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Manager, Financial Reporting and Compliance (HEO 9)

Adelaide, Australia
$128,163 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

Job Details

  • Based in the Finance Unit at 101 Currie Street, Adelaide
  • Full-time (1.0FTE) fixed term contract until 31 December 2025
  • Commencement Salary: $128,163 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About the Role 

Reporting to the Associate Director: Corporate Finance, you will be responsible for managing financial compliance requirements of the University including the preparation of the Annual Financial Statements (AFS).  

You will be a key leader within the Finance Unit and liaise with Senior Management of the University. Leading a team of professional financial reporting accountants, you will drive the identification and implementation of strategic initiatives that will improve the financial reporting capability and accuracy, and the efficiency of the finance function in the University, whilst ensuring adherence to required accounting standards, legislation and guidelines as appropriate.

About the Finance Unit 

The Finance Unit is the central business unit which provides financial services to the University and is part of the Resources Portfolio led by the Chief Operating Officer. The Finance Unit is committed to implementing effective financial and commercial practices to support the University’s needs. The University’s model of financial service delivery is an integrated service delivery model with business partners that support the University in a competitive and rapidly evolving global environment.  

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

Essential Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in a finance related discipline and membership of CPA Australia or Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • Proven ability to lead and manage professional and skilled staff within a team that engenders a high performing collaborative service culture
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships at all levels and to respond to challenging financial matters
  • Demonstrated breadth and depth of knowledge and experience with respect to a wide range of financial and accrual accounting structures, principles and practices
  • Demonstrated experience to work with a large/complex general ledger system


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities 
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17% 
  • Flexible working conditions 
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees 
  • A variety of leave arrangements


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

Start Your Unstoppable Career

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Jasmin Jensen, Senior Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 6206. 

Applications close: 11:30 pm Sunday 16 June 2024

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

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How to apply:

Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

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Level 3, 101 Currie Street
South Australia
SA 5000

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