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Lead, Finance Strategy and Planning

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Work type: Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Finance

Lead, Finance Strategy and Planning

  • Employment Type: Full time, Ongoing
  • Remuneration: Total Remuneration Package - Level 10
  • Location: Kensington, NSW (Hybrid Flexible Working)

About UNSW:

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re Australia’s number one university for impact and among the nation’s Top 20 employers. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Why Your Role Matters:

The Lead, Finance Strategy and Planning has a key role in providing high level strategic advice to senior University staff, identifying and developing financial models to assist the efficient utilisation of the University’s resources, supporting major UNSW projects and its current operational strategy.

This role reports to the Director Financial Planning and Analysis and has 2 direct reports with a great opportunity to work with senior leaders at UNSW including the CFO.


  • Ensuring business proposals and existing UNSW forward estimates are robust and reflect known, anticipated and emerging fiscal risks.
  • Guiding the development of financial systems, processes, tools and integration.
  • Developing a strong alliance with stakeholders through accurate and timely advice.
  • Contribute to and oversee the unit’s financial modelling and analysis activities
  • Review and make recommendations to existing strategies, objectives, policy and procedures to actively improve the delivery of financial management practices across the University.
  • Manage and oversee the development of appropriate financial forecasts to support the University in the achievement of its strategic objectives

Who You Are:

  • CA or CPA qualification coupled with substantial experience in business analysis and the financial management of complex projects in a large complex organisation
  • Highly advanced financial modelling expertise accompanied by strong commercial and quantitative acumen
  • Advanced written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Displays initiative and challenges the status quo
  • A track record of success in the delivery of proven authoritative advice
  • Demonstrated experience and ability to define scope and generate requirements

Benefits and Culture:

This isn’t your typical office role. At UNSW you belong to a vibrant campus community, where dreamers are doers. You are constantly surrounded by inspiration, no matter what your position. Our motto, “Make It Matter” is at the heart of everything we do, here, your work makes a real difference to people’s lives.

How to Apply:

Make each day matter with a meaningful career at UNSW. Submit your application online before the 2nd June at 11:55pm. A copy of the Position Description can be found on JOBS@UNSW.

Get in Touch:

Georgia Grinnell

Senior Talent Acquisition Consultant

Please apply through the application portal and not via the contact above.

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention, and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).


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