Senior Financial Accountant

Canberra, Australia
Nov 18, 2021
End of advertisement period
Dec 05, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer 8 (administration)
Salary package: $101,604 - $108,648 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Continuing

The Australian National University, one of the world’s leading research university, has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated customer service focused finance professional to work within the University’s Finance and Business Services Division (F&BS). F&BS supports the University’s strategic and operational goals through the provision of professional corporate financial management and administration, reporting and effective business services.

The Senior Financial Accountant in collaboration with the Finance Manager is responsible for delivering timely, effective and high quality financial management and statutory reporting services to the University’s Colleges and Portfolio and Administrative business units.

Your relevant tertiary qualifications (CA, CPA) and experience in statutory financial reporting, applying contemporary financial management practices and analytical and problem solving skills will be complemented by excellent communication skills and stakeholder engagement.

Position overview

The Senior Financial Accountant plays a leadership role within the Corporate Finance and Financial Reporting team within the Finance and Business Services Division. The Senior Financial Accountant works with finance and management teams across the University and works with the team which is responsible for the delivery of high quality, informative, accurate and timely financial statements.

The Senior Financial Accountant builds and works in close collaboration with colleagues and finance professionals across campus.

F&BS is focused on providing the best quality support to the ANU. A merit pool of applicants will be kept for future recruitment needs. The length and term of these roles may vary.

For further information please contact Heidi Luu, Associate Director, Corporate Finance and Reporting, Finance and Business Services Division, E: 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Closing Date: 5 December 2021.

Position Description: Download File Senior Financial Accountant ANUO8-20211118.pdf

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.