Chief Financial Officer

Orange City Council Full Time Permanent 15/09/2023

Orange City Council is looking for a Chief Financial Officer to join us in our beautiful City.  Orange is three and half hours from Sydney in Central NSW and offers a lifestyle choice second to none.  Our working culture provides flexibility, seeks innovation and will allow you to find the work/life balance you are after.

Orange has four distinct seasons, elegant streetscapes, beautiful parks and some of the best regional food and wine in Australia. Orange is part of Wiradjuri land. The Local Government Area is home to more than 42,503 residents and includes the regional city of Orange and several small and charming villages. By 2036 it is expected that Orange will reach a population of 50,400, through both natural population growth and migration into the area. The Orange economy is driven by health service activities, retail, mining, public administration, tourism, viticulture and horticulture. The spectacular natural environment and highly productive agricultural land contribute to a thriving tourism sector.

The position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO), is an executive leadership position in the organisation structure, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and has responsibility for planning, implementing, and managing all financial activities of Council. This includes the evaluation of financial performance to improve financial and business processes and delivery of cost efficiency and an outstanding customer experience through the provision of competent and timely financial advisory services to the Executive Leadership Team and Council.

You will ideally have had extensive experience in a senior finance role, commitment to a values and behaviours based leadership model, will have great listening skills, be an adept communicator, will be committed to building leadership capability and organisation capacity, along with driving cultural alignment. Ideally, you will also have membership of a recognised professional accounting body.

For further information regarding the position please contact Christian Morris on 0417 693 254. Further information can be found in the position information package which includes the selection criteria and application process.

Applications including a full CV, covering letter and addressing the selection criteria must be completed online at

All applicants must address the selection criteria to be considered for this position.

Applications close at 5pm, Monday 9 October 2023.