Senior Financial Accountant

Job title : Senior Financial Accountant
Location : Sydney
Job type : Contract or Temp
Job reference : 1115647
About the role 
An opportunity has arisen for a strong technical Senior Financial Accountant to join a well- established, and respected organisation, who are one of the leaders within their field. Taking a hands-on approach, this role will be responsible for the month end process, looking into cleaning up the balance sheet and working on multiple projects as the business is going through a restructure due to organic growth.  This role reports to the Financial Controller. 

The responsibilities
The main duties include:
  • Ensuring all assigned daily, weekly, and monthly Financial Accounting team tasks are completed in a timely and accurate manner.
  • 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.
  • Ensuring the highest quality is maintained when preparing all journals and reconciliations.
  • Ensuring all balance sheet reconciliations are completed for all entities monthly – following up and investigating key variances
  • Timely, accurate and transparent reporting of financial accounting information to satisfy internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Taking an active role in periodic finance activities assisting in the investigation & resolution of queries and team mailbox maintenance.
  • Taking part in finance projects as business requirements arise. For example, these may include preparation of key disclosures as part of half-year & full-year group reporting, supporting the external audit process, budget & strategic planning processes, representing finance in business initiatives through providing accounting guidance.
  • Responsible for assessing changes in accounting standards and working with the Group to assess the impact on the financial records.
  • Working collaboratively with other financial accounting team members.
  • Providing coaching to financial accounting team members as and when required. 
  • Promote a culture of best practice governance and compliance among colleagues and direct reports
  • Attend all required training sessions and team meetings
  • Perform any other accounting duties or serve in such other capacity as may be determined by management and participate in ad-hoc projects as and when required.
The successful applicant will have
  • Qualified CA or CPA preferably from a big 4 or mid-tier firm
  • Previous experience within a similar role
  • Hands on experience in financial and project accounting.
  • Recognised ERP system experience such as SAP, JD Edwards, PeopleSoft
  • Strong MS Excel skills inclusive of V-Look ups.
  • Excellent communications and the ability to influence and negotiate with stakeholders
About the client
Well established, our client is fast becoming a leader nationally within the retail and healthcare industries. This organisation possesses a business strategy of developing from within and aiming to be the best that they can be whilst maintaining a customer focus mentality. This is an opportunity to join a vibrant and fast-moving business and contribute directly to its continued success, initially on a temp basis with the opportunity of a long term/permanent role.

How to apply
To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Leigh Jones at