Finance Officer

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 19 Jun 2024

  • Contribute to the stewardship of the University of Western Australia's finances by providing strategic financial advice.
  • Identify opportunities for sustainable process improvements, contributing to the continuous enhancement of financial operations efficiency.
  • Full-time appointment on a permanent basis.
  • Base salary range (Level 5): $76,422 – $84,705 p.a. plus 17% superannuation.

About the area

The Finance Team supports the appropriate stewardship of the University’s finance through the provision of a strategic financial advice, establishment of a financial management framework, financial management tools, procurement, management of the University’s Investment and Endowment portfolio, as well as financial oversight and accountability for finance and human resources administrative and transactional operations.

Finance operates support across the University, from advising the Vice-Chancellery, Executive and Senior leadership team on strategy and performance to supporting staff and students in their purchases and travel arrangements.

About the opportunity

You will deliver financial processes and transactional activities to support the day to day operations of business units.

You will also provide support to the Travel and Expense Management Officers to ensure an integrated, supportive and collaborative approach to the management of the University's Expense and management system.

About you

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Substantial relevant administrative experience at an appropriate level in an accounting related role
  • Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to prioritise and meet strict deadlines
  • Demonstrated knowledge of financial accounting practices, procedures and systems

Note: Provision of a Current National Police Clearance will be required by the successful applicant.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:   Position Description - Finance Officer (517699).pdf

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Tim Cox at [email protected]  

How to apply

Please apply online via the Apply Now button, the content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria. This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Wednesday, 19 June 2024


  • Work from home, part-time, and job-sharing options considered.
  • 4 weeks annual leave with the option to purchase more. 12.5 days paid personal/carer’s leave with eligible staff receiving 13 weeks long service leave after seven years.
  • 26 weeks paid parental leave after one year and 36 weeks after five years continuous service, regardless of gender.
  • Salary packaging options and 17% superannuation, with the option to reduce to the minimum super guarantee.
  • 25% off UWA full fee courses, discounted health insurance, and convenient on-campus childcare options.
  • Incremental progression based on 12 months continuous service.

About The University

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at [email protected] with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

Advertised:11 Jun 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:19 Jun 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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