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The opportunity
Join CSIRO – Australia’s National Science & Innovation Agency
Provide strategic & analytical advice to senior management
Leadership role, contribute to the delivery of value-add management

We are seeking an experienced Finance Manager to be an essential part of supporting either the Research or Enterprise Services (ES) Business Unit (BU). You will play a crucial role in driving value-added management practices, aiding the Business Unit (BU) you’re supporting and the Finance Leadership Team in achieving objectives, and contributing to CSIRO’s overarching strategic goals.
Your role doesn’t stop at finance, you will also be a change champion, actively fostering transformation within our Business Partnering Service. As we redefine how all Enterprise functions support our research endeavours, your contribution will be vital in shaping a standardised and consistently improved Service catalogue.
If you’re passionate about leveraging your financial expertise to catalyse change, drive value, and align with CSIRO’s strategic evolution, then don’t delay, apply today!

Your duties will include:
Build strong relationships with key stakeholders and actively contribute as a member of BU management teams and Finance Management team.
Lead Finance team members on a day-to-day basis including all aspects of team member performance management and the identification of technical knowledge transfer opportunities, the stewardship of development needs and the enhancement of the Financial Management capability within the function.
Management of the BU’s budget position, including reporting for the BU’s and ET on financial position, forecasts, project planning and milestones, and compliance to key stakeholders. Where needed influence and provide strategic advice to the BU’s Management on how to achieve the desired budget position.
Develop and provide analytical and practical finance plans and business strategies to improve the BU’s business performance.
Provide high level technical expertise in the financial management service delivery and performance with a strong focus on the analysis and management of all the revenue and direct costs.
Inform BU’s Management of Capability utilisation KPIs, efficiency options and trends.
Through a cash management lens, plan capital expenditure, operating costs and influence contracting milestones.
Manage the reporting of assurance issues and the follow up remediation actions.
Highlight risks and opportunities through exception/compliance reports and Business modelling, including development of strategies to present to management on how to address these issues.
Ensure the Finance team is a key partner and contributor with all commercial activities in the Business Unit and where appropriate our staff contribute to Organisational projects/teams.
Mentor and develop your staff.
Accountability for delivery of accurate and timely business advice and focus on contributing to the achievement of a positive, proactive, and collaborative environment in the Finance team.

Location: Able to be based from Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane or Adeliade
Salary: AU$126,313 – AU$148,014 plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Indefinite
Reference: 96397

To be considered you will need:
A tertiary qualification in accounting and/or finance or relevant work experience in a similar financial environment.
Strong knowledge and understanding of accounting standards and CSIRO financial policies and procedures to deliver reliable and compliant financial records.
Demonstratable qualities that would support leading teams including fostering an environment that encourages new ideas, knowledge transfer, and provides coaching and support for the development of emerging skills.
Demonstrated judgement; diversity of thought and ability to influence when working with conflicting priorities; meeting stakeholder’s different expectations; implementing change and challenging staff issues.
Ability to operate at a strategic level to deliver the BU’s and organisational objectives through a diverse team.
Ability to assess the risk and opportunity of identified strategies, options, and actions. Includes consideration of value-added future impact on outcomes.
Knowledge and experience of CSIRO systems and processes to develop and drive a financial strategy and associated KPIs to support, monitor and deliver the business unit and CSIRO objectives.

Demonstrated experience of working in Business Partnering and with a variety of stakeholders who have different levels of knowledge and understanding of CSIRO’s financial environment.
For full details about this role please review the Position Description

EligibilityApplications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens, Australian Permanent Residents. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible working arrangementsWe work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work.

Diversity and inclusionWe are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish.

About CSIROAt CSIRO Australia’s national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact.
CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.
Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to applyPlease apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications close2 April 2024, 11:00pm AEDT

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