Senior Business & Finance Officer

Job Description

Title: Senior Business & Finance Officer

Company Name: Department of Regional NSW

Vacancy: 2

Job Location: Sydney, Southern Suburbs & Sutherland Shire

Employment Status: Contract/Temp

  • Temporary, Full Time Opportunity until 30 June 2022 with possible extension
  • Location – Penrith NSW
  • Annual Salary starting from $110,745+ super

About our team

About us

Local Land Services (LLS) works with land managers and the community to improve primary production within healthy landscapes.  We help people make better decisions about the land they manage and assist our communities to be profitable and sustainable into the future.  We connect people with groups, information, support and funding to improve agricultural productivity and better manage our natural resources.

We work to develop:

  • Resilient, self-reliant and prepared local communities
  • Biosecure, profitable, productive and sustainable primary industries
  • Healthy, diverse and connected natural environments

Local Land Services is part of the Department of Regional NSW which was formed in 2020 as a central agency focused on supporting thriving regional communities.

About the Role

GS LLS prides itself on its positive workplace culture. You will be working with a passionate team in a high performance workplace, supported by a caring, dedicated management team and Board.

Reporting directly to the General Manager; the Senior Business and Finance Officer role provides an exciting opportunity to be responsible for managing a team and coordinating the everyday finance and business activities of Greater Sydney Local Land Services in line with state processes. Duties include finance oversight, reporting and advice, customer service, human resources and administrative services to support the on ground delivery of our various projects and programs.

With a keen eye for details, your day to day duties will involved delivery of balanced analysis, reports and recommendations on business and finance processes to staff and management to ensure they align with the overarching goals and priorities of our organisation. Key duties include, but are not limited to, oversight of internal governance, budget preparation, financial reporting and overall financial advice in consultation with management and staff.

You will engage with all areas of the Greater Sydney Local Land Services team and provide sound advice on financial and business matters.  

Leading the Business & Finance Team you will have five direct reports.

About you

The ideal candidate will have extensive experience working in a demanding environment, meeting tight deadlines and managing conflicting priorities effectively. You will be a natural communicator and have the confidence to make daily decisions in order to meet the requirements of the role.

A business/finance degree or equivalent on the job experience is desired but not essential.

Your skills in mentoring and guiding team members while operating as an internal liaison to facilitate and coordinate the finance, business and customer service functions of the business will be highly regarded.

Please refer to the role description for key accountabilities. 

For more information about the role please contact Sharon Elliott on 0408 021 297

Essential requirements

  • Good working knowledge and awareness of NSW Public Sector investment, financial and human resource legislation, regulations, processes and services
  • Current NSW Driver Licence and the ability and willingness to travel

Applying for the Role

To apply, please attach a copy of your CV and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages in total) describing how your experience relates to the role and outlining your interest in working on regional infrastructure projects.

Applications through email will not accepted.

Applications closing – 11:55PM 11 March 2021

A talent pool may be created from this recruitment action for ongoing and temporary roles of the same standard that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months. The successful applicant in this role may be required to undergo a police check, health assessment and other assessments as required.

Inclusion and Flexible Working:
We strive to reflect the community we serve and encourage our people to explore new ways of working across regional NSW. We are open to arrangements that help individuals balance their work and life commitments. We embrace difference and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.

We understand that everyone is different and you may require adjustments to apply. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss how we may be able to assist you.

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