Project Accountant

Job No: BI201820203
Location: Melbourne

  • Leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Generous salary packaging options available
  • 2 year contract



An exciting opportunity for a team player to join the Burnet's finance group and take responsibility for management of the financial systems for the Institute’s international programs for certain working groups.



Your key responsibility areas will include:

  • In consultation with overseas offices, support and improve accounting systems
  • Review monthly reporting from overseas offices
  • Consolidate accounting information from overseas offices with the Melbourne database
  • Work with Project Managers to meet donor financial reporting requirements
  • Develop and implement effective financial reporting tools
  • Provide monthly budget v actual reports for working groups
  • Assist working group heads in reviewing financial reports
  • Prepare projects for financial audits
  • Perform monitoring visits of overseas offices
  • Assist Project Managers/Working Group Heads with compiling  budgets and forecasting
  • Assist the Chief Financial Officer to fulfil responsibilities of the International Programs



The successful applicant will have:

  • Degree in commerce or accounting (or substantial industry experience)
  • Relevant accounting experience
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and/or improving accounting systems
  • Demonstrated experience in working with international development programs
  • Demonstrated experience in developing budgets
  • Ability to build strong relationships with colleagues
  • Ability to prioritise

Knowledge of SunSystems and/or Quickbooks is desirable. Membership of CPA/CA or preparedness to commence study towards membership would also be advantageous.

Benefit from ongoing support, a monthly accrued day off and attractive salary packaging working for this leading not-for-profit organisation.  Remuneration will be commensurate with skills and experience. 

Burnet Institute is committed to providing our people with a supportive working environment. We value diversity and gender equity at the institute and provide flexible working arrangements for our staff. Burnet is participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia.



To apply for this position, please complete the details below and attach the following documents:

  • Statement addressing the selection criteria (as outlined above and in the attached position description)
  • Resume including the names and contact details of three referees

Applications close 19th August 2018 at 11:59pm AEST (GMT+11)

As part of our commitment to gender equity, we have included a question in the application process on gender. This will allow us to monitor and report on gender in relation to our recruitment process. This field is not compulsory.

Burnet is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant will be required to apply for a Working with Children check and/or criminal record check from the Australian Federal Police.

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