Ref 5364/22 Assistant Accountant, Finance Office

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: The University Of Sydney, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Oct 2022

  • Western Sydney University Internal Applicants Only
  • Remuneration: $110,370 to $119,091 p.a.
  • Full-time, Fixed term position until 20 October 2023 at Hawkesbury Campus

Full-time Fixed term position until 20 October 2023
Hawkesbury Campus

Western Sydney University Internal Applicants Only.

To be eligible to apply for this position you must be employed by Western Sydney University on an ongoing, fixed term or casual basis at the time of this advertisement. 

All ongoing and fixed term employees seeking to apply for this position as a secondment must have completed a minimum of 12 months’ full-time continuous service to be eligible to apply for this role, as per Part D of the Recruitment and Selection Policy.

About the Role
We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced professional to join the Office of Finance team for the position of Assistant Accountant.

The Assistant Accountant is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the University’s General Ledger and subsidiary ledgers on a daily basis. This involves ensuring that various control and suspense accounts are reconciled. The position is also responsible for assisting the Financial Accountant’s with month end accounting processes and the preparation of annual accounts for the University and its controlled entities

Skills and Experiences
The successful candidate will have a relevant tertiary qualification with an Accounting major or currently working towards completion, demonstrated experience in the proficient use of computerised accounting systems and the ability to interpret and implement the requirements of contemporary Accounting Standards.

Please refer to the attached Position Description for more details. 

If this sounds like you, apply now and ensure you address all items in the selection criteria in your application.

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 6 $100,670 to $107,945 p.a. (comprising Salary of $85,067 to $91,215 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Please contact Peter Vasilj, Senior Financial Accountant via email at

Closing Date: 8:30 pm on Monday 3 October 2022

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. You must provide evidence of your working rights in Australia at time of application.  

Note - Only applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.

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