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Management Accountant – ANMM

Closing date:   November 29, 2020
Institution:   Australian National Maritime Museum
Salary:   Executive Level
Employment status:   18 months full-time, fixed term contract with possibility of extension
Location :   Pyrmont - NSW
Contact name:   People and Culture, 9298 3777
Contact email:   peopleandculture@sea.museum

The key duties of the position include:

Reporting to the Head of Finance, this position is responsible for ensuring and maintaining the integrity of the Museum’s financial management information, systems and processes. This includes managing month/year-end close process, including general ledger review, reconciliation and reporting, annual budgeting and forecasting processes, statutory and compliance reporting, and system administration. The role will also actively contribute to processes review and improvement, and implementation, monitoring and compliance of accounting standards, policies and procedures. It will take ownership of work required to meet the Museum’s financial outcomes and objectives.

Your day to day will include:

  • Deliver month-end close processes, including general ledger transaction review, journals, reconciliations and variance reporting.
  • Coordinate annual operational and capital budgeting and forecasting processes across the business.
  • Provide comprehensive business partnering across the business, including to the Museum’s executive and leadership teams.
  • Manage internal and external financial reporting requirements, including various Commonwealth government reporting (monthly/annual actuals, questions on notice, and other cyclical and ad hoc).
  • Prepare year-end close and annual financial statements, including external audit planning and liaison with the ANAO.
  • Undertake compliance reporting, including preparation of ATO returns (inc. BAS, GST, FBT, PAYG).
  • Undertake compliance activities including relating to the Commonwealth and Museum’s financial policies, procedures and internal controls (inc. Fraud, Procurement, Risk Management).
  • Liaise with the Museum’s key internal and external stakeholders to ensure strong relationships, which deliver successful financial outcomes.
  • Drive improvements in the Museum’s financial management and accounting practices.
  • Provide regular assistance to the Finance Team, including the CFO and Head of Finance on a variety of financial matters.

Ideal applicants will have the following essential criteria:

Five (5) years’ experience in a similar role.

  • Professional accounting qualification – Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) or equivalent as appropriate.
  • Extensive experience in financial planning/budgeting, data analysis and business intelligence within a complex environment, working with a variety of financial and non-financial stakeholders.
  • Extensive experience delivering month/year-end close activities, including preparation of IFRS/AASB-compliant financial statements
  • Demonstrated experience delivering compliance activities, including accounting standards (particularly as they relate to not‑for‑profit and government entities) and taxation legislation (including Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT)).
  • Sound knowledge and experience of financial software and other specialised applications.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively, lead and supervise staff.
  • Well-organised, able to manage multiple deadlines in the team, be accurate and have attention to detail, and be committed to producing quality outcomes in a timely manner.


This position is open to all eligible members of the community and we encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with a disability and people from every cultural and linguistic background. To be an eligible member of the community, you must be an Australian citizen. Applications may be accepted from Australian permanent residents who are in the process of acquiring Australian citizenship.


Selection for this position will be made on the basis of relative merit which will be assessed against each item of the selection criteria. Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered for shortlisting by the Selection Committee. As part of the selection process the selection committee may invite candidates to undertake a psychometric test, you should advise the selection committee if you have any special needs. Psychometric tests may be used as the initial short-listing test or later in the selection process. Some tests are very short while others may take one or more hours.

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