Finance Business Partner - Programs & Philanthropy

Job Title: Finance Business Partner - Programs & Philanthropy
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Newcastle
Reference: 5894341
Contact Name: Alyson Schulha
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 15, 2022 16:15

Job Description

  • Turn your applied skills to the growing area of medical research  

  • Foster strong relationships with your excellent customer service skills 

  • Be part of a world-class brand that makes a lasting difference 

About the company  

As one of Australia’s largest independent health and medical research institutions, HMRI brings together researchers, healthcare professionals, policymakers, industry and the community to address health issues to deliver on its purpose to improve the health and wellbeing of our community. 
HMRI’s success is the result of a strong 23-year partnership between the Hunter community, the University of Newcastle, and Hunter New England Local Health District. 

About the Opportunity 

The Finance Business Partner – Programs & Philanthropy (Funding) is responsible for supporting HMRI Research Programs and the HMRI Philanthropy Team through the financial management of Program and Philanthropy funding. This role also provides operational support to the Funding and Analysis Lead, across a range of strategic projects and operational tasks to deliver outcomes and benefits related to the organisation’s strategic objectives. This role is responsible for fostering strong relationships and excellent customer service with researchers, partners, the community and the wider HMRI organisation.  

This role will partner with the HMRI Philanthropy team to develop a deep understanding of philanthropic funding and grant allocation processes, ensuring that accurate and up-to-date data is always available to the Philanthropy and wider HMRI team.  

The Finance Business Partner (Funding) will also work closely with Research Programs leaders and support staff to ensure appropriate funding allocations and that grants are used in-line with both internal and external funding requirements. 

Key Requirements 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification and / or relevant experience 

  • CPA, CA or other post graduate finance related qualifications; or working towards these qualifications 

  • Advanced level of MS Excel, analytical abilities, demonstratable accounting experience and exceptional customer service skills. 

The role is full-time until 30th September 2024 on a fixed-term contract based on the current funding model (with the possibility of renewal subject to funding). A competitive salary, based on skills and experience, includes attractive salary packaging tax-free benefits available to all HMRI staff. 

How to Apply 

To learn more about key responsibilities, company culture and associated benefits of this opportunity, please contact Alyson Schulha on02 4927 2033or for a confidential discussion. You are welcome to request a copy of the success profile pack which has a full position description by emailing We look forward to reviewing your application, including covering letter. To submit, click ‘apply for this job’.

Preliminary interviews will commence with peoplefusion prior to being submitted to HMRI

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