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Financial Accountant

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Job Information

Job Listing Date
13 Aug 2019
Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs
$80,000 - $89,999
Work Type
Full Time
Accounting, Financial Accounting & Reporting

This is an opportunity to join a progressive retailer operating in the dynamic retail electricity market. The medium sized company is a growing and profitable business.

The Role

The role aids and supports the Financial Controller:

  • in the running of the accounting and financial activities of the Company.
  • analysing the economic stability of the company and provide financial information to other departments, enabling these departments to make budgeting and investment decisions.
  • reporting on costs, productivity, margins and company expenditures.

Key Responsibilities

Financial Reporting

  • Assisting in the preparation of the profit and loss, and balance sheet reports.
  • Assisting in the preparation of tax reporting.
  • General Ledger Journal processing.
  • Balance Sheet reconciliations.
  • Maintaining the Fixed Assets Register
  • Preparing daily, weekly and monthly cash flow statements, and controlling expenditure and cash flow.
  • Monitoring actual cash flow against cash flow forecasts.
  • Assistance with the preparation of Board Reports.
  • Assistance with the preparation of Budgets and Monthly Forecasts.
  • Assistance with external audits.
  • Examining financial records to check for accuracy
  • Responding to financial inquiries by gathering and interpreting data.
  • Creating KPI reports

Accounts Payable

  • Oversight and management of outstanding invoices.
  • Reconciliation of supplier accounts.


  • Preparation of the IAS/BAS.
  • Preparation of reporting to meet financier obligations.


  • Reconciliation and assistance with outsourced payroll
  • Reconcile Payroll tax in line with the Company's statutory obligations.


  • Bank reconciliation.
  • Make journal/data entries and effect trial balances as required, prepare statutory returns, and extract statistical data from records for analysis as requested.
  • Daily banking and other administrative tasks as required.
  • Assist the Financial Controller as required.

Who you are


  • At least three years’ experience in similar role.
  • Proficiency with Xero
  • Experience in managing accounts to Trial Balance stage
  • Energy Industry experience advantageous


  • Degree in accountancy, finance or equivalent.
  • Membership of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand or CPA Australia.

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Deadline-orientated and an ability to stick to time constraints.
  • Results orientation
  • Time management
  • Organisational skills
  • Communications skills
  • High performance standards

The benefits for you

  • Competitive remuneration & benefits
  • Opportunity to make your mark in a fast moving and innovative business

Only candidates with relevant background will be contacted and interviews may be recorded.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How much notice are you required to give your current employer?

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