Astronomy Australia Ltd (AAL) manages the Astronomy Program of the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). AAL is a not-for-profit company whose members are Australian universities and research organisations with a significant astronomical research capability.
Our vision is that Australian astronomy is world leading and publicly valued. Our mission is to facilitate access for Australian-based astronomers to the best research infrastructure, encourage the sharing of astronomical technical capabilities to maximise their value to the nation, and inspire Australians with these astronomical achievements.
This position is located at the Melbourne office of AAL, on the Hawthorn campus of Swinburne University of Technology, close to public transport, approximately 6km east of Melbourne’s CBD.
AAL offers relaxed, flexible, family-friendly work arrangements. Under current COVID-19 restrictions, AAL staff are predominantly working from home.
The Business Administrator will support the administration of AAL’s research infrastructure grants, ensure ongoing compliance with the company’s reporting obligations, and assist with financial operations and the smooth operation of AAL’s offices.
AAL is open to a full-time or job share option for the right candidates.
No travel or staff supervision is required. As AAL is a small company, all members of staff are expected to spend some of their time assisting with general operations.
AAL currently has funding agreements with three Federal government departments (DESE, DISER and DFAT). This position will assist with the reporting obligations associated with these and any future AAL funding agreements. The Business Administrator will be responsible for:
AAL sub-contracts the management and development of astronomy infrastructure projects to universities and other third parties. The Business Administrator will be responsible for:
AAL has an operation budget of $1.5M and manages grants and other income in excess of $10M per year. AAL accounts are processed using MYOB accounting software. The Business Administrator will maintain an understanding of the accounting system and assist the Finance Manager by performing the following tasks:
To assist the Director of Administration with the smooth operation of AAL’s offices, the Business Administrator will undertake some routine administrative tasks to support the AAL team:
The successful candidate will require the essential skills, experience and qualifications below.
To excel in the role, a candidate will need to draw on relevant job experience as listed below.