Finance Manager, Townsville, closing 22 September 2017

Finance Manager

PN655 - Townsville, Queensland


About AIMS

The Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) is a world leader in tropical marine science, and conducts research supporting environmental sustainability and economic growth in Australia’s tropical oceans.

Through our highly skilled and innovative staff, state-of-the-art infrastructure, strong national and international collaborative relationships and valued technical support, we are helping to build Australia’s national marine science capability so that together we can meet the challenges facing our marine estate.

The Institute operates from facilities in Townsville Queensland, Darwin Northern Territory and Perth Western Australia.

About this Opportunity

As a qualified and experienced accountant, you will lead our in-house finance team and provide our staff with accurate, relevant and timely financial advice to support our business functions. You will be well recognised for your accounting business partnering and leadership skills. Additionally, in this role you will project lead the next phase of our ERP system integration initiative, working with our staff to implement the new system across all teams and sites.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions, including a 9-day fortnight, generous leave entitlements, transportation to site, a salary range of $99,609 - $129,662 and 15.4% superannuation. This role is being offered for a minimum 5 year term and will be based in Townsville, Queensland.

About You

You will have advanced analysis and communication skills to interpret and advise on the financial components of our business as well as demonstrate:

  • Tertiary qualifications in commerce or business with commensurate experience;
  • Experience leading a small team; and
  • Experience with integrated ERP systems.

A sound knowledge of Commonwealth Government statutory reporting requirements will be highly advantageous.

Next Step

Download the application information, position description and selection criteria below. Candidates are advised that applications must include statements addressing the selection criteria.

Position enquiries can be directed to Basil Ahyick,


Applications close Friday 22 September 2017.


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Townsville, Queensland

Submitting your application

Electronic applications may be received up to midnight on the specified closing date.

Applications can be submitted via the APPLY NOW link above.  Alternatively your complete application can be emailed to: