Senior Financial Accountant

Global business with a strong brand, $120,000 + super + bonus, 2IC to the Group Financial Controller.


Our client operates over 400 restaurants across Australia and is part of a much larger global organisation.

The role will be responsible for the preparation of the monthly P&L and balance sheet reporting. You will be providing excellent service to other departments in the business to develop the finance function into a customer focused business partner. The role will also be expected to assist in developing best practice processes and business reporting to allow the organisation to meet its short and long term goals.

You will also have ongoing responsibility to provide financial reporting for the group and the relevant business areas that is in line with Australian Accounting Standards and Statutory requirements.

The Finance, IT, MIS and Payroll teams are a small unit which provides financial strategic direction, financial and management accounting, statutory reporting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, IT services, information management and other compliance requirements.

As a team, cross function involvement is often required, and involvement of senior management outside the described lines of reporting is common.

Key Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide support for the Financial Controller in the areas of monthly P&L and Balance Sheet reporting
  • SME for Payroll GL transactions
  • SME for MMX GL transactions
  • Supervision of assistant accountant
  • Monthly accruals, prepayment and allocation journals
  • P&L review
  • Preparation of balance sheet account reconciliations
  • Point of contact for business operators regarding queries on results and financial information
  • Provide accurate and timely reporting to the business in line with Australian Accounting Standards and Statutory requirements
  • Assist in the implementation into the company best practice reporting and control processes
  • Assist in the preparation of yearly financial and statutory reporting
  • Assist in audit processes as required
  • Other accounting and business review functions as required

Skill/Experience Requirements:

  • 5+ years work experience in a financial accounting role (in a large listed company preferred)
  • Experience in monthly P&L and Balance sheet preparation and reporting
  • Experience in completing all balance sheet reconciliations monthly including bank and key control accounts
  • Experience in new system Implementation is advantageous
  • A capacity to develop, plan and execute activities in a demanding and dynamic environment
  • Ability work autonomously and to assist with the key deliverables
  • Demonstrates sound communication and interpersonal skills to develop healthy and effective working relationships
  • Sound attention to detail with demonstrated attitude and thoroughness of work standards
  • Analytical with preferably a strong understanding of accounting standards and statutory requirements
  • Demonstrate and assist in the assessment of potential business opportunities/ risks in a timely and effective manner consistent with organisational strategy and procedure
  • Experience in large complex organisations
  • Demonstrated history in process improvement
  • Demonstrated experience in new IT systems

Qualifications and experience:

  • Business degree in Commerce or Accounting
  • CPA or CA qualification
  • Experience with mainstream ERP systems, Excel and other software packages


12/11/2019 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 Accounting
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