Senior Management Accountant

University of Queensland
June 19, 2024
Offerd Salary:$108,975 - $122,176
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • Finance and Business Services – Supporting IMB Advisory

  • Broaden your career within one of QLD's largest employers

  • Achieve a work-life balance with 36.25 hours/wk, purchased leave, WFH + more

  • Deliver exceptional financial analysis, supporting commentary and advice

  • Based at our vibrant St Lucia campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you will have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    We are seeking a Senior Management Accountant to deliver exceptional financial analysis, supporting commentary and advice to senior leaders to inform periodic financial planning, forecasting, and monitoring.

    The Senior Management Accountant is responsible for the provision of overall financial management advice and related services to the client portfolio, supporting the achievement of client business and service delivery objectives. This includes partnering with client leaders to manage annual budgets, establish financial controls and reporting disciplines, support the management of research grants and other contracts, and embed appropriate financial risk management practices across the client business units and/or project teams.

    Key responsibilities:

  • Deliver financial analysis, supporting commentary, and advice to senior leaders for planning, forecasting, and monitoring, while providing comprehensive financial management services to support client business and service delivery objectives.

  • Manage the development, alignment and execution of financial and related business strategies, client service plans and annual budgets to meet the financial management and reporting needs of client business units.

  • Participate in financial planning and review sessions and forums with the client executive leadership team to maintain a deep understanding of current issues, emerging trends and future client requirements

  • Lead budgetary control activities for client business units, including expenditure and variation analysis, and provide advice to clients on control mechanisms that drive fiscal accountability, transparency, and financial performance for the client portfolio.

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships acting as a trusted expert financial advisor, whilst ensuring full compliance with University and external regulatory and compliance requirements.

  • This is a full-time, fixed-term position until June 2025.

    At HEW level 8, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $108,975 - $122,176, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $127,500 - $142,946 annually. As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

    About You
  • Postgraduate qualifications in accounting, business, commerce or a related field, or progress towards, with considerable experience in accounting, management and/or equivalent combination of relevant extensive professional experience.

  • Excellent financial management, accounting, and analysis skills, with experience applying financial policy, compliance, and risk frameworks.

  • Ability to establish and maintain productive working relationships with key stakeholders and clients and apply sound problem solving and communication skills to influence and achieve outcomes.

  • Ability to provide strategically aligned operational financial advice and solutions, and partner with clients to achieve desired outcomes and results.

  • Experience working in professional financial advisory and/or service delivery functions in complex stakeholder and policy environments.

  • Membership of a professional institution (CPA / CA or equivalent).

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record, professional and education check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Mr Phil Carter, Finance Manager, via [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, or age. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close 19th June 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-39440). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for 24th -27th June.

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