Financial Shared Services supports the University through provision of financial transaction services. This includes general ledger and reconciliations, vendor and customer management, asset management, banking, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payments, corporate credit cards and debtor management.
The Finance Officer will play a key role in day to day operations of Financial Shared Services, ensuring that activities are performed efficiently, effectively and in line service level standards and relevant policies/procedures. We are looking for applicants with exceptional interpersonal skills, who are accurate and timely in their work, and proactive in providing a high quality client service. ROLE STATEMENT Under general direction, the Finance Officer will: 1. Provide high quality support for operational aspects to meet Service Level Agreements such as: Processing financial transactions including complex journal entries and accounts payable and receivable matters. Ledger maintenance including generic reconciliations, preparation of annual financial statements and reviewing of financial transactions. Conducting regular outstanding debtor checks and follow up escalated debt management issues and debt collection. Updating the asset register with asset additions, amendments and deletions as required. Undertaking system approvals in accordance with the University’s delegations framework. Coordinating financial processes, monitoring the integrity and accuracy of financial data and resolving data integrity issues. Reviewing financial documentation for accuracy, completeness and compliance. 2. Assist with the management of the incoming and outgoing written correspondence and phone calls and provide accurate advice, escalating more complex enquiries as required. 3. Review key performance indicators and identify areas to improve service levels. Undertake supervisory responsibility of team members as required. 4. Provide training to team members as required. 5. Assist with the implementation and roll-out of various local or University-wide finance-related projects, providing timely and high quality support. 6. Liaise with colleagues across campus and provide financial advice as required. 7. Actively participate in the continuous improvement of financial processes and quality service delivery. 8. Comply with ANU policies and procedures and current legislation, in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity. 9. Perform other duties as directed, consistent with the classification level of the position and in line with the principle of multiskilling.
The successful candidate will possess: - Strong initiative, attention to detail and sound judgement. - Strong written and oral communication skills. - A commitment to continuous improvement and learning. Also of importance is: - Bachelor of Commerce/Business/Accounting or equivalent is essential. - Member of a professional accounting body (CPA/CAANZ) is highly desirable. - Substantial experience in using financial systems, such as PeopleSoft or SAP. High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word is essential. - Substantial experience in a financial transaction processing or services. SELECTION CRITERIA 1. Demonstrated experience in a financial operations role in a complex environment or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/ training. 2. Sound knowledge of and interest in contemporary financial management practices, including the ability to interpret and apply policies, procedures and legislative requirements. 3. Demonstrated high level customer service and effective communication skills with an ability to consult and liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders in a culturally diverse environment. 4. Proven organisational skills and attention to detail, with a demonstrated ability to prioritise own workload and to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, meeting competing deadlines and delivering high quality outcomes. 5. Demonstrated skills using the MS Office suite, in particular Excel. Experience using TM1 or an equivalent planning and reporting system would be an advantage. 6. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a University context.
Classification: ANU Officer 5 (Administration) Salary package: $71,878 - $78,411 per annum plus 17% superannuation Terms: Full time, fixed term (up to 12 months)
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 will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. For more information please contact Nikita Iyer, Deputy Manager, T: 02 6125 2440, E: [email protected] Applications close: 16 May 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time