newCorporate Accountant

Date Posted: Today
Salary: $89,470 - $100,654 a year

Job Description

Corporate Accountant

  • Influence key decisions for programs and strategy
  • An opportunity to work in a complex organisation
  • Full time ongoing position attracting 17% superannuation

Job Summary

Work in a highly effective team to ensure the financial integrity of a large and complex organisation, using technical accounting skills, judgement and collaboration.

Look to the future

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability.

When we look ahead, we are motivated by the opportunities we see. We are driven by the challenges we need to solve and we are stirred by the future we can imagine.

Be challenged and imagine with us

The Financial Services team enable strategy implementation, by providing responsive and quality financial products and services to business and governance functions across the university. In addition to Financial Planning and Analysis, the team is responsible for Corporate Accounting and Treasury functions, Finance Business Support and Advisory services and Procure to Pay.

Our team of four Corporate Accountants are a high-performing group of qualified technical accountants who are well respected across the university for their responsive, timely and accurate reporting and advice. Together they undertake month-end and year-end functions as well as dealing with taxation and technical accounting queries from divisions and schools.

You will assess accounting standards, determine impact of changes, analyse large volumes of data to interpret trends and perform accounting transactions to support the management of the University and its controlled entities finance ledgers. Direct and involved engagement with senior leadership will mean you are key to supporting the university to make key operating decisions.

This is an ongoing full-time role, based at Callaghan campus.

How will you inspire us?

Your degree, and preferably a post-graduate qualification or progress towards qualification, will underpin your understanding of technical accounting in such an environment. Your curious and collaborative nature will allow success in this role, along with a willingness to support your team members to meet reporting deadlines.

You will likely have solid experience either in an accounting firm or within a large and complex organisation and will understand your key accountabilities, without the need for close supervision.

This role requires you to exercise judgement and problem-solving and can be demanding during peak times. It will also invite you to demonstrate skills in exploration and research as you contribute to one-off projects.

For additional information on the position contact Paul McCubbin on 4913 8258 or via email

Why commit to us?

The University of Newcastle is a Top 200 University in the world by QS World University Rankings 2021and a Top 10 University in Australia.

The remuneration for this HEW 7 position is from $89,470 - $100,654 FTE + 17% superannuation.

From a flexible working environment to discounts in private health insurance and gym memberships, we offer access to a wide range of employee benefits including salary packaging. You can learn more about these at

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do.

Let’s create this future together. Here’s how to join us:

Click on 'Apply for this job'. Your application will be assessed on essential criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:

  • Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and
  • In addressing the essential criteria clearly demonstrate how your skills and experience meet each point (maximum of four pages).

Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.

Please click here to access the Position Description

Closing date: Thursday, 2 September 2021 at 11.59pm

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you

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