Manager Financial and Business Services

Reference Number: 20220676/1012Applications Close:
Position Description:

Warrnambool is about 250km west of Melbourne. You can take the Princes Highway or if you prefer the scenic route, we are located at the end of the world-renowned Great Ocean Road, home of the Twelve Apostles.

Warrnambool is one of the fastest growing centres in Regional Victoria - A city of commerce, social, health, education, arts and recreation services, Warrnambool offers a vibrant culture, set in a stunning landscape; with growing business, employment and educational opportunities – A lifestyle city.


About Council

Working with Council offers the opportunity to work with one of the largest service providers in the region. Our strong service culture is a hallmark of our organisation, underpinned by a diverse and talented group of staff.  We take a community first, whole of organisation approach in managing our services by working collaboratively and strategically when planning and delivering services for our community.

Council is now seeking to appoint an experienced Manager Financial and Business Services to join the Corporate Strategies Directorate.


About the job

Reporting to the Director Corporate Strategies you will be responsible for developing, maintaining and coordinating effective delivery of a range of financial services and the strategic planning for a financially sustainable future of Warrnambool City Council.  

Your proven ability to effectively lead the operations of the Financial Services and business improvement branch will ensure the Council’s finances are managed in a manner that delivers long term financial sustainability and that innovation and helping Councils business units optimize service outcomes for our community.

The role also offers an opportunity to utilise your analytical skills in the development of new business process and systems reviews across the organisation.

With an ability to navigate sophisticated financial technology platforms and outstanding communication skills, your ability to lead and develop staff, manage large and complex budgets, coordinate financial reporting and manage external and internal auditing is critical to the success of the Financial Services team.

Your proven track record of leading a team culture that embraces engagement, innovation and community focused service delivery will be highly regarded. You will have relevant tertiary qualifications and extensive financial management experience (5 plus years).


The Benefits

This is a permanent full time position. An attractive remuneration package that includes 10% superannuation and restricted private use of a council vehicle will be negotiated with the successful candidate.


To Apply
To apply for this opportunity, please click ‘Apply Now’ on the Warrnambool City Council website and submit your Resume, Cover Letter and Responses to the Key Selection Criteria.
All applications are to be sent through to


Applications close: 5.00pm Friday 24 June 2022.


If after reading the position description you have further questions please contact Peter Utri, Director Corporate Strategies on 03 5559 4807 or



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