Assistant Accountant / Bookkeeper

Job title : Assistant Accountant / Bookkeeper
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Contract or Temp
Salary : Dependent upon experience
Contact email :
Job reference : 1467532
The Organisation
Sharp & Carter is proud to be exclusively partnering with one of Australia’s most successful and financially sound private groups. This is a unique opportunity for a suitably experienced accountant to join a small team in a high-quality corporate environment. This is an exciting time for the business as it looks for key people who are ready to make a difference to the organisation on the back of a recent upgrade to the finance and IT systems. 
The Role
Reporting directly to the Financial Controller, your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to:
  • Assisting in ensuring the completeness and accuracy of the general ledger, via accurate journal entries, bank reconciliations and general ledger reconciliations
  • Preparing monthly and quarterly Business Activity Statements for all entities
  • Maintaining the fixed asset registers
  • Assisting with the annual and half yearly statutory reporting and audit for the Group, including preparing financial statements
  • Preparation of Income Tax returns for entities within the Group (shared amongst the team members of the Finance Team)
  • Preparing FBT return for the Group
  • Preparing allocated sections of the Head Office cost forecast and budget on a half-yearly basis
  • Other projects and ad hoc tasks (where time permits)
The Candidate
We are seeking expressions of interest from either Assistant Accountants who have already embarked on their accounting career but seeking a new challenge within a large corporate environment, or experienced Bookkeepers looking for a workplace that understands the challenges of juggling a career and family life (e.g. school drop off and pickups).  It is essential that you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills as you will be dealing with multiple stakeholders throughout the Group.  Strong analytical skills and ability to show initiative and think laterally in problem solving are crucial, as are advanced Excel skills. Candidates with any prior knowledge or exposure to SAGE Intaact are strongly encouraged to apply.

What's on offer
  • Immediately available position | 6 month fixed term contract with potential view to extension or permanency
  • First rate office situated in a prominent South-eastern suburbs location | Onsite car parking available
  • Generous salary negotiable on experience | Staff benefits and perks   
To Apply
If you are interested in the role, please apply online. If you have further questions regarding the role, please Jason Tran at