Management Accountant, Student Accommodation and Community

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$112,012 – $124,281 p.a. (total package)
20 Nov 2023
End of advertisement period
27 Nov 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Student Accommodation and Community

  • Coordinate accounting for the Student Accommodation and Community portfolio
  • Level 7, full-time appointment on a permanent/ongoing basis
  • Salary range: $112,012 – $124,281 p.a. (total package)

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.

The Student Accommodation and Community Division provides co-aligned and extracurricular services for enrolled students, staff and community stakeholders. The Division manages a significant asset portfolio for the University, including all sporting facilities and infrastructure, as well as a series of student accommodation buildings and facilities. Co-aligned support services include the residential onsite student accommodation services of University Hall, UWA Medical Centre, UWA Child Care Services, UWA Sport, and the commercial operations team (encompassing short stay accommodation and events). The area works closely with the Student Guild and the Division of Student Life.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Finance Manager (Student Accommodation and Community), you will be responsible for the day-to-day accounting, analysis and reporting of key financial data for the Student Accommodation and Community portfolio. In addition, you will provide high-level advice on financial management activities and support the month end processes, annual budgets, financial reporting and analysis.

About you

To be considered for this opportunity, you will have a relevant tertiary qualification, full professional membership of a recognised Australian accounting body and extensive experience in financial management and sound knowledge of financial legislation and accounting best practice standards, including exposure to International Financial Reporting Standards.

Note: A national police clearance will be 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 (516090).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 Monday, 27 November 2023

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Janine Brooks at

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.