Chief Financial Officer

  • University of New England
  • Armidale, Australia
  • Oct 06, 2021
Full time Business/Financial Affairs/Financial Aid

Job Description

  • 5 years executive contract with the possibility of extension
  • Generous remuneration
  • Up to 17% employer superannuation. Salary packaging options are available.
  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Applicants must have full time work rights for the term of the contract.

About UNE

The University of New England (UNE), Armidale is a regionally based, globally networked university that is renowned for the quality of its student experience and the excellence of its research specialisations. Currently there are over 26,000 students (84% of whom are distance/online students) and approximately 1,200 academic and general staff.

Right from its inception as Australia's first regional university, UNE has consistently redefined what a university is. UNE's first Vice-Chancellor, Sir Robert (Bert) Madgwick, believed the University's job is "to find out what people want… and never start with what the University thinks they need." His personal mission was to help ordinary people to respond to a rapidly changing world for the purpose of empowering society.

Our new strategic plan, Future Fit, commits us to providing our students with personalised lifelong learning journeys, in line with Madgwick's vision and founding goal of UNE being a leading regional university that empowers its communities and supports resilience in its people. This is a remarkable and exciting time to be part of UNE and the University is thrilled to announce we are on a search for a talented individual to become UNE's new Chief Financial Officer.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) provides strategic leadership and oversight of financial operations underpinning the University's ambitions in teaching and research and ensures compliance with statutory reporting obligations. The role oversees the effective provision of procurement services and appropriate financial service delivery to UNE controlled entities. The appointee implements financial planning and analytical frameworks; and allocation of funds to support the delivery of the UNE Strategic Plan.

About you

You are a motivated, appropriately qualified senior finance executive with demonstrated capability to lead this function in a large organisation through driving continual business process improvement initiatives and finance transformation. You will possess exceptional leadership skills and can clearly develop and translate the organisations objectives, policies, plans and strategies to internal and external stakeholders.  Your strong sense of judgement, strong business acumen and astute decision-making skills along with a strong customer service ethos are imperative to the success of this role.

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Application and enquiries

If you would like to learn more about this unique leadership role please contact our advising consultants Alun Parry and Philip Graham at Boyden on +61 (2) 9225 7400 or

Closing Date: Nov 1 2021

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