Finance Manager

at QUT Guild
Published December 10, 2023
Location Brisbane, Australia
Category Accounting and Finance  
Job Type Full-time  
$105,000 – $110,000 per year


Finance Manager QUT Guild location Brisbane. $105,000 – $110,000 per year.

Established in 1976, QUT Guild was established for the purpose of providing support and representation to students on campus. As the University student union which is independent from QUT, QUT Guild plays an active role in representing the student voice on campus, creating a culture on campus that promotes health and wellbeing, and provides commercial services for the benefit of students (eg. The Botanic Bar, The Grove, The General Store).

QUT Guild’s mission is to ensure students have the best possible experience on campus. We do this by providing academic support to students facing university-related grievances, nurturing a health community and culture on campus, providing welfare and wellbeing service to students, and by promoting social equity initiatives on campus. QUT Guild acknowledges the power imbalance between the University and the student body and actively plays a role in ‘bringing the gap’ between students and the University. Our goal is to mitigate this imbalance by empowering students and giving them a voice in the internal workings of the University’s operations.

Your role a rare opportunity has presented to appoint a suitably qualified and motivated professional to the role of Finance Manager. Based at our QUT Kelvin Grove, The QUT Guild is looking for an experienced Finance Manager.  Reporting to the General Manager, the Finance Manager is responsible for the full accounting and finance function of the Organisation including management and financial reporting, budgeting, forecasting and cash flow management.

Other requirements include costing, analysis, reconciliations, and reviews as well as business and process improvement initiatives. This position provides all necessary financial support to the management team, ensuring timely accurate reporting, forecasting and value add analysis to allow for informed decision making.

Functions and responsibilities monthly reporting relevant to General Manager and Board of Directors. Financial Process improvements. End to end Payroll, Accounts receivable, payable, bank rec. General Ledger and Journal Reconciliations. Monthly / Annual regulatory requirements –  BAS, PAYG, ATO, ACNC, Audit etc.

Monthly and annual Budget preparation, management, and reporting. Creating and maintaining adequate systems and controls for finance department. Implementation of QUT Guild’s policies, operational requirements, and work practices. Achievement of exacting standards for professional practice and duty of care. Finance Projects as directed by the General Manager.

Desirable qualifications/skills minimum of 4 years’ experience in a Senior Management Financial role. Strong strategic financial reporting and analytical skills who is confidently able to provide advice on appropriate strategies and structures. Proven experience in budgeting, forecasting and analysis of financial performance.

Highly developed written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate and liaise effectively and sensitively at all levels. Proven experience to rapidly establish and build strong relationships with both internal and external stakeholders. Highly organised, strong problem-solving skills and capable of working independently.

Proficient user of finance software such as Xero. A solid understanding of financial statistics and accounting principles. Working knowledge of all statutory legislation and regulations. CPA, Bachelor of Business or Commerce, or other relevant financial qualification. Experience working in the Student Union / Not for Profit sector is advantageous, however, is not a requirement.

Benefits QUT Guild offers attractive employment benefits including thorough training for the position. Access to the Employee Assistance Program for mental health and wellbeing support. Flexible hours. Opportunities for professional development.

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