Finance Controller

Swinburne University of Technology
December 04, 2022
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Working Time:Full time
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  • Fantastic opportunity for an experienced, motivated and driven financial professional to play a pivotal role within the finance team
  • Full-time position at our Hawthorn campus
  • Attractive salary and benefits with flexible/ hybrid working options available
  • About the Role As the Financial Controller you will be leading key areas within the finance function and providing overall oversight and accountability for the production of accurate financial results, and management of the underlying financial processes, controls and operations. This is a pivotal position which will support the Chief Financial Officer and key university stakeholders by leading key finance initiatives and role modelling the University's finance values in order to meet the strategic goals of the finance team.

    This position is a pivotal role within the finance team and will suit a motivated, driven and forward-thinking finance professional who has the ability and knowledge to interpret information and apply provide guidance to meet its strategic goals and regulatory requirements.

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

  • Extensive knowledge of local statutory reporting requirements
  • 10 to 15 years' experience of working as a senior leader in a Financial Control team in a large and complex organisation
  • Demonstrated ability to use evidence and innovative thinking to solve significant organisational challenges
  • Experience of driving change, delivering operational excellence and embedding process and control improvements into finance and business operations
  • Demonstrated ability to influence a wide range of stakeholders, including at senior levels regarding significant and/or complex issues
  • Qualifications

  • Extensive relevant industry experience
  • Extensive experience of AASB and local accounting standards
  • Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (CA) or Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA)
  • About Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, 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 proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, 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 depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

    To Apply Please submit your CV and cover letter addressing your suitability for this position.

    To review the Position Description and to apply, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

    Please note, if you are viewing this advert from an external site please click ‘apply' where you will be redirected to Swinburne's Jobs site to access the Position Description towards the bottom of the page

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

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Swinburne Talent Acquisition Team

    Applications Close: Sunday 4th December 2022 at 5pm. (Please note that we will be conducting interviews during the advertising period therefore; if you interested in the role; please submit an application immediately).

    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.

    We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

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