First listed on: 20 July 2022

Finance and Procurement Senior Accountant - SKA-Low


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The Opportunity

  • Rare opportunity to join an exciting global science project
  • Inclusive and Collaborative Team
  • Flexible Work Environment

The SKA Observatory (SKAO) is coordinating a global effort to build the largest science facility on the planet, to transform our understanding of the Universe.
We are looking for a passionate, proactive, and dynamic accounting professional to involve yourself in hands-on accounting combined with strategic support for budgeting and procurement activities for a newly established organisation that is going to grow significantly over the next few years.

Your duties will include:

  • Support the end-to-end management of the SKAO AUS financial ledger.
  • Support related monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting activities.
  • Assist with the preparation budgets and forecasts.
  • Reviewing finance processes and identifying opportunities to automate and streamline activities.
  • Ensure that local procurement activity is compliant with the SKAO Procurement Policy and procedures.

Location: Perth or Geraldton, Western Australia
Salary: AU$102k - AU$111k pa (pro-rata for part-time), plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:Indefinite – Full-time, Part-time or Job-share
Reference: 86041

To be considered you will need:

  • Relevant CCAB accounting qualification (ACCA / ACA / CIPFA preferred), or working towards a CCAB accounting qualification with significant relevant experience in finance and procurement roles.
  • Experience in the end-to-end management of a financial ledger including reporting to regulatory and statutory authorities.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment, collaborating proactively, consulting and sharing resources to accomplish business objectives.
  • Strong attention to detail, both in preparing your own work and reviewing the work of others to ensure a high standard.

To see the full list of criteria for this role, please view the Position Details 


  • Applications for this position are open to Australian and New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents.
  • Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

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About the SKA Observatory

The SKA Observatory is coordinating a global effort to deliver the largest science facility on the planet. The SKA Observatory will build next-generation radio telescopes that will help to answer key questions in astrophysics, drive technological innovation and support human capital development.

How to Apply

Please apply online and provide a CV and cover letter which includes both your motivations for applying and a statement (of no more than 2-3 pages) addressing each essential criterion as outlined in the Position Details.  Note that your covering letter and your statement addressing the criteria, should be within the one document.

Applications Close

Sunday 21 August, 2022 (11pm AEST)

We reserve the right to withdraw this ad prior to the closing date.

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