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The Australian National University

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: Senior Manager 4

  • Strong transformative operational environment
  • Work with an engaged team across the University
  • Opportunity to make role your own

Position overview

The Australian National University (ANU) is a world-leading university, endowed by the nation to bring credit to Australia through the quality of its research, education and contribution to societal transformation.

Finance and Business Services supports the University’s strategic and operational goals through the provision of professional corporate financial management and administration, reporting, and beneficial business services.

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Deputy Chief Financial Officer role is a key supporting leadership role. Working closely with experienced Associate Directors, you will oversee a team responsible for Corporate Finance and Finance Reporting operations, Research Accounting, Financial Systems support, Financial Shared Services units and taxation and insurance affairs.

Your extensive experience in leading and managing a financial services portfolio should be complemented by a CA or CPA qualification. A proven ability to lead a large professional team within a transformational environment, a focus on leading continuous improvement and highly developed communication and influencing skills are key to success.

Your contemporary financial accounting and management skills and ability to interpret appropriate legislation and accounting standards should be accompanied by strong analytical and strategic planning capabilities.

The Finance and Business Service team is currently in a period of transformative change and this is an opportunity to make the role your own. If you enjoy engaging with a diverse group of stakeholders, have strong financial and commercial acumen and demonstrated success leading change, then this could be your next career move.

For a confidential discussion or to request the candidate information booklet please contact:

Applications can be sent to either of the above email addresses and will close on the 5th of October.      

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country. 

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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Updated:  20 March 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems