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Senior Financial Analyst

Job Title: Senior Financial Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brisbane
Reference: 3276268qut
Contact Name: Sarah Kennedy
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Job Published: June 11, 2021 14:17

Job Description

The Company
QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real world' focus. They are one of the nation’s fastest growing research universities and our courses are in high demand.
They are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip their students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world. They are transforming the student experience offered to 50,000 students and place a premium on the international and national accreditation of various professional degrees.
Their internationally award-winning Science and Engineering Centre is home to The Cube, acknowledged as one of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces. QUT established the world's first Creative Industries Faculty, and also now invest heavily in collaborative learning and interdisciplinary research environments, including the $95M Education Precinct
The Role
This newly created role of a Senior Financial Analyst will sit in Finance Business Solutions. Reporting to the Director Finance Strategy, Budgeting and Business Modelling for supervision, workload management and for Performance Planning and Review.
This small team will be supporting the development of University strategies that foster financial sustainability and encompass cost optimisation, student load planning, decision support modelling and new and existing business opportunities.

The Senior Financial Analyst position will undertake a range of activities including development of financial models to support business case development and decision support for new and existing business opportunities.
This may include leveraging off available statistical data on student load scenarios and forecasts along with business costing data sets available within this team to support cross functional projects that support the realisation of QUT’s strategic objectives.
The role also supports the development and ongoing management of QUT’s course costing framework and models.
About You
To be successful in this role you will have an undergraduate degree in finance, accounting or reliable degree. You will have recent relevant commercial experience in a similar role, from a large complex business, and have demonstrated high level experienced in building financial models to support business case and decision support assessments. This would include a high capability in both quantitative and qualitative data analysis, the interpretation of data and reporting. It is expected that you will demonstrate a high level interpersonal written and verbal communication skills with the ability to prepare high quality management reports, together with a proven ability to undertake professional representation to committees and a wide range of stakeholders.
QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation that is proud of its excellent employment conditions which include but are not limited to:
  • Reduced working year scheme
  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging
For a confidential discussion or more information please contact Sarah Kennedy on 07 3854 3801 or email