Management Accountant (HEO 8)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 24 May 2021

  • Based in the Finance Unit at 101 Currie Street
  • 2 x full-time fixed term contracts (1 until 2/12/22 and 1 for two years)
  • Commencement Salary: $99,510 up to 17% superannuation

About the Role

As a member of the Corporate Finance Team within the Finance Unit, the Management Accountant is responsible for corporate management and statutory reporting as a business partner to corporate areas of the University. This position will build effective working relationships with key stakeholders across the University including senior staff in the Portfolios. The position will identify and implement strategic initiatives and provide relevant financial information and facilitate the corporate planning initiatives of the University.

The contract position until 2 December 2022 will be responsible for capital accounting and reporting. The two year contract position will be focused around management accounting and advising with respect to Research activity within the University.

About UniSA

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership to key stakeholders regarding the strategic and operational objectives of the University
  • Facilitate and consolidate the annual budget and quarterly forecast processes
  • Provide expert advice and recommendations to large and complex units of finance strategies and analysis
  • Identify and implement strategic initiatives
  • Provide high quality service and information to the University by working closely with stakeholders

Essential Skills and Experience
  • Tertiary qualifications in a finance related discipline and active membership of a professional accounting body (e.g. CPA Australia or Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia or equivalent)
  • Experience working in an accounting position involving the development of forecasts, budgets and financial plans within a complex organisation
  • Strong knowledge and experience in applying financial and accrual accounting standards, structures, principles and practices
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and improving systems and processes
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to negotiate and influence stakeholders


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A range of salary packaging options, including vehicle leasing, laptops and car parking fees
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment. Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.

How to Apply

For a copy of the position descriptions and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA . The online application form will list the specific criteria that you need to address.

Please address your cover letter to Julie Bennett, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at using job reference number 3034.

Applications close: 11.30pm Monday 24 May 2021

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.

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Applications must be lodged online, please note UniSA does not accept applications via email.

UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email and you will receive a response within one working day.

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