Head of Finance

3 year renewable contract

Our client, an innovative research organisation within the Agriculture industry, has an immediate need for an experienced finance professional to join their Canberra team. In consultation with the General Manager of Operations, the Head of Finance is responsible for ensuring effective financial management, leadership, and governance.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing advice and reports on financial matters, will be a capable and supportive team leader, and be able to ensure financial operations are managed within a suitable governance framework and in accordance with set requirements and timetables.What we’re looking for:

- Proven experience in managing business financial functions and governance
- Strong analytical skills and the capacity to leverage off external expertise and think strategically, including the ability to provide sound advice
- Ability to write high level briefs and board papers
- Proven ability to work flexibly and adaptively in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders
- Highly developed presentation, interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to influence, motivate and develop others
- Proven experience coaching, mentoring and developing teams
- Demonstrated commitment to professional development
- Demonstrated experience in the application of risk management principles

The ideal candidate for this outstanding opportunity will hold a degree in Finance and Accounting (or equivalent), be a CA / CPA, and have a minimum of 6 years of combined accounting and finance experience.
Please note that this opportunity is open to Australian citizens only, and that interstate travel may be required from time to time.

For more information, please contact Adam Kowalski 02 6230 6636, or to request the position description, please email kowalskiadmin@kowalski.com.au.  An application should consist of your CV along with a “one page pitch” outlining why you are the best person for the role.