University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Management Accountant



  • Finance and Business Services Division

  • Be part of an organisation with a meaningful purpose and impact

  • Join a university ranked in the world's top 50

  • 17% superannuation contributions and 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Based at St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll 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'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting, real-world impact.

    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:

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid on site/WFH options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight

  • 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

  • Discounted parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • About This Opportunity

    We are seeking a highly organised Management Accountant to deliver exceptional professional accounting services at the University of Queensland.

    Reporting to the Senior Management Accountant, the Management Accountant is responsible for the provision of professional accounting advice and services to senior leaders across client business units, to ensure effective and compliant cost management of project activity. The role delivers sound financial analysis, supporting commentary and advice to senior leaders to inform financial planning, budgeting, forecasting for operating activities.

    Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides financial advice to senior business unit leaders to guide decision making around the development of effective strategies for compliant cost management.

  • Contributes to the development of financial and related business strategies to meet the financial management and reporting needs for a defined group of clients in the business units.

  • Supports the Senior Management Accountant with the preparation of business cases that guide the selection, validation and prioritisation of client business strategies and plans.

  • Manages application of financial processes, governance frameworks, policy controls and risk management frameworks across projects, to ensure ongoing compliance with University and external regulatory and compliance requirements.

  • Manages the delivery of management accounting advice and services to a defined group of clients in the business units including the development of organisational unit budgets and forecasts and the performance of other budgetary control activities.

  • Manages the escalation of key client issues or needs that require the expertise, input and/or approval of the Senior Management Accountant or specialist services in order to meet senior leader needs and requirements.

  • Builds and maintains strong working relationships acting as a trusted expert financial advisor.

  • This is a Full-time , Fixed term position up to 12 months. At HEW Level 7, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $96,649.64 - $105,244.58 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $113,080.07 – $123,136.15 per annum.

    About You
  • Degree qualifications in accounting, business, commerce or a related field with experience in accounting and/or equivalent combination of relevant extensive training and professional experience.

  • Progress towards or membership of a professional institution (CPA / CA or equivalent).

  • Demonstrated experience working in professional financial advisory or service delivery functions in complex stakeholder and policy environments, providing strategically aligned operational financial advice and solutions.

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

  • 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.

  • Commitment to a high level of customer service.

  • 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 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 Mrs Nicola Gregory (Senior Management Accountant) via [email protected]

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number 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

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    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 our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. 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 28 February at 11.00pm AEST (R- 35386).

    Job details


    Management Accountant


    University of Queensland




    February 13, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 28, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics

    About the employer

    The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia’s leading research and teaching institutions. UQ strive for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. For more than a century, this university has educated and worked with outstanding people to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world.

    Since it was founded in Brisbane in 1909, UQ has provided exceptional study experiences, research excellence and collaborative partnerships, coupled with an unforgettable lifestyle and stunning climate, to deliver knowledge leadership for a better world. With 3 campuses and more than 40 teaching and research sites, UQ is the perfect place to teach, research and study. Take advantage of the extensive UQ features including the largest research library in Queensland, hundreds of quality study spaces, several museums, a theatre, 11 college residences, and magnificent sporting facilities, such as swimming pools, tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, sports fields, Olympic-standard running tracks, and gymnasiums.

    Our high-quality range of around 390 undergraduate and postgraduate programs is one of the most comprehensive in Australia, providing students with the latest and most advanced disciplinary knowledge and industry placements informed by UQ’s world-leading research. UQ’s 6 faculties, 8 globally recognised research institutes and 100+ research centres attract an interdisciplinary community of more than 2,000 scientists, social scientists and engineers, who continue UQ’s tradition of research leadership.

    As you enjoy Queensland’s stunning campuses and climate, you can also make the most of the University’s proximity to many natural wonders – including beautiful beaches, lush rainforests, outback deserts, the Great Barrier Reef, as well as the largest sand island in the world – and visit stunning tourist attractions within an hour’s drive, such as the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Byron Bay, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and the world-famous ‘Australia Zoo’. Within Australia, Brisbane is renowned as a friendly and affordable city, with plenty of dining and entertainment attractions, and was ranked by The Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2019 Global Liveability Index as the world’s 18th most liveable city, achieving a perfect score for education and healthcare.

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