Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Accountant – Zero Childhood Cancer Partner

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Personalised Medicine (PM)
Supporting Documentation:

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Modern, world-class facilities
  • Convenient Randwick location, close to transport
  • Over 12 Months Fixed Term Full-time Contract with ability to extend

Children's Cancer Institute is wholly dedicated to putting an end to childhood cancer and is the only medical research institute in Australia solely dedicated to this cause. We don't just hope to do it – we will do it, and we're looking for the brightest minds to help us get there. Children's Cancer Institute provides the best possible environment for our staff thrive in, with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia – one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.

The Zero Childhood Cancer Personalised Medicine Program is currently seeking to appoint an Accountant to the Personalised Medicine Program Management team to assist the program and Finance departments achieve streamlined and smooth financial processes and management, leading towards the continued success and future growth of the Zero Childhood Cancer Program. This role will suit a friendly and confident personality with a passion for learning and the ability to develop positive cross-team relationships. The ideal candidate will be looking for challenge and diversity in their role, with the opportunity to take the initiative, and integrate their accounting background within a highly complex and fast-paced research program.

The role will primarily support the Personalised Medicine Program Leader and Program Management team, working closely with the Head of Finance and the Finance team, with forecasting, budgeting, and analysis of financial results, as well as day-to-day accounts management and future grant application budget modelling, to ensure the ongoing success and delivery of the Zero Childhood Cancer program. For this, a thorough understanding of the grant financial management framework is required, including managing grant invoicing and financial reporting to funding bodies.

As a confident and motivated self-starter, the candidate must have meticulous attention to detail, a passion to challenge and improve processes, and a great work ethic.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Budgeting, forecasting, reporting, analysis
  • Grants – manage all invoicing and financial reporting to funding bodies for the Personalised Medicine team
  • Manage the Personalised Medicine accounts and transactions
  • Working with both the Personalised Medicine Program Leader and Management team and the Finance team to own and manage financial processes
  • Streamline systems – identify, design and implement new processes
  • Assist the Personalised Medicine Program Leader and Head of Finance in developing a culture of continuous improvement within the Personalised Medicine Finance function
  • Uphold the strategic pillars and objectives of Children’s Cancer Institute Strategic Plan 2018-2022


Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • Accounting/Business based degree
  • Strong knowledge and experience within an Assistant Accountant role
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications and strong experience with EPRs and forecasting applications
  • Proactive and motivated, take the initiative and ownership
  • Strong time management and organisation skills, with the ability to work within a fast-paced and agile environment to meet strict deadlines and prioritise workload
  • Confidence to engage with business partners to build effective working relationships
  • High attention to detail with a strong technical grounding
  • An innate desire to challenge and improve processes
  • Ability to adapt to new opportunities and growth within the business
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment while also valuing autonomy


This is an excellent opportunity to work in an inspiring workplace. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, competitive salary, salary packaging options, access to a leading EAP program and regular social activities. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference. We're looking for people who share our values of accountability, integrity and camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website at: We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required. Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process.