CIO wanted for Victorian Treasury

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CIO wanted for Victorian Treasury

To take the reins of late-running land tax system.

The holder of Victorian government purse strings, the Department of Treasury and Finance, is searching for a chief information officer to oversee some of the most critical budgetary systems in the state.

The agency is offering up to $199,000 a year to the successful candidate, who will step into the shoes vacated by Martin Hopley late last year.

According to his Linkedin profile, Hopley had been in the role for seven years, and his appointment followed a lengthy stint in the private sector.

The Treasury department is currently in the midst of a $12 million upgrade to its revenue management system, which is now due to be completed in 2018-19 after being pushed back three years from its original deadline.

The system is set to upgrade the way the department collects land tax from property owners in Victoria, and in turn bolster the state’s bottom line.

The agency is looking for an experienced IT executive who can develop an  IT strategy, support its ongoing upgrades to enterprise architecture, deliver cost controls, and provide expert advice to agency bosses.

Whoever gets the job will also be expected to play a role in the negotiation of whole-of-government IT buying schemes.

All CIOs in Victoria will have to adhere to the state's brand-new ICT strategy, released earlier this month, including a whole-of-government IT dashboard intended to lift the lid on underperforming agency IT projects.

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