Graduate Accountant – Medical Research at Telethon Kids Institute

Telethon Kids Instituteis hiring people as Graduate Accountant – Medical Research . The Selected person will be earn at least Increase your pay with salary pac000aging benefits NZD per month. There are also many more opportunities. Read the entire post carefully to know all the details related to this job.
PostingGraduate Accountant – Medical Research
Job EmployerTelethon Kids Institute
LocationCBD, Inner & Western Suburbs
SalaryIncrease your pay with salary pac000aging benefits
Job SectorAssistant Accountants

The Opportunity

Here at Telethon Kids Institute we have a passion to see our researchers succeed, achieve research excellence, and translate their discoveries into real-world outcomes which improves the health and well-being of children here in WA and across the world. 

Our values, Collaboration, Courage, Evidence and Respect, are at the heart of our organisation and help to shape our positive, unique and inclusive culture and achieve excellence in everything we do. 

Our growing Finance team are a pivotal part of the organisation and partner with our researchers to provide a solution-focused and collaborative approach to meet all their financial needs. 

Due to a number of internal promotions, we are now looking for 2 Graduate Accountants to join our passionate and customer focussed finance team. If you share our values and want to kick-start your career with an organisation that makes a difference, read on! 


The Role

In this role your time will be spent on the financial management of various cost centres within a wide range of research areas. Working with a team of dedicated professionals, you will be mentored to develop skills in building & managing key relationships, budgeting, and the provision of financial advice in a research environment. 

No two days will be the same in this varied role but typically your day-to-day tasks will include:


  • Preparing and loading journals for internal transfers of expenditure and service charges between projects, to ensure financial data is kept up to date.
  • Ensure new projects are set up, and completed projects are closed off in a timely manner and that appropriate supporting documentation is on file.
  • Regularly meeting with researchers to review projects and ensure they are tracking correctly against budget, and that system data accurately reflects progress to date.
  • Preparation of financial acquittals for all research grants within the portfolio. 
  • Upskilling and educating researchers in best practice financial management.

Conveniently based at Perth Children’s Hospital, this role will be offered on a full-time basis for a period of 3 years with a high chance of extension. 


About You

The ideal applicant will be a recent graduate or junior accountant who is looking to gain exposure in a large organisation with a customer focus. You will be an enthusiastic team player who thrives in a busy environment and understands and values the importance of collaboration. 

 Along with this, the successful applicant will also be able to meet the following requirements; 

  • Tertiary qualification in accounting, finance or a similar relevant discipline
  • Excellent project planning, coordination, and evaluation skills.
  • Ability to effectively prioritise and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • A genuine interest in and desire to learn about medical research, and the industry in which medical researchers operate.

Other desirable qualifications and experience include:

  • Experience in accounting or finance with responsibility for supporting and enabling organisational project accounting, systems, processes, and improvements.
  • Intermediate MS Excel Skills, and experience with finance systems (ideally Microsoft Business Central)
  • A provisional member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand or CPA Australia and working towards full membership.

We are driving inclusion and diversity as part of the way we work. If you meet a number of the requirements (and not all), we encourage you to submit your application. 


Our Culture

Our aim is to create a workplace where people are respected and encouraged to fulfil their potential. We encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills; we embrace all employee differences and foster a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

We value our people and in return, you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package and as a not-for-profit this includes salary packaging of up to $15,899 (increases your take home pay!) and the opportunity to be part of a long-standing organisation. 

We offer excellent training and development opportunities and generous staff benefits including flexible working conditions, Christmas shutdown as extra annual leave, paid parental leave, social activities and a health and wellbeing program.


How to apply

If you think that this is the right role and an exciting new challenge for you, please click on ‘Apply Now’ to navigate to our Career Site to view the Job Description and submit your application. 

Your cover letter (no more than 2 pages) should specifically address your skills and experience outlined in the “About You” section above.

Applications will only be accepted through our career portal.  If you are experiencing technical difficulties with our online portal, please direct your query to [email protected] 


For more information about the role please contact Jacob Stewart-Olsen 

Contact Email: [email protected]

Closing Date: 28.07.2022 – Telethon Kids reserve the right to hire prior to the closing date.


The Telethon Kids Institute is committed to being champions of gender equity, diversity and inclusivity. We actively encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. 

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