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Associate Director, Operational Finance (HEO 10+)

Adelaide, Australia
Competitive salary (plus 17% superannuation)
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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  • Based in the Finance Unit at 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
  • Full-time (1.0 FTE) fixed term contract until 31 December 2025
  • Competitive salary (plus 17% superannuation)

About You 

You are a highly motivated and analytical finance leader with substantial commercial experience, business acumen and exceptional interpersonal skills. Your verbal and written skills are second to none and you continuously strive for improvement in financial and management reporting. You are collaborative, authentic and self-aware and you strive for service excellence.

About the Role

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, you will provide leadership to the Operational Finance team in financial management and analysis to the Academic Units and UniSA Online on their strategic and operational decision making. You will contribute to the whole of University’s sustainable annual budgets, forecasts and medium-term financial plans that reflect internal and external policy and legislative setting. You will oversee the University’s teaching and research activities by liaising extensively with Academic Units, UniSA Online, Institutes and other areas of the University on financial performance and providing financial reporting and analysis.

About the Finance Unit

The Finance Unit is committed to implementing effective financial and commercial practices to support the University’s needs. The University’s model of financial service delivery is an integrated service delivery model with business partners that support the University in a competitive and rapidly evolving global environment. 

About UniSA 

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Postgraduate qualifications in a relevant discipline, including relevant memberships to CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia or equivalent
  • Substantial commercial experience and demonstrated business acumen in large and complex organisations
  • Highly developed verbal and writing skills with demonstrated experience in presenting complex information and producing executive management reports
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to establish effective business partner relations at all levels and to respond to challenging and sensitive situations
  • Demonstrated experience in management and leadership of teams including performance management and establishment of a quality service environment  
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying areas of continual improvement in financial and management reporting
  • High-level analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to develop and implement innovative solutions


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as: 

  • Access to great personal development opportunities 
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17% 
  • Flexible working conditions 
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees 
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

Start Your Unstoppable Career 

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Alex Koszegi, Team Lead: Talent Attraction. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 6205

Applications close: 11:30 pm Sunday 16 June 2024

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment. 

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How to apply:

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