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Director of Finance

Director of Finance

Job Title: Director of Finance
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne
Industry: Executive Search
Reference: 3177648
Contact Name: Liska Turner
Contact Email: liska@beaumontpeople.com.au

Job Description

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE | The Nature Conservancy | Location flexible
The Nature Conservancy first commenced operations in Australia in 2002. Since that time TNC Australia has grown significantly and now conducts projects in all mainland Australian states and territories. Our work focuses on three main biogeographical zones – the Outback (including work with many Indigenous Traditional Owner groups supporting their efforts to manage their country for its cultural and conservation values); our Oceans (including our extensive shellfish reef building program across the bays and estuaries of southern Australia), and the Southern Murray-Darling Basin (including innovative water funds and property management).
The Opportunity:
This is a unique opportunity to contribute to the solutions that will solve Australia’s biggest conservation challenges.
The Director of Finance provides overall direction and leadership for all financial functions of the Australia business unit (BU) (operating budget of AU$25 million and 35 staff). Reporting to the Australian Managing Director, you are part of the leadership team responsible for developing, directing and executing strategies and plans for all activities related to finance, grants, contracts and investments.
The role reports to the Australia Managing Director of the Australia business unit and will have a close working relationship with the Asia-Pacific Director of Finance and Operations, and the Global Director of Related Entities and the TNC Chief Financial Officer, both based in the TNC World Office. Importantly the Director of Finance must also work with conservation staff across all levels and provide financial leadership and advice.
TNC globally, and within Australia, is a highly matrixed organisation. While the role only has one direct report, a CPA accountant, the Director of Finance will leverage expertise across the Australia, Asia-Pacific and global finance teams to achieve outcomes.
A CA/CPA, your background is likely in the financial services, banking, or the not-for-profit sector with a demonstrated skills in managing complex budgets ($25 million growing to $35 million in FY22) and financial transactions.
Key to your success is your ability to:
  • Work with geographically dispersed teams across a number of conservation disciplines and functional areas, including Membership, Marketing, Development and People and Culture.
  • Leverage financial expertise and show leadership and initiative across a highly matrixed organisation.
  • Display excellent communication skills with the ability to explain financial and accounting matters down to project staff and financial analysis upwards to senior leaders and the TNC advisory board.
  • Be resourceful and capable in order to review complex conservation transactions and provide financial insights and assessments to guide TNC investment decisions.
  • Be a good people manager and team player that can continue to build capacity of junior staff and engage with a broad diversity of staff, volunteers, clients, supporters and donors.
What makes this role desirable?
TNC is consistently regarded as an employer of choice in the geographies in which it operates due to the quality of its staff, the creativity of its programming, an endless stream of opportunities to engage in projects around the world. TNC has an attractive remuneration and benefits package, is the type of place where employees can find opportunities for expansive career growth, particularly now with the more recent commitments to becoming a truly global organisation.  
AUD $147,500 p.a. to $170,000 p.a. plus 9.5% superannuation and generous employee benefits including health insurance contribution, salary matching for retirement fund and additional leave days.
Location flexible within Australia.
How to apply:
To apply, please submit a resume and a one page cover letter demonstrating your expertise and why you are interested in the role via the APPLY button.
To request an information pack or if you have any questions please email Liska Turner at liska@beaumontpeople.com.au
Applications close Sunday 28 February 2021.
Applications will be assessed on receipt and shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. This role is readvertised and previous applicants do not need to reapply.

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