Senior Manager, Business Partners

The University of Newcastle

Location: Callaghan

Job Type: Full time


About our University

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability.

About the Unit

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, Financial Services aims to be an enabler of strategy through providing high-quality financial services and products that respond to the changing needs of the business and financial governance and provide tangible and measurable value to the University. Financial Services covers Corporate Accounting and Treasury, Financial Planning and Reporting, Finance Business Support & Advisory, and Procure to Pay.

Be challenged and imagine with us

In this role you will:

  • Manage activities, focuses and strategic direction of Divisional Finance Business Partners
  • Provide high-level, timely, influential and business-oriented advice to the key Stakeholders
  • Provide subject matter expertise to enable improvement to Financial Systems and business processes.
  • Influence the organisation through the translation of financial insight into easy-to-understand concepts for non-financial professionals and the formulation of solutions to organisation problems

This continuing position is full time and will be located at the Campus (Awabakal land).

How will you inspire us?

You will be a passionate, well rounded Finance professional with strong advisory skills and excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills. In addition, you will:

  • Have a minimum 5 years’ experience in a financial management role.
  • Possess strong problem solving and solution skills with a keen eye for detail
  • Be experienced in overseeing high performing teams and encouraging a collaborative work environment
  • Have the ability to provide strategic and commercial support to Leaders within complex organisation structures.

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.

The University of Newcastle is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.

What we offer

The remuneration for this position is from $119,778 FTE +17% superannuation and is commensurate with skills and experience.

For information on our employee benefits (such as flexible working, discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships and salary packaging) please visit here.

Your next steps

Please visit here for a guide on how to apply for a role.

If viewing this on a job board other than the University's please click ‘Apply’ to reach the University's website, where a copy of the Position Description can be accessed. Please download a copy before commencing your application.

Your application must include:

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter outlining your motivation to apply for this opportunity
  • A statement addressing the Essential Criteria listed in the Position Description

Please upload your Cover Letter and response to the requested Criteria as one PDF document.

Due to the nature of this role, the University may require the preferred candidate to undertake further pre-employment checks.

For specific position enquiries, please contact Paul Whaley, Associate Director, Finance Business Support and Advisory on (02) 4921 8618 or via email

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Closing date: Monday 3 April 2023 at 11.59pm AEDT

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you

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