First listed on: 17 June 2019

Manager Commercial Finance

  • Remuneration – Commencing from 200K
  • Ongoing, fulltime role
  • Maintain your Public Sector Superannuation contributions

About our team

Within Icon Water, the Finance Group ensures the business optimizes the use of our financial resources.

We work hard behind the scenes planning, organising, auditing, accounting for and controlling our finances and work hand in hand with all parts of the business to ensure we are always in a healthy position, and can continue to be profitable into the future.

Our Group is seeking for an experienced individual with a strong and analytical mindset to take on this leadership opportunity.

About your new role

This opportunity will enable you to apply your experience as a Finance specialist to lead the Commercial Team in driving commercial advice to each Executive member and their respective groups. This will include implementing initiatives as required, providing commercial advice on contracts and leading commercial negotiations.

Working collaboratively with your team of Finance professionals, you will lead the provision of commercial advice on ways to drive efficiencies, insights and informed decision making in Icon Water.

You will build and maintain collaborative relationships with other leaders of the Finance Group to ensure cohesive day-to-day working with the Commercial Team.

Using your experience in extensive analysis and evaluation, you will determine alternative options for more efficient processes and activities including determining analysing current spend. Your high level knowledge and experience would be ideal in assessing options including risk implications, capital and operating cost impacts.

Most importantly, you will be a strong and capable leader to a high functioning team and have the ability to motivate and influence to achieve desired outcomes.

About Icon Water

Icon Water is responsible for owning and operating Canberra’s network of water and wastewater infrastructure and assets including dams, reservoirs, water and sewerage treatment plants, pumping stations to ensure we deliver safe drinking water and reliable sewerage services. Icon Water has been part of the Canberra community for 100 years.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, which values diversity and inclusion. We support applicants from all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and all ages. We also have a solid focus on gender balance within the organisation and encourage women to apply.

Our core values of safety, excellence and openness define how we conduct our business and treat others. We offer a range of flexible working options, professional development and generous salary and benefits. We are proud of the work we do and the contribution we make to the community we live in.

About you

You deliver your best work when given the freedom to operate independently and the opportunity to leverage your strengths, in a business whose work makes a real difference in our community. You are upbeat, enthusiastic, exercise good judgement and enjoy working collaboratively to find and deliver the best for business outcomes.

To succeed in this role, you will possess the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Finance (or similar) and a member of CPA/ICAA
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in the identification and realisation of business opportunities through market identification, industry research, competitor analysis, customer requirements and supplier capability assessment
  • Ability to lead and manage a team, including the ability to motivate and influence others to deliver required outcomes
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing and presenting complex business issues and information combined with the ability to engage, negotiate and influence a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Significant experience in quantitative, financial and analytical skills within a commercial environment and extensive experience in the industry
  • Proven experience in leading and influence organisational matters and the delivery of services

Does this sound like an opportunity you would relish?

If so, log onto our recruitment portal and submit your resume and a maximum two pages cover letter as statement of claims against the position’s skills, experience and qualifications required.

If you have any questions about the role, please email Macy Dkhar on

Closing Date: 1 July 2019

About Canberra

Recently rated Australia’s most liveable city, Canberra provides a lifestyle that is not for everyone (and we like it that way). It does offer easy access to the great outdoors, quiet residential areas, the and can-do attitude median travel time to work (17.4 minutes!) and an inner city (and surrounds) dining scene that is always developing.

Many Canberrans relish our four seasons and two hour trip to snow or surf. Canberra has a highly educated workforce and innovative business culture, offering a range of unique career opportunities – like this one.

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