Finance Systems Accountant

Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
Competitive Salary
Apr 22, 2021
May 06, 2021
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Bring your finance expertise to a globally ranked university
  • Full time, ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus
  • HEW Level 7: $90,692 - $97,797 + 17% superannuation

  • About the Job
    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 .

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