Financial Accountant

Sydney, Australia
15 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Macquarie is the University of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

The Finance Team provides a wide range of financial and management services to Macquarie University staff and students. These services include: University purchasing function; financial management Information Systems; budget process; providing a wide range of financial and management reporting; recording the major assets of the University; receiving and accounting for income to the University; managing the University debtor's system; managing student loans; and supporting the University research function.

The Role

Reporting to the Group Accounting Manager, the Financial Accountant role is responsible for the effective governance and control over a broad range of functions including treasury, fixed assets, intercompany and financial accounting.

Selection Criteria
To be considered for the position, you must submit a cover letter which addresses the criteria below and upload this and your CV as part of the application process:

  • Bachelor Degree (major in Accounting) or equivalent
  • ACA/CPA or international equivalent qualified or substantial progress towards CPA (or equivalent) qualification.
  • Accounting or auditing background within large and complex organization
  • Experience in a similar role within a large and complex organization with complex accounting and reporting requirements
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent knowledge of Australian Accounting Standards, including their interpretation and application
  • Advanced excel skills, with experience of analysing, manipulating and summarising large volumes of data in a robust and controlled manner

This position requires a criminal record check.

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

Salary Package: From $87,699 – $95,084 per annum (HEW Level 7) plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading 

Appointment Type: Full-time, 12 month fixed term contract

Specific Role Enquiries:  Klara Lyons, Group Accounting Manager, Financial Control & Treasury on 

General Recruitment Enquiries: Melissa Mesiti, HR Consultant on

Applications Close: Sunday, 30 July 2017 at 11.55pm

Position DescriptionDownload File Financial Accountant_PD

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.