About the role Our client is looking for a switched on and energetic Assistant Accountant to join their accounting team. The role will be best suited for someone who can perform all round reporting duties, prepare and be responsible for journal entries, work across multiple systems and is comfortable with tax management. The responsibilities Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will be responsible for (but not limited to) the following duties: Management of Accounts Payable functions and support AP team Business Partnering with stakeholders internally and externally Monthly general ledger account reconciliations/assisting with month end process Assistance with effective cash flow management Management of Tax function including FBT and GST Maintain Fixed Asset Register Assist with the reporting of P&L statements and balance sheets Additional Ad Hoc The successful applicant will have Tertiary qualification in an accounting or business background 3 years experience in a similar role Studying or completed your CPA Exceptional communication skills Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel Exposure using a large ERP system Culture The business offers an exciting and social working environment, best suited to an individual who can work as part of a team. How to apply To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Niall Hoolahan at email@example.com
Located in Melbourne's Northern suburbs (Fawkner) with onsite parking Commence immediately in an end to end payroll position Rare opportunity to work part-time hours (3 - 4 days per week) Position DescriptionReporting directly into the Payroll Manager, your responsibilities will include but are not limited to: End to end payroll processing on a fortnightly basis for 300+ employees PAYG, Payroll Tax, Workcover and Superannuation payments Processing new starters and terminations Providing accurate information in response to employee queries Additional tasks to assist the broader team Candidate ProfileThe successful applicant will have experience in a similar Payroll Officer position along with the following skills and attributes: Excellent communication skills and a reliable attitude Strong attention to detail and positive working approach Ability to confidently work both autonomously and in a team environment Ability to build relationships with internal staff members Prior experience using a large ERP system such as chris21 is advantageous The OrganisationOur client is a market-leading organisation who are dominant and continuously growing in their field, whilst upholding a reputable and well respected name. They aim to positively affect the well being of their employees and the community, whilst striving for excellence across Victoria. This is an opportunity for you to work on a part-time basis (3 - 4 days per week), so presents as an exciting and rare opportunity as your next venture!Benefits Office located close to home in Fawkner with onsite parking Achieve a work-life balance Attractive hourly rate in line with your experience Part-time opportunity 3 - 4 days per week Social and friendly working environment Commence as soon as you are able! How to applyTo apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Emma Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org
About the roleNewly created role for the business, they are excited to bring on an experienced Loss Prevention Manager who can build new ways of working across the store network, provide training and ongoing development for people. Duties Develop and implement comprehensive loss prevention strategies and programs to mitigate risks and minimize losses due to theft, fraud and operational errors Conduct regular audits and assessments of store operations, inventory systems and security protocols to identify vulnerabilities and areas for improvement Collaborate with State, Area and Store Managers to establish and enforce policies, procedures and best practises. Lead investigations into incidents Maintain accurate records of security incidents, investigations and corrective actions Foster a culture of security awareness, accountability and compliance throughout the organization. Skills & Experience Ideally 5 years experience in a loss prevention position Proven track record of building and improving security and loss prevention procedures Excellent communication with both senior leaders and members of the field team. Previous experience for a Retailer About the companyAustralian based retailer currently going through a transformation in the retail ops department looking to improve processes, procedures and continue to grow. How to applyApply with an up to date CV and Lyndsay will be in touch.
