Job Details
  • Reference374477A_1622101561
  • LocationPerth
  • SalaryAU$65.00 - AU$75.00 per annum
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted16 days ago
  • ConsultantOrla Gillespie

Our client a leading Government Organisation is Australia's Science Research Agency that provide scientific evidence and advice to better shape the future of Australia.

  • Full Time role
  • EL1 level
  • Federal Government agency
  • 12 month temporary contract

The Finance Business Analyst will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of the finance systems and tools together with their interfaces in regarding to the information technology governance, process, and improvement. The role will lead in system analysis, identify gap, risk, user requirement development, testing and training; the role will also provide input into planning and decision-making processes to assist management delivery the financial business objectives. This role is required to have a great experience of the financial environment, business process, system functionality, communication, and project management.


  • Document and understand data needs of finance system requirements, which include procure to pay, accounts receivable, fixed assets, revenue recognition, cash management and banking.
  • Assist and train finance and accounting team members on how to use the system which includes providing guidance to the team on existing tools, as well as assist them with researching issues.
  • Research, implement, and support new finance systems as necessary.
  • Work with the Manager to contribute to the strategic direction planning and decision-making process of the financial systems and translate this into operational priorities.
  • Lead and represent the business as the subject matter expert by analysing and mapping the business as well as system processes to identify risk, gap, and improvements.
  • Preparation of complex advice relating to financial systems, business requirements and operational impacts of change. Prepare and review business requirements including accounting and processes.
  • Provide advice on the impacts business process change has on the financial systems to stakeholders.
  • Coordinate and contribute to system design especially the user interface in consultation with in-business finance and information technology area.
  • Analyse projects and change activities that impact on the financial system to provide assurance that financial control and system risks have been identified and managed.

Selection Criteria - Essential

Established and proven track record as Business Analyst working within Finance Business Units, preferably within public and private sector organisations, having a clear understanding of the business processes that underpin Financial Management Information Systems.

Understanding of public sector governance frameworks underpinning finance and procurement processes.

Proven ability to lead stakeholder workshops and meetings, in person or via video conferencing, to elicit and comprehensively document business/system requirements, risk statements, data models or business process models and relevant assessment or test criteria and scenarios.

Control of the Business Analyst toolbox, such as comprehension of ITIL, BPMN, USE cases and group negotiation.

Highly skilled in software tools like JIRA, Visio, MS Office Suite.

Good time management skills and ability to establish work priorities to enable delivery of high quality and timely outcomes consistent with the role accountabilities.

Lead and execute appropriate responses to resolve issues, including proactive problem identification.

Ability to lead and participate in ongoing knowledge transfer by providing coaching to other team members and foster a strong culture of collaboration.

Build strong relationships with stakeholders to achieve a high level of trust and respect to influence outcomes and communicate findings.


  • A tertiary qualification in accounting, business or finance.
  • CA/CPA qualified or equivalent accounting experience in a financial environment.
  • CA/CPA qualified or equivalent accounting experience in a financial environment.
  • IIBA certified or relevant professional skill training in Business Analytics
  • Project Management and Training Delivery skills


  • A tertiary qualification in accounting or finance or relevant work experience in a financial environment. Additional IT qualifications desirable.
  • Expert knowledge of SAP system analysis, design, and project management. Minimum of five years of SAP working knowledge in business analysis with at least one project implementation full cycle.
  • Extensive experience of the SAP system day to day operation and support. Minimum of five years of SAP working experience as functional support and user support.

To apply for this role, you must be an Australian citizen

The successful candidate will hold or have the ability to possess and maintain a Baseline Australian Government security clearance.