Shared Services Manager - Research Finance

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • May 10, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0051873
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Continuing
Department/School: Research, Innovation and Commercialisation
Salary: UOM 9 – $126,004 - $131,097 p.a. plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and 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.

About Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC)
RIC is a specialist team dedicated to enabling the University's research and innovation mission working closely with our academic and professional colleagues, industry partners, funding 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.

About the Role
As the Shared Services Manager – Research Finance, you will play a critical leadership role with responsibility for overseeing the effective delivery of finance support to researchers within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS).

As an experienced leader, you will embed and grow a collaborative, high-performing team culture to enable a customer-oriented and effective delivery of finance support. Under your leadership, the team will assist researchers at the forefront of medical discoveries by providing advice on resource allocation, forecasting and budgeting, contractual and regulatory compliance - ultimately contributing to potentially life-changing research.

With a focus on developing the function, you will provide capability uplift and drive continuous improvement initiatives in the development and implementation of new processes, structures and technology to deliver an excellent customer experience.

While a strong technical background is desirable, we are first and foremost looking for a confident people leader who is comfortable engaging with senior stakeholders in a complex, multi-layered and ever-changing environment.

In a typical week at work, you may:

About You
You will be an experienced manager looking to make an impact - You will be confident in leading the cultural transformation of our function, ensuring business needs and objectives are reflected in the evolution of our finance shared services model.

Your sound understanding of contemporary leadership practices, mentoring and performance management skills enable you to establish clear expectations among your team and embed a collaborative and encouraging culture with a focus on high performance.
You enjoy the challenge of working within a large, complex organisation and have a passion for understanding the inner workings of the business and people you support.

Ideally, you will further have:

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:

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Be Yourself
At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities or culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. 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.

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements:

Applications close: 5 June 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time