LGNSW Positions Vacant

Chief Executive

LGNSW is the peak organisation that represents the interests of NSW general and special purpose councils.

LGNSW aims to strengthen and protect an effective, democratic system of local government across NSW by supporting and advocating on behalf of member councils and delivering a range of relevant, quality services.

The LGNSW Board is seeking applications for a Chief Executive.

The Chief Executive is the Association's principal staff officer exercising overall management responsibility for the Association's activities under the direction of the President and Board.

To be considered for this role, you must demonstrate the following:

  • Highest levels of integrity and a commitment to the public good;
  • Demonstrated track record of organisational leadership, with excellent strategic thinking ability and judgement;
  • Demonstrated track record of achieving a strong organisational culture and positive outcomes for members/stakeholders;
  • Strong working knowledge of local government and member-based organisations;
  • High-level written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate and liaise effectively and sensitively, both internally and externally;
  • Ability to balance conflicting priorities and make timely, effective decisions in line with organisational strategic plans and budgets;
  • Outstanding financial literacy;
  • A demonstrated ability to work with Boards to implement the highest governance and transparency standards; 
  • Demonstrated experience in liaising with internal and external stakeholders, including at the political level.

A selection panel will be established to merit assess candidates, with a recommendation to be made to the LGNSW Board for approval.

To express your interest in this role, please email your resume, a short application detailing your skills and experience as relevant to the position, and at least three references to Jennifer Trute.

Closing:  5pm, Wednesday 1 April 2020


Finance Manager 

  • Sydney CBD location
  • Permanent position
  • Salary package including superannuation $140,000 to $158,000

The organisation

Local Government NSW (LGNSW) is the peak body for local government in NSW, representing councils and related member organisations. With a proud 100+ year history, LGNSW develops an effective community-based system of local government in NSW; advocates on behalf of members to influence policy directions of State and Commonwealth Governments and provides a range of services including, industrial relations, legal advice, management services and training.

The position

The Finance Manager contributes to the overall success of the Association by effectively managing financial and management accounting services to ensure long term financial viability of LGNSW. The provision of expert financial advice to senior managers is a key responsibility on matters including cost and pricing structures, business and financial operating structures, funding models, cost saving strategies, as is development of strategic financial planning and savings initiatives and strategies.

Reporting to the Executive Manager, Corporate Services, this position works collaboratively across the organisation.

The person

To be successful you will be an accomplished and hands-on manager with experience of delivering successful “business as usual” results, as well as initiating change and leading internal financial management capacity building. Your extensive experience in developing strategic financial and management accounting plans and superior knowledge of applying contemporary accounting methods will enable you to influence and improve processes across our organisation.

This is a unique opportunity to use your influencing, collaborative and stakeholder management skills to develop and drive a culture that delivers excellence in financial and management practices.

The essential requirements

  • Relevant tertiary and professional qualification (CPA/CA) and significant experience in a commercial environment  
  • Demonstrated experience effectively communicating accounting concepts and information to non-finance staff
  • Demonstrated time management skills, with the ability to perform multiple tasks and meet critical deadlines while maintaining accuracy and quality
  • Experience using Attache software is desirable.

How to apply

Please review the position description prior to submitting an application, and send applications to jobs@lgnsw.org.au. Please contact Jennifer Trute on 9242 4030 if you have any enquiries.

Your application should include a covering letter (maximum two pages) which clearly details your skills and experience as relevant to this position accountabilities and requirements, and an up-to-date resume (maximum four pages).

Closing: 5pm, Wednesday 15 April 2020


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