Chief Financial Officer

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Chief Financial Officer - Step up to this dynamic and broad CFO role

Full Time - Sydney

  • Join this innovative, fast-paced and agile organisation in the construction sector
  • Contribute as a key commercial advisor to the CEO and lead all Corporate Services
  • Drive your career forward in this Sydney based business with a global reach 

About the company

Founded in 2000 in New Zealand, the Geovert group of companies now employs around 400 people and provides innovative natural hazard mitigation, ground engineering and asset maintenance solutions in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and the US.  Geovert works closely with its business partners through long-term trusted relationships to design, build and maintain infrastructure assets and facilities.  

To support the growth of the Geovert group and to ensure that it can continue to be a leader in the provision of innovative construction solutions, achieving its strategic and commercial objectives, Geovert needs a talented, proactive and accountable CFO to join the Senior Management Team and lead the Corporate Services function. Is this you?   

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Group CEO and acting as a key commercial advisor to the business; the CFO leads the Corporate Services function and takes overall accountability for the provision of expert commercial, financial, risk and technology advice and support to the Group. In doing this, the CFO will: 

  • Lead the high performing Corporate Services team of finance, legal, IT and HR professionals; creating performance objectives, coaching achievement and enhancing the talent of the individuals and the team;
  • As a key advisor, provide high quality financial and commercial reporting, analytics and advice to the CEO and the Executive Team to support strategic decisions with real impact on the business;
  • Support the Executive Team in the production of tender responses, contract negotiations and contract implementation;
  • Create and lead disciplined project finance governance; ensuring project leaders can take accountability for project performance through access to exceptional systems, information and support;
  • Understand and mitigate all business risks through a commercial and pragmatic lens;
  • Ensure quality technology and digital systems and solutions are embedded effectively within the business;
  • Support the leaders in the business with practical and effective HR and IR advice through the Human Resources team. 

This is a vital role in enabling the CEO and other members of the Executive Team to focus on strategic outcomes and operational delivery; knowing that the advice, data and reporting provided by all areas of Corporate Services is on-point, valuable and proactively delivered. 

About you

To be successful as the CFO, you will be a qualified accountant with strong and relevant commercial experience and a track record as a proactive advisor to executives. Broadly skilled and experienced, you will have ideally have worked with commercial contracts of scale, major procurement transactions and the management of capital structures. A keen eye for working capital management, you will be comfortable with this level of detail alongside major strategic concepts. 

As you would have seen, your proactive nature is crucial to being able to deliver the service needed by the CEO and the Executive team and your ability to create strong working relationships internally and with stakeholders will be vital to your success.  A capable people leader with a willingness to step up and take accountability for the whole coupled with your pragmatic and down-to-earth approach will set you apart as the right person for this role. 

In return, you will be rewarded with an exceptional opportunity to develop your commercial capabilities in a fast-paced, global reaching organisation which celebrates success and rewards its people accordingly. Are you ready? 

How to apply

To discover more about Geovert, visit https://www.geovert.com/ 

For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Leanne Crozier by email to leanne@deciphergroup.co.nz or Hannah Doney by email to hannah@deciphergroup.co.nz 

Applications close: Friday 5th March 2021


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