Senior Management Accountant

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$120,936 – $132,188 p.a (total package)
02 May 2023
End of advertisement period
16 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Level 8, full-time appointment on a permanent/ongoing basis
  • Salary range: $120,936 – $132,188 p.a (total package)

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With an enviable 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.

As part of the Financial Performance team, the focus area of this role will be to provide finance support to the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) in relation to commercial activities, including but not limited to Child Care Centre, Medical Centre, Student Accommodation.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Financial Performance Support Manager and working closely with the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), you will provide support to the Education portfolio with all aspects of financial performance management process, including planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting and providing guidance and quality advice on all financial performance management activities advisory services on broad financial management processes and issues. You will work directly with the Education Executive, Leadership and across the portfolio to guide and support the current and future state of the Education portfolio’s budgetary success.

About you

To be considered for this opportunity, you will have a relevant tertiary qualification (with full professional membership of a recognised Australian or International equivalent accounting body) and substantial experience in financial management including hands-on experience in a business environment with financial management, accounting, reporting and budgeting processes.

Note: A National Police Clearance is required for the successful applicant.

What we offer to you

The position attracts a competitive remuneration and benefits package including 17% superannuation. We also offer a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with up to 36 weeks paid parental leave, along with work life balance and the opportunity to be part of a high performing, dynamic, friendly and supportive team. We value professional development and encourage our staff to further themselves with the various Professional & Development opportunities available. Our beautiful and historic campus situated in Matilda Bay has wonderful onsite facilities including on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy, a gym and aquatic centre, supermarket and medical centre, cultural activities (like Laurance Wilson Art Gallery and Somerset Cinemas). Staff parking and well-connected transport options are available.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Position description - Senior Management Accountant (514284).pdf

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

You may also submit an additional statement (1-page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Tuesday, 16 June 2023

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 children aged 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.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.