Job Details
  • Reference401158A_1668464875
  • LocationKatoomba
  • SalaryAU$135000 - AU$141000 per annum + + Super
  • Job TypeFull Time
  • Posted16 days ago
  • ConsultantAndrew Murphy
Chandler Macleod is partnering with Blue Mountains City Council to recruit for a Program Leader, Strategic Finance. This person will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of Council's Finance Management Strategy as a key component of the 10 years Resourcing Strategy in conjunction with the Executive Leadership Team and Council.

  • The purpose of this role is to support the achievement of a financially sustainable Council through provision of expert financial advice and leading Council's long term financial planning, budgeting and reporting.
  • This role is responsible for leading financial modelling and analysis to facilitate service planning, business case development and service reviews.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Manage a small team including management of performance, budgets and work programs.
  • Develop, monitor and evaluate the Long-Term Financial Plan including Council's Revenue Strategy.
  • Control the financial reporting of the operational and capital grants from the Council.
  • Retain in-depth understanding of broader legal, statutory, and policy frameworks that could affect the financial operating model of the council.
  • Take the helm in developing, reviewing, and overseeing the annual and four-year budgets for the council.
  • Prepare submissions as required to advocate to Federal and State governments on key strategic financial matters.
What will you need to be successful in this role?
  • CPA/CA certification; a degree in financial management or a related field; or comparable experience that is relevant to the position.
  • Financial management experience, including the formulation and implementation of financial strategies.
  • Proven track record of successfully managing personnel, including finances and work plans.
  • The position requires someone with great interpersonal skills who is capable of handling professionally sensitive political and financial concerns.
  • The ability to successfully achieve results while working in cross-organizational teams.
  • Committed to continuous improvement and building strong partnerships with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve complex problems and produce practical solutions.
  • Expertise in strategic financial planning, strategy formulation, and the provision of such advice.
If you are interested in applying for the role, please click on the link below or contact Andrew Murphy at or call on 02 9269 8779 for a confidential discussion.