Accounts Payable Analyst

Brisbane, Australia
05 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance and Business Services

UQ Finance is responsible for the enabling achievement of the University’s strategic ambitions by securing UQ’s financial future through expert advice, systems and support. In delivering on this, the Finance function will value professionalism and accountability. Our approach is to treat everyone with respect and to work collaboratively to deliver excellent service.

The key specialist service areas of Finance are:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Financial Operations including Accounts Payable, Collections and Receivables, and Client Support Services
  • Professional Services teams - Advisory and Transactional Services

Finance at UQ operates within a devolved environment with Finance staff located in Professional Services teams in Faculties, Research Institutes and Central Divisions supported by Finance specialist service teams. The position is part of the Accounts Payable processing stream within the Financial Operations team for Finance.

The role

The Accounts Payable Analyst is responsible for applying analytical, technical and project administration expertise to serve as the primary “super user” of the Accounts Payable environment used by UQ staff.  This role will report to the Accounts Payable Team Leader.

The Accounts Payable Analyst position sits within the Accounts Payable Team within Finance & Business Services (FBS). Therefore, the occupant will be expected to apply a combination of technical knowledge and customer service skills to support the FBS Division and University in achieving its goals.

The Accounts Payable team are collectively responsible for central processing of payments for vendor invoices and miscellaneous payable batches. Accounts Payable Officers are expected to meet University and team expectations by ensuring all payments are made according to approved University policy and in an efficient, accurate and timely manner. The role maintains effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to the AP Team and ensures the achievement of high standards of service quality, timeliness and accuracy in service delivery.

The role contributes to the review and development of processes and procedures ensuring transactions are executed in a way that supports the achievement of high standards of service quality, timeliness and accuracy, and are in compliance with University policy frameworks and external legislative and regulatory controls.

The person

Applicants should possess degree qualifications in a commercial or quantitative discipline (IT and business, commerce) with subsequent relevant experience, or extensive experience and specialist expertise in analysing business processes and providing best practice IT solutions and/or equivalent combination of relevant education/training and/or professional experience.

You should have experience working with enterprise technology and software solutions and systems, utilising multiple user modules for the submission of a diverse range of data and information sets. Also have the ability to apply problem solving and analytical skills to investigate and ensure data integrity in transaction processing, and the resolution of any issues within the parameters of policy frameworks.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $75,957 - $81,714 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%. (Total remuneration package will be in the range of $ 88,869 to $ 95,605 p.a.)

Position Description

Download File 506931_3033940_Accounts Payable Analyst.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Pauline McLean on +61 7 3365 2226.

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