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 section of the Finance and Business Services Division.
The Senior Finance Officer is responsible for leading the Financial Transactions team, ensuring that Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable activities are performed efficiently, effectively and in line with operational requirements and service level standards. We are looking for applicants with exceptional client service and interpersonal skills; excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders Under broad direction, the FSS Team Leader will: 1. Coordinate and plan operational aspects and provide high level and at times, complex advice and services on a wide range of financial matters, ensuring compliance with the University's policies, procedures and current legislation, to meet the Service Level Agreement in the areas of: • Payables and purchase cards • Receivables • General Ledger Integrity • Customer Service 2. Provide effective leadership, supervision, direction and guidance to staff. 3. Assist with the management of the incoming and outgoing written correspondence and phone calls and provide accurate high level and at times, complex advice, seeking advice or escalating issues as appropriate. 4. 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. 5. Undertake system 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. 6. Assist with the facilitation of compliance to annual financial timetables, working closely with F&BS and other relevant areas across the University. 7. Contribute to the formulation of FSS strategy and vision to deliver highly efficient and effective transactional and financial services across the ANU. 8. Assist with the implementation and roll-out of various local or University-wide finance-related projects, providing timely and high quality support. 9. 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. 10. Comply with ANU policies and procedures and current legislation, in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity and code of conduct. 11. Perform other duties as requested, consistent with the classification level of the position and in line with the principle of multiskilling.
Applicants should possess: - A demonstrated ability to foster positive working relationships. - Experience leading a team constructively to achieve performance objectives and team goals. - Attention to detail, sound judgement and an ability to resolve complex issues. - High level organisational skills and an ability to prioritise competing demands 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/ or qualifications. 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 and advanced Excel skills. Experience using TM1 or an equivalent planning and reporting system would be highly desirable. 7. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a University context.
Classification: ANU Officer 6/7 (Administration) Salary package : $80,756 - $92,957 per annum plus 17% superannuation Terms: Full Time, Ongoing
Canberra, ACT APPLICATION INFORMATION In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents: - Statement addressing the selection criteria (maximum 3 pages). - 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 provide a statement that addresses 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. For more information, please contact Kirsten McKinnon, 02 6125 9241 E: [email protected] Applications close: 21 Mar 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time