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The Co-op

The Community Co-operative Store (Nuriootpa) Ltd was formed in 1944 as a general store owned by, and operated on behalf of, its members.  Today the business comprises nine retail businesses serving the needs of more than 25,000 members in the Barossa Valley.  Sales turnover is more than $60m and The Co-op, as it is called, employs more than 300 people.

Reporting to the CEO, the Chief Financial Officer is a key member of the tight-knit Executive Team and will take responsibility for:

  • proactively contributing to the strategic direction of the organisation as the key financial adviser and Company Secretary for the business;
  • providing leadership in planning, directing, developing and administering the financial activities of the organisation including accountability for the corporate functions of procurement, finance, investments, compliance, payroll and risk management;
  • leading, managing, mentoring and developing the finance and corporate services teams;
  • providing sound commercial analysis and reporting to underpin strong decision making.

Applications are encouraged from CA/CPA or equivalent status candidates with demonstrated experience leading the strategic finance and corporate services functions of a similar sized entity.  Other critical qualities sought include positive change and people leadership skills, commercial and financial analysis, project management and highly developed negotiation and communication skills.  Pragmatism, intuition, integrity, commercial acumen, judgement, drive, energy, credibility and authenticity are also important qualities sought.  Retail experience will be a distinct advantage.

A senior remuneration package reflecting the importance of the role will be offered to a high calibre individual keen to join this iconic organisation directly contributing to the Barossa Valley community.

For further information on our client, please visit 

Applications in Word format only should be forwarded to Andrew Reed by email to 

Telephone enquiries are welcome and may be directed to Lucy Dinnison-Mitchell on (08) 8100 8827 from Tuesday, 2 October 2018.

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