Position descriptionAn open opportunity for a skilled and motivated Accounts Payable Officer to join a growing team in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, with the potential for WFH once training is complete. The role requires the successful candidate to utilise prior Accounts Payable experience from various organisations to jump into a assisting in a new environment, ensuring timely payment of invoices for the business by forming strong working relationships and having a system savvy mindset.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Matching, batching and coding invoices Ensuring transactions comply with financial policies and procedures Maintain a clean, organised Accounts Payable ledger Reconciliation of supplier payments and inter-company accounts Assisting with month end closing Other general finance administration duties The Successful Candidate Will Demonstrate: Impeccable customer service and phone manner Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy with data entry An ability to work collaboratively with others Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines Must be highly organized, with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn Relevant solar industry experience preferred but not essential Previous MS Dynamics experience will be highly regarded Intermediate level excel and word skills Benefits: Regular team building and training activities Competitive renumeration package, with annual reviews On-site parking Work from home flexibilty offered Exposure to thriving global business How to ApplyTo apply please click on the link and follow the prompts. Alternatively, and for a confidential discussion please contact Jackson Schneider via email email@example.com
The Company Our client is a global building materials organisation that have established themselves as one of ANZ's great places to work. With continued growth on the horizon combined with a leadership team that are passionate about driving operational excellence, a newly created and high impact Procurement Category Manager opportunity presents itself.The Role Develop, execute, and maintain a comprehensive category strategy capable of delivering best value in safety, quality, delivery and cost. Build and develop relationships with key stakeholders – internally to ensure alignment in strategies and execution of annual priorities and longer-term growth initiatives; as well as externally, as part of negotiations with suppliers Provide input into the business budgeting processes. Work in alignment with the Zero Harm pledge and workplace safety requirements. Report any incidents, hazards, near misses or “at-risk” behaviors. Take ownership through participating in health and safety initiatives / activities and training Skills & Experience 5+ years’ experience in a procurement role. Engineering (or technical / materials) degree / experience in a Manufacturing environment. Strong academic results. Knowledge of procurement methodologies with an ability to deliver best value for money results. Ability to build good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Strong oral and written communication skills. Detail orientated with a strong sense of urgency. How to apply To apply online, please click on the apply function. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Julia Liow on 0426 201 406 or firstname.lastname@example.org ion, please contact Julia Liow on 0426 201 406 or email@example.com
The Company Our client is a true Australian success story with an unrivalled passion for developing some of Australia's most loved foods! Underpinned by decades of success and growth, they supply a broad range of products into the retail and international export markets, and have a collaborative team of highly professional supply chain to drive a best in class operation. The Role Implement the 3-year category strategies across all managed categories. Partner with key stakeholders to forecast procurement needs. Manage the contracts/arrangements with local and domestic suppliers/vendors to achieve strategic outcomes for the business. Facilitate the tender and contracting process, including establishment of supplier agreements and purchase order management in line with strategic plan. Cost management to identify areas of potential cost reduction and analyze the impact of pricing changes for goods and services. Assist in the receipt of purchased materials and services Monitor deliveries and shipments against timelines and agreements. Build relationships with suppliers and manage their performance. They conduct routine supplier business reviews, evaluating supplier performance and compliance. Provide input into the business budgeting processes. Skills & Experience Demonstrated (5+ years) buying experience with accountability for large spend across a range of categories. Tertiary qualifications in Packaging, Food Science or related field. Industry experience ideally gained in the fast moving consumer goods industry. Competency in analyzing information, excellent attention to detail - ensuring accuracy in every step and problem solving. Effective quality assurance orientation paired with ability to point to success in realizing significant savings for the business. Proven track record of successfully influencing stakeholder &/or influencing change within a business. Self-Starter with the ability to lead key packaging initiatives and manage multiple projects and commitments. Project Management Skills - experience in leading and delivering projects from concept to completion. Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to motivate peers and communicate with all levels of management. How to apply To apply online, please click on the apply function. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Julia Liow on 0426 201 406 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In recent years, there has been an increase in awareness of the importance of work-life balance, with many employees recognising that a healthy balance between personal and work life contributes to well-being, productivity, and success. Although salary remains a crucial consideration for many employees, there is evidence to suggest a rising importance placed on work-life balance. Research shows that many employees are open to a lower salary in return for increased flexibility in their work arrangements, such as the option to work remotely or to have more control over their schedule.Why would people choose balance over salary?The traditional notion of job success is often taught to be comprised of an equal split of salary and job title. Introducing the element of balance into this equation suggests a more refined approach to measuring success. By incorporating considerations for mental and physical health, passion for the job, and available free time alongside salary and job title, a more comprehensive and balanced perspective emerges regarding the priorities in both your life and work. People may opt for balance over salary due to several reasons:- There is more time available to prioritise both physical and mental wellbeing.- The expectation to ‘always be on’ in terms of energy, personality and performance is reduced, due to the clear separation between personal and work life.- Being fully present in the moment becomes front of mind due to clearer personal and career boundaries.- The prevention of burnout and preservation of passion for the role. - The intangible benefits of meaning, growth, and development outweigh monetary reward. While balance is key, salary is still extremely important for many employees in the job landscape. People want to be compensated for their effort and time; therefore, it is not surprising that salary is still a key driver across many industries.For many employees, financial security stands as a fundamental motivator for work, while others prioritise achieving a balance between their professional and personal lives. This choice is inherently personal for everyone, but it is essential to understand the researched benefits of balance, and how it can drive success and efficiency.
