Assistant Accountant

Curtin University

Job Reference: 1143274
Your new role

Are you a detail-oriented financial professional who is looking for the next step in their career, with a keen eye for accuracy, and a desire to contribute to a dynamic and thriving organisation? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

We are currently seeking a proactive

Assistant Accountant

to join our esteemed

Financial Planning and Performance

team. As an Assistant Accountant, you will provide comprehensive support to the Finance Business Partner and be responsible for the ongoing development, compilation and presentation of the University’s financial management reports, which are key documents in the financial management cycle. This position also provides financial services to business areas and faculties throughout the University, through offering support and advice to assist with their financial management and business development responsibility.

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provide support to the Finance Business Partner, School and Faculty Business Managers.
  • Produce, examine and interpret financial reports with high attention to accuracy and detail.
  • Support the budgeting and estimation activities across the University.
  • Providing accurate and timely month-end close through preparing journals to align with external reporting requirements and Australian Accounting Standards (ASSB).
  • Provide general assistance and support to Accountants on financial management, statutory and treasury activities.
  • Prepare and review financial acquittals and related reports in line with requirements of funding bodies, Financial Management Principals and Curtin University’s accounting manual.

Key Requirements:

  • Completion of a relevant degree in Accounting, Finance, and/or related field, alongside demonstrated experience working in accounting or financial services.
  • Outstanding proficiency in customer service, with the ability to convey complex financial terminology in a clear, concise and understandable manner to a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Actively working towards full membership of an internationally recognised accounting body e.g. ICAA or CPA.
  • High attention to detail and the ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage competing priorities.  

This position is well suited towards a forward-thinking and self-driven finance enthusiast with a natural inclination for continuous learning and skill enhancement. We’re seeking an individual who can readily embrace change, acquire new knowledge, and has a clear vision towards progressing in their accounting career within a large and complex organisation.

As this is a continuing (permanent) role, you will require permanent work rights in Australia to be considered.
You can look forward to 

working alongside a large team of high performing finance professionals who value collaboration and knowledge sharing. This position will offer you invaluable experience and mentorship that will elevate your career progression within finance. You’ll be immersed in an environment that paves the way for transformative opportunities, empowering you to be a catalyst for positive change.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact

Puma Leong, Finance Business Partner at [email protected].

About us

We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.

For more information about our university, please visit

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Please provide a cover letter, and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.
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Applications close: 9:30AM AWST Thursday 16 November 2023
Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin’s satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

As this is a continuing (permanent) role, you will require permanent work rights in Australia to be considered.
If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.

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