Finance Reporting Officer

Melbourne, Australia
01 May 2018
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22 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Strategy, Planning and Resources
Faculty of Arts

Salary: $79,910 - $86,499 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

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

The Faculty of Arts Strategy, Planning & Resources (SPR) team is responsible for facilitating programs and functions in the Budgets & Planning, Business Analytics, Finance and Accounting 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.

About the role

The Finance Reporting Officer supports the management, administration and reporting of the Faculty’s accounts. The role involves review and management of accounts and transactions, the provision of advice to staff, support for budget development, forecasting and monthly reporting. The role co-ordinates the HERDC submission and works closely with School Managers and academic staff to comply with legal, university and government requirements.

The incumbent is responsible for the delivery of financial services to a portfolio of clients and provides support, advice and assistance on a wide range of budgetary and other finance issues.

About you - skills and attributes will be highly regarded:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and or equivalent mix of education and relevant experience
  • Experience in large computerised accounting systems such as Oracle Financials, and a wide range of software applications and tools, with an emphasis on strong spreadsheet and database skills.
  • Demonstrated financial management experience including reporting, including a good understanding of financial policies and practices and financial compliance issues.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills with proven ability to interpret and provide advice on complex policies.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively with clients and colleagues and to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Evidence of initiative, flexibility and the self-motivation to follow through on a range of competing tasks and demonstrated ability to prioritise workloads and meet 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 May 2018

Position Description and Selection Criteria

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