Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
Location of job: Sydney on Gadigal Land
Supervises: Accountant, Project Accountant, IT Administrator, Director of People and Culture
Appointment type: Permanent full-time


At Musica Viva Australia we work to create an Australia where chamber music thrives and where people of all ages, cultures and communities have access to, and learn to appreciate, the vital role of music in building a stronger, more creative world.

Musica Viva Australia’s mission is to create an Australia where chamber music thrives and where people of all ages, cultures and communities have access to and learn to appreciate, the vital role of music in building a stronger, more creative world.

The Chief Financial Officer is a member of the Executive and Senior Management teams and responsible for all aspects of internal corporate and financial management of Musica Viva Australia across all programs. The position is also responsible for the financial records, reports, and investment management of Stradivarius Pty Ltd as Trustee for the Australian Music Foundation. 

Reporting/Working Relationships

This position reports to the CEO and works closely with the Deputy CEO, members of the senior management team and the Board of Directors of Musica Viva Australia and Stradivarius Pty Ltd.

In this role you will oversee the work of the Administration and Finance Department, with the roles of Accountant and Project Accountant reporting directly to you. You will also oversee the IT and HR functions in conjunction with the IT Administrator and Director People and Culture, both of whom also report to you.

Essential Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications & Abilities:

The following skills, knowledge and experience will ensure your success in this role:

  • High level finance experience
  • Member of recognised professional accountancy body
  • Excellent oral and written comms at all levels including non-finance staff and at Board level
  • Ability to balance bigger picture with an attention to detail
  • Staff management experience and a commitment to diversity
  • Clear thinker and calm under pressure
  • IT / HR knowledge
  • Demonstrated experience driving change management processes
  • A team player
  • Understanding of performing arts/music/not for profit environments
  • Demonstrated flexibility

To apply: Send your resume and a letter (maximum 2 pages) introducing yourself and addressing the essential and desirable qualities above to jobs@musicaviva.com.au.

Note: In the subject of the email add the following code CFO21 and your LAST NAME (e.g. CFO21 VICKERS). Applications not including this code may not be correctly processed.

Please include a well-written and appropriately detailed covering letter, as applications lacking appropriate information may not be considered. Please ensure the application is sent straight to our jobs email address with the correct job code quoted in the email subject line. Do not apply via recruitment portals, as your application may not reach us.

Musica Viva is a family-friendly and flexible employer committed to equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from First Nations people and people from diverse cultural and regional communities.

We welcome applications from people who identify as having a disability. If at any stage of the recruitment process you require any accommodation due to a disability please let us know.

Applications close: 6pm Sunday 17 October 2021

Inquiries regarding the role can be made by directly contacting Director People and Culture, Sarah Vickers, by email at svickers@musicaviva.com.au.

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