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Chief Financial Officer

Swan hill District Health - Swan Hill, VIC

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Full Job Description
Inclusive Compassionate Progressive Accountable


Chief Financial Officer (Full Time)

Swan Hill District Health is searching for a Chief Financial Officer reporting to the Chief Executive

Officer. This position will require a suitably qualified finance professional with senior executive level

experience or a person ready to take the next step up. The ideal candidate will be somebody who has

major public sector and/or health sector finance experience or somebody with considerable private

sector finance experience in a complex multi-layered business.

Key Selection Criteria

Strong financial skills in all generalist areas of finance including complex financial analysis,

budgets, overview of debtors, creditors and financial auditing functions with a heavy emphasis

on governance and knowledge of grants and government funding processes for hospitals, health

services and aged care.

Outstanding team management skills and ability to coach executives within the business.

Significant I.T financial systems ability with exposure to SAP & Magic, and good skills in

Microsoft suite of products including Excel with a knowledge of Kronos highly desirable

Appropriate financial skills for major projects

General accounting knowledge including ability to oversee debtors and creditors

Ability to create high level financial reports for Board and Senior Management Team

Compensation, Benefits & More about Swan Hill

Competitive health sector executive remuneration package with relocation assistance

Swan Hill Has a great lifestyle , great Facilities with quality schools and restaurants

Salary sacrificing and packaging available

Affordable housing in an ideal family environment on the mighty Murray River.

Working for Swan Hill District Health

Work/life balance is of the utmost importance to us here at Swan Hill District health, as well as a small

country town lifestyle we endeavour to give our employees:
  • Advanced training opportunities
  • A professional and committed workforce
  • Variety in work and a sense of achievement for the community
Want More Info?

Contact: Operations Manager People and Culture - ahollway@sdh.org.au (03)50339994

Applications including the names of three referees should be forwarded to: employment@shdh.org.au.

Applications will only be accepted if they address the Key Selection Criteria and include an

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT FORM. Email applications are preferred.

Closing date: Friday, 9th July


Corporate /Finance

Inclusive Compassionate Progressive Accountable

Position: Director of Finance

(Chief Financial Officer)

Classification: HS8

Department: Executive (Senior Management)

Reports to: Chief Executive

Direct Reports: Accountants & Finance Administration Team, Chief Health Information

Manager, Payroll Officers, ITC employed and consultant staff.

Position Summary: To plan, co-ordinate, manage, monitor and evaluate the efficient and

effective delivery of financial, ITC Contract and employed staff, Payroll and

Health Information Services of Swan Hill District Health.

The DoF is a member of the SHDH Senior Management team and

participates in strategic and operational planning for the health service. The

DoF co- leads the corporate services planning and is responsible for the

operational management of the financial, ICT, payroll and Health Information

objectives of the plan.

As a member of the Executive (SMT), the appointee will contribute to the

overall performance of the team consistent with Swan Hill District Health

Services Purpose and Values.

Responsibilities: To provide a range of financial reports and subsequent financial analysis

to the Board, C.E.O., Divisional Heads, and Department Heads to enable

the financial and business performance position of the Health Service to

be accurately monitored.

To be the designated Chief Finance and Accounting Officer in accordance

with the Financial Management Act.

Engage Department Heads and Executive Officers to compile a

departmental budget for the Health Service annually.

To maintain a departmental budgeting system.

To control and maximise the Health Service Investment Portfolio.

To meet State and Commonwealth Government reporting requirements.

To meet end of year reporting requirements for the Victorian Auditor-


Prepare & submit Primary Care Partnerships returns as requested.

To provide analysis to Executive and Department Heads on opportunities

to improve organizational sustainability

Liaise with other health services to analyze and compare operational


Maintain Clinical Costing model for the organization.

Maintain reconciliation of Swan Hill District Health accounts.

Co-ordinate the operation of the Internal Audit Committee.

To supervise the Finance Department,

To liaise with Executive Officers and other department heads in relation to

systems that impact on the Finance Department such as Payroll, Medical

Records, Radiology and Supply.

