Assistant Accountant, Finance

Sydney, Australia
negotiable Expires in 8 months


Position Summary:

9 months full time fix-term contract position reporting to the ANZ Finance Manager. The Assistant Accountant’s primary focus will be to provide the necessary financial support and information to satisfy regulatory, statutory and internal reporting requirements for the Australian and New Zealand business. In addition, the role is responsible for credit and financial risk management, including AP, AR and liaising with the Miami and Guatemala shared services teams

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (not limited to):

Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable

Responsible for monitoring the shared accounts inbox and responding to queries
Management of direct guest, Siebel workflow and New Zealand refund payments
Act as a liaison between the AUS office and Miami shared services for all AP and AR related processes
Concur administration and troubleshooting – ensure correct cost allocation, assist with the entry of expense reports by staff into Concur and prepare monthly T&E reports by employee and Department


Liaise with HR and 3rd party payroll processor on the fortnightly payroll process to ensure timely and accurate pay runs
Prepare payroll reporting pack and Journal entries for approval
Process monthly superannuation contribution payments to Express Super clearing house and resolve any returned payments
Respond to payroll and tax related queries from employees and HR team
Collation of Employee Share Scheme data for ESS employee and Employer reporting to the ATO

Reporting and month end

Assistance with the month-end cycle within clearly defined timelines, including accounting for key areas such as G&A items, Payroll accruals and provisions, prepayments and fixed assets
Perform balance sheet account reconciliations and investigate variances
Preparation and submission of month end checklist


Support the Financial Accountant in the preparation and lodgment of all Statutory requirements for Australia and New Zealand

Cash & Banking Management

Action and resolve unreconciled transactions on the monthly bank reconciliation prepared by International Accounting and Finance in a timely manner

Job Requirements/Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance
2 years of accounting experience working in an Accounting department
Working towards registered CPA or Chartered Accountant

Knowledge and Skills:

Advanced Microsoft Office capability – Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook & Word
Strong systems knowledge and ability to pick things up quickly
Strong accounting and finance skills
Proven strong Stakeholder interactions: communication, negotiation & influencing
Hands-on yet able to interpret the big picture
Attention to detail and pride in delivering consistently accurate work
Ability to organise/prioritise work in and around deadlines, workloads and conflicting priorities
Bring a positive, enthusiastic and ‘can-do’ attitude to work
High level of communication, interpersonal, written and verbal skills
Ability to deal with non-accounting staff
Strong proactive personality who is able to work autonomously

Immediate start available for the right candidate or negotiable depending on notice period.