Senior Financial Accountant

Job Title:Senior Financial Accountant
Contract Type:Permanent
Permissions:No permission required to work in the country
Location:Western Sydney, Australia
Classification:Financial Accounting & Reporting
Salary:$120 - 130k + Super
Contact Name:Maleeha Zahoor
Contact Email:
Job Published:Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Start Date:

Job Description

  • Market leading Fintech; Strong presence; Household brand presence
  • Outstanding salary of $120 - $130k + Super
  • Outstanding salary of $120 - $130k + Super

Salary: $120k – 130k + Super
Location: Western Sydney
Role: Full ownership of month end and technical accounting; Strong projects focus; Strong sense of belonging in a smaller team environment

Role Overview
Reporting to the Financial Controller as their 2IC, this Senior Financial Accountant will have end to end responsibility for driving month end completion and control, ensuring balance sheet integrity as well as the group accounting function. This position is in essence a combination of one third financial control, one third technical accounting and one third projects.
On a daily basis, your responsibilities will be to drive the month end timetable and ensure internal controls as well as the integrity of the financial statements in accordance with IFRS. As the Senior Financial Accountant you will have responsibility for the setting and maintaining of accounting policies for the group, performing technical analysis and drafting accounting advice on potential transactions and other ad hoc technical matters as they arise. You will lead the enhancement of an effective financial control framework, the preparation of statutory financial reporting, and drive for continuous improvement in reporting processes. From a headcount perspective the finance team is less than 15 in size for a global business, hence the opportunity for you to see things end to end is absolutely huge. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to shine and be placed on an early promotion path by providing exposure across the whole core finance functions.


  • Prepare financial accounts and ledger reconciliations for Group companies.
  • Identify and prepare explanatory information and analysis associated with any variance between actual performance and budgets
  • Undertake audit processes to support the preparation of financial statements
  • Maintain fixed asset registers (accounting and tax)
  • Prepare tax calculations and returns (AU & NZ Income Tax, AU & NZ GST, FBT, Payroll Tax, WHT and PAYG)
  • Contribute to and be actively involved with the preparation and review of annual budgets as well as ad hoc reforecasts
  • Review current processes within role responsibility and design and implement improvements to increase value and/or efficiency
  • Maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve strategic business objectives

Candidate Profile
You are a CA qualified professional with a strong training ground from a Big 4 or a mid-tier firm. Post professional services you are currently supporting month end or are in a group function for a complex listed or private organisation. You are ready to step up and take end to end ownership and be fast tracked to a Financial Controller. You are an enthusiastic self-starter excited to work for rapidly growing business and would enjoy the challenge of implementing process improvements to help the organisation meet its strategic objectives. You will have outstanding communication skills and be confident in building relationships with all levels of the organisation.

The Company, Culture & Benefits
An agile and fast growing division of a Top brand, this Fintech brand is relentlessly focused on delivering high growth and strong performance to benefit both customers and investors. A home to 10 + leading market brands, this organisation is growing strength by strength and would suit an ambitious candidate looking to grow with a highly successful business.The business is innovative and prides itself on creating a strong and collaborative culture that supports the development of its team.

  • Join in spirit – bring your energy helping the business scale
  • Be rewarded for your passion – $120 – 130k + Super
  • Grow with the business – be pivotal in enabling decisions to be made in shaping performance drivers as part of a growth success story

If this sounds like you, please send your resume by clicking the “apply” link below addressing Maleeha Zahoor, quoting reference number MZSFA4927 in the subject line. Please allow for 3 – 5 working days for us to process all the applications. All applicants will receive feedback from us, either via email or a telephone call.

Get similar jobs like these by email

By submitting your details you agree to our T&C's

Latest Jobs