Director - CFO Advisory (Financial Governance & Operations)


KPMG’s CFO Advisory practice combines deep industry knowledge with technical accounting and reporting excellence; we partner with CFOs and finance teams to help them meet the challenges of a complex and evolving business environment. Leveraging our firm wide expertise, CFO Advisory offers services including: finance function establishment, integration, separation and review; financial and regulatory process and control assessments/(re)design; performance monitoring; finance project, change management and resource support; transaction structuring; and accounting standards interpretation and implementation advice.

Your new role:

With continued growth in our CFO Advisory team, we are now seeking two Directors to join our Sydney and Melbourne Reporting, Governance and Operations advisory practice. The focus of this team is to assist our clients achieve financial excellence under sound governance and control principles.  Our engagements range from reviews of the effectiveness of financial and regulatory reporting processes; control assessments and remediation; finance function set-ups; advising on performance monitoring and decision making practices; and project management support for major finance projects.  Working alongside an experienced team and serving a broad range of clients across the Corporate, Financial Services and Government sectors, you will support and drive our strategy by:

  • Managing the delivery of complex projects including project management, key client deliverables, drafting client reports and presentations, liaising with senior leadership and external advisors
  • Simplifying highly complex business situations and strategies to identify key issues and priorities and effectively and efficiently manage multidisciplinary teams to deliver innovative solutions for clients
  • Building and maintaining key client relationships, identifying opportunities for continued growth, developing propositions and leading business development initiatives

You bring to the role:

  • CA (or equivalent) qualifications with a strong accounting and/or audit and assurance background, with approximately 10+ years of relevant business experience gained in Professional Services or industry
  • Prior experience leading a Finance or Regulatory reporting function, large complex finance project (including understanding of financial systems and processes) or in consulting is desirable
  • A commercial and analytical mindset with complex problem solving skills
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to influence and present your ideas with impact to clients and other key stakeholders
  • Experience in leading teams and providing training and guidance to build performance
  • Project management skills including experience in making strategic decisions across multiple engagements

What we offer you:

We offer rewarding careers for outstanding professionals, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative and inclusive culture, and flexible and agile work practices that focus on our people's wellbeing to drive innovation and entrepreneurship. We also believe that our business plays a distinct and vital role in helping solve important social and environmental issues; and use our unique skills and expertise to help create positive and lasting impacts for our communities.

We believe diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. We are consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women, and our inclusive culture promotes the development of our people irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability.

Please apply for this position by submitting your confidential application online including resume and cover letter. For further information, please contact Amanda Atherton on 02 9295 3840.


KPMG’s CFO Advisory practice combines deep industry knowledge with technical accounting and reporting excellence; we partner with CFOs and finance teams to help them meet the challenges of a complex and evolving business environment. Leveraging our firm wide expertise, CFO Advisory offers services including: finance function establishment, integration, separation and review; financial and regulatory process and control assessments/(re)design; performance monitoring; finance project, change management and resource support; transaction structuring; and accounting standards interpretation and implementation advice.

Your new role:

With continued growth in our CFO Advisory team, we are now seeking two Directors to join our Sydney and Melbourne Reporting, Governance and Operations advisory practice. The focus of this team is to assist our clients achieve financial excellence under sound governance and control principles.  Our engagements range from reviews of the effectiveness of financial and regulatory reporting processes; control assessments and remediation; finance function set-ups; advising on performance monitoring and decision making practices; and project management support for major finance projects.  Working alongside an experienced team and serving a broad range of clients across the Corporate, Financial Services and Government sectors, you will support and drive our strategy by:

  • Managing the delivery of complex projects including project management, key client deliverables, drafting client reports and presentations, liaising with senior leadership and external advisors
  • Simplifying highly complex business situations and strategies to identify key issues and priorities and effectively and efficiently manage multidisciplinary teams to deliver innovative solutions for clients
  • Building and maintaining key client relationships, identifying opportunities for continued growth, developing propositions and leading business development initiatives

You bring to the role:

  • CA (or equivalent) qualifications with a strong accounting and/or audit and assurance background, with approximately 10+ years of relevant business experience gained in Professional Services or industry
  • Prior experience leading a Finance or Regulatory reporting function, large complex finance project (including understanding of financial systems and processes) or in consulting is desirable
  • A commercial and analytical mindset with complex problem solving skills
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to influence and present your ideas with impact to clients and other key stakeholders
  • Experience in leading teams and providing training and guidance to build performance
  • Project management skills including experience in making strategic decisions across multiple engagements

What we offer you:

We offer rewarding careers for outstanding professionals, ongoing learning and development opportunities, a collaborative and inclusive culture, and flexible and agile work practices that focus on our people's wellbeing to drive innovation and entrepreneurship. We also believe that our business plays a distinct and vital role in helping solve important social and environmental issues; and use our unique skills and expertise to help create positive and lasting impacts for our communities.

We believe diversity of thought, background and experience strengthens relationships and delivers meaningful benefits to our people, our clients and communities. We are consistently recognised as an employer of choice for women, and our inclusive culture promotes the development of our people irrespective of gender, ethnicity, generation, flexible work status, family circumstances, sexual orientation or disability.

Please apply for this position by submitting your confidential application online including resume and cover letter. For further information, please contact Amanda Atherton on 02 9295 3840.

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