The Australian National University, one of the world's leading research universities, has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, customer serviced focused finance professional to work within the Financial Shared Services unit of the Finance and Business Services Division.
he Deputy Finance Manager is responsible for overseeing the day to day functions of the Financial Integrity and Compliance team which include banking transactions; balance sheet reconciliations; general ledger maintenance; asset management; and supplier verification. The role also includes responsibility for managing bank accounts; performing period end and year end activities; preparing financial and performance reports; as well as associated compliance and control activities. The Deputy Finance Manager reports to the Manager, Financial Shared Services. Under broad direction, the Deputy Finance Manager will: 1. Provide effective supervision to the Financial Integrity and Compliance team members, ensuring that all objectives and deadlines are met, supporting their career development and knowledge sharing and assisting the Finance Manager in building a highly performing team. 2. Assist the Finance Manager in the development of strategies for achieving performance targets and coordinate the implementation of such strategies. 3. Develop and establish compliance reporting capability to support enforcement of policy and procedures. 4. Coordinate the preparation and distribution of other periodic and ad hoc financial reports, ensuring that financial information produced is accurate and presented with insightful recommendations / solutions. 5. Manage the day-to-day financial operations, ensuring compliance with all relevant ANU financial policies and guidelines and legislative requirements, maintaining adequate audit material and coordinating the timely delivery of financial reporting. 6. Implement and manage various finance-related initiatives as requested by the Finance Manager, in accordance with strategic objectives and/ or aimed at continuously improving financial management practices and processes. 7. Assist the Finance Manager in the promotion of new University wide finance-related initiatives, coordinating the local area roll-out, if applicable, and participating in a range of activities, workgroups and networks across campus, as required. 8. Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity. 9. Perform other duties as requested, consistent with the classification level of the position and in line with the principle of multi-skilling.
Professionally, applicants for the position must hold the qualifications detailed in the job description; be proactive in providing high quality customer service; and be able to apply their knowledge of relevant legislation and policy. Personally, applicants for the position must possess the highest standards of honesty and integrity; be enthusiastic and motivating; and have a demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgement in order to solve complex problems. SELECTION CRITERIA 1. Progress towards relevant postgraduate qualifications and demonstrated experience in financial management in a complex organisation. Experience in the administration of external funds is requested. 2. CA or CPA membership and proven high-level financial advice and planning skills to support senior management and experience implementing Finance related policies, procedures and strategic plans to improve financial outcomes. 3. Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary financial management practices and proven analytical, problemsolving and decision-making skills, including experience analysing data from multiple sources and making recommendations to inform strategic plans. 4. Demonstrated supervisory experience in a culturally diverse environment, with an ability to coach and mentor staff, to prioritise workloads and to lead the team to deliver on challenging objectives in a timely manner and on budget. 5. High level of interpersonal and consultation skills with demonstrated effective communication skills and experience developing comprehensive written documentation and reports, including policies and procedures. 6. Highly developed computer skills including proficiency using the MsOffice suite, advanced Excel skills and extensive experience using TM1. 7. A demonstrated high-level of understanding of equal opportunity principles and occupational health and safety and a commitment to their application in a university context.
Classification: ANU Officer 8 Salary package: $99,612 - $106,517 per annum plus 17% Superannuation Terms: Full time, Continuing
Canberra, ACT In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents: - A statement addressing the selection criteria. - A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form. - Other documents, if required. Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country and is subject to a criminal police check For enquiries regarding this role please, please contact Kiley Robinson, Manager E: [email protected] or T: 02 6125 5957 Applications close: 21 Mar 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time