Head of Faculty Finance

University of Technology Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Mar 31, 2021
Apr 19, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia's top young university, and located centrally in one of the world's most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow.

The Financial Services Unit (FSU) provides financial services that support the delivery of excellence in teaching and learning, research and external engagement.

About the role

The Head of Faculty Finance is responsible for leading the development and implementation of a professional finance function that provides UTS with strategic analysis, insight and advice to enhance decision-making and to enable the University to meet its financial and strategic performance accountabilities.

You will provide leadership and management of the faculty finance function to develop finance capability and to inspire a culture of proactive financial advisory and value-added services to clients.

You will provide high-level support to the CFO and may deputise for the CFO as required to ensure UTS meets it financial operational and strategic objectives.

About you

Key to success in this role will be your familiarity with Higher Education and your extensive experience in building, leading, motivating and managing diverse teams and cross functional and cross organisational projects to achieve high standards of performance, integrity, accountability, and teamwork.

You will also bring to this role:
  • An ACA or CPA qualification and full membership of an internationally recognised professional accounting body
  • Significant Higher Education experience
  • Exceptionally strong leadership, team building and relationship building skills
  • Significant commercial and strategic finance experience and successfully managing change
  • Significant costing and pricing experience, together with coordination of core financial processes such as budgets, forecasting and reporting processes within a large, complex organisation
  • Demonstrated knowledge and awareness of new thinking, research, practices and technologies and their relevance and application in the Higher Education sector
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills, and the ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with diverse and influential stakeholders.

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please download the Position Description.

  • An attractive and competitive base salary will be offered to the successful candidate, based on experience.
  • This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary.
  • UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.
  • This position is full-time.

How to Apply

By referring to the Position Description, and drawing on your knowledge, experience and skills, please write a Candidate Statement outlining:
  • your motivation for, and interest in this position:
  • what you feel you will bring to the role (taking into account the Key Selection Criteria points): and
  • evidence of previous achievements to substantiate your candidacy

Statements should be no more than 4 pages (A4 equivalent in length).

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. If you are a current UTS staff member, for help on how to apply through NEO please click here .

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC199002.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Mark Glaze, UTS Recruitment Team at recruitment@uts.edu.au .

Right to Work

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia.

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UTS is recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and diversity through our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Athena SWAN bronze accreditation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.