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Finance Officer

Swinburne University of Technology | Posted 17-10-2021

Melbourne VIC (Accounting and Finance)

We are looking for a dynamic and customer-orientated Finance Officer capable of dealing with high volume finance-related enquiries from students, staff and visitors of the University.
Your day to day responsibilities will include the timely and accurate provision of a range of processing and enquiry response services as it relates to Finance Operations and Student Fees.

Reporting into the Finance Operations Manager, you will provide a high level of customer service to Staff, Students and Visitors of the University as you will be the initial contact point for a variety of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Student Fee related enquiries. To succeed in this role, you will become the subject matter expert in the management of university finance and student financial policies, standards and procedures.
About you
To be successful in the role, you will have:
  • A strong commitment to quality customer service with strong communication skills and the ability to be flexible and responsive to client and business needs and priorities
  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of a professional financial team
  • Previous Accounts Payable and/or Accounts Receivable experience is desirable but is NOT essential

A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Enjoy 50% study fee reduction
  • Participate in regular staff and management development programs
  • Private health insurance discounts

To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Employee Benefits and refer to ‘Benefits’ section.
How to apply and further information
To view the position description or to start an application please click on 'apply' or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.
For further enquires please contact Deanne Walton, Finance Operations Manager at
If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on
Diversity and Inclusion
Equity and diversity are integral to achieving our 2025 vision of bringing people and technology together to build a better world. Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as:
  • Reconciliation Action Plan
  • Charter of Cultural Diversity
  • Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan
  • Swinburne LGBTIQA+ Pride, Gender Equality, Accessibility and Intergenerational inclusion strategies

For further information on all our initiatives visit our equity and diversity website. We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Assistance and Support
We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact Timothy Werner at
Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.
Directions from Victoria’s Chief Health Officer require all Swinburne workers to have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 22 October 2021 and to be fully vaccinated by 26 November 2021, unless they are an Excepted Person as defined by the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. All applicants must therefore be able to comply with this requirement
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 22 October 2021