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Corporate Finance & Investment Team Leader

Chief Financial Officer
Contract Part Time
602 days ago
Location: Perth Head Office, WA, AU, 6000

Do you want to deliver work that truly matters to our community?


There’s never been a better time to join the energy industry! At Western Power we’re working towards our vision for a clean energy future and we’re looking for diverse, passionate people to join our team of world leading experts.


We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Corporate Finance & Investment Team Leader at Perth Head Office, on a permanent basis.


About this role

As the Corporate Finance & Investment Team Leader you will be required to:

  • Be responsible for leading a diverse and specialised professional team accountable for investment evaluation and corporate finance activities across Western Power.
  • The position leads a team of specialists and analysts who partner with the business to ensure the corporation acts in accordance with prudent commercial principles. This position is responsible for effective management of the immediate team and will champion flexible ways of working that increase overall capability and productivity within the Area.
  • Support the Head of Function’s role as Secretariat to the Investment Review Committee as directed by the Area Manager or Head of Function
  • Contribute to, and coordinate the delivery and review of, the: Investment Management Policy, Governance Framework and Standards; including resourcing Secretariat support to the Investment Review Committee
  • Ensure key deliverables are met by the team within the agreed timeframes (according to SLA or similar) that enables timely and effective business decisions.
  • Creatively resource the team to deliver high quality work. Manage workloads and seek out opportunities to improve efficiency and productivity and develop cross-skilling to reduce single points of reliance/ failure.
  • Develop the leadership behaviours and capability of the team and establish cross-skilling and shared accountabilities to break down silos and ensure flexibility according to the teamwork pattern.
  • Understand the technical deliverables of the team and contribute to the operational outputs.


About you

We are seeking someone with experience and attributes that include:

  • Extensive and demonstrable capability in delivering commercially focused outcomes that increase value.
  • Demonstrable capability in communicating the drivers of value to raise commercial acumen in the business and give effect to change
  • Demonstrable capability in prioritising deliverables, and resourcing and managing teams to produce objective, evidence-based commercial outcomes that meet stakeholder milestones within budget
  • Accountable for the update of corporate finance and investment policies, frameworks, and standards
  • Provide effective governance of corporate finance and investment activities by leveraging advanced analytical skills to assess commercial prudence, risk management, and due diligence
  • Demonstrable capability in leading, inspiring diverse teams and developing team members
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to influence/negotiate in collaborative, cooperative manner; and proven effectiveness in managing strong working relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Relevant utility/industry experience, skills, and knowledge.
  • Understanding of the regulatory framework in which a utility operates and the link between business decisions and the impact on regulatory outcomes.
  • Experience in a Corporate Development function within a financial or commercial environment
  • Degree qualification in commerce (includes business, finance, economics, accounting) or other quantitative literate discipline (e.g., mathematics).
  • Post graduate qualification
  • Membership of a relevant professional association (e.g., CPA, CA, ACTA)


Joining Western Power

Our people play a vital role in creating an innovative, safe, and supportive workplace, living our values and delivering exceptional service to the communities in which we operate.

We are committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, women, young & mature age workers, the LGBTQI+ community.


We are an employer of choice, offering our employees a range of benefits that include:

  • Competitive salary plus 11% superannuation
  • Flexible work arrangements that support part time work, flexible working hours and working from home arrangements
  • Professional Development opportunities including training initiatives and study assistance
  • An award-winning employee recognition and benefits programme
  • Access to five Employee Network Groups – First Nations, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, Diverse Sexualities and Genders, Women, and People with Disability – which celebrate and communicate the diversity of our workforce and connect diversity and inclusion to our broader business activities
  • The opportunity to purchase up to four weeks of additional leave per year
  • Access to salary packaging, social club activities, and discounted health insurance and gym membership



Important information

We are committed to our Disability Access and Inclusion Plan 2021 - 2027 and ensuring that people with disability have equal opportunities to gain and maintain employment with Western Power. It is strongly encouraged that people with a disability who meet the inherent requirements of the position description apply for this role.


We are also proud to have launched our Innovate RAP in Mar 2022 (Reconciliation Action Plan). Our Innovate RAP outlines our commitment to the Reconciliation journey in WA.


Our recruitment process requires that all candidates who progress to the pre-employment stage must hold a police clearance issued within the last six months.


Join us and play a part in powering the future of Western Australia.


To find out more about us please visit


Applications close on 14 December 2022

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Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $0
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $0
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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