Management Accountant

Gatton, Australia
10 Nov 2017
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27 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Part Time

Finance and Business Services

UQ Finance is responsible for the enabling achievement of the University’s strategic ambitions by securing UQ’s financial future through expert advice, systems and support. In delivering on this, the Finance function will value professionalism and accountability.  Our approach is to treat everyone with respect and to work collaboratively to deliver excellent service.

The key specialist service areas of Finance are:

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Procurement
  • Financial Operations including Accounts Payable, Collections and Receivables, and Client Support Services
  • Professional Services teams - Advisory and Transactional Services

Finance at UQ operates within a devolved environment with Finance staff located in Professional Services teams in Faculties, Research Institutes and Central Divisions supported by Finance specialist service teams. These positions are part of the Science Professional Services team within Financial and Business Services.

The Role

The position is responsible for providing sound financial analysis, supporting commentary and advice to academic, business and project managers to inform financial planning, budgeting and forecasting. There is a large focus on supporting researchers with the management of their grant funds, involving budgeting, financial monitoring and reporting and grant acquittals.  The role also provides support to the Senior Management Accountant with the management of operating funds and ensures that all finance advice and services are in compliance with relevant policies and / or external legislative and regulatory controls.  Finally the role acts a key integrator between the advisory and transactions services teams.

The Person

Applicants should possess a degree in accounting, business or commerce and ideally be CA or CPA qualified, or have an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training. Applicants should also have extensive relevant financial/administrative experience.  A sound knowledge of, or the ability to rapidly gain knowledge of, the University's financial policies and procedures is essential, along with a strong orientation to the provision of quality client service and demonstrated high-level interpersonal skills. Experience and skill in developing processes for the management of budgets, forecast modelling and reporting on will be required.

Position Description

Download File Standard PD F03 - Management Accountant_AMENDED FORMAL PROPOSAL.PDF


This position is 0.6fte at HEW Level 7.  The remuneration package will be in the range of $81,883.65 - $89,559.15 per annum, plus employer superannuation contributions of 17% (total package in the range of $95,803.87 - $104,784.21). 


To discuss this role please contact Ms Elena Maher on (07) 3345 0324 or email

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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