Athletics Australia (AA) is the governing body for Athletics in this country. Athletics sits at the very centre of Australian Sporting and Olympic heritage.
AA is responsible for all athletics activity including high performance, participation, coaching, officiating, juniors, para-athletics, domestic and international competition. Athletics Australia has a critical role in leading, fostering and encouraging participation in athletics in Australia and promoting excellence in performance.
AA’s key stakeholders and partners are the State and Territory Athletics Associations, but also Little Athletics and Masters Athletics. The National Governing Body has very strong relationships with Sport Australia, the Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Olympic Committee, Paralympics Australia and Commonwealth Games Australia.
With a pedigree Board and an innovative and progressive Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Athletics Australia seek a GM Finance who can continue the AA tradition of excellence in governance and who will lead on all matters of Finance, Administration and a range of ad hoc projects for the CEO and Board.
The GM Finance will be responsible for leading all aspects of the finance, operations and governance functions of the organisation. This is a senior leadership role reporting to the CEO and forming part of AA’s Leadership Team. This role provides high level strategic advice, leadership and direction to ensure AA is delivering its goals and objectives, with particular focus on financial planning & management, operating systems and structures, and ensuring best practice governance arrangements.
Responsibilities will include;
The GM Finance must embody a culture of robust Financial Control. The successful candidate will be an individual that possesses drive, passion, initiative and enjoys thinking on their feet, working in a demanding environment and under pressure, who can work in a team environment, and is prepared to roll up their sleeves and work hands-on. The decisions made by the GM Finance will directly affect AA’s direction and success.
The role will require a strong and dynamic communicator and leader with well-developed interpersonal skills, including communication of issues to the CEO, Board and the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee. There is a clear expectation that the GM Finance will ensure communication is timely, free and open.
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Please contact Jonathan Harris or on +61 413 939 993 for further information.
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