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MACSYS Centre Finance Manager


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MACSYS Centre Finance Manager

Job no: 0056771 Location: Parkville Role type: Part-time (0.6 FTE); Continuing (Research Contingent) Faculty: Science School: School of BioSciences Salary: UOM 7 – $102,338 – $110,780 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part- time)

  • Oversee the financial operations of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Mathematical Analysis of Cellular Systems (MACSYS)
  • Manage the finances of the world's largest research initiative in mathematical biology
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role You will manage the finances of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Mathematical Analysis of Cellular Systems (MACSYS), the world's largest research initiative in mathematical biology. Oversee budgeting, financial reporting, and accounting, and provide vital financial support and guidance to the Centre's diverse stakeholders, contributing to groundbreaking scientific advancements in a multidisciplinary and international environment.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing high-level accounting and budgeting services and advice to the Centre and Executive Board, including financial reporting on projects, salaries, and grant finances.
  • Managing budgets and consolidated reporting across the Centre, preparing monthly and quarterly financial statements, and monitoring expenditures against the budget.
  • Initiating and developing financial reports for analysis and strategic planning, managing accounts payable and receivable transactions, and ensuring compliance with financial protocols and regulations.
  • Serving as the main point of contact for financial matters with university and Participating Organisation staff, contributing to financial analysis of business cases, and providing data as requested by the Centre's leadership and the Australian Research Council.
  • Who We Are Looking For You will bring extensive experience in budget formulation, financial reporting, and data analysis, along with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ideally, you will also have experience in large, computerised accounting systems and a background in an academic/STEM environment, especially within the ARC Centre of Excellence or equivalent.

    You will also have:

  • A degree in a finance-related discipline and relevant work experience, or an equivalent combination of experience and education/training.
  • Proficiency in formulating budgets, financial reports, data manipulation, financial analysis, and strategy development.
  • Strong technical skills in word processing, spreadsheets, share drives, and databases.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, a commitment to quality service, self-motivation, and the ability to provide creative solutions to problems.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Mathematical Analysis of Cellular Systems (MACSYS) The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Mathematical Analysis of Cellular Systems (MACSYS) is the world's largest focused research initiative in mathematical biology. MACSYS brings together mathematical, computational, and biological scientists to generate the mathematics and computational technologies required to make biology predictive; establish mathematical whole cell models (WCMs) for in silico biology as a powerful complement to traditional in vivo and in vitro approaches; tackle fundamental biological problems; and establish a world- leading research and biotechnology translation environment. MACSYS will have a strong emphasis on equity and diversity in research, training, and outreach.

    The Centre is a significant international, multidisciplinary, and multi- institutional project. The Centre is headquartered at the University of Melbourne and operates at a Node at each of its 5 university partners and collaborates with 13 Partner Organisations from Australia and overseas. Over seven years, MACSYS will receive $35M of funding from the ARC, as well as over $9.2M of cash contributions and more than $37.1M of in-kind support from all Participating Organisations.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the email address listed at the bottom of the page.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Ana via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Applications close: WEDNESDAY 6 DECEMBER 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

    Position Description:0056771 MACSYS Centre Finance Manager PD.pdf

    Advertised: 15 Nov 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 06 Dec 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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    MACSYS Centre Finance Manager


    University of Melbourne




    November 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 06, 2023

    Job type



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