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About Finance

Finance Leadership Team

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Stacey joined UNSW as Chief Financial Officer in March 2019. She had previously been with Deakin University in Melbourne for six years in various senior finance roles including Interim CFO, Director Strategic Finance Initiatives and Director Financial Resources Management. Stacey has more than 16 years’ experience in the Higher Education sector having also worked at the University of South Australia for ten years in finance, operations and marketing positions.

 

Stacey is a Chartered Accountant with extensive financial assurance and audit experience having worked at Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen. She is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has held a number of directorships on for-profit and not-for-profit boards.

 

Stacey holds a Bachelor of Business (Marketing), a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Australia, along with a Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accounting from the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants

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Finance Services

Financial Support

Function Leader: Urania Stamios

Financial Process & Technology - Sharon Post
Finance Analyst Support - Urania Stamios
Finance Helpdesk - John Bayas
Accounts Payable - John Bayas
Finance Services Team - Domenic Armenio
Accounts Receivable - Kavitha Peddi-Muralidhar

  • Manage accounts payable 
  • Process customer billing
  • Manage accounts receivable
  • Purchases goods & services
  • Processes credit card expenses
  • Processes expense reimbursements
  • Financial Process & Technology
Financial Planning & Analysis

Director: Lynette Petrie

Finance Strategy & Planning - Monica Romero​
Strategy 2025 - Stephanie Tucker
Group Management Reporting & Analysis - Lynette Petrie

  • Provide organisation-wide financial management strategy 
  • Provide strategic management and commercial support 
  • Student load planning, workforce planning, business case viability guidance 
  • Provide advice on grant balances and treatment of any surplus/deficit 
  • Prepare calculations to advise on total payroll costs for staff charged to research projects   
  • Ensure timely billing of granting bodies 
  • Ensure timely allocation of interest to projects where applicable 
  • Preparation of finance reports for submission together with progress reports 
  • Prepare budgets 
  • Prepare forecasts 
  • Perform non-research general accounting 
  • Provide management reports & analysis 
Treasury, Investments and Insurance

Director: Andrew Fellowes

  • Perform treasury activities
  • Perform insurance activities
  • Manage investments 
Financial Control & Compliance

Director: Catherine Yeung

Group Financial Control - Catherine Yeung
Group Research Finance - Marie Saparamadu
Accounting Support Team - Payam Ahmadi

  • Performs statutory financial reporting
  • Manage policy, financial compliance 
  • Financial process control
  • Provide specialist advice and support including tax
  • Manages financial data integrity
  • Manages tax compliance
  • Research Finance
  • Accounting Support
Faculty & Divisional Business Partnering

Senior Finance Business Partners:

STEM - Daniel Lipman
HASS​ - Joanne Herron
Divisions - Savvas Christou​

  • Provide senior level business and finance advice to faculties and divisions 
  • Oversee all elements of each faculty and division financials
  • Conduct financial modelling and analysis
  • Prepare budgets and forecasts
  • Provide management reports & analysis 
Procurement & Travel

Director: William Bailey

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  • Partner with the business to deliver procurement activity for value >$350k including:
    • ​Phase 1- planning & strategy development
    • Phase 2- approaching the market and evaluation
    • Phase 3- entering into negotiations and recommend suppliers
    • Phase 4-  facilitate contract execution and handover to Accounts Payable
  • Responsible for travel procurement and operations across the University
  • Provide support and advice for activities <$350k
  • Establish competitive panels for staff to access prequalified UNSW suppliers
  • Provide access to prequalified suppliers through Government panel arrangements
  • Provide guidance on negotiations with suppliers <$350k
  • Develop contract management plans
  • Provide trend analytics for spend by category and supplier
  • Identify opportunities for sustainable practises and lead modern slavery supply chain initiatives
Business Support

Function Leader: Victoria Edwards

  • Manage the day to day operational activities of Finance
  • Provide a central point of support for all administrative processes
  • Support business activities by providing expertise across all professional service functions
  • Delivery of operational business planning and process improvement
  • Support workforce management and planning and capability development

 

Finance staff interviews

Finance End of Year Town Hall December 2017

Staff Interviews - December 2017

Four UNSW Finance staff members share their 2017 achievements and what they are looking forward to in 2018.

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Staff Interviews - September 2017

Four UNSW Finance staff members share a little bit about their roles and what they are looking forward to as we move towards oneFinance.