Chief Financial Officer

Key Points

To support the Council in providing strong community leadership and in pursuing the aspirations and full potential of the community.


  • Provide timely accurate and astute advice, particularly on strategic issues.

  • Ensure that Council decisions are executed promptly and effectively. Communication

  • Promote the best image of the Council and its activities.

  • Motivate staff to work to their full potential towards the goals set by the Council.

  • Encourage and maintain strong and effective communication links to the community, organisations and all tiers of government.


• Ensure that the activities of Council are within budget, on time, in accord with best business practice and satisfy statutory obligations.

Economic Development

  • Identify and pursue opportunities that will benefit the Community.

  • Provide support to existing businesses to achieve and expand.

About the Position

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is responsible to the Council for providing leadership in implementing Council strategies, policies and decisions, managing the various functions and activities of the Shire, overseeing finances, assets, human resources, communications and major projects.

About Our Organisation

Located two hours south-west of Melbourne, Corangamite is a large rural shire with a population base of 16,140 and 9,625 rateable properties (of which 2,900 are farms).

The Shire’s boundaries stretch 120 kilometres from the wild Southern Ocean and rugged Shipwreck Coase in the south, past fertile farmland to the grazing expanses of the north.

Our large geographic area of 4,400 km2 is home to a number of stunning and diverse natural landscapes including the world-renowned Twelve Apostles and Port Campbell National Park. We have some of the deepest lakes in Australia, and plains dotted with dormant volcanoes as far as the eye can see.

Interested In This Position?

To apply: click on ‘APPLY NOW’ using the reference number, addressing your cover letter and resume to Nick Kelly, of Gem Executive, or call 0497 476 548 for further information.