Manager Strategy, Policy & Reporting - Corporate Finance

Job title : Manager Strategy, Policy & Reporting - Corporate Finance
Location : Brisbane
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Job reference : 1508638
Personnel Area:  Organisational Services
Branch:  Corporate Finance
Duration: Contract – 4 years
Location: Brisbane City
  • Lead the development and implementation of Council’s enterprise finance strategy
  • Support the delivery of a modern finance function including ERP implementation
  • Mature finance business partnering function
Brisbane City Council is by population the largest local government in Australia, with assets over $34 billion and an annual budget of over $4 billion. Our responsibility is to provide leadership for the people of Brisbane and to manage our resources to create a vibrant, successful, and liveable city for the future.  We work in partnership with a variety of governments, peak bodies, industries, and community organisations to build a better Brisbane.

Our Branch
Organisational Services supports, equips and helps guide the Council to deliver the Brisbane Vision through centralised corporate services and a customer-focused approach. Within Organisational Services, Corporate Finance branch partners with stakeholders to ensure financial sustainability of Council by managing budget development, managing financing activities, providing corporate financial reporting, providing corporate advice and financial analysis, undertaking financial risk management and developing, updating and managing financial policies and procedures.  

The Role
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, Organisational Services, this position will be responsible for establishing a proactive, contemporary Strategy, Policy and Reporting function for Council. As a senior leader, utilising industry best-practice within a values-driven environment, the role has accountability for leading the development, implementation and continuous improvement of Council’s enterprise finance strategy, policies, processes and performance.

As the Manager Strategy, Policy & Reporting, you will lead a team of professionals and work within a passionate, finance function and Corporate Finance branch which is undergoing a significant business and technology transformation, this role will be accountable for helping build and mature a contemporary finance function to enable efficient and effective service delivery across all areas of Council in a responsible and sustainable way.

The role will be responsible for:
  • providing operational leadership across the strategy, policy and reporting function within the Corporate Finance branch, incorporating strategy, analytics, reporting, policy, procedure, process, business partnering, information management and systems
  • collaboratively leading the development, delivery, monitoring and continuous improvement of contemporary, fit-for-purpose, best-practice policies, processes and governance to enable successful and sustainable financial outcomes across Council
  • working with business unit leaders to lead the development and distribution of reliable, accurate and timely insights and analytics and reporting to support finance strategy delivery, along with strategic and operational decision making
  • creating and evolving a contemporary, effective and highly regarded, business partnering function which provides collective expertise, support and service delivery across Council
  • designing and delivering practical implementation plans, performance indicators and metrics to enable successful delivery of key finance strategies, goals and objectives.
The Person
We are seeking an accomplished leader with substantial knowledge and experience in shaping a modern finance function delivering services across a diverse organisation. 

This role is a senior leader within Council and as such requires someone with significant leadership experience and expertise, a high level of integrity, an ability to navigate, influence, communicate and adapt seamlessly in a dynamic, complex and changing environment.   

Previous success in large scale change management, system transformation and modernisation will be paramount as will a strong track record in designing and implementing complex financial strategies, policies and processes to support Council performance.

How to apply: To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below and send your current resume and cover letter (of no more than two pages) that demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the role. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Daniel Careless on or 0411 955 700.

A relevant tertiary qualification is highly desirable. This role will require a Criminal History Check and Business Check.
People from diverse backgrounds, including those living with a disability and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who may have questions about the recruitment process or working at Council, are encouraged to reach out to the contact above, who can connect you with a member of Council’s Diversity and Inclusion team.

Closing Date:  Friday, 28th of June at 11:55pm AEST
Brisbane City Council is a multi-award winning accessible and inclusive workplace where our people represent the diverse communities we serve, are supported, and can feel safe. Council has been awarded Employer of the Year at the National Disability Awards and has been recognised multiple times with ‘Gold Employer’ status from the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI inclusion.