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Associate Finance Manager

University of Sydney - Sydney, NSW

Source: uWorkin


  • Opportunity to utilise your expertise as a business partner to make a significant impact within the university's Faculty Finance team
  • Awarded CPA NSW Finance Team of the Year
  • Full time, continuing position offering a remuneration package of $113K p.a. including leave loading and generous superannuation

About the opportunity

We are looking for a relationship-focused Associate Finance Manager to join the Finance Services division in supporting clients within the University's faculties and schools spanning Science, Engineering and IT and Architecture, Design and Planning (FSEA).

This is an opportunity for a finance professional to make a significant impact within an award-winning team. The CPA Member Awards recognise some of CPA Australia's most outstanding members in New South Wales, who are making a real difference in the accounting and finance industry. We are proud to celebrate our University Finance Team - awarded the esteemed accolade of CPA NSW Finance Team of the Year.

As an Associate Finance Manager, you will be seamlessly delivering a full suite of financial services to an allocated client base within FSEA. In this role, you will invest significant effort towards holistically understanding your client groups in order to proactively deliver operational financial management and accounting services. Collaborating with other Financial Services staff, you will provide a consultative and integrated financial services offering. This position will see you take on a range of duties including, but not limited to;

  • supporting Senior Finance Managers and Finance Managers in the development of strategic annual plans which identify the current and future key issues and needs for the client portfolio
  • working closely with your client groups to identify, develop and implement continuous improvement initiatives
  • performing complex analysis and drawing insights to support your client base with their strategic decision making
  • working on the development of portfolio activities/budgets and undertaking advanced accounting and management reporting using a variety of financial and non-financial Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • maintaining and championing compliance with Procurement and Finance policies and procedures across client groups.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Associate Finance Manager who can demonstrate:

  • enhanced relationship management skills across all levels of the organisations, instilling confidence and trust across a complex and diversified client portfolio
  • proven ability to provide operational financial insights, sound financial management, decision support, advice and analysis to a varied client group
  • proactive engagement with key stakeholders in the client portfolio to support the implementation of strategic transformation and change initiatives and ensure the successful implementation and realisation of key outcomes
  • advanced analytical skills and experience working across large and complex data sets
  • competency in navigating across a complex (matrix reporting) enterprise
  • experience in interpreting, applying and integrating complex financial policies and procedures, external requirements and accounting standards.


Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing time: 11:30pm, Tuesday 8th June 2021

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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