Business Advisor

Updated: 19 days ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 03 Jul 2024

Job no: 0051911
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full-time; Continuing
Department: Chief Operating Officer Portfolio - Finance
UOM 8 – $119,752 – $129,607 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Provide data-driven insights for strategic decision-making to optimise university finances, workforce, and student success.
  • Opportunity to lead impactful projects and collaborate across the university, translating data into actionable insights that drive strategic goals.
  • Brilliant benefits and a flexible hybrid work environment! 

About the Role
Shape university success! The Business Advisor role provides data-driven insights for strategic decision-making. Collaborate across the university to develop solutions, optimising finances, workforce, and student success. Lead impactful projects and drive the university towards its strategic goals.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Analysing finances, building business cases & models, and finding growth opportunities to optimise university performance.
  • Working with stakeholders to identify data needs, developing solutions, and delivering insights for strategic decision making.
  • Managing financial and business initiatives, conducting cost/revenue analysis, and preparing performance reports.

Who we are looking for
We are seeking a collaborator with strong relationships, strategic thinking, and financial/project management expertise. They will leverage research and communication skills to translate data into actionable insights, influencing stakeholders across the university and beyond.

You will also have:

  • A higher education qualification in a relevant discipline and/or membership of a professional accounting body (ACCA, CA ANZ, CPA or equivalent) with proven and relevant experience in a similar role within a large and complex organisation; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills with a high-level of expertise in Excel, including proficiency in financial modelling as well as creation and manipulation of pivot tables.
  • Experience in large finance ERPs, ideally Workday a bonus, but not an impediment. 
  • Knowledge and experience in business intelligence tools like, MicroStrategy, Power BI, Tableau.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the attached PD.

This role requires the successful candidate to undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your new team – Chief Operating Officer Portfolio
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Portfolio enables quality outcomes for students, staff and partners by delivering University-wide services and operational support to meet the organisation's evolving needs and strategic goals. The portfolio also works in partnership with teams across the University to drive innovation, transformation and improved performance, within and across functions. It is responsible for functions relating to the University’s finances, property, technology, legal and risk management, student and academic support, research and innovation services, operational performance, business services and sustainability.

What we offer you!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services, and discounts on graduate courses. For more information check out our benefits  page!

The University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website  and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn .   

Be yourself
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities, and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality, and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion  page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture, and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Ethan Khamly via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the contact details listed on the Position Description.

Please note that in the event of sourcing a suitable candidate, the closing date for applications may be brought forward, and the job vacancy may be closed. Therefore, we encourage interested individuals to submit their applications promptly.

Position Description

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