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Current Employment Opportunities

Manager - Finance


The Barwon Coast Committee of Management was incorporated in July 1995.  It is responsible to the Minister for Environment for managing approximately 15 kilometres of Coastal Crown Land in and around Ocean Grove / Barwon Heads.  Barwon Coast operates the Barwon Heads Caravan Park; the Riverview Family Caravan Park, Ocean Grove and the Riverside Camping Area, Ocean Grove.  They offer caravan and camping sites and on-site accommodation for rental which forms the commercial basis of Barwon Coast’s business. These parks produce approximately $6.5m revenue annually which is applied primarily to the operation of the Caravan Parks, natural resources management, maintenance and improvements within the Barwon Coast jurisdiction.

The Role

Reporting to the CEO, the Manager – Finance will be accountable for the integrity of financial systems, the formation of financial and budgeting policies and procedures, presenting accurate financial information and ensuring compliance with relevant legislative requirements, including the Australian Accounting Standards. 

As a key member of the senior leadership team, they are responsible for developing and maintaining a financial reporting framework that delivers accurate financial forecasts based upon performance, analysing trends and making recommendations to facilitate well-informed decision making. 

This position encompasses the oversight of all facets of financial management, including, but not limited to:

  • Regulatory financial compliance in relation to Crown land management;
  • The provision of timely and accurate financial services including the development of a 3-5 year Business Plan;
  • Supporting the compilation of the Annual Report;
  • Coordination of audits of financial policies procedures, and
  • Management of a small finance team.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will have a tertiary qualification in Commerce, Business Studies (Accounting) or equivalent with extensive financial management expertise. CPA or CA accreditation is highly desirable.

You bring a demonstrated knowledge of Australian Accounting Standards, and ideally, you will have worked in local government or with a statutory authority. You have experience in leading the establishment of financial work practices and implementing clear and transparent risk mitigation strategies.

Knowledge of State Government policies relating to Caravan Park and Crown Land Management will be highly regarded, as will experience with RMS 9+ or a similar booking program. You will have knowledge of TENCIA (Arrow) Software, a sound understanding of Payroll processing and leave accruals and solid skills across the Microsoft Office suite.

As a critical member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will display a high degree of initiative, independent thinking, well-developed problem-solving and consultation skills and the ability to develop a positive, accountable and customer serviced focused culture across your team and the broader organisation.

With proven experience in building cohesive and high performing teams, you empower others to work to the best of their ability, leading by example and facilitating an environment of collaboration and accountability.

Focussed on driving results, you will have the demonstrated flexibility to change and adapt to changing priorities while delivering on agreed outcomes. Your ability to quickly build rapport with others, developing an understanding of a range of issues to provide appropriate advice and guidance makes you an asset to the team. You possess well-developed written communication skills that enable the production of financial reports and policies covering complex issues.

Professionalism is at the core of everything you do. You display diplomacy under pressure, autonomy of thought and exemplary ethical standards, owning your decisions and setting an example for others.

You will be required to provide a current Police Check.

What is on offer?

The successful candidate will be joining a dedicated team, committed to delivering successful outcomes.  The right person will have the ability and drive to make the position their own, building on the existing foundation to make their mark.

This is a full-time role position. Currently, the organisation is operating in a hybrid model of working from home and the office with a full set-up provided for both. You will have the flexibility to manage your own time as long as you are available to attend a weekly management meeting on a Monday morning. Attractive remuneration will be offered commensurate with your skills and experience.

To Apply

Please submit an application letter and resume to molly@strawberryseed.com.au

Applications close on the 28th February 2021

Barwon Coast is committed to building and maintaining an inclusive workplace by providing equal employment opportunities to all.



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