic Plan.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain a financial management framework and financial models which promote effective budget management and reporting in alignment with the business’s strategic plans.
  • Provide clear leadership, direction and management of the Finance, Credit, and Administration teams and ensure the achievement of each area’s operational plans and objectives.
  • Provide reporting & strategic recommendations to the CEO, and members of the executive leadership team.
  • Assesses financial risks and opportunities and develops a suitable risk management plan.
  • Drive a continuous improvement culture to identify opportunities to improve back-office efficiencies.
  • The CFO will collaborate with cross-functional teams to drive operational excellence and maximise the company's financial performance.
  • Provide a high level of visionary leadership within the business to ensure the effective delivery of services through best utilisation of human, financial and capital resources.
  • Support the CEO and Board strategic commercial outcomes by leading and contributing to key commercial transactions and by making critical business decisions.
  • Develop and manage strategic direction of Investments & borrowings portfolio and oversight of compliance and taxation.
  • Report on progress to finance and business services objectives and operations to the board when required.  
The Person:
To be considered for the position, you will be a strong people leader who demonstrates extensive experience and record of achievements at a C-suite level either as a CFO or Executive GM equivalent across the construction and heavy industry. You will have solid leadership and emotional intelligence skills with demonstrated ability to develop and deliver strategy through a complex customer-oriented environment through strong transformational leadership, analytical and strategic thinking.
As an experienced CFO and CPA, you will bring substantial governance and reporting requirements, and ideally have enjoyed a close relationship with a CEO who has allowed you to be their second set of eyes and ears within the business.
Your strategic commercial capability and experience as a senior leader are underpinned by your ability to engage others and embrace organisational change. It is essential that you demonstrate superior presentation and communication skills, with a personal presence.
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. Ability to identify opportunities for change and lead improvement initiatives will be needed for this leadership position.
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For a strictly confidential discussion, please contact Callan Raine, Director - Executive Search on 0411 686 652.

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