Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President

Melbourne, Australia
14 Sep 2017
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29 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Opportunity

Monash University is one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities, consistently ranked among the top 100 universities worldwide. Globally minded, progressive in culture and enterprising in outlook, we are committed to world-class standards of education and research to benefit communities in Australia and overseas.

An exciting opportunity exists for an outstanding finance leader to contribute to the growth and development of the University in the role of Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice-President (CFO). Reporting directly to the President and Vice-Chancellor, the CFO provides strategic financial and business advice, and oversees the delivery of related products and services, for the domestic and international operations of the University’s group of companies. The CFO has responsibility for the financial direction and management of the University’s $2.3 billion annual budget, $800 million investment portfolio and leads a team of 200 staff. This is a key leadership role in providing the financial leadership and high-performance culture that will underpin the University’s continued success and impact.

The right candidate will be a forward-looking, innovative and dynamic finance leader. They will be recognised for their high-level strategic insight and judgement, as well as their aspirational and driven leadership to constantly pursue opportunities for business improvement and to take performance to the next level. They will have strongly developed collaboration and influencing skills and a high degree of adaptability, flexibility and resilience. The University is open to consider candidates from a wide range of sector backgrounds who have demonstrated the aforementioned leadership qualities in roles of similar complexity.

Enquiries and Applications

For further information and initial enquiries, please contact the executive search firm Egon Zehnder at or by +61 3 9678 9610

To apply please email your curriculum vitae and supporting covering letter to by midnight AEST on Friday, 29 September 2017