Head of Finance
University of New South Wales

Head of Finance

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Finance

  • Full-time (35-hour week) permanent position
  • Competitive renumeration package
  • Hybrid working arrangement – WFH and UNSW, Kensington campus 

The Organisation
UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing great things. But what makes us different isn’t what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do.  

This role is based within our Finance Team, Operations Division a central and trusted source for all financial guidance and services at UNSW.

The Opportunity
The Finance Business Partner leads a team of finance professionals providing end-to-end finance services to a business unit of the University through:

  • financial planning
  • budgeting, forecasting and reporting
  • financial analysis and decision support
  • general accounting across all funding sources.

As a confident leader, you and your team will engage directly with the business area to provide insightful analysis and expert advice, giving key stakeholders confidence to make financial decisions.  At UNSW you’ll be trusted to work autonomously to shape and deliver a high-quality function for your business area.

You will also be part of the broader Finance Senior Leadership team, contributing your experience and skills to enhancing Finance's performance and reputation, including enterprise-wide projects within our remit.

Finance Business Partners report directly to the Head of Finance Business Partnering and have a Finance Manager as a direct report and manages a team of Analysts indirectly.

Who you are
You are dynamic CA/CPA/CIMA qualified leader, with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills who is consistently displaying a willingness to lead and guide your team all whilst providing strategic financial advice in a complex organisation. The key to being successful in this role will be the strong relationships you build within your team and the stakeholders around you, balancing the pressures of the business unit alongside the enterprise fiduciary responsibility.

How to Apply: If providing leadership, financial guidance, collaboration across UNSW is of interest to you, please submit your CV, and Cover Letter via the APPLY button before 27th August by 11:55pm.
Please note: Sponsorship is not available for this role, valid Australian working rights are required on application.


UNSW Benefits and Culture: People are at the core of everything we do. We recognise it is the contributions of our staff who make UNSW one of the best universities in Australia and the world. Our benefits include: 

  • Flexible Working Options (work from home, flexible hours etc) 
  • Career development opportunities 
  • 17% Superannuation contributions, additional leave-loading payments and salary sacrifice.
  • Discounts and entitlements (retail, education, fitness)

Job queries contact: Katherine Molloy, Talent Acquisition Consultant

E: katherine.molloy@unsw.edu.au  (applications to the address cannot be accepted, please apply online)


UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

Position Description

Advertised: 04 Aug 2023 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 27 Aug 2023 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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