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Financial Accountant – Research

Canberra, Australia
$89,134 - $102,600 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Classification: ANU Officer 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $89,134 - $102,600 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full Time, Continuing

The Australian National University, one of the World's leading research universities, 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.

Position overview

The Financial Accountant - Research is a member of the Corporate Finance and Reporting team within F&BS.

This position is responsible for the preparation and delivery of timely and accurate financial reporting to internal Chief Investigators and external Funds Providers. The position is also responsible for preparing University-level consolidated financial reports. Furthermore, the accountant provides robust advice and assistance on finance policies, procedures, and initiatives related to research management. To ensure compliance with regulations, the accountant collaborates with other members of the Research Financial Advisory team and works alongside Finance and Research services professionals across the broader University community.

The successful candidate will have relevant tertiary qualifications (CA, CPA) and experience in research financial reporting and management within a tertiary environment or similar complex organization. Your ability to apply contemporary financial management practices and analytical and problem-solving skills will be complimented by excellent communication skills and stakeholder engagement.

F&BS focuses on providing the best quality support to the ANU. A Merit pool of applicants will be kept for future recruitment needs.

For further information, please contact Sharon Lu, Finance Manager, Research Financial Advisory, T: 02-61253820, E:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

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

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.


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+61 (2) 6125 5111
ACT 0200

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