Project Officer, Accounting

Darlington, Australia
$79,717 plus 17% superannuation
07 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Feb 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full Time continuing role
  • Opportunity to showcase your expert customer service and administration skills
  • Base salary of $79,717 plus 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Project Officer role provides a customer service function to internal stakeholders through the provision of assistance, advice and guidance related to service provider and billing transactions taking place in sub-General ledger and Procurement (UniBuy-ARIBA) and Maintenance Management (Archibus). The Project Officer also provides a customer service function to service providers and facilitates responses to enquiries with the UniBuy Help Desk.

Responsibilities in this role include:

  • raising purchase requisitions, billing requests and journal transfers on behalf of Central Operations Services (COS)
  • providing month end support and reconciliation services including running reports, preparing accruals, transaction interrogation and analysis
  • managing ICT hardware procurement and allocation for the department
  • coordinate, triage and resolve invoice and purchase order queries from service providers in consultation with the UniBuy Desk and Contract Managers
  • resolve queries in a professional, timely and effective manner
  • coordinate and resolve Archibus work request queries, and resolve queries from service providers relating to pre-UniBuy invoices and accounts
  • transaction processing in UniBuy/ARIBA in an effective and timely manner
  • support Finance & Analytics month end processes to ensure it runs smoothly
  • undertake reconciliations
  • provide COS ICT Hardware support
  • contribute to the continuous improvement to COS systems, processes and administrative practices

About you:

  • demonstrated experience in high volume finance environment within a large, complex organization
  • experience in Procure to Pay systems (e.g PeopleSoft, SAP/ARIBA) and creating reports out of Hyperion would be highly desirable
  • demonstrated high level interpersonal skills with the ability to convey information clearly and concisely to staff at all levels of an organization
  • understanding and execution of governance related tasks in relation to the admin of company assets
  • excellent communication skills (written, oral and listening).

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Applications Close

Wednesday 22 February 2023 11:59 PM

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