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The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) based in Darwin, is the premier cultural institution in the Northern Territory which offers an exciting and diverse arts, science and cultural program to over 200,000 visitors each year.

As the Chief Financial Officer & Business Manager you will lead, direct and coordinate the delivery of financial management and contracted services for the MAGNT and oversee the Business & Operational Management team.

Key Responsibilities:

Participate in strategic business planning and lead the development and implementation of, and provide high level strategic advice on, financial management strategies, practices and systems within relevant legislation, government accounting standards, Treasury circulars and budget parameters.

  1. Provide leadership and vision that supports innovation and efficient and effective work practices, including mentoring and developing staff.
  2. Meet the MAGNT’s financial and management reporting requirements, internally including Board reporting and externally including NTG, and ensure appropriate corporate governance standards are maintained and statutory obligations are fulfilled.
  3. Manage all corporate functions of the MAGNT including but not limited to financial management (payroll, ATO compliance and reporting), contracts of all forms, corporate governance, IT for all MAGNT activities.  The role also includes the management of all related revenue contracts and grant arrangements including acquitals.
  4. Develop and manintain internal operation policies and procedures and manage the audit process.
  5. The role of Company Secretary including Board secretariat, compliance with corporate governance, notifications and registers.
  6. Review and maintain financial policy controls, systems and processes and implement appropriate changes to improve outcomes.
  7. Oversee and supervise the financial and administrative support staff, including responsibility for contract management of third party services providers, e.g. security, commercial and facilities management contracted services.
  8. Manage DCIS contract for the provision of shared services including HR, ITC, FM, and all other nominated services.
  9. Oversee the MAGNT’s WHS policy and ensure its effective implementation across divisions.
  10. Oversee negotiation, management and acquittal of the Funding Agreements and/or arrangements with the NT Government.
  11. Other duties as required from time to time.

Selection Criteria – Essential:

  1. Extensive experience in financial management, analytical and advisory roles commensurate with the responsibilities of the position.
  2. Strong leadership and relationship management skills with the ability to strengthen a culture of financial accountability.
  3. Sound strategic, conceptual, analytical and collaborative skills including the ability to interpret and manage the organisational environment.
  4. Extensive knowledge of accrual accounting concepts and principles and financial management practices, preferably in a public sector environment.
  5. Demonstrated superior communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills which have resulted in focussed service delivery within a dynamic and changing environment.
  6. High level ability to effectively develop, implement and manage strategic change processes across the agencies.
  7. A well defined understanding of the operation and mechanisms of government, public sector and non-government organisations and community relations.

Selection Criteria – desirable:

Formal accounting qualification with either a CPA or CA.

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Contact: Pierre Arpin on 8999 8220 or email: [email protected]