Financial Accountant

Lesaffre Australia Pacific
CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs
Financial Accounting & Reporting
Full time
Posted 5d ago

About the business and the role

As a global key player in yeasts and fermentation, Lesaffre designs, manufactures and markets innovative solutions for baking, food taste & pleasure, health care and biotechnology. Backed by 160 years of experience, the Lesaffre family group was built around solid fundamentals borne by farmers from the North of France.

Lesaffre Australia Pacific is the subsidiary of Lesaffre and was established in 1993.

With manufacturing sites in Australia for Yeast, Bread Improvers and Ingredients Blends and branches in 4 states and a presence in New Zealand and the Pacific, in addition to a national network of distributors, means we can easily service clients. Customer service, technical support and quality products are our priorities.

We are seeking individuals with passion, tenacity, accountability and the desire to forge ever-closer ties with our customers, ensuring a sustainable future through transferring expertise developed by Lesaffre from our 160-year history.

Job tasks and responsibilities

  • Ensuring the data integrity of the general ledger and that financial information is accurately reported and compliant with current accounting standards and financial reporting requirements.
  • Preparing comprehensive, accurate multiple financial reports, within set timelines, satisfying financial reporting obligations and compliance.
  • Weekly and monthly internal sales and P&L reporting 
  • Reconciliation work papers for all Balance Sheet accounts and bank accounts
  • Effectively managing relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Contributing to efficiency initiatives and input into project teams concerning system upgrades.
  • Reconciliation of intercompany invoices with multiple currencies.
  • Investigation of all reconciliation variances and issues, reporting of variance analysis as required
  • Assist with preparation of Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Assist and analyse month end process in production unit
  • Maintain Fixed Assets Register, including additions, disposals and write-off’s
  • Perform financial modelling including trend and variance analysis across multiple projects and business units

Skills and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, business administration or a similar field.
  • CPA or CA
  • At least 10 years hands-on accounting experience.
  • Excellent Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.

Personal Attributes

  • Manufacturing experience
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Manage priorities with the deadline
  • Excellent communication skills and a positive attitude to provide exceptional customer service
  • Ability to take initiative to improve and document the process
  • Able to demonstrate a high level of attention to detail and data accuracy

No agencies please, and only applicants with the permanent legal right to live and work in Australia will be considered.

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Employer questions

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  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years of accounting experience do you have?
  • Which of the following statements best describes your Covid-19 vaccination status?

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