Program Director Finance Modernisation

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time and Fixed Term for 1.5 years in Hawthorn

About the Role 
The Program Director Finance Modernisation will be responsible for delivering the “Finance Modernisation” program by working together with the business sponsor, vendors, technology and other business stakeholders to co-ordinate the successful delivery of this program.  Key stages in this program will include requirements gathering, product selection via procurement activities (likely to include RFI and RFP), program planning, business case completion and approval, solution design, delivery and transition to Business-as-Usual operations.   The role will lead a significant cross functional team due to the scale and “whole of organisation” impact of this project.

As part of the ePMO, the Program Director for Finance Modernisation will co-ordinate delivery through a Project Control Board (PCB) and will follow ePMO processes for governance, reporting and delivery.  The Program Director is expected to take a consultative approach with stakeholders, including guiding and influencing parties to ensure early alignment of the business solution to strategic objectives. 


About You  
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities: 

  • Previous program director success in the selection, procurement and implementation of a new Finance System solution.
  • Experience in a large-scale project environment.
  • Experience in Program/Project Strategy development.
  • Expertise in project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Flexible and adaptable; able to work in ambiguous situations.



  • A postgraduate degree level qualification in a relevant discipline with extensive relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Relevant Project Management qualifications

About Swinburne University of Technology 
Swinburne is a research-intensive dual sector university of technology. With our strategic plan, Horizon 2025, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of technology, of innovation and of entrepreneurship; and, we’re proud of it! We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education, research, and innovation so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots is underpinned by our values, where our people are empowered to work together to build a better future. 

To Apply
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Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children Check.

Applications Close: Sunday February 11th at 11pm.

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives.  For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

For any support please contact or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan.

Victoria’s Commitment to Action: Improving international student employment outcomes 
As a signatory to Victoria’s Commitment to Action, Swinburne seeks to remove barriers to international graduate employment. We welcome and encourage applications from international graduates.  

We are a 2023 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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