Senior Financial Accountant

Boroondara, Australia
27 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Newly created opportunity within our Finance Team
  • Build our partnerships model
  • Attractive salary package and staff benefits

Swinburne is a place where your work can impact the national economy and wellbeing of our society. We promote diversity, support career development, provide flexibility and offer competitive salary packages. We are focused on high-impact global research, high-quality teaching and active engagement with both industry and the community.

About the job 

Reporting to the Financial Reporting Manager, as the Senior Financial Accountant you will provide support in managing and ensuring the production of accurate financial statements, and management of the underlying financial processes and controls. As the subject matter expert, you will largely be responsible for the more complex processes and material balances that exist within Swinburne University and our controlled entities. 

Working closely with other members of the Financial Control Team, you will provide mentoring and coaching guidance to other members of the team. In order to create and foster an agile and truly capable Financial Control Team, you will work collaboratively and openly with the broader Finance team and drive a culture of strong financial governance. A natural self-starter, you are adept at operating independently, and have a strong drive to improve processes and policies.

This is a 12 month limited tenure opportunity with potential to extend.

About you 

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Membership of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (CA) or Certified Practicing Accountants Australia (CPA).
  • Substantive knowledge of local market statutory reporting requirements.
  • Significant experience working in a large and complex organisation.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

What we offer 

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. 

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit: 

As we are a Child Safe Organisation, all appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.
Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information about the position, please contact Ania Gruba (Recruitment Consultant) at 

If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Position number: 21208 
Applications close at 5pm on Friday 13th October 2017