First listed on: 16 November 2022

  • A rewarding opportunity for an experienced leader looking to join an innovative local Council
  • Competitive salary circa $177,941 by negotiation
  • Health and fitness subsidies, mobile phone and an RDO every 3 weeks and more

About Mosman Council

Mosman Council, located on the lower north shore of Sydney Harbour, has a rich history dating back to the 1890s and includes many heritage-listed sites. With an abundance of amenities and attractions, this area has something to offer everyone.

We are committed to our community and its environment and provide our employees with the same level of commitment and care. We offer diverse and rewarding work, genuine work-life balance and an employee wellness program. Additionally, our staff have the opportunity to deliver on initiatives that have a tangible impact on the daily lives of residents.

Be Rewarded

In addition to an attractive salary of circa $177,941 by negotiation the successful candidate will be rewarded with a dynamic work environment within a Council offering a host of additional generous benefits, including:

  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Work mobile provided
  • Travel subsidies
  • Assistance in undertaking further education
  • Health and Fitness subsidy
  • An RDO every 3 weeks, providing you with additional time off
  • Generous personal and long-service leave entitlements

About the Role

Our next Chief Financial Officer will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the Council. This will involve ensuring that all financial data provided for the purposes of decision-making is accurate and up-to-date, while adhering to all reporting and regulatory requirements as necessary.

A key part of this position will be the leadership component - you will have 2 direct reports, and will oversee a broader team of 6-8 staff members in our Finance team. You will provide direction, support and annual staff performance reviews while identifying opportunities for further development within the team.

This is a hands-on role that suits someone with a high technical capability, who is able to roll up their sleeves and work alongside their team when required.

Day to day responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing risk, budget, resources and facilities
  • Participating in and contributing to planning processes and other regional initiatives coordinated by NESROC
  • Leading in the strategic planning for the section within Council identified priorities
  • Providing advice to Council and Senior Management on financial matters
  • Assisting Managers in coordinating applications for grants or subsidised funding schemes
  • Attending Council meetings as required and assisting the Manager Governance in the recording and publishing of Council Meetings Minutes when required

For more information about the responsibilities for this role, click here to view the Position Description.

About You

To be considered for this position, you must hold tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (Finance or Accounting).

Critical to your success in this position will be a commitment to maintaining your knowledge with regard to regulatory compliance, and the ability to lead a team.

Other requirements include:

  • A thorough understanding of the Local Government Act and associated Financial Regulations including Accounting Standards and Local Government Code of Accounting Practice
  • The ability to think and plan strategically
  • Highly developed communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Technically and professionally competent, with a pride in keeping their knowledge current
  • A focus on solutions, with the ability to collaborate with the team as opposed to just managing them

Do you have experience in a senior leadership role and are looking to join a local council that invests in building its staff and community? Apply now!

How to Apply

Apply now using our on-line application process.

Interested, like to know more? Please go to the Careers at Council page of our website at

All enquiries regarding this position will remain private and confidential and can be directed to Benjamin Wicks on 9978 4003.

Closing Date: 11.30pm, 27 November 2022

Mosman Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Mosman Council is committed to creating safer communities for children and young people.


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