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Financial Analyst

Employer
FLINDERS UNIVERSITY
Location
Adelaide, Australia
Salary
$77,686 - $85,736 p.a. plus 17% Super
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

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  • Continuing | Full-Time at 1.0FTE 
  • Higher Education Officer Level 5 | $77,686 - $85,736 p.a. plus 17% Super.
  • Location: Kaurna Country / Bedford Park
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About Finance and Procurement Services 

Finance and Procurement Services assist the University to achieve its goals by providing quality leadership, information, and financial services. The Finance and Procurement Services team develops and maintains financial policies and procedures and internal control to facilitate the conduct of university business and help ensure compliance with taxation and other financial legislative requirements. 

About the Role 

We have an exciting opportunity within our Finance and Procurement team as the Financial Analyst. As the successful incumbent, you will occupy a pivotal role in the organisation as you will be responsible for assisting the College of Science and Engineering’s delivery of quality financial services to their Researchers; with a specific focus on Australian Research Council (ARC) grant finance administration and acquittals. You will also provide high-quality assistance as directed, particularly in relation to budgeting, projections of research awards and ensuring salaries and other expenditures are reflected on the specific accounts established to manage awards.

Some of the key responsibilities of the position are:

  • Providing high quality financial analysis and advice and support all aspects of financial management.
  • Monitoring financial results in comparison with research awards / contracts and University coinvestments associated with research awards.
  • Acquitting financial results to external funding bodies within agreed time frames
  • Liaising and communicating clearly with researchers, internal key stakeholders and in some instances the external funding bodies to inform them in advance of any changes.
  • Ensuring all relevant Flinders systems are up to date and records are complete to assist ensure quality financial reports and dashboards are available to management and researcher.
  • Supporting the day-to-day operations of the College of Science and Engineering Finance team.

About You 

As the successful candidate, you will be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with a wider range of clients and stakeholders across the Organisation and external to the organisation, have ability to be collegial and work in a cooperative team environment, and be able to show high-level analytical and problem-solving skills. You can prioritise efficiently and can problem-solve effectively in a multi-tasking environment.

Some of the key position capabilities of the role include:

  • Tertiary qualification in accounting or related area or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Demonstrated understanding of finance systems and budget forecasting in large organisations.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce accurate management reports.
  • Experience in the development of financial and funding models.

Life at Flinders 

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world. 

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders? 

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options 
  • Flexible working arrangements 
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services 
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff 
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care services, gym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia). 

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment 

Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies.  

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position. 
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  

How to Apply and Information 

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Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

12 Mar 2024

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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