Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across nine campuses - Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield, Blacktown and Rome. As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research leads ACU's research intensification strategy and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the ACU Research Portfolio, including research and research training. The Office of the Deputy Vice- Chancellor Research is responsible for the University's research strategy framework, policies, governance, research data analysis and reporting, research contracts and funding management, research committees, and research staff performance. The Research Finance Officer will assist and support the Research Finance Manager in the financial management of research grants across the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Portfolio and other Portfolios in ACU. You will provide high level financial analysis, as well as financial reporting to enable informed decision-making on financial management and budgets. You will need to have:
Relevant tertiary qualifications and extensive relevant experience working in a university, public sector or similar research environment; or equivalent combination of relevant experience and /or education/training;
Working knowledge of university/faculty research functions and understanding of the higher education research environment;
Demonstrated ability to prepare monthly, annual and adhoc financial reports and the reconciliation of those reports with the ACU Financial system;
Evidence of ability to show commitment with integrity to the Catholic Identity, Mission and ethos of the University.
The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.