Finance Officer

Melbourne VIC
Reporting to the Finance Operations Manager, the Finance Officer is responsible for the timely and accurate provision of a range of financial and administrative services university-wide.
The Finance Officer provides a high level of customer service to internal and external customers of the University.

The incumbent is the initial contact point for a variety of enquiries from internal and external customers and is required to maintain a general knowledge of university finance and student financial policies, standards, and procedures. The position plays a key supporting role in the maintenance and provision of a variety of financial and administrative services for Student Financials, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

About You
To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

  • Follow prescribed methods to ensure timely turnaround time of Finance/Student Financial tasks in relevant Finance/Student/University systems. These may include but are not limited to:

o Accounts Payable and Receivable enquiries and invoice processing
o Trade and Student Debt Management including follow up of aged debts.
o Timely query resolution
o Process and administration of student debt related queries
o Credit Card processing and queries

  • Respond to general enquiries related to the university’s finance, student finance and administrative functions within a timely manner
  • Provide direct support to Team Manager, Finance and general support for the University’s financial administration procedures and processes.
  • Provide general clerical support to staff within the Finance Operations team
  • Take a proactive approach to helping people from other parts of the University


  • Completion of an associated diploma level qualification with relevant work-related experience or a certificate level qualification with post-certificate relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

About Swinburne University of Technology
Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

  • Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience
  • Every Swinburne graduate gets a job
  • Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution
  • Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/career policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity
Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organization and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Important Note

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