Accountant (HEO 7)

University of South Australia
May 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:$96,696
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Contract Type:fixed term contract
Working Time:Full time
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  • Based in the Finance Unit at the City East campus

  • Full-time, fixed term contract until 31 December 2025
  • Commencement Salary: $96,696 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About the Role

    Reporting to the Manager: Operational Finance, the Accountant is responsible for managing a range of finance activities and the provision of expert advice for specific business areas within the Academic Unit.

    In addition, this position is also responsible for supporting the Manager: Operational Finance in the management of complex finance activities that are ‘Academic Unit wide'' in scope.

    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.

    The Finance Unit is the central business unit which provides financial services to the University and is part of the Resources Portfolio led by the Chief Operating Officer.

    The Finance Unit is committed to implementing effective financial and commercial practices to support the University's needs. The University's model of financial service delivery is an integrated service delivery model with business partners that support the University in a competitive and rapidly evolving global environment.

    Essential Skills and Experience

  • Undergraduate qualifications in a finance related discipline with at least four years relevant accounting experience and a professional accounting designation (i.e. Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia or CPA Australia or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated experience working in an accounting position that required the development of forecasts, budgets and financial plans within a complex environment
  • Demonstrated experience in the integration and analysis of multiple finance activities to present an overall strategic view
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of finance projects involving multiple stakeholders within a complex environment
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills and liaising effectively with a wide variety of staff across all levels of an organisation
  • Benefits

    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
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • 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
  • Culture

    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.

    Start Your Unstoppable Career!

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

    Please address your cover letter to Emma Kelvin, Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 6081.

    Applications close: 11.30pm Monday 20 May 2024

    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. #LI-DNI #S-DNI

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