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Finance Manager

NRM South

The Finance Manager plays a critical role in the financial landscape of NRM South, by providing insights that steer management and strategic decisions. Through financial management and strategic advice, the Finance Manager supports and empowers the CEO, Board and the Leadership Team to make informed choices, driving the organisation towards its strategic objectives and ensuring the successful implementation of the 2030 NRM Strategy for Southern Tasmania and Corporate Plan.

The Finance Manager will utilise their extensive expertise and understanding of financial management, underpinned by excellent communication skills, to actively contribute to strategy and direction setting. Responsibilities will encompass guiding the identification and execution of growth and change strategies, streamlining operational business processes and improvements, and ensuring robust financial governance.

Operating within a dynamic project management environment, the position will oversee a range of financial management services, ranging from budget planning to payroll management, facilitating the organisation’s financial health and operating efficiency. Additionally, the position will play a crucial role in mentoring and supporting the professional development of the operational Finance Officer, fostering a collaborative and effective finance team.

The FTE load is flexible from 1-4 days/week.

Key duties include:

  • Provide financial leadership for NRM South, collaborating closely with the CEO to set direction, strategise, and execute plans effectively.
  • Drive financial effectiveness by establishing robust financial accountability measures, implementing efficient systems and processes, and working collaboratively with the CEO to optimise financial operations.
  • Analyse complex financial problems and identify critical issues to develop actionable strategies and solutions, advising on and assisting in the implementation of strategic financial decisions.
  • Offer financial advice in the development of clear and well-planned business cases, strategies, and contract arrangements for new and emerging priorities, ensuring alignment with organisational objectives.
  • Identify financial opportunities for process improvement within NRM South's operations, leading initiatives to optimise financial efficiency and effectiveness while ensuring compliance with relevant laws, regulations, and organisational policies.
  • Lead the delivery of day-to-day financial operations at NRM South, overseeing payroll, payments, procurement, and financial reporting to ensure smooth and accurate functioning.
  • Instil a culture of continuous performance management and review within the finance team, fostering an environment of accountability, learning, and improvement.
  • Amend and maintain financial systems, procedures, and data to ensure accuracy, efficiency, and compliance with evolving organisational needs and industry standards.
  • Provide financial analysis and management of NRM South’s financial functions.

About Us

NRM South is one of three natural resource management bodies in Tasmania and forms part of a national network of 54 similar bodies. NRM South is a not-for-profit organisation, with an office located in Hobart.

We have a partnership delivery model, delivering projects on behalf of Australian and Tasmanian Governments, and through investment from our local, business and industry partners.

We are responsible for identifying the region's priorities for natural resource management, working with the community to prepare a regional NRM strategy and facilitating its implementation. NRM South values innovation, excellence, collaboration, passion and being outcome-focused.

To submit your application, click 'Apply Now' by the closing date.

For further information please contact Nepelle Crane, CEO on 0447 266 527 or via email at [email protected], using the subject line: Finance Manager enquiry via EthicalJobs.

A position description is attached.

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