Crafting a cover letter that stands out from others will help form an individual and unique impression on your prospective employers. Research from SEEK shows that nearly half (47%) of employers say a customised cover letter influences their decision to hire the applicant. So, how do you achieve this? Keep on reading for tips on how to make yours stand out. 1. Write for the environment you are applying to A good cover letter exhibits your written communication skills. Show versatility by writing for the specific job type. If it is more of a casual, informal, or creative workplace don’t hold back on injecting some personal flare or style into your letter. 2. Outline your skills – especially your soft skills!Technical skills, experiences and qualifications are always important, but so are soft skills. By showcasing your interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence, or leadership abilities, you set yourself apart from others who may have similar hard skills but not possess the same level of interpersonal or teamwork capabilities. 3. Highlight achievements Instead of just listing responsibilities from your previous roles, focus on quantifiable achievements. Use specific examples to demonstrate your impact on previous projects or teams, as this not only showcases your skills but also provides evidence of your contribution to a workplace. 4. Demonstrate cultural fit Use language that aligns with the company's culture. If the organisation values innovation, teamwork, or customer service, highlight instances from your experience where you have demonstrated these qualities. Emphasise how your values align with those of the company. Remember to keep your cover letter concise, focused, and free of clichés. Tailoring your letter to the specific job and/or company will significantly increase your chances of making a uniquely positive impression on potential employers.
With over 20 years of experience in both executive and non-executive roles across diverse industries, Feyona will be joining our team as the Wellbeing Director. Feyona will be a proactive force dedicated to promoting a thriving work culture. Her role extends beyond the conventional boundaries of HR; Feyona is here to design and implement comprehensive well-being initiatives for our employees.Feyona specialises in leadership coaching with a focus on emotional intelligence, resilience, and wellbeing. Feyona seamlessly blends strategic thinking with hands-on execution, embodying her dedication to fostering sustainable fulfillment and high performance. To read more about Feyona and her professional experiences, visit her LinkedIn profile here.Feyona will strengthen our culture of uncommon care here at Sharp & Carter. We believe that providing further support for our employees will enrich overall health, wellbeing, productivity, and embody our new mission statement: 'To be a catalyst for a new era of work – where organisations unlock potential through prioritising people above all else.' Not only will Feyona’s work encapsulate this promise, but it will also align with our core values of Care, Generosity, Trust, Humility, and Excellence. By championing these values throughout the work Feyona will do, our employees will achieve excellence inside and outside of the workplace.We offer a range of initiatives, from flexible work arrangements to mental health resources (ACACIA), ensuring that our team members are supported at every step of their journey. Commitment to employee wellbeing can be shown through some of our employee testimonials.Luke George, HR Executive Assistant: “I was truly embraced, not only by my immediate team but by the entire business. The genuine sense of being seen, cared for, and respected quickly assured me that I had landed in the right place!”Giorgio Xindaras, Partner, Sales & Marketing: “I'm incredibly grateful that our environment is one that prioritises care and psychological safety for our employees. It has created an environment that reflects caring, resilient and engaged staff.”Alyse Mullen, VIC State Lead EA and Projects: “It's a rare feeling, waking up every morning and looking forward to going to work. The people, the culture, and the ongoing support I've received during my 5 years at Sharp & Carter have made it such a great place to work.”Daniel Close, VIC State Partner, Accounting Clerical: "Sharp & Carter is a workplace where I feel 100% supported to be myself. It’s an amazing place to work where there is genuine care displayed from all to help each other flourish personally and professionally."To learn more about our culture and values at Sharp & Carter, visit our website here. To understand more about Feyona, her ethos, and professional experience, visit her LinkedIn profile here.
Navigating the dynamics of hybrid work is a critical consideration for both employers and job seekers in today’s evolving workplace expectations. The hybrid model has become more popular since the pandemic, so preparing ways to address it in your next interview is important.So… How should you address it? Start with research:Phrases like 'remote working' and 'hybrid work' are more prevalent in job ads, so utilising these in an interview serve as great gauge points as to whether a company supports the hybrid model.What Questions Should You Ask?Flexible questions are vital in this scenario, as they invite free flowing conversation. Questions like these invite the idea of hybrid work rather than demand it:- ‘How does the company plan to manage the return to the office?’- 'Do most employees work full-time from the office, or is there the option of hybrid working?’ Clarity in preference:Since the pandemic, employers are more open to different ways of working, so be prepared to answer honestly about your hybrid model preference.Ensure to outline why the hybrid model works for you and how it improves your work-life balance, as employers know that productivity stems from healthy stability. As workplace expectations evolve, so do working arrangements, so ensure to remain open-ended with your interest in the hybrid working model. Highlight the mutual benefits it will bring and create a clear picture of your preferences to work towards.
