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Chief Financial Officer

Canberra, Australia
Closing date
18 Dec 2023

The Australian National University (ANU) is unique in serving the whole nation. Founded in 1946 by the Commonwealth Government, our mission has always been to support the development of Australian society, improve our understanding of the world around us, and provide our nation with education and research capacity equal to the best in the world.

Joining ANU as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is an exceptional opportunity to shape and steward the University’s financial strategy and performance. The CFO is responsible for managing the University’s financial and business services as a driver and enabler of our vision: to be among the great universities of the world and driven by a culture of excellence in everything we do.

Like any world-class institution, ANU attracts exceptional staff and students from around the world. Our culture, characterised by excellence and underpinned by academic freedom, has shaped generations of leaders, innovators and problem-solvers. Our new CFO will contribute to the University’s dynamic, inclusive, and diverse community. We are dedicated to maintaining a flexible, nurturing environment for students and staff and fostering a supportive and inclusive atmosphere for all.

As a key member of the University’s Executive team, the CFO will partner across ANU to help us serve society through transformational education and research. This is a rare and exceptional opportunity for a well-established senior finance executive to join Australia’s foremost university. If the opportunity to make a decisive contribution to Australia’s national university appeals, we welcome your application.

Contact Paul Phillips or Jaydon Carrasco at Hays Executive to discuss this opportunity in the strictest of confidence. A detailed candidate application pack is available on request.  

T: (02) 8226 9751


Applications close on Monday, 18 December 2023 at 11:55 pm AEDT.

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

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