Chief Financial Officer

Mar 12, 2019
Mar 20, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Chief Finance Officer

UQ Finance is responsible for enabling achievement of the University's strategic ambitions by securing UQ's financial future through expert advice, systems and support. In delivering on this, the Finance function will value professionalism and accountability. UQ has an operating budget of $1.75 billion annually.


The Role

The Chief Financial Officer is responsible for the strategic leadership, direction, and management of all aspects of Finance at UQ, as well as advising on long-term University business and financial planning, and expert advice and guidance on all financial matters. The Chief Financial Officer works closely with the University's Senior Management, Senate, and regulatory bodies. This role has 12 direct reports and overall responsibility of over 240 staff in the Finance team.


The Person

You will have professional qualifications and accreditations in accounting and finance, with significant experience in large and complex organisations. You will have proven ability in implementing strategic initiatives and managing change and transformation projects using your excellent consultative, verbal communication, motivational, and interpersonal skills to achieve your goals.

You will be able to demonstrate extensive experience in driving organisational wide impacting strategy and decisions through a commercial lenses as well as an ability to effectively influence across structural boundaries. An in-depth understanding of relevant legislation and regulatory requirements and a demonstrated ability to proactively manage risk will be important. Your highly developed analytical, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills, and outstanding interpersonal and communication capabilities, are essential to achieve success.


Salary and Benefits

This is a full-time, appointment for five (5) years, with a competitive remuneration package, with a 17% employer superannuation contribution, to be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Employees can take advantage of UQ's Sport Facilities and Fitness Passport, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, and many other benefits.

The Chief Financial Officer is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, although you may be required to work out of our other Campuses as required. The St Lucia campus is located just 7km from Brisbane's city centre and is renowned as one of Australia's most attractive university campuses. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment - you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university. We offer competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

UQ values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information and points of contact if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to



For a confidential discussion, or to obtain a copy of the Candidate Information Booklet, please contact Korn Ferry's Bruce Elliott on (07) 3015 3708 or

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