To ensure Finance Policies and Procedures are up to date and Internal

Control Procedures are being adhered to.

To participate and be a contributor in various Health Services


To ensure quality improvement activities are undertaken and completed

each year.

Review current processes and implementing change to budgeting and

financial framework.

To represent the Health Service at meetings with third parties as required.

To participate in the Senior Management Group Meetings and attend

Board of Directors meetings as required.

To supervise the operation of the Simplified Billing Service within the

Health Service.

Demonstrated leadership ability, with a strong emphasis on teamwork and

driving change and service development

Key Selection Criteria Tertiary level accounting qualifications together with membership of the

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or CPA Australia.

Post- graduate qualifications in management highly regarded.

Superior communication skills with organisational change management

experience, including negotiation and consulting skills conducive to

positively influencing others in a complex environment of organisational

transformation and performance accountability.

Management skills and practices which engage and motivate staff to

achieve quality outcomes, meet targets, and improve and optimise


Significant expertise in financial management, including the ability to

maintain good financial management systems and interpret, analyse and

present financial and related information.

Knowledge of the specific applicable enabling legislation of the

organisation including relevant industrial instruments, the Health Services

Act 1988 , together with the Financial Management Act 1994 , the Audit Act

1994 , and Ministerial Directions. Previous experience in a similar role will

be highly regarded.

Demonstrated ability to gather information from a variety of sources, use

appropriate software to analyse data, identify critical gaps and develop

and implement best practice approach to business improvement.

Demonstrated ability to capitalise on knowledge within the organisation,

build organisational capability and develop and implement innovative

solutions to organisational issues.

Sound knowledge of ICT systems sufficient to actively participate in the

development and monitoring of the organisations ICT Strategy.

Salary/Award: Health and Allied Services, Managers and Administration Officers Agreement

Continuous Quality Each staff member is expected to demonstrate a commitment to best

Improvement: practice.

All staff shall take responsibility for their own practice and share

responsibility for creating and maintaining a system that provides safe,

high quality health care.

All staff will participate in quality improvement activities aimed at

improving patient outcomes and maintaining accreditation standards.

It is the responsibility of every staff member to be familiar with Health

Service-wide and specific Department Policies & Protocols.

Person Centered Care: The Health Service supports in its values the philosophy of Person Centered

Care to ensure all people, including health service providers, clients, their

carers and family members are respectfully cared for and encouraged to

participate in the provision of quality health care.

Recognise diversity is part of every person & as such providers of health

care must be actively involved in developing models of care that are person


Our Purpose Connected Care / Best Experience

SHDH commits to meet the growing health care needs of our community

through our new vision to provide better connected care and to achieve the

best care experience.

Privacy and Confidentiality: SHDH are committed to protecting patient and staff privacy and

confidentiality, as it is an important aspect of our commitment to providing

high quality services. In accordance to both the Health Records Act and the

Information Privacy Act, information should only be used and disclosed for

the primary purpose of its collection.

Each employee has a responsibility to adhere to SHDH’s Privacy and

Confidentiality Policy, as it is a condition of employment. Any breach of the

rules of privacy and/or confidentiality relating to health service business,

patients or medical records will result in disciplinary action.

Mandatory Training: All employees must be aware of and complete designated mandatory training

within the required time frame.

Safety: RESPONSIBILITIES: It is the responsibility of every staff member to:

Take reasonable care for your safety and the safety of others while at


Report accidents, incidents and potential hazards as soon as

reasonably practicable to your supervisor and record on VHIMS

reporting system.

Advise your supervisor if you have an injury or illness that may affect

your ability to perform the inherent requirements of your position.

Be familiar with emergency and evacuation procedures as detailed in

the Emergency Procedures Manual.

Complete all Mandatory training requirements as identified and


Comply with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and all SHDH

O.H. & S. online Policies and Procedures.

Asset Management: Staff with asset management responsibilities are required to adhere to the

Asset Management Policy and Protocols.

Review: Completion of My Work Plan on a yearly basis.

Previous Revision dates: May 2019, Feb 2020

Current: May 2021