Management Accountant (Group)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 08 Mar 2023

  • Level 7, full-time appointment on a permanent/ongoing basis
  • Base salary range: $92,679 – $102,830 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities.  With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

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
Reporting to the Manager (Financial Performance Support), you will provide support to the end-to-end budgeting and forecasting consolidation process for the whole University. You will also prepare and present reports and support the development of planning models. In addition, you will provide analytical insights to help mitigate any risk and assist in preparing long term financial planning.

You will work closely with various teams across the University.

About you
To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency in Accounting, Finance or related discipline
  • Professional membership of a recognised Australian or international equivalent accounting body
  • Substantial experience in financial planning for large organisations with multiple funding arrangements
  • Experience using oracle-based enterprise system solutions for planning is desirable
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating, preparing and monitoring complex consolidated budgets, forecasting and income/expenditure management.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to relate to diverse groups within the University and externally
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet and email
  • Highly developed analytical skills, with experience in balancing big picture with financial accuracy and attention to detail
  • Highly developed reporting skills

Note: A Current National Police Clearance Certificate is required for the successful applicant.

About your application
Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:   Position description - Management Accountant (Group) (513922).pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1-page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Wednesday, 8 March 2023

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Alastair Saw at

This position is only 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 and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

Advertised:01 Mar 2023 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:08 Mar 2023 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time

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