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Senior Financial Accountant

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Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 8

Classification: ANU Officer 8 (Administration)
Salary package: $99,612 - $106,517 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, continuing
The Australian National University, one of the World's leading research universities, has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, customer serviced focused finance professional to work within the University's Finance and Business Services Division (F&BS). F&BS supports the University's strategic and operational goals through the provision of professional corporate financial management and administration, reporting and effective business services. 

Position overview

This position is a key member of the Corporate Finance and Reporting team within F&BS. 

This Position works with finance and research management teams across the University and works within the Research Financial Advisory team. Collaborating with Finance Manager and be responsible for the delivery of high-quality, informative, accurate and timely financial reporting to external funding bodies in respect of grants received by the University. This position also provide robust strategic advice and  research related finance policies, procedures and initiatives and provide support to ensure compliance with regulations.

Your relevant tertiary qualifications (CA, CPA) and experience in research financial reporting, applying contemporary financial management practices and analytical and problem solving skills will be complimented by excellent communication skills and stakeholder engagement.

F&BS is focused on providing the best quality support to the ANU. A Merit pool of applicants will be kept for future recruitment needs. 

For further information please contact Sharon Lu, Finance Manager, Research Financial Advisory, T: +61 2 6215 3820 E:

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.  

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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Updated:  01 February 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems