Senior Finance Officer

Canberra, Australia
$75,608 – $87,570 per annum
12 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration)

Salary package: $75,608 – $87,570 per annum plus 17% Superannuation

Work type: Full-time, continuing

The twenty strong Finance Team supports the financial management of the Colleges of Science. We work with some of Australia's (and the world's) leading researchers. The Senior Finance Officer works closely with researchers to assist them with the management of their grants (from application through to final reporting). We support our staff with a strong professional development program. CPA membership or progress towards completing the CPA program (or equivalent) is required.

The Science Administration team delivers high quality administrative support and leadership to the core academic activities of research and education for the ANU Joint Colleges of Science, the most research intensive unit of the University. Befitting the ANU's place among the top 20 universities on the planet, our academics produce research that changes lives, and life as we know it. They are committed to solving problems through big picture and applied scientific research, to improving health outcomes for people around the world, and to the sustainable, secure and equitable use of global resources. Our students learn from these world-class researchers.

Proudly supporting the academic enterprise, Science Administration is a dynamic work environment fostering extensive collaboration, communication and an agile and innovative approach to problem-solving. Teamwork is central to the workplace, and change is embraced and advocated for. Staff are professionally skilled and strive to be practice-leaders and influential in the University environment, making significant contributions to process improvements and system advancements. Leaders lead by example; empower others and invest in people, their career and development.  

Position Overview

The Senior Finance Officer assists the Assistant Finance Manager with operational planning, broad financial support and providing strategic financial advice to Research Schools and Centres within the two Colleges, as well as ensuring timely and accurate preparation, analysis and distribution of financial reports to internal and external clients. The Senior Finance Officer will be working as part of a small team located in one of the four College Administration hubs. The activities will include grant management, budget support and training. Familiarity with ESP (or a similar system) is essential as is the use of Excel for presentation and analysis of data. You will possess strong analytical and numerical skills, have good oral and written communication skills and a commitment to continuous improvement.

We are looking for an individual with demonstrated experience and an understanding of budgetary processes and financial administration, including knowledge of grant management, purchasing, invoicing, receipting, general ledger and financial reports.

Enquiries: Please contact Malalai Khalidi (, 02 6125 3444.

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Closing date: 11.55pm, Sunday 30 April 2017

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.