Finance Officer

University of Queensland
February 25, 2024
Offerd Salary:$5.75
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  • Finance and Business Services Division

  • Be part of an organisation with a meaningful purpose and impact

  • Join a university ranked in the world's top 50

  • 17% superannuation contributions and 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Based at the picturesque St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting, real-world impact.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Discounted parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    We are seeking a motivated, energetic and organised Finance Officer to process a wide range of financial transactions across multiple portfolios.

    Reporting to the Financial Services Coordinator and working under general direction, this role involves providing timely, accurate and efficient finance transactions processing and data entry related to accounts payable, invoicing, journal entries, credit and debtor management, and registration of assets.

    Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides efficient, consistent and accurate delivery of a set of assigned Finance transactions services within the client portfolio that meet the strategic and day to day operational needs of clients.

  • Ensures the validity of chart strings used to record transactions. Understands the chart of accounts (CoA) and how it supports the management and governance of budgeting, forecasting and reporting processes across the client portfolio.

  • Undertakes accurate and timely processing of accounts payable, invoicing, debtor and credit management, and receipting for the business unit in line with standard operating procedures and University policy.

  • Processes finance transactions related to the registration, transfers, trade-ins and disposals of assets in line with standard operating procedures and University policy.

  • Processes accounting journals covering internal transactions, cash allocations, reimbursements etc. across the client portfolio.

  • Maintains effective working relationships with key stakeholders across the client portfolio ensuring the delivery of high quality Finance transactions services to meet client needs.

  • Escalates complex issues, or sensitive client needs, associated with requests for transaction processing that require additional expertise to resolve and execute.

  • Ensures compliance of all Finance transactions with governance protocols, ensuring that University policies and procedures, as well as legislative requirements, are followed and adopted appropriately in the client portfolio.

  • Other duties as reasonably requested by the supervisor.

  • This is a Full-time, continuing (Permanent) position , at HEW Level 4 , the full-time equivalent base salary will be $70,235.35 to $74,468.15 plus superannuation of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be $82,175.36 to $87,127.74 per annum.

    About You
  • Diploma qualifications in accounting, business, commerce or a related field with relevant experience in transactions processing or shared services functions and/or equivalent combination of relevant training and professional experience.

  • Ability to apply knowledge of finance systems, policies and processes to a wide range of financial transactions to ensure accurate, timely and efficient transaction processing.

  • Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with key stakeholders and clients ensuring service delivery meets key requirements.

  • Experience working with enterprise technology and software solutions and systems, utilising multiple user modules for the submission of a diverse range of data and information sets.

  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment, whilst taking full accountability for the efficient delivery of set tasks within agreed timeframes and to agreed service standards.

  • Experience working in service delivery functions in complex stakeholder and policy environments.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Mrs Holly Auchter, Finance Services Coordinator via [email protected]

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close 25 February 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (R-35283).

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