Joint Colleges of Science Finance Manager

Canberra, Australia
08 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Senior Manager 2
Salary package: $123,178 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Continuing, Full Time

The Joint Colleges of Science (JCS) 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 Australian National University. Befitting the University’s place among the top 25 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 follow in the footsteps of these world-class researchers.

Proudly supporting this academic enterprise, the JCS administration team fosters a dynamic working environment where collaboration and communication are valued, problems are met with innovative solutions, and change is embraced. This allows our highly skilled staff to influence best practice within the University, and to make significant contributions to process and system improvements. To us, a good leader is one who leads by example, empowers others, and invests in people, their career and development.  

Position Overview

A major career advancement opportunity exists for a highly motivated and experienced Finance leader to join the Joint Colleges of Science (JCS) administration group, with oversight of the budgeting and financial operations of the ANU College of Health and Medicine and the ANU College of Science. The JCS Finance Manager provides expert strategic and financial advice to the College Executives and develops the annual recurrent budget for the Joint Colleges. Leading a team of 20, the JCS Finance Manager supervises the provision of a full range of financial administrative support services to the JCS community and monitors the financial performance of all budget units, while establishing relationships of trust and confidence across a broad range of stakeholders.

The successful applicant will possess extensive experience in the leadership of a team of highly skilled professionals in a dynamic and often pressured environment. They will have exceptional consultation, negotiation and influencing skills with the ability to advise on the strategic financial direction of the Joint Colleges of Science. They will have a demonstrated record of accomplishment in the preparation and analysis of financial management reports, including the ability to provide senior management with concise interpretive analysis identifying key elements of financial results.  As part of the JSC administration leadership team, they will model the highest standard of leadership behaviours through coaching, mentoring and managing staff and providing responsive communication.

For further information about this position please contact Mr David Akers, College General Manager E: T: +61 2 6125 0421

Closing Date: 25 March 2018

Position Description: JCS Finance Manager (SM2) 2018.pdf

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

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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.

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.

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