Corporate Planning and Performance Advisor

Melbourne, Australia
19 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
02 Feb 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Faculty of Business and Economics
Salary: $108,009 - $116,906 (UOM 8)
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement. Our distinctive Melbourne experience helps graduates become well-rounded, thoughtful and skilled professionals – making a positive impact across the globe.

About the Faculty of Business and Economics

Our Programs

The Faculty offers extensive undergraduate, graduate and research higher degree study options through the Bachelor of Commerce and Melbourne Business School suite of programs, as well as the Melbourne Business School MBA. We’re proud to be consistently ranked as a leading university around the world for research and teaching.

Our Graduates

The Faculty of Business and Economics along with the Melbourne Business School  has over 60,000 alumni in over 100 countries. The Faculty of Business and Economics alone has over 50,000 alumni from all over the world.

Further information about the Faculty is available at

About the Role

The Corporate Planning and Performance Advisor plays a vital role in championing and delivering overarching corporate planning, performance and compliance reporting as well as continuous improvement frameworks. Reporting to the Director – Strategy, Planning and Resources, the position works closely with senior leadership focussed on delivering an integrated and strategy led approach.

The Corporate Planning and Performance Advisor is highly organised, motivated and innovative, and able to work with a high degree of autonomy. With a keen eye for detail, the incumbent maintains a balance between being a strategic thinker whilst also applying an operational and compliance lens.

The position requires a need to be flexible and have the willingness to work outside typical structures for example, supporting other teams, departments and the broader University when required.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Working with the Director – Strategy, Planning and Resources, take a lead role in planning, design, implementation, monitoring and performance of the Faculty’s business plan and risk management.
  • Manage selected projects in support of the Faculty’s objectives in achieving the University’s Advancing Melbourne initiatives.
  • Support the Director – Strategy, Planning and Resources to develop, deploy, monitor and improve Faculty polices and guidelines.

About You

You will be an experienced advisor with a strong strategic focus, able to identify opportunities and work to strategic direction and operational priority. Your outstanding communication and negotiation skills allow you to build and sustain positive working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders. Able to understand complex issues, you will be able to convey difficult concepts to others. With a high level of data literacy, you will be able to understand and interpret various forms of data as well as drafting and present reports.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • A higher education qualification in a relevant discipline and/or membership of a professional accounting body (ACCA, CA ANZ, CPA or equivalent) and subsequent relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated extensive experience in working on or leading complex project development and implementation, involving multiple internal and external stakeholders.
  • High-level problem-solving skills with the ability to exercise significant judgement and initiative.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

To find out more, please visit

Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria* (found in the Position Description) for the role.

*For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements:

0055145_Corporate Planning and Performance Advisor_PD.pdf

Applications close: 02 Feb 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time