Finance Business Partner Job at University of Newcastle – Australia

Full-time/ Fixed-term Position (Maternity Leave Relief)

Higher Education Worker Level 8

So Much More Than Just Number Crunching

We are seeking a highly motivated Finance Business Partner to join our team. In this role you will be responsible for providing business planning, budgeting and forecasting to your assigned Business Units. This involves assisting with the Business Units’ commercial decision-making process by regularly reporting actuals against budget and forecast, translating key financial insights into easy-to-understand concepts for non-financial professionals and assisting in developing insights and solutions to business cases or organisational problems

You will ensure accurate and timely decision making and support leaders in their understanding and adherence to targets. You will also provide insights to support management decision making and the delivery of the University’s strategic plan.

This position is full time fixed term and will be located at the Callaghan Campus (Awabakal and Worimi land)

About our University

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability.

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply

About the Unit

Financial Services aims to be an enabler of strategy through providing high-quality financial services and products that respond to the changing needs of the business and financial governance; and provide tangible and measurable value to the University. Financial Services covers Corporate Accounting and Treasury, Financial Planning and Reporting, Finance Business Support & Advisory, and Procure to Pay.

What we offer

The remuneration for this position is from $102,667 – $119,778 p.a. plus 17% superannuation and is commensurate with skills and experience.

For information on our employee benefits (such as flexible working, discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships and salary packaging) please visit here.

Your next steps

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Your application must include:
Your resume

A cover letter outlining your motivation to apply for this opportunity

A statement addressing the Essential Criteria listed below

A degree in accounting/business or equivalent.

Postgraduate qualifications or progress towards postgraduate qualifications and extensive experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

Advanced Microsoft Excel skills.

Demonstrated outstanding interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrated ability to develop effective relationships with key stakeholders at all levels – including an ability to communicate financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders.

Minimum 5 years financial business partnering experience.

Proven ability to provide strategic support to Leaders within complex organisation structures.

Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document.

Your Cover Letter and Response to the Essential Criteria should not exceed 4 pages (approximately 2,000 words).

Due to the nature of this role, the University may require the preferred candidate to undertake further pre-employment checks.

For specific position enquiries, please contact Michael McKee, Senior Manager, Business Partners on (02) 40550678 or via email [email protected]

Having Difficulties? Please reach out to us: [email protected]

Closing date: Sunday 5th February 2023 at 11.59pm AEDT

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you


About the Company

Company: University of Newcastle –

Company Location:  Australia

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