Technical Adviser Strategic Transformation

Randwick, Australia
14 Mar 2018
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19 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community and inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating and learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW has developed an exciting ten-year strategic plan focused on Academic Excellence, Social Engagement and Global Impact that aims to see it ranked in the Top 50 universities in the world by 2025. 

The University is currently in an exciting phase of transformation and change. Finance is a significant internal function dedicated to continuing to build a high performance culture whilst delivering excellent finance support.

  • Attractive Remuneration
  • Be a true leader of people and new ideas
  • Senior role (Level 10)

About the role:

The Technical Advisor, Strategic Transformation is a key member of the Group Financial Control in UNSW Finance. The position liaises with senior management and other key stakeholders to provide advice and resolve complex technical issues to ensure the accurate provision of information for reporting and control purposes and that all accounting practices have been correctly adhered to in a way that assists the University achieving its strategic objectives.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Prepare and deliver complex technical Financial Reporting requirements in accordance with reporting deadlines, accounting policies and procedures, and other relevant regulatory standards, including the review and monitoring of significant transactions, balances, and cash-flows, whilst maintaining a significant focus on revenue and consolidation related accounting.
  • Oversee and drive activities and processes around Statutory reporting requirements and Research or Major Capital projects to ensure integrity of reporting.
  • Assist in the coordination of external audit and Audit and Finance Committee requirements.
  • Work collaboratively with both internal and external stakeholders to deliver high quality, up to date financial information, advice and reporting.
  • Develop and maintain sound and effective internal and financial controls in the overall management of the general ledger, including the establishment and management of processes that monitor compliance with University financial policies.
  • Drive operational efficiencies through the introduction of risk based controls, as well as through business process re-engineering and the transformation of Finance systems, processes and reporting to enable the business to run at optimal levels.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • CA or CPA qualification, or equivalent, with substantial experience in a large enterprise (Big 4 and commercial experience preferred).
  • Strong technical accounting skills and knowledge, including the interpretation and application of the latest relevant Australian Accounting Standards, report writing and analysis.
  • Thorough knowledge of business operations, understanding of financial processes, and demonstrated experience with implementing/enhancing internal controls over financial reporting.
  • Substantial experience in influencing and managing change and transformation, including demonstrated experience in engaging senior executives.
  • Demonstrated experience in the successful roll out of process improvement projects, while managing risk and improving controls.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with ability to build and manage effective relationships with key stakeholders, and ability to negotiate and influence effectively at executive levels, as well as ability to concisely explain complex issues effectively to non-accountants.

Please apply on-line by submitting your resume with a short cover letter. Applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Contact: Catherine Yeung


T: (61 2) 9385 2165

Applications close: Midnight 19 March 2018