Management Accountant, Research

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$92,679 – $102,830 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
24 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Join a high performing team in one of the key areas for UWA
  • Full-time appointment on a full-time, permanent/ongoing basis
  • Base salary range: $92,679 – $102,830 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The role of Finance is to support the appropriate stewardship of the University’s finance through the provision of a strategic financial advice, establishment of a financial management framework, financial management tools, procurement, management of the University’s Investment and Endowment portfolio, as well as financial oversight and accountability for finance and human resources administrative and transactional operations.
Finance undertakes this role through three core pillars: Financial Compliance, Financial Performance and Procurement.

In undertaking this role, Finance operates support across the University, from advising the Vice-Chancellery, Executive and Senior leadership team on strategy and performance to supporting staff and students in their purchases and travel arrangements.

The Research Finance team is committed to providing a quality outcome with a focus on continuous improvement.

About the opportunity

Reporting to direction support the Senior Team Leader (Research Management Accounting with key elements of the University Research financial management processes and audit requirements. You will also provide support for the ongoing development of the University financial management.

About you

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate a relevant tertiary qualification in accounting, finance or a related discipline and extensive experience in financial planning for large organisations with multiple funding arrangements. You will also have experience in coordinating, preparing and monitoring complex consolidated budgets, forecasting and income/expenditure management.

Note: A current National Police Clearance (NPC) is required for the successful applicant.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Position description - Management Accountant (Research) (514058).pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: 3:00 PM AWST on Friday, 31 March 2023

We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for child 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

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