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Senior Financial Accountant

Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional
Classification: ANU Officer 8

Classification: ANU Officer 8 (Administration)Salary package: $97,812- $104,717 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.
The Senior Financial Accountant in collaboration with the Finance Manager is responsible for delivering timely, effective and high quality financial management and statutory reporting services to the University’s Colleges and Portfolio and Administrative business units.  They are responsive to relevant University stakeholders and collaborate with the Financial Planning & Analysis and Corporate Finance & Financial Reporting teams of F&BS to lead, develop and implement financial processes, strategies and initiatives across the University.
Your relevant tertiary qualifications (CA, CPA) and experience applying contemporary financial management practices and analytical and problem solving skills will be complimented by excellent communication skills and stakeholder engagement.
Position Overview
The Senior Financial Accountant plays a leadership role within the Corporate Finance and Financial Reporting team within the Finance and Business Services Division (F&BS). The Senior Financial Accountant works with finance and management teams across the university and works within the team which is 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.
The Senior Financial Accountant plays a significant role in the training and implementation of financial policies and processes, ensuring that all stakeholders are educated on the reporting and compliance requirements of funding received from external funding bodies. The position represents the Finance and Business Services Division in University - wide initiatives on research related financial matters and reporting. The Senior Financial Accountant builds and maintains professional relationships across campus and works in close collaboration with colleagues in the Corporate Finance and Financial Reporting team and also Finance and Research Services professionals across campus.
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, F&BS has strong linkages to finance professionals.
For further information, please contact Tracey McRoberts, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Business Services Division on:
ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit
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.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.
Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country and will be subject to a National Police Certificate
Position Description & Selection Criteria

Advertised: 07 Mar 2019 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 24 Mar 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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Senior Financial Accountant The Australian National University


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