Finance

We hold overall responsibility for the effective management of financial operations within Deakin. This includes the finance function in all faculties and portfolios, and commercial management and investments.

Our focus

We aim to provide service excellence and a clear service offering for our many customers in business partnering, as well as commercial acumen, financial systems and financial advice to our customers.

Our services

Finance partnering and performance

  • Operational and strategic financial management across all faculties and portfolios
  • Management reporting and preparation of forecast and budget submissions, business case development and contract management
  • Data analytics and business insights
  • Delivery of the university’s triennial and longer term financial plans
  • Monitoring and reporting on university financial performance
  • Delivery of high quality accounting services across all aspects of research grants and financial support to faculties, strategic research centres and institutes
  • Accounting issues and standards advice, account reconciliation, financial compliance and internal control framework
  • Financial accounting services across areas such as statutory reporting, cash management, tax, business asset accounting and general ledger.

Shared services

  • Purchasing transactional tasks such as raising and receipting purchase orders, supplier invoice requests and ad hoc payments
  • Supplier master data management
  • Accounts payable and receivable transactions including reviewing purchasing processes, payments and approvals, creating supplier invoices, processing credit notes, reconciling statements, journals and providing remittance advice
  • Administration of corporate credit cards
  • Expense transactions – cash and credit card
  • International Student support including raising OSHC policies and student refunds as well as payment of agent commissions
  • Customer service and support.

Finance strategic and commercial

  • Oversight and governance of projects through the Deakin Portfolio Office
  • Commercial evaluation of all project and funding proposals
  • Provision of strategic guidance and advice in relation to commercial opportunities and investments
  • Oversight of the development and submission of financial reporting on commercial matters for the Chief Financial Officer, Portfolio Board, Finance and Business Affairs Committee and Council.
  • Investment management
  • Insurance policies for the university, students, staff and relevant third parties
  • Oversight, management and continuous improvement of Deakin's financial systems
  • Innovation and continuous improvement projects, processes and initiatives.

Change and capability

  • Provision of training and communications
  • Workforce planning and initiatives
  • Capability, development and induction.

Contact us

Deakin Finance
+61 3 9244 6334
Email Deakin Finance