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Senior Finance Manager, International Branch Campuses

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Flexible
Categories: Management

Senior Finance Manager, International Branch Campuses

  • Flexible location
  • Full-time and Fixed Term
  • HEW 10 $142,074   + 17% Superannuation (pro rata, part time)

At Deakin you will have access to benefits such as a variety of leave options including generous parental leave and the ability to purchase additional leave; flexible working arrangements to help manage your work-life balance; ongoing learning and development opportunities to grow your career; an inclusive and supportive culture and environment to work in, both online and on campus.

Deakin is a cutting-edge public university in Victoria, revolutionising education with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and our dynamic online Campus. We're proud to be a progressive and open-minded university, delivering the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world's universities.

Reporting to the Director, Finance Business Partnering the Senior Finance Manager will be responsible for overseeing the financial control, compliance and underlying financial setup of operations. This role involves financial planning, budgeting, risk management, and financial reporting.

As a Senior Finance Manager you will:

  • Lead the financial reporting process, taking full accountability for maintaining and enhancing the financial health of the IBCs
  • Oversee the annual budgeting process and coordinate with various stakeholders to reforecast revenues and expenses.
  • Undertake financial modelling and assist with business case development and implementation
  • Establish and monitor internal controls for financial processes and ensure compliance with all relevant policies and procedures
  • In consultation with operations staff, coordinate business reporting requirements.
  • Monitor financial operations issues and work with key stakeholders across University to resolve. This includes ensuring vendor setup, invoice processing, payment remittance, and accounting software record-keeping are functioning as expected.
  • Provide expert advice on financial queries and statement analysis.


To be successful, you’ll have:

  • Proven expertise in the management of significant human and material resources; in addition to in some areas
  • Postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience
  • Broad and deep knowledge of finance, business, and regulatory environment
  • Extensive experience in building trust through advocacy for division or staff function leadership team priorities
  • Strong accounting / finance skills
  • Proficiency with financial systems and standard software applications
  • Global work experience is desirable


Here's how to apply: 

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience.

For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Nick Heyes at nick.heyes@deakin.edu.au

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File Senior Finance Manager, International Branch Campuses.pdf

Applications for this position close on Wednesday 24th of July 2024

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic, and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.


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