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Director - Corporate

Job No: 94116
Location: Whyalla, SA

  • Exciting executive leadership opportunity leading the Corporate Services function of a progressive Local Government
  • Family-friendly community within picturesque region of South Australia where the outback meets the sea
  • Competitive remuneration package + salary sacrificing and relocation assistance.

About the City of Whyalla

The City of Whyalla is the second largest regional City within South Australia and offers a relaxed lifestyle where the outback meets the sea. Located on the Eastern Eyre Peninsula within 400kms of Adelaide, Whyalla is renowned for its superb weather, family-friendly lifestyle and stunning landscapes. 

Whyalla City Council manages and maintains diverse services and operations including Childcare services, Library, Airport, Resource Recovery Centre, Cemetery, Crematorium, City Infrastructure, Health & Leisure Centre and the Visitor Information Centre.

With a new CEO and a strong focus on innovation and growth, Council's vision is to be a vibrant, attractive city offering a diverse range of sustainable economic, social, environmental and cultural opportunities for the local community.

About the Opportunity

The City of Whyalla now has an exciting senior leadership opportunity for a Director - Corporate to join their team based in Whyalla, SA, on a full time, 4 year fixed term basis.

Reporting to the CEO and responsible for a team of 9+ direct reports, this role will see you primarily responsible for managing the strategic and operational activities of the Corporate Services Group - developing and promoting continual improvement within all sub-departments, and ensuring all functions and business plans are effectively managed.

Day-to-day this will include (but not be limited to):

  • Development of Council's corporate services direction and development of strategic plans;
  • Development of Council's corporate financial direction and business service strategies to ensure the organisation's long-term sustainability;
  • Coordinating and managing the preparation of the long-term financial plan and annual budget papers; and
  • Providing leadership, mentoring and supervision of Corporate Services staff including training and professional development.

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To be considered for this position you will have tertiary qualifications within the finance or accounting field and have demonstrated high-level leadership experience leading a multi-disciplinary team. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate knowledge of financial governance budgeting and rating, statutory financial reporting, forward financial planning and cash flow management and investments. 

A CA/CPA and/or Local Government experience will be highly regarded, but is not mandatory.

As a highly strategic role, you must be able to demonstrate conceptual, analytical and critical thinking skills, having the ability to collaborate with and build strategic relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Importantly, Council is looking for an innovative and engaging leader who will lead by example and inspire their people to achieve Council's strategic objectives, whilst still promoting and living by Council's core values.

This would be an exciting opportunity for someone who is currently working in a financial management capacity within a large multi-disciplinary team and looking for the next big step up in their career. 

For more information please contact Annette Bowley on (08) 86403444.

Applications will be accepted until Friday 24th November, 2017.

About the Benefits

For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly competitive remuneration package, negotiable with skills and experience, plus salary sacrificing and relocation assistance. 

In addition, with much more affordable rental and housing prices than the larger cities and a number of great schools and a university in the area, the City of Whyalla is the perfect place to escape the city grind without compromising on family lifestyle and needs.

Furthermore, The City of Whyalla actively promotes and encourages continuous learning and development, and is dedicated to providing you with genuine opportunities to advance your career.

You will enjoy working within a close knit and supportive team and with a new CEO and a strong focus on growth and opportunity, you will be joining Council at a unique and exciting time in it's history, with the ability to help shape it's future.

This opportunity won't last long - for more information, apply now. 

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