Finance Business Partner

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, ongoing opportunity at our Hawthorn campus (working from home)

About the Job
As a Finance Business Partner you will offer accurate and timely financial advice to key stakeholders and senior managers across the university to help drive business performance and enhance the quality of financial and commercial decisions within your portfolio.

An influencer and trusted advisor, you will develop financial plans, advise on future direction and investment choices, and be responsible for providing financial reporting, analysis, insights and objective financial advice to drive improvement in operational performance while ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, accounting standards and the University’s policies and procedures.

You will coach and upskill your business unit’s financial confidence and competence across layers of management within your portfolio and provide insight, promote good financial and risk management disciplines and act as a catalyst for business’ change in driving continuous improvement.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

Be a key player in helping Swinburne achieve its vision and deliver our 2025 Strategic Plan. Through IT, Finance and our Facilities & Services Group, the Swinburne Operations team aligns with the university’s three strategic pillars – Future Ready Learners, Research with Impact and Innovative Enterprise.

About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:

• Proven experience in building productive stakeholder relationships and clearly communicating financial insights to non-financial audience
• An undergraduate degree with a major in accounting or similar discipline, with subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
• Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (CAANZ) or Certified Practicing Accountant Australia (CPA).
• Significant experience in financial management and related activities, preferably in a large and complex organization
• Strong knowledge and experience of budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting, delivering consistently accurate and clear information

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits

How to apply and further information
Please submit your application by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link, and submit a resume and cover letter.

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact our Diversity Consultant, Dr Walter Robles, on For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

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Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for women for 10 years in a row and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5pm, Friday 14th August 2021

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