Commercial Finance Manager

Swinburne University of Technology

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Full time, 12mth fixed term position at our Hawthorn campus

About the Job

Reporting to the General Manager and Dean of Swinburne College, your role as Commercial Finance Manager will have responsibility for the review of all current methods of reporting, establishing a set of Swinburne College protocols and reporting procedures which will deliver accurate financial statements, forecasts and budgets, and provide interpretation and insights into variances to plan and the link to key drivers.

You will establish relationships with service providers within Swinburne University of Technology in order to provide relevant financial and non-financial data to all required Swinburne College stakeholders and the Swinburne College Board.

Further, you will work closely with the General Manager & Dean, Program Managers and Director of Studies (ELICOS) in developing and influencing financial plans and providing expert financial advice to build levels of financial and commercial acumen, help drive business performance and enhance quality of financial and commercial decisions within Swinburne College.

About Swinburne College

Swinburne University aims to be an innovative and globally capable enterprise, known for agility, responsiveness to the changing world and ability to deliver excellence. In 2020 Swinburne established a joint venture partnership with private education provider, UP Education (UP) to form Swinburne College which delivers foundation and pathway programs for international and domestic students. These programs (Foundation Year, UniLink diplomas and ELICOS), assist students to reach the entry requirements for a university degree, transition from post-secondary to higher education or improve English language skills.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:

• Postgraduate qualifications with a major in accounting or similar discipline, and 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 organisation
• Strong knowledge and experience of budgeting, forecasting and financial reporting, delivering consistently accurate and clear information
• Demonstrated solid analytical acumen and the ability to interpret financial data and provide solutions to a range of commercial issues

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

How to apply and further information

To view the position description or to start an application please click on 'apply' or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact Tony Cranshaw, General Manager and Dean – Swinburne College at

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact

Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) 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 11:59pm on Tuesday, 20 April 2021.

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