Lewis Ironside, Senior Consultant specialising in Supply Chain at Sharp & Carter has conducted an in-depth analysis of essential strategies aimed at improving employee retention. Keep reading to delve into his findings on employee retention: As we approach the end of the year, businesses are starting to find themselves re-evaluating strategies, and for many industries, this includes addressing employee retention, a critical aspect of organisational success. In the fast-paced world of recruitment, where talent is in high demand, it's crucial to implement strategies that not only attract but also retain top-tier professionals. Here are some tailored strategies to help you navigate the complexities of employee retention as we quickly approach 2024 (I know, crazy hey?!), with actionable insights that you can tailor to your own company and unique working environment.Conduct Stay Interviews UNCOVER INSIGHTS & ENHANCE SATISFACTIONConducting stay interviews is a proactive approach to understanding what keeps our teams engaged. Regular one-on-one meetings can reveal valuable insights into what employees value about their roles and the company. Use this feedback to make targeted improvements, optimise processes, and enhance overall job satisfaction.To make these interviews more actionable, consider the following tips:· Ask Open-Ended Questions· Explore Engagement Factors· Identify Growth Opportunities· Address Concerns in Real-Time· Connect to Company Values· Establish Actionable Goals· Document and Track Trends· Seek Feedback on Leadership· Encourage Suggestions for Improvement· Follow Up on Previous Feedback· Incorporate Stay Interviews into Performance Reviews· Celebrate SuccessesPerformance Reviews and Goal Setting RECOGNISE AND SUPPORT GROWTHAnnual performance reviews provide an excellent opportunity to recognise achievements within the team. Discussing career goals and setting clear expectations for the upcoming year not only aligns individual aspirations with organisational objectives but also provides a roadmap for skill development and career growth. Here are some actionable insights that you may wish to incorporate into your own environment:· Acknowledge Specific Achievements· Relate Achievements to Organisational Goals· Set SMART Goals· Encourage Professional Development Goals· Provide Constructive Feedback· Discuss Career Path Opportunities· Link Training Opportunities to Goals· Recognise Growth Mindset· Foster a Culture of Continuous Learning· Establish Regular Check-ins· Celebrate Goal Achievements· Seek Employee Input on Goals Leadership Development EQUIPPING MANAGERS FOR SUCCESSInvesting in leadership development programs tailored to the unique challenges of leading teams is essential. Ensuring that managers are equipped with the skills to lead effectively contributes to the overall success of the team. Consider integrating these practical insights into your own setting:· Continuous Learning Opportunities · Mentorship and Coaching Initiatives · Cross-Functional Exposure As we navigate the challenges and opportunities in this industry, prioritising employee retention through these strategies will undoubtedly contribute to a resilient and thriving team in the year ahead. To get in touch with Lewis or any of our consultants click here.
As we bid farewell to an exceptional year at Sharp & Carter, it's time to reflect on the successful year that was. From being named Sourcr Recruitment Agency of the Year to a new division and office openings, this year has brought its own achievements that contribute towards our promise of a life-centric company. The year began with the introduction of Sourcr, and without taking this leap, we would not have been named Sourcr Recruitment Agency of the Year for 2023. We won across five categories with a notable mention to Jill Henderson’s Recruiter of the Year award. We are extremely proud of these achievements and congratulate our team for their hard work and dedication.We expanded our footprint to Western Australia with the opening of our Perth office, complete with a Finance & Accounting division. We continued through the West as our Western Sydney crew moved into their new office in Parramatta. Both exciting beginnings for our teams. Our commitment to nurturing young talent was recognised as the 9th best place to work in a survey conducted by GradAustralia. This result is thanks to feedback from numerous graduates, reflecting their positive sentiments towards our workplace and values. A fantastic award that embodies our people-first culture.Our annual incentive trip rolled around, and we set off to sunny Port Douglas. From snorkeling to waterfall hikes, dinners, and talent shows, it was a fantastic way for our four states to connect and relax. Trips like these create lasting memories and friendships for our team, and further highlights our culture of uncommon care.We launched a Human Resources Recruitment division in both Melbourne and Sydney with an amazing group of HR professionals. This division exemplifies our dedication to providing specialised expertise for our loyal clients and candidates.With the addition of these sectors and offices, our business has grown to over 180 employees. This number rings true to our workplace culture and values, along with our commitment to excellence. We emphasise the idea of working to live, not living to work, and our growth represents this promise.2023 has been a wonderful year, and we thank our team for their collective effort, passion, and dedication. Looking forward to 2024, we are excited to continue to develop as a business and deliver exceptional care for our clients and candidates. Here’s to another year of growth, success, and happiness.