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Manager: Operational Finance (Heo 8)

University of South Australia - Adelaide, SA

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  • Based in Operational Finance at the Mawson Lakes Campus
  • Full-time, fixed term contract until 8 April 2022
  • Salary range: $99,510 - $112,290 per annum (plus superannuation)

About The Role

Reporting to the Director: Operational Finance this position will be responsible for leading the development and implementation of finance strategies and activities and providing high level expert advice to key stakeholders and staff within the University. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the identification, development and implementation of continuous improvement initiatives and managing a range of finance activities for specific business areas.

The Manager: Operational Finance manages a team of four which include finance specialists and administrative staff.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

Core Responsibilities
  • Provide expert advice and recommendations in the development and implementation of finance strategies and the analysis of financial information
  • Develop quarterly forecasts, annual budget, Medium Term Finance Plan and other specialised financial management and analyses
  • Oversee the development of revenue generation forecasts
  • Oversee the financial management of research projects, including monitoring expenditure and the deferral of revenue
  • Liaise with Auditor-General’s office as required and action recommendations

Essential Skills And Experience
  • Undergraduate qualifications, together with active membership of a professional accounting body
  • Experience working in a senior accounting position involving the development of forecasts, budgets and financial plans
  • Experience in applying financial and accrual accounting standards, structures, principles and practices
  • Financial analysis and reporting skills and experience in the provision of financial advice and recommendations to senior executives
  • Experience in using a finance software package, and advanced skills in Microsoft Excel


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:
  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • Corporate health insurance
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How To Apply

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA . The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Julie Bennett, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at recruitment@unisa.edu.au using job reference number 2850.

Applications close: 11.30pm Monday 29 March 2021

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

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