Job Details
  • Reference382442A_1635364700
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantSharrane Martin

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage a Finance Business Analyst on a contract for 12 months.

About the Role:

The Finance Business Analyst will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of finance systems and tools together with their interfaces in relation to information technology governance, processes, and improvements to provide input into planning and decision-making processes to assist management in delivering business objectives. The role will be business lead analyst and be expected to perform business case, business specification, design discussion, user acceptance testing, documentation, training, communication, change management within finance business area together with information technology and relevant stakeholders. The role will also provide helpdesk support on day to day activities including master data maintenance and improvements of SAP system. This role is required to have extensive experience of the financial finance framework, business processes, system functionality, excellent communication, and project management.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Manager to contribute to the strategic planning and decision-making process for financial systems and translate this into operational priorities.
  • Lead and represent Finance as the subject matter expert by analysing and mapping finance processes as well as system processes to identify risks, gaps, and improvements. Then, document and understand data needs of finance system requirements which include budget to report, procure to pay, order to cash, fixed asset, revenue recognition, treasury functions, audit compliance, external financial reports, and internal management reports.
  • 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. Analyse projects and change activities that impact on financial systems to provide assurance that financial controls and system risks have been identified and managed.
  • Research, implement, and support new finance systems as necessary. Coordinate and contribute to system design, especially the user interface, in consultation with Finance Teams and Information Technology areas. Facilitate and perform system testing, particularly user acceptance testing.
  • Monitor improvements for financial systems in accordance with organisational financial management and compliance frameworks. 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.
  • Develop key relationships within Finance, Information Technology and other stakeholders.
  • Process day to day activities and system error resolutions such as: master data and ad-hoc requests; helpdesk support and audit enquiries, end of month and end of year financials; systems interface and financial reports.
  • Facilitate the development of systems documentation. Provide training as well as assist with communication activities together with other duties as directed.


  • A tertiary qualification in accounting, business or finance.
  • CA/CPA qualified or equivalent accounting experience in a financial environment.
  • IIBA certified or relevant professional skill training in Business Analytics
  • Experience with SAP ERP, preferably some exposure or experience with S/4HANA and SAC
  • Project Management and Training Delivery skills.

Selection Criteria:

  • 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 the public sector financial regulations and the finance business policy, procedure, and processes such as: AASB, PGPA Act and CPR. Experienced with budget formulation, finance transactional processing, and reporting.
  • 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.
  • Strong grasp of English language and able to clearly articulate and communicate complex problems in plain language in order to distil level appropriate and unambiguous communications ready for stakeholders, whether operational staff or executive.
  • 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.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will be required to have a National Police Character Check.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Sharrane Martin on 02 6268 9726 or email for further discussion.