Finance and Compliance Officer

Melbourne, Australia
04 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Strategy, Planning and Resources
Faculty of Arts

Salary: $68,892 - $79,130 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

About The Faculty of Arts, Strategy, Planning and Resources (SPR)

The Strategy, Planning and Resources (SPR) team partners with Faculty staff to enable the achievement of strategic and operational goals through planning, evaluation, budgeting, financial management and OHS, facilities and records management advice and support. The three service areas in SPR are:

  • Budgets & Finance
  • Business Analytics & Evaluation
  • OHS, Facilities & Records

About the role

The Faculty of Arts Strategy, Planning & Resources (SPR) team is responsible for facilitating programs and functions in the Budgets & Planning, Business Analytics and OHS & Facilities portfolios. Arts SPR seeks to support business operations and the achievement of Faculty strategic and operational goals through the provision of high quality business support services and business partnering.

Arts SPR are currently seeking to appoint an experienced Finance and Compliance Officer to fill this ongoing role in the strategic planning portfolio.

Reporting to the Finance and Accounting Manager, the Finance and Compliance Officer is responsible for supporting a portfolio of clients and contributes to a range of compliance activities. The incumbent provides first level advice to key stakeholders and assists in the management of the Faculty’s finances. The role will undertake special project work, collecting and analysing relevant data sets and providing limited finance support to multi-disciplinary teams.

About you - skills and attributes will be highly regarded:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline such as accounting or an equivalent combination of training and work experience;
  • Commitment to quality client service, focussing on providing accurate and timely information to a diverse client base while looking for opportunities to add value;
  • Sound time management skills including the ability to work independently and to manage competing responsibilities;
  • Excellent attention to detail to ensure accuracy in financial records and to identify errors to be addressed;
  • A working knowledge of GST and FBT;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform and work collaboratively in a team with the ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion;
  • Demonstrated experience in using Microsoft Office, particularly managing and manipulating data in Excel;
  • Demonstrated aptitude for self-direction and motivation including an ability to work under pressure when dealing with a variety of tasks, conflicting priorities and multiple deadlines.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

† The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Close date: 22 Apr 2018                   

Position Description and Selection Criteria


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