Senior Tax Accountant

Date Posted: 7 May 2024
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Location: Canberra, ACT, AU | Perth, WA, AU | Hobart, TAS, AU | Adelaide, SA, AU | Sydney, NSW, AU | Brisbane, QLD, AU | Melbourne, VIC, AU

Company: CSIRO

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The opportunity

  • Join CSIRO - Australia's National Science and Innovation Agency
  • Lead & coordinate taxation services
  • Supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment


We are seeking a Senior Tax Advisor to join the CSIRO team. This pivotal position involves overseeing the provision of essential taxation services and offering expert advice to our various Business Units and internal stakeholders.

As a key member of our team, you will ensure compliance, and champion improvement enhancements within our tax processes. If you're passionate about leveraging your expertise to contribute to groundbreaking research and development, addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges through innovative science and technology, don’t hesitate—apply today!


Your duties will include:

  • Assist the Manager to lead and coordinate taxation services to ensure the provision of accurate, reliable, flexible, and efficient taxation processes, related governance and systems that anticipate and meet customer needs, and that are compliant with regulatory and government requirements.
  • Provide complete and well thought out advice on complex taxation matters as well as general business requirements.
  • Identify, propose, and implement process improvements for taxation related services.
  • Review and monitor the international presence of CSIRO and ensure all appropriate tax advice is in place and any compliance requirements are being met.
  • Mentor team members as required. 


Location:  Any Australia locations with CSIRO presence. Hobart, Canberra and Sydney preferred.

Salary: AU$110,038 - AU$119,080 plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure: Indefinite 

Reference: 96831


To be considered you will need:

  • Demonstrated broad Australian tax technical knowledge including corporate income tax, employment taxes, and indirect taxes. Experience and/or understanding of international taxes and tax impacts of operating in foreign jurisdictions.
  • Proven ability to prioritise and contribute effectively to resolving escalated issues relating to taxation while ensuring stakeholder needs are being met.
  • Demonstrated experience providing taxation advice to internal and external stakeholders that is clear, concise, and tailored to suit the audience. 
  • Ability to maintain personal/professional development to meet the changing demands of the role, participate in appropriate training and encourage/support staff in their development.
  • Superior communication, interpersonal and influencing skills and successful track record in developing and maintaining collaborative relationships (externally and internally) at peer and executive as well as team level. 
  • Demonstrated ability to apply financial policies, plan, prioritise and manage accounting and tax activities, and shape and implement financial process and system improvements.
  • Demonstrated experience in working proactively, prioritising goals and being principally accountable for delivering value-add team financial results and balancing competing priorities.



  • Completion or working towards completion of CPA, CA, or equivalent relevant work experience.


For full details about this role please review the Position Description



Applications for this position are open to Australian Citizens only. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements. The successful candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a Baseline security clearance. 


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. 

CSIRO is committed to values-based leadership to inspire performance and unlock the potential of our people.

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!


How to apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.


Applications close

20 May 2024, 11:00pm AEST

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