Finance Systems Accountant Job at Swinburne University of Technology – in Melbourne VIC

Our Finance department is currently looking for an experienced Finance Systems Accountant to join the team on an ongoing, full-time basis. In this role you will be responsible for maintaining the Finance system, implementing improvements in processes, building reports and improved system functionality and ensuring the integrity of financial data and processes through the University Finance Systems.

As the Finance Systems Accountant, you will directly support the Associate Director, Commercial and Financial Planning and Analysis and collaborate with our Finance and IT Application teams to maintain and improve systems and database integration across the University including the HRIS system (Workday), Load & Revenue database and other systems required to support reporting and analysis requirements across the University. Working in a collaborative team, you will bring your expertise in delivering operational excellence and embedding process to drive improvements in processes and systems.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

Be a key player in helping Swinburne achieve its vision and deliver our 2025 Strategic Plan. Through IT, Finance and our Facilities & Services Group, the Swinburne Operations team aligns with the university’s three strategic pillars – Future Ready Learners, Research with Impact and Innovative Enterprise.

About you

To be successful in the role, you will have:
Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (CA) or Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA), or currently undertaking either program.

Extensive experience of AASB and local market accounting standards.

Advance knowledge in Finance systems (preferable Technology 1) and software/database development skills.

Experience working in a large and complex organisation, in a Commercial Finance, General Finance or Financial Planning & Analysis team, or similar experience gained in a Chartered firm.

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.


Participate in regular staff and management development programs

Onsite childcare

Discounted gym memberships – including Hawthorn Aquatic and Leisure Centre (HALC)

Free access to the HALC swimming pools

Onsite health services

Private health insurance discounts

Weekly yoga and Pilates classes

Discounted annual Myki cards are available to Swinburne staff

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne.

How to apply and further information

To view the position description or to start an application please click on apply or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

For further information about this position, contact Stacey Di Cocco, (Associate Director Commercial and Financial Planning & Analysis) on 0400096337 or via email [email protected]

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on [email protected]

Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at [email protected] For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact [email protected]

Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, [email protected] Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 5th May 2021.


About the Company

Company: Swinburne University of Technology –

Company Location:  Melbourne VIC

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