Assistant Accountant

Job Title: Assistant Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Newcastle
Reference: 305383
Contact Name: Sare Simeonov
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 22, 2021 13:45

Job Description

Our client is a Not-for-Profit organisation with a remarkable reputation for making a difference to people’s lives in our community. They currently have an excellent opportunity for an Assistant Accountant to join their team.
About the role

Reporting to the Finance Manager, the purpose of this hands-on role is to provide accurate and timely accounting, analysis and reporting support to the management team, while ensuring integrity of information systems and compliance with accounting procedures and legislative requirements. Day to day you will be responsible for (but not limited to):

  • Prepare accurate monthly reconciliations of balance sheet and income and expense accounts including entering monthly standing journals

  • Assist with the preparation of monthly reports

  • Prepare all monthly bank account reconciliations

  • Prepare BAS Statements as required

  • Assist with the preparation of audit working papers

  • Assist in the preparation of annual budget workpapers

  • General assistance to the Finance Manager with month end processing

  • Prepare and process payroll on an ad hoc basis

  • Oversee the processing of payroll ensuring data input and procedures are efficient and accurate

  • Assist the Payroll Officer in respect to applicable industrial legislation and regulation

About you

Ideally the successful candidate will have strong financial and statutory experience or be a Senior / Manager in a Public Practice or Business Advisory role looking for a commercial opportunity. Someone who is inquisitive, can hit the ground running, collaborate across divisions, is confident in leading a team, and focused on ongoing innovation and process improvement. Someone who is always wanting more and looking for ways to add value where possible. The ideal candidate will also possess the following:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to organise and prioritise demands, handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously, set and meet deadlines and follow-through within a fast-paced environment with multiple and competing demands

  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to establish effective working relationships with a variety of people at different levels

  • Bachelor’s degree in either Accounting or Commerce

  • CPA/CA designation

  • A minimum of 3+ years’ experience in an accounting role

  • Strong PC skills and an Excel expert

Next steps

To learn more about the key responsibilities, company culture and associated benefits of this opportunity, please contact Sare Simeonov on 02 4927 2010 or email for a confidential discussion.  Alternatively, you can apply by clicking “apply for this job” to submit your covering letter and CV.
Applicants are encouraged to apply promptly as the recruitment process will commence immediately.

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