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Finance Accountant

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  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

About the position

Key responsibilities

Financial Reporting & Tax
-Preparation of timely and accurate reports, preparing and interpreting of reports, accounts, commentaries and financial statements for monthly and annual financial reporting periods
-Liaison with the outsource accounting provider over payment accuracy and monthly bookkeeping and management accounts
-Review of monthly/quarterly GST filings and annual tax filings
-Management of the end of financial year process including liaison with external auditors and outsource accounting provider for the completion of the Annual Report

Management Accounting & Reporting
-Preparation of annual operating and capital budgets through a consultative process with the local and group teams
-Monitor project and capital expenditure against approved budget (management accounting)

Project Accounting & Reporting
-Management of liquidity requirements and prepare funding request memos
-Preparation of debt and equity drawdowns required for project-financed activities
-Monitor contractual milestone payments and other payments under financing agreements

Improvement
-Involvement in accounting and finance related policy issues including the development and review of policies
-Involvement in identifying and implementing financial system improvements, processes and procedures. This may include a transition to a new finance system
-Involvement in the review of internal controls, identifying areas for improvement and implement changes
-Interface with group accounting team, commercial team and respond to queries and ad-hoc requests

Education

-Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Accounting required
-CA/CPA qualified

Experience

-5 or more years of overall accounting/financial reporting experience

Skills

-Independent and critical thinker with strong analytical ability
-Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to confidently interact with senior management, external vendors and peers
-MUST have strong Excel skills and experience with accounting software packages
-Excellent written and oral communication skills (including report writing)
-Strong work ethic
-Highly organised, methodical and efficient
-History of working effectively in a team environment
-Ability to work independently to achieve optimal results
-Demonstrated stable work history