Assistant Accountant

Job title : Assistant Accountant
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent / Full Time
Job reference : 1156967
Our client is a renowned ASX retail organisation who, despite the challenges of 2020, has continued to grow and capitalise on an increasing amount of market share within their sector. With a strong culture and top tier leadership team, this presents as an excellent opportunity for an ambitious Assistant Accountant to develop and grow with an industry leader.

The main areas of responsibility for the Assistant Accountant include but are not limited to:
  • Ensuring all assigned daily, weekly and monthly Financial Accounting team tasks are completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Preparation of month-end revenue, expense, accrual, prepayment and provision journals as well as other sundry journals, included the review and upload of journals from other business units.
  • Overseeing revenue team mailbox and ensuring requests are processed in SAP in a timely manner.
  • Assisting with data gathering activities including for annual budgeting process and periodic ABS surveys.
  • Contributing to team success during the month-end close process through completing all assigned tasks, proactively assisting with internal queries, and engagement with stakeholders on issues/variances as they arise to ensure a timely resolution.
  • Timely, accurate and transparent reporting of financial accounting information to satisfy internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Taking an active role in periodic finance activities, including preparation of reconciliations and monthly task status tracking, assisting in the investigation & resolution of queries, and maintenance of team mailboxes.
  • Assisting in other finance projects as the business requirements arise.
  • Communicate closely with the Group Finance Manager and Financial Accounting Team Leader on key areas, review of work and specific concerns.
Requirements: 
  • Accounting/Commerce degree qualifications, currently undergoing CPA/CA qualifications or with the desire to commence
  • Minimum 2-3 years’ experience in a similar or relevant accounting role.
  • Experience working in a medium to large business
  • Experience working in a team environment, with active stakeholder engagement.
  • Knowledge of SAP or equivalent system
  • Demonstrates knowledge of accounting standards and core accounting functions.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Excellent time management and prioritisation skills
  • Excellent numeracy skills, attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good communication, both verbal and written
  • Proficient computer literacy (Microsoft Word, Excel, Typing)
  • Full Australian workers rights
To discuss this opportunity in more detail, please contact Jack Munro on 0439 275 181 or jmunro@sharpandcarter.com.au