Position Description Senior Financial Accountant
Senior Financial Accountant (Senior-level)
DEPARTMENT : Finance
REPORTS TO : Financial Controller
DIRECT REPORTS : LOCATION :
LOCATION : Off-shore
SCOPE : National
PREPARED BY : Financial Controller
Business Context and Main Purpose of the Job
Working within the finance department, for the Financial Controller, this position will be responsible for managing the day to day accounting, analysis and reporting, including assisting and overseeing the month-end reconciliations.
This position will be responsible for the preparation of the annual financial statements and other statutory reporting requirements, such as tax returns, for both internal and external reporting, as well as managing the audit process and helping with the implementation of new accounting standards.
In addition, this position will play a key part in managing and developing the off-shore finance team.
Month end close including preparation of balance sheet reconciliations, accruals, provisions, acquisition accounting, including providing analysis and commentary of significant movements month on month.
General ledger reconciliations and cost centre maintenance
Banking reconciliation and requirements are completed
Maintenance of Fixed assets & other schedules
Review of transactional information to ensure all information is captured and reported accurately.
Preparation of internal accounting papers, documenting the impact of any new transaction or accounting standard on the business.
Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met and reporting procedures are up-to-date with legislated requirements
Preparation of monthly PAYG, BAS, GST and FBT returns
Update and manage year-end compliance timetable
Prepare internal recharge documents and invoices / advice papers
Preparation of the annual Statutory Financial Statements, including managing the coordination of the annual audit process.
Preparation of annual income taxation returns
Preparation of YTD balance sheet reconciliations, accruals and provisions
Work with the team to ensure a clean and timely year-end audit
Report and liaise directly with Finance Controller and other member of the finance team, assist with ad hoc duties.
Responsible for managing and developing the off-shore finance team.
Escalate and report system related issues and errors to system accountant.
Building relationships and responding to all internal / external customer queries;
Dealing with internal and external stakeholders in a professional manner in order to achieve resolution on any practice issues.
Key Skills & Competences
Relevant Experience / Qualifications
5+ years of experience
Dynamic, independent and driven individual
A collaborative, proactive team player.
Analytically minded, able to see the bigger picture
Working knowledge of accounting process, Australian Accounting standards, financial and KPI reporting
Strong Excel skills
A proven team leader, able to motivate and lead a small team
Proficient in Excel
Highly motived, self-driven, personality
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Uses initiative to identify and resolve issues
High attention to detail
Tertiary qualifications in Finance, Commerce or related discipline
Qualified member of CA or CPA
5+ years post qualification exposure in an Australian accounting environment highly desirable
Experience in Retail or Medical industry essential
Experience managing teams preferred
NetSuite experience preferred
Strong stakeholder management experience with the ability to strong relationship while managing expectations within a fast paced environment.