PN48 - Director - Finance

Position number: 48
Classification: EL2 $115,750 – $136,785
Closing date: 04/06/2018
Branch: Corporate Services
Location: Townsville

The Position

The Director, Finance is responsible for strategic leadership of budget management functions in GBRMPA, as well as providing a management accounting service that supports the Authority with business insight and analysis. The position also oversights procurement services, and risk management.

The position provides strategic and tactical advice to the Chairperson, Audit Committee, the Authority’s broader leadership team and staff. Strong, positive leadership of the Finance Section’s operations is pivotal to the position.

The position provides the necessary foresight and management to ensure GBRMPA has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures to ensure financial integrity and operating efficiency.

The Person

  • You are a natural leader and have a passion for empowering colleagues.
  • You can undertake objective, systematic analysis and draw accurate conclusions based on evidence, while recognising links between connected issues.
  • You are a strategic problem solver, a doer and are known for seeing things through.
  • You will be experienced in relationship and stakeholder management.
  • You have a sense of humour and enjoy being part of a cohesive team.


  1. Strategic leadership of budget development, management and reporting, both internal to the Authority and working in partnership with other government agencies and delivery partners.
  2. Ensure the measurement and effectiveness of all processes internal and external related to the Section’s functions.
  3. Provide day-to-day leadership and management to the Finance section.
  4. Nurture effective working relationships with stakeholders and assist other areas of the Authority to effectively consult and engage stakeholders on relevant projects. This includes representing the Authority in discussions with government and non-government stakeholders as required.

Eligibility requirements & qualifications

Applicants must:

  1. be an Australian citizen to be eligible for engagement.
  2. be able to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting 1 security clearance; failure to do so will result in termination of employment.
  3. have relevant tertiary-level qualifications in one or more of the following areas: Accounting, Business, Commerce and/or Financial management.


Preparing your application

You will be required to prepare a response document (in MSWord or PDF format).

Please ensure you read the instructions on the position description carefully, noting failure to address identified requirements may lead to your application being deemed ineligible.

For more information please contact:

Anne Leo - 0429 908 021

How to apply:

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Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
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