Senior Functional Analyst in Finance

Melbourne, Australia
31 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Swinburne IT has a strategic focus, partnering with the business to deliver programs of work that align to each of the University’s three strategic pillars: Future Ready Learners, Research with Impact and Innovative Enterprise. Swinburne IT is a key enabler for the University to achieve its vision and deliver the 2025 Strategic Plan.

The Applications function ensures IT application services are delivered to the various academic and operational functions of the University to enable the University to optimise operational efficiency and effectiveness.

About the job

Reporting to the Deputy Director, Business Improvement Team, the Senior Functional Analyst is required to establish strong partnerships with stakeholders and colleagues to develop and implement significant improvements for Finance Systems processes and optimise use of systems. This involves analysis and definition of business requirements, identification, design, co-ordinating user testing, and implementation of innovative solutions, including business process re-engineering and systems optimisation including training. This position will be required to support the Business Improvement Team in managing different streams of work.

This role needs to build strong working relationships with other parts of the organisation to ensure effective and complete support of Finance systems. This position is responsible for driving high standard of customer service and working with stakeholders to ensure recognition of, and responsiveness to, the needs of internal and external clients.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Relevant qualifications and extensive relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Substantial experience in developing and implementing business processes, ensuring adherence to standard processes and/or government legislation in a large, complex organisation.
  • Demonstrated experience in project managing business process improvement initiatives and realising tangible and intangible business benefits.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

What we offer

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

As we are a Child Safe Organisation, all appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Kate Shum, Business Support & Improvement Manager on 3 9214 5674.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: TBC
Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 17th September 2017