Senior Financial Accountant

Job title : Senior Financial Accountant
Location : New South Wales
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Salary : Circa $130, 000 - $150, 000 + Super
Contact name : Claudia Freiha
Job reference : 14278802
About the Company:
Our client is a prominent player in the wholesaler/distribution industry, and are known for their commitment to providing an exceptional customer experience, and for encouraging innovation. Their values include collaboration, talent development, trust, and making a difference. They are currently seeking a Senior Financial Accountant to join their well-established finance team and contribute to their mission of excellence.

About the Role:
As the Senior Financial Accountant, reporting into the General Manager of Finance, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the accuracy and timeliness of financial reporting. You will lead a team of 4 finance professionals and oversee various aspects of financial accounting, including fixed assets, operating expenses, and bank reconciliations.

Key Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):
  • Lead, develop, and mentor a team of 4 finance professionals.
  • Oversee month-end processes, focusing on the accuracy of operating expenses and intercompany reconciliations.
  • Report monthly results and periodic budgets/forecasts to the overseas parent company using the Group reporting system (Magnitude).
  • Collaborate with the broader finance team and other departments to deliver monthly results.
  • Review and prepare balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Report monthly results for regions and branches (approximately 140 branches) in a timely manner.
  • Investigate queries and assist regional and branch managers in understanding results.
  • Assist with periodic budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Oversee the Bank Reconciliations Team, ensuring cash receipts and bank reconciliations are up to date and issues are reported to the Internal Audit Manager.
  • Identify and drive process improvements, including system enhancements, to increase the efficiency and accuracy of financial accounting and bank reconciliations.
  • Collaborate with systems teams (Oracle and BI) to implement changes and enhancements.
  • Maintain the general ledger Chart of Accounts (Oracle).
  • Perform ad hoc analysis and reporting.
  • Contribute to quarterly and annual sustainability reporting.
The Ideal Candidate will have:
  • Strong financial accounting experience in a large commercial environment, with multi-site experience preferred.
  • Experience with a large ERP system, preferably Oracle.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with all levels of management.
  • Proven experience in successfully leading and developing team members.
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate financial information to non-financial stakeholders.
  • High attention to detail and a results-driven, organized approach to meeting tight deadlines.
How to Apply

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Claudia Freiha at