Jobs - 22 October 2019

Position Vacant: Chief Finance Officer - Sydney

The Position

This role provides the opportunity to drive the development of our operational plans to improve financial performance in alignment with the broader Wilderness Society strategy.

About You 

You are an experienced CFO who will provide direction and management to our Finance Manager and HR team, and strategic advice to our CEO and Leadership team.

You have experience motivating and developing a diverse group of professional staff and extensive knowledge and understanding of financial management practices, government policies and legislation applicable to the not-for-profit sector.

Some of The Benefits 

Be part of one of Australia’s largest environmental advocacy organisations with over 40 years of success.

We’re committed to looking after our staff by offering fair pay and fantastic benefits, including:

  • Flexible working conditions
  • Work-life balance
  • Five weeks of annual leave (pro rata)

Application Process 

We recommend that you review the position description for further information and to inform your application content. 

Applicants are required to address the below targeted questions and, along with your CV, email your application to

Question 1: Provide an example of a project you have developed and implemented. How did you collaborate with stakeholders and foster positive working relationships throughout its development and implementation? How did you go about aligning your work to the objectives of the organisation?

Question 2: Explain how you have used financial information and insights to transform an aspect of how a past organisation functions, or to increase revenues or save on expenditure. The example would be best described if it reads like a short consultant’s executive summary. 

Question 3: Can you describe a time when a decision you made didn’t perform as well as you expected. What could you have done differently? What did you learn about decision making?

Question 4: If you were talking to an aspiring finance or HR professional, what would you tell him/her is the best thing about working in this field? Conversely, what would you say is the most difficult?

Applications close Monday 4th of November 2019 

If you have any questions, please contact Erica Maginnis at