Senior Financial Accountant job with UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA

  • Join the high performing Financial Compliance team for a World Top 100 University
  • Level 8, full-time appointment on a permanent/ongoing basis
  • Base salary: $101,337 to $110,766 per annum plus 17% superannuation

About the team

The role of Finance is to support the appropriate stewardship of the University’s finance through the provision of a strategic financial advice, establishment of a financial management framework, financial management tools, procurement, management of the University’s Investment and Endowment portfolio, as well as financial oversight and accountability for finance and human resources administrative and transactional operations.

Finance undertakes this role through three core pillars: Financial Compliance, Financial Performance and Procurement.

In undertaking this role, Finance operates support across the University, from advising the Vice-Chancellery, Executive and Senior leadership team on strategy and performance to supporting staff and students in their purchases and travel arrangements.

About the opportunity

You will lead the coordination of monthly accounts close and reviews, preparation of the annual financial statements, audit and compliance policy & processes and undertake other financial compliance projects as required. You will also support the timely processing and delivery of financial management activities across other areas in the compliance team which include fixed assets, tax, financial accounting and general ledger maintenance to ensure a collaborative, high performing and supportive team environment. In addition, you will assist the Manager (Financial Reporting & Compliance) with continuous improvement and best practices of the University financial reporting models and drive collaboration within Finance to contribute to the overall commitment of Financial Services to deliver service excellence.

About You

You will demonstrate a relevant tertiary qualification in accounting, business or related field of study with full professional membership of a recognised Australian or International accounting body. You will also demonstrate external audit experience, a proven record of involvement in financial reporting and sound knowledge of financial legislation and accounting best practice standards including extensive knowledge of Australian Accounting Standards and audit requirements

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description. Please see the position description prior to applying:

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in the content of your CV.

Closing date: 05 Apr 2022 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

This position is open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021).
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020. 

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