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Job no: 0036875
Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville

- Join Australia's number 1 University †

- Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.

- Use your expertise and innovative thinking to truly have an impact. 

Who says you can’t change the world? We expect to do nothing less.

Research, Innovation and Commercialisation - University Services 

Salary: $79,910 - $86,499 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

About University Services

University Services is the shared services function for the University of Melbourne. We are dedicated to operating with a clear, responsive, respectful, user-friendly approach and this will create a problem-solving culture that empowers people to deliver their best. This component of the Melbourne Operating Model is the largest administrative unit within the University and is committed to:

  • Putting the university first, by acting in the best interest of students, academics and overall strategy
  • Maintaining a culture of service excellence
  • Working together as one team to achieve results through collaboration, respect and expertise.

Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC) is the central facilitator of research funding in the University, taking advantage of the full diversity of research funding opportunities.

About the role

The Research Accountant supports the University’s research community to deliver high quality research outcomes by ensuring accurate, compliant and timely financial, accounting and audit services throughout the research project lifecycle.

The Research Accountant will liaise and develop working partnerships with faculty researchers, finance managers, research managers, University Services, Research Innovation and Commercialisation, Chancellery and funding bodies.

The Research Accountant will be expected to proactively apply their knowledge and skills to the development of processes and documentation for the continuous improvement of services and delivery across the University community.

About you

The Research Accountant will report to the Senior Research Accountant and will work under broad direction with the expectation to independently set and prioritise their day-to-day tasks.

In the execution of the role, the Research Accountant is required to work both in teams and autonomously to initiate contact, liaise with internal and external stakeholders and work with key staff across academic, professional and administrative units.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus; whether it's lunchtime music events or free public lectures, there is always something to attract your interest. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

† The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Close date: 18 Feb 2018 (extended from 11 Feb 2018)

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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