- Australia’s favourite aquatics team sport
- Strategic leadership position
- Senior financial and operational management
Water Polo Australia (WPA) is the national governing body for water polo sport in Australia. WPA is a not-for-profit sporting organisation and as the governing body undertakes a number of tasks and projects across four key business areas to help keep the sport running efficiently and efficiently. The sport is governed by a Board comprising a combination of appointed and elected Directors. The executive directs the day-to-day activities of the association through a National Office based in Sydney Olympic Park. Most importantly, WPA strives to ensure everyone involved is having fun, is safe and can perform to the best of their ability.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) plays a crucial role in the management of WPA and its business operations. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, the Finance, Risk & Audit Committee and the Board of Directors, the CFO will lead WPA’s financial and administrative operations, including the strategic and operational aspects of WPA’s planning and management.
Overseeing all financial management of the organisation, operational planning, risk management, compliance, HR, ICT and office administration, the CFO provides support to all areas of the business and will work to continually improve the quality of systems and services to members. As a member of the Senior Management team, this role is also 2IC to the CEO.
The successful candidate will be an individual that possesses drive, passion, initiative and enjoys thinking on their feet, working in a collaborative team environment, and is prepared to roll up their sleeves and work hands-on.
Candidates must hold suitable tertiary qualifications in accounting / business administration or come from a CA or CPA background and have outstanding knowledge of accounting, financial modelling, HR management, and ICT systems, ideally from within a sporting or similar not-for-profit organisation. An understanding of the AIS/Sport Australia funding model is desirable.
The role will suit a strong and dynamic communicator and leader with exceptional well-developed interpersonal skills, including upward communication of issues to the CEO and Board. An aptitude for compliance, policies and procedures is required, as is the ability to work with others to develop their skills in this area.
This is a unique opportunity to make a significant impact in the operations of Australia’s favourite aquatics team sport.