Assistant Accountant

Job Title: Assistant Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Newcastle
Reference: BBBH21089_1629781184
Contact Name: Sare Simeonov
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 24, 2021 14:59

Job Description

About the organisation

Our client, Mine Super, has been delivering retirement outcomes for Australians for the past 80 years. They continue to grow while maintaining core values of trust, service, integrity, excellence and collaboration. We are working on an exciting opportunity to join a friendly and engaged team in a progressive member-focussed environment where flexible work arrangements support a genuine work/life balance, coupled with a commitment to professional development and growth, makes this a great place to work and grow your career.


About the role & you

We are looking for an Assistant Accountant to join the team in Newcastle on a temporary basis initially and undertake accounting functions