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Deakin University

Assistant Accountant 

Job Description 

Work type: Full-time
Location: Melbourne
Categories: Finance
  • HEW 6 $85,588 – $92,428 + 17% Superannuation

The Assistant Accountant (Research) prepares, analyses and initiates approval of monthly, annual and end of project research acquittals, including review with Researchers. This position also provides support to Researchers for financial data, including budget costings and assists in the preparation of financial and non-financial information to assist in external reporting and Audit requests.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide assistance with the preparation, tracking and monitoring of annual budget submissions, quarterly forecasting, adhoc reporting, analysis and interpretation of variances, month end close, year-end accruals.
  • Communicate with confidence using examples and the most appropriate influencing technique for a given situation to increase understanding and support, including to ensure grant obligations are being met, including project timelines and milestones arrangements.
  • Strive for excellence and consult regularly with clients to clarify who requires the information, the purpose for which it is required, criteria for success and where and when advice and recommendation is required
  • Ensure financial transactions reflect, and are in accordance with, grant and contract funding rules and compliant with Deakin policies. Adhere to best practise end-to-end grant accounting processes that ensure all associated financial transactions are administered efficiently, effectively, accurately, and fully reconcilable.
  • Alongside Researcher and Deakin Research team, responsible for creating, maintaining and ensuring research project data and details are reflected accurately across various systems.
  • Prepare, analyse and initiate approval of monthly, annual and end of project research acquittals, including review with Researcher. Assist in the provision of information or investigation with respect to audit queries and requests.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • A degree, preferably in Business, Finance, Office Administration with subsequent relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant work experience and/or education/training.
  • Experience in Research Finance, financial grant management highly desirable
  • Demonstrated accounting knowledge and experience, including preparation and monitoring of complex budgets and producing financial reports.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse range of academic staff with differing levels of financial knowledge and differing levels of understanding of research management guidelines which must be adhered to.
  • Experience in assisting with managing finances for a medium to large organisation and utilising financial management information systems, preferably in a higher education environment.

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