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Research Finance Officer (Multiple Roles Available)

University of Melbourne

Job no: 0052066
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full Time; Continuing
Department/School: Research, Innovation & Commercialisation
Salary: UOM 6 – $89,182 – $96,536 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Career growth – Join Australia’s leading University
  • Continuous improvement mindset – We value your ideas!
  • Draw on your finance experience and contribute to integral funding programs

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About Research, Innovation and Commercialisation
Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC) is a specialist team dedicated to enabling the University’s research and enterprise mission working closely with our academics, professional colleagues, industry partners, funding agencies and government agencies. We have a passion to see our academics and their collaboration partners succeed, achieve research excellence and translate their discoveries into real-world innovation and impact. RIC operates University-wide across all ten Academic Divisions and Chancellery.

About the Role
As the Research Finance Officer, you will manage a portfolio of funding programs, streams and awards allocated to your faculty cluster. You will work with Chief Investigators (CI’s) for the duration of the funding programs, supporting them in managing financial resources and navigating complex funding rules.

Responsibilities include:

  • Proactively managing a portfolio of funding programs, including monitoring budgets, interim and final cost claims, expenditure reports and, where the faculty is the consortium coordinator, ensuring all reports and claims are submitted by partners son time, offering assistance where required and distributing payments to partners
  • Ensuring the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) is maximised when providing advice on post award matters including ability to fulfil HERDC validation requirements. Regularly reviewing HERDC system/reports to ensure data integrity and liaise with key stakeholders in finalising the submission of annual returns
  • Providing support to academics in the development of grant and contract budgets, including assistance with calculating in-kind contributions (in line with funding scheme conditions)

About You
You will be highly organised with the ability to prioritise tasks and work to meet deadlines. You’ll have strong attention to detail and will thrive working collaboratively in a flexible team environment. You will also demonstrate the ability to flexibly adapt to working in a team environment. Your commitment to providing user-friendly, responsive and quality client services will set you up for success in this role. 

You will also have:

  • A relevant tertiary degree with subsequent on-the-job experience or an equivalent combination of relevant education/training
  • Strong understanding of the rules and requirements of various funding schemes, e.g., ARC, NHMRC
  • Demonstrated ability to show good judgement, initiative and undertake tasks independently, seeking advice and escalating as required
  • High-level written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience.  Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected] .

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia

Applications close: 18 OCT 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


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