Finance Manager, Faculty of Arts

Sydney, Australia
05 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is the University of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

The Finance team provides a wide range of financial and management services to Macquarie University staff and students. These services include: University purchasing function; financial management Information Systems; budget process; providing a wide range of financial and management reporting; recording the major assets of the University; receiving and accounting for income to the University; managing the University debtor's system; managing student loans; and supporting the University research function.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Management Accounting, this position is a critical customer facing and business partnering role within the Faculty of Arts. The key to success is driving a strong customer service and delivery culture, ensuring an exceptionally high standard of delivery.

Specifically, you will:

  • Act as an integrated business partner to the Faculty, supporting the Executive Dean and Faculty General Manager on strategic planning, the provision of financials, and development of business cases for new initiatives and projects.
  • Support Faculty management in preparing budgets and forecasts ensuring strategic alignment, early communication and engagement with key stakeholders and timely completion.
  • Provide valuable insights into variance monitoring and the assessment of risks and opportunities against budgets and forecasts.
  • Be responsible for assessing and supporting Faculty staff training requirements, both in relation to finance systems and processes.
  • Continuously challenge the status quo and how to create efficiencies both within processes and through engagement and information self-serve.

For more information in this role, please view the position description below.

Selection criteria

To be considered for the position, please submit a cover letter and upload this and your CV as part of the online application process. Note: candidates shortlisted for interview will be expected to address the selection criteria below at interview.

  • Bachelor’s Degree (major in Finance/Accounting) or equivalent; and CPA qualification or international equivalent.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in advising stakeholders on strategic planning associated with budget activities.
  • A track record in supporting management in the preparation, forecasting and monitoring of budgets.
  • Demonstrated experience building, managing and influencing positive relationships with key and diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive a high-performing and customer service culture throughout the team.
  • Significant experience in managing high-volume financial activities that require both judgment and high levels of accuracy.
  • Solid experience with financial databases and systems.
  • University experience recommended but not a requirement.

This position requires a criminal history check.

Salary Package: From $115,570 – $122,061 per annum (HEW Level 9) plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing

Role specific Enquiries: Amruta Dhage, Head of Management Accounting at  

General Recruitment Enquiries: Andrea Bucko, Human Resources Consultant at

Applications Close: Sunday 18 February 2018 at 11.55pm (AEST)

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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