Finance Officer Job at Edith Cowan University – in Mount Lawley WA

The Finance and Business Services Centre plays the primary role in the strategic management of financial resources across the University. Our aim is to partner with our customers and provide them with superior services that deliver professional relationships, efficient processes and sound financial management to support the University’s objectives.

The Finance Team has the primary responsibility to deliver high quality financial management and business support to Schools and Service Centres through the following activities:

Support Executive Deans/Directors and other school executives in the achievement of the University’s strategic objectives.

Provide financial leadership and direction to the School/Centre specifically in relation to budgeting/forecasting, student load planning, management reporting, performance monitoring, business development and asset management.

Provide financial leadership to support research initiatives including revenue, financial management and acquittal processes.

Provide financial leadership, direction and operational support to the Schools/Centres to complement the financial activities provided by FBSC.

Ensure consistent application of finance processes and procedures within the School/Centre.

The Role

A vital part of these teams are the Finance Officers who are responsible for providing a range of accounting support services in delivery of the team’s objectives. The key responsibilities of this role includes, but is not limited to:

Assistance with compliance issues;

Invoice production;

Processing journal requests;

Account and project reconciliation;

Training of internal customers; and

Process improvement.

The successful applicant will have a working knowledge of accounting concepts, principles, practices and procedures, and of computer based accounting systems (preferably Oracle Financials).

You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.

Benefits & Remuneration

This full-time, fixed-term position attracts remuneration of $66,813 to $71,161 pa plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Future Staff website.


Interested applicants are welcome to call Barry Riemer (Finance Manager) on 08 6304 6823 for more information.

How to Apply

Please upload your resume along with a statement (maximum 2 pages) which addresses the key responsibilities listed above (underneath “The Role” heading).

Closing Date:
Applications close on 9th May 2021 at 11:30pm AWST .


ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


About the Company

Company: Edith Cowan University –

Company Location:  Mount Lawley WA

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