About this Exciting Opportunity

Working within the Finance Team, our Project Accountants utilise the business partnership delivery model to provide the holistic range of financial support service, advice and products to enable scientific, operational and corporate services staff to achieve successful outcomes. This includes providing assistance with managing budgets, preparing external costings, invoicing on completion of project milestones.

As an Accountant at AIMS you will deliver accurate and timely financial information for our science research teams to enable the effective financial management of activities including producing financial reports, budget estimates and costings. You will also assist with the preparation of the monthly and Annual Financial reports including responding to the audit questions and requests for additional documentation. At AIMS, the way we work guides our team members' on their collective journey towards the successful delivery of our AIMS Strategy 2025 targets.

Apply now and join a world leading organisation with attractive working conditions. In line with our Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will be rewarded with:

  • AIMS AOF Level 4 salary ($87,189 to $95,915 per annum) plus 15.4% superannuation
  • Labour Hire Arrangement, Temporary 2-year (24-month) opportunity
  • 9-day fortnight
  • Flexible Work Arrangements considered (including tele-working where possible)
  • Optional Fitness passport
  • Generous leave provisions
  • Located in Perth (WA)

Please note:

  1. Non-Australian Citizens must hold an appropriate Visa with working entitlements that allows paid employment with AIMS for the term of the appointment, depending on the relevant Department of Home Affairs current policies.
  2. It is a requirement of this role that you are and remain fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note the sighting of proof of vaccination will be required as a pre commencement requirement.

About you

Achieving success as an AIMS Project Accountant will be supported by your Tertiary degree qualification in Commerce (or related discipline), you will have a working knowledge of contemporary accounting principles and practices. You will have a high level of attention to detail with the ability to produce accurate and timely financial information, as well as well-developed capabilities to work independently under technical direction on a variety of tasks with a commitment to a team approach. You’ll be a master at juggling competing priorities, and be resourceful and proactive in your work to ensure objectives are reached.

Previous experience with Technology One and MS Project would be highly advantageous.

Next Step: Further information about this exciting and challenging opportunity is outlined in the Candidate Information Pack which is available to download below. If, after reviewing the position description, which is included in the Candidate Information Pack, you believe that your qualifications, experience and professional capabilities will enable you to successfully the deliver the position responsibilities, we would be very interested in hearing from you.

Below you will also find a link to our Recruitment Application Guide which details the necessity to submit your statements addressing your suitability against the selection criteria within the scope of the position description, which are detailed in the Candidate Information Pack.

Submitting your Application: Please ensure that you have your completed documents (selection criteria responses, resume and cover letter) ready to attach to your online application form via our e-recruitment system which can be accessed via the "apply now" button below.

Shortlisted applicants may be asked to complete a personal outlook analysis questionnaire using the Birkman Method.

Position enquiries are to be directed to Jason Davidson, Finance Manager at jj.davidson@aims.gov.au     

Applications close: SUNDAY, 10 JULY 2022 (midnight, AEST).

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