Senior Accountant

Fun place to work with a great office vibe, 5 weeks annual leave, Full time, 12 month contract.

At HomeStart we believe that affordable home ownership is essential to the health, well-being and ongoing sustainability of our communities. HomeStarts role, within the framework of being a State Government organisation, is to provide leadership and innovation in the housing finance sector by enabling more South Australians to fulfil their home ownership dreams sooner. We do this through the provision of innovative housing finance solutions. More importantly, we do this through our core strength our people.

About the opportunity:

HomeStart has an exciting full-time opportunity for a motivated Senior Accountant to join our Finance Team for a 12 month maternity leave contract.  Reporting to the Finance Leader, the Senior Accountant is responsible for applying accounting principles and procedures to analyse and report on financial information, including preparation of the statutory and management accounts and end of month processing. This position is also responsible for the day-to-day oversight of the Finance Support Officers, as well as providing support to the Finance Leader on general financial and management accounting activities.

About you:

You have significant accounting experience (5 years plus) and relevant tertiary qualifications.  You are a planner and know how to prioritise accordingly and have great attention to detail. 

You will also have, amongst other things:

  • CA or CPA qualification
  • Strong reporting and presentation skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong ability to analyse and communicate financial information
  • Previous experience supervising an Accounts team
  • Knowledge of current Australian accounting standards

You will be joining an organisation with a passionate and supportive team who are dedicated to making a difference to peoples lives.  As an employer that has been nationally recognised as an Employer of Choice, you will enjoy a range of appealing employee benefits including five weeks annual leave, flexible working arrangements and a range of well-being benefits.

Applications for this role are only accepted via and are to include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae and include the name and contact details of three current professional referees.  All applicants must be eligible to work in Australia.

The incumbent will be required to provide a satisfactory National Criminal History Record (Police) check prior to commencement.

HomeStart is an equal opportunity employer and applications are invited from Indigenous, non-Indigenous people and people with disability.

If you believe you have what it takes to be successful in this role, please apply by 4:00pm Friday, 25th September 2020.  Please email Soo-Ran Sherriff, Finance Leader at

Please note: due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted (generally within 2 weeks after closing date).  We also reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

14/09/2020 $0 Adelaide 1 Accounting
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