Payments and Risk Lead


Location: Sydney

Job Type: Full time


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Build your career and Australia’s future.

Not many people can say they are working on building Australia’s future. With us you’ll be doing just that, leaving a legacy for all Australians. Plus, there’s equal employment, great training, and true flexible working arrangements.

A fantastic opportunity has presented itself at nbn, Australia’s largest infrastructure project, as the Payments and Risk Lead reporting to the Senior Manager, Business and Payments. This position plays a key role in the Business and Payments team within Enterprise Services.

A bit about your role

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Business and Payments, Payments and Risk Lead role is a critical part of our Purchase to Pay stream. Responsible for nbn outgoing payments, including monitoring of payment transactions, dashboard reporting, business escalations, and system incident management. The role has responsibility for management of controls and risks within the Supplier Payment process ensuring they are in line with nbn’s commitment to data security, as well as meeting all regulatory requirements: such as the Payment Time Reporting Scheme. The role requires strong relationship management and influencing skills including coaching and mentoring an offshore BPO team, ensuring quality control, governance, and Service Levels are in line with expectations.

Using their expert finance knowledge and outstanding communication the Payments and Risk Lead will successfully manage relationships with Treasury, Procurement, and the broader Finance community, navigating issues and challenges to continuously improve the payment processes. The Payments and Risk Lead will use their advanced analytical knowledge and technical skills, to develop and deliver insightful and actionable reporting to stakeholders and senior management, including providing meaningful Trial Balance analysis and resolution to support nbn’s cashflow management strategy.

A bit about you

The successful candidate will have significant experience in general finance or financial control including accounts payable ideally in a shared services environment, as well as experience within a month end facing or an analytic reporting function in a fast-paced organisation.

You will have highly developed communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience in managing an outsourced partner, as well as the ability to work autonomously and effectively with a range of stakeholders at all levels of the organisation.

Your strong analytical skills and attention to detail, couple with your advanced excel abilities for analysing and manipulating data will see you succeed in this role.

Please note that this role will be a permanent opportunity and applications for this role will close at midnight on Wednesday the 5th of October 2022.

Life at nbn

At nbn our people have a clear and shared purpose - empowering Australians to redefine the way they live, work and play into the future. As one of the Australia’s largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Australian history, you’ll be part of a team building a brighter future for the country.

In your personal career, you’ll benefit from technical training for professional development, leadership programs and access to the latest technology, as well as being led by a diverse executive team.

nbn is committed to an inclusive, flexible and supportive workplace where everyone can feel valued, respected and have equal opportunity to thrive and succeed. We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures - including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTI+ community and people living with disability. We're happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – we encourage you to advise us at the time of the application via

We actively focus on our people having a fair go at reaching their career aspirations. We’re committed to equal opportunities for all employees. With initiatives like Women’s Leadership Programs, a commitment to equal pay, flexibility and market leading parental leave, we truly are paving the way for true equality in the workplace.

Continue the conversation

If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending in your resume only. We do not require a cover letter or any selection criteria to be addressed.

At nbn, health, safety and wellbeing will always be our highest priority and we are committed to protecting our employees, families, partner workforces, and the customers and communities we serve. nbn recognises that vaccinations against COVID-19 are critical and necessary for our future. As such certain workers are expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a valid medical exemption is provided. For further information please refer to our Covid-19 Vaccination Policy.

At nbn our people and our planet matter. We have an unwavering commitment to the wellbeing and safety of our employees so that everyone goes home safely each day and can perform at their peak to deliver the nbn™ network. nbn also aims to build a network that minimises energy use and can be operated with minimal impact on the environment.

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