Finance Portfolio Planning Manager

Melbourne, Australia
09 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time, Continuing/Permanent
  • $109,456-$117,277 p.a + 17% Superannuation

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

Financial services partners with other areas of the university in achieving the organisations objectives, by strategically orienting its provision of financial services to the delivery of the core operations of the university.

  • Financial management, reporting and advice
  • Budget development and management
  • Financial evaluation and financial planning
  • Corporate financial administration information system

The Role and Your Responsibilities

The Finance Portfolio Planning Manager is responsible for the portfolio investment planning for RMIT projects. This involves working closely with the Enterprise Architecture team and Business Technology Partners, understanding the demand from the business and their strategic alignment.

Working closely with the Portfolio Management Office the role will:

  1. Drive investment planning and project portfolio forecasting
  2. Undertake Business Case analysis from a viability perspective
  3. Ensure project initiation controls and financial approvals
  4. Manage analysis of overall Project Portfolio budget/spend
  5. Assurance of Project financial management disciplines, including forecasts, monthly reporting, expenditures etc.

This role is responsible for a range of strategy and investment management activities, planning parameters and decision making processes.

This role will work closely with the IT Services, Property Services group and Enterprise PMO and is expected to be fully aware of all aspects of the University's policies and actively participate in the management of programs.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have a demonstrated ability to independently analyse and interpret a wide range of financial information to make well informed decisions, and deliver sound recommendations for managing complex problems. High level of proficiency in writing clear and concise reports along with well-developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills. Proven ability to develop strong working relationships with senior stakeholders, and to interact effectively with all levels of the organisation including internal and external clientele. Significant understanding and experience of portfolio investment management processes and performance. Strong knowledge and extensive experience in project finance and investment prioritization. High level of competency in the use of IT systems, preferably SAP (Finance), Hyperion Planning and advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications.


A relevant post graduate qualification (or progress towards same) together with a membership of a professional association (CPA/ICA) and/or extensive experience in a Finance Portfolio Management role in a large, complex organisation.

To Apply

For further information please contact Andrew Stead on +61 3 9925 0783 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 558765.

Applications close 5pm on Monday 20 November 2017.

Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community.

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