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Finance Analyst

Apply now Job no: 493887
Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Finance

Finance Analysts

  • One of Australia‚Äôs leading research and teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community and inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating and learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW has developed an exciting ten-year strategic plan focused on Academic Excellence, Social Engagement and Global Impact that aims to see it ranked in the Top 50 universities in the world by 2025. 

The University is currently in an exciting phase of transformation and change. Finance is a significant internal function dedicated to continuing to build a high performance culture whilst delivering excellent finance support.


  • Be part of a major transformation across the University
  • Fixed Term Contract 1-2 years
  • Circa $110k -$145k package

About the role/s:

The Finance Analyst provides strategic business analysis and commercial insights, benchmarking comparisons and high level analyses by collecting data and documenting workflow, findings and recommendations to ensure the consistent delivery of accurate, high quality and timely advice and service to stakeholders.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Conduct allocated financial modelling, scenarios and spreadsheets and monthly reporting to monitor and conduct high level analysis of the Faculty/Division budget, financial performance, expenditure and position.
  • Provide financial analysis to personally deliver or support the Business Partner in detailed and meaningful commentary to key stakeholders in the Faculty/Division regarding key issues and strategic objectives.
  • Provide advice to guide components of a Faculty/Division financials to ensure budgets are effectively controlled, variance risks are minimised, adjustments to forecasts are made when needed, financial targets are achieved, and University finance policies are adhered to.
  • Provide perceptive management insight including reviewing standard management reports, monthly accounts and ad hoc reports.
  • Develop a strong collaborative relationship with the Business Partner to ensure information and ideas are readily shared and Faculty expectations are consistently met or exceeded.

 About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

 Tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline, CA or CPA qualification (or equivalent) and/or relevant professional sector experience.

  • Demonstrated success in a similar role either in the finance sector or a relevant area coupled with a strong interest in finance. 
  • Demonstrated ability to rapidly absorb information and utilise it to analyse, interpret and integrate ambiguous and complex data.
  • Proven expertise in financial business partnering activities in supporting a business unit or similar function within a complex organisation.
  • Effective collaborative skills in persuading and negotiating with stakeholders in introducing change and new approaches in the workplace.

Please apply on-line by submitting your resume with a short cover letter. Applications will not be accepted if sent directly to the contact listed.

Download File Position Description - Finance Analyst.pdf

Contact: Lisa Reynolds

E: lisa.reynolds@unsw.edu.au

Applications close: Midnight 21 June 2018

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