The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region.
The Senior Finance Officer works closely with the other members of the Finance team, providing high quality financial advice and service, including budgeting, forecasting, reporting and compliance and fulfils a vital role in ensuring that timely information is provided to project leaders to manage their projects and ensure compliance with regulations. The Senior Finance Officer works collaboratively with finance practitioners across campus and other areas within the University and supports the implementation of various local and University wide Finance related initiatives. Under broad direction, the Senior Finance Officer will: 1. Coordinate operational aspects and provide high level and, at times, complex advice and services on a wide range of financial matters, including debt management and reconciliations and operational planning - particularly in relation to resource allocation and financial processes, assistance in budget preparation and forecasting and expenditure monitoring, ensuring compliance with the University's policies, procedures and current legislation. 2. Prepare financial reports to external grant regulators in consultation with project chief investigators to ensure that all contractual requirements are met, investigating and resolving issues. 3. Coordinate the preparation and distribution of other periodic and ad hoc financial reports, ensuring that financial information produced is accurate, undertaking thorough investigative action when needed and presenting data with insightful recommendations and/or solutions. 4. Undertake approvals in accordance with the University’s delegations framework and coordinate financial processes, monitoring the integrity and accuracy of financial data and resolving data integrity issues. 5. Assist with the facilitation of compliance to annual financial timetables, working closely with F&BS and other relevant central areas. 6. Assist in the supervision of junior team members providing training, coaching and mentoring to support their performance development. This may include, at times, direct staff supervision. 7. Contribute to new initiatives and provide input to develop and improve financial practices and processes, with a commitment to continuous improvement and best practice in financial management and financial service delivery. 8. Provide assistance in the coordination of various local and University wide Finance related initiatives, ensuring timely and high-quality delivery. 9. Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity. 10. Perform other duties as requested, consistent with the classification level of the position and in line with the principle of multi-skilling.
The successful candidates will: - Hold a degree in Business/Commerce, or equivalent organisational experience - Have CPA/CA certification or be undertaking CPA/CA qualification. - Have experience in Grant (Project) Financial administration - Have a strong track record in transaction level accounting process in an enterprise system such as People-Soft (FMS & HRMS) - Have advanced Microsoft Excel skills SELECTION CRITERIA 1. Degree in a relevant field with demonstrated experience in financial operations in a complex organisation or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and qualifications/ training. Experience in the administration of external funds will be highly regarded, as will progress towards CPA or CA membership. 2. Sound knowledge of and demonstrated experience with contemporary financial management practices with the ability to interpret and apply policies, procedures and legislative requirements. 3. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills and a high degree of attention to detail, with a proven ability to use initiative, investigate issues, collect and analyse data and to make recommendations on solutions. 4. Proven organisational skills and ability to prioritise own workload and to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, meeting demanding deadlines and delivering high quality outcomes. 5. Demonstrated high level communication skills with experience producing various financial reports and an ability to consult and liaise effectively with stakeholders in a culturally diverse environment. 6. Highly developed computer skills, including proficiency using the MsOffice suite, advanced Excel skills and experience using TM1. 7. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a University context.
- Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration) - Salary package: $80,756 - $92,957 per annum plus 17% superannuation - Terms: 2x Full time, Continuing and 1x Full-time, Fixed term (18 months) - Opportunity to support the pursuit leading edge research through financial administrative support services - Opportunity to build strong financial skills in Tertiary Administration - Opportunity to build strong governance and compliance to financial policies and contractual conditions
Canberra ACT In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents: - A cover letter (1-2 A4 pages) addressing your suitability for this role against the stated selection criteria in the position description. - 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 candidate 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: Teena Thomas (CAP Finance Manager): [email protected] Applications close: 10 May 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time