Director, Financial Performance

Lismore/Gold Coast, Australia
Friday, 26 June 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 20 July 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Excellent opportunity for an established financial management leader
  • Five year, fixed-term appointment
  • Gold Coast or Lismore based appointment

About the role

The University is seeking to appoint a Director, Financial Performance to lead a team of financial specialists to support the University’s objectives and strategic direction by providing leadership on reporting, dissemination and communication of financial information.

The Director will play a key role in engaging the University’s Senior Executive and ensure they are well versed in understanding and interpreting the financial performance data of the University, and informed about financial trends in operating, cash flow and balance sheet reporting.

Reporting to the Vice President (Finance), the Director will manage a team in the delivery of client-focussed services to the University community. As a key member of the University’s senior management team, the Director will be responsible for driving a culture of innovation, high performance and excellence in service delivery.

The successful candidate can nominate a Gold Coast or Lismore based appointment. Gold Coast based appointments will require regular travel to the Lismore campus each week. Relocation support will be available to the successful candidate if relocating to the Gold Coast or Northern Rivers area for this opportunity.

An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

About you

We are seeking applications from experienced financial management and performance leaders who demonstrate expertise in supporting the strategic objectives of a large organisation with effective dissemination and communication of financial information. You should have a proven track record of successfully engaging senior management, enabling informed decision making to ensure the realisation of the organisation’s financial goals.

With expertise in current accounting, financial and commercial practices, you will demonstrate the ability to drive innovation and service enhancement processes to deliver exceptional service to our internal clients.

Applicants must have exceptional leadership and stakeholder engagement skills, with a proven ability to effectively communicate with diverse client groups and influence strategic, evidenced-based decision making.

The University’s values are integrity and collegiality. Alignment with these values, along with the ability to drive the success of a team, are inherent requirements of the role.

About us

​Southern Cross Universityis a progressive, young and connected research university with vibrant campuses in two states. Our growing world-class status is reinforced by our outstanding research reputation. The Excellence in Research for Australia report has ranked Southern Cross as ‘at world standard or above’ across 23 diverse research fields of global and national significance.

Operating within the Vice President (Finance)’s portfolio, the Financial Performance work unit’s primary responsibilities are to:

  • provide reliable, accurate and timely information relating to financial performance to University Council, senior executive and managers of business units; and
  • facilitate the University’s budget and forecast processes, providing financial analysis and advice to senior executive.

Southern Cross University campuses are all located in areas that are highly regarded as providing exceptional quality of life. With close proximity to world-class surf and swimming beaches, World Heritage rainforests, cultural and sporting hubs and lively regional communities, both a Gold Coast or Lismore based appointment offers the successful candidate an opportunity to reside in this vibrant region. The Gold Coast campus offers expansive views over the Pacific Ocean, with a short walk to the sand for a lunch-time swim. Alternatively, the Lismore campus is situated on 75 hectares of sub-tropical grounds with abundant native wildlife, and features rainforest walkways between buildings. For more information about our locations, please visit the Southern Cross University, Visit Northern Rivers or Destination Gold Coast websites.

Applications close at 9:00 am AEST on Monday, 20 July 2020 and must be submitted through the online portal.

To view the full position advertisement and details of the application process please click on the APPLY button where you will be redirected to the Southern Cross University website. The Vacancy ID is 110-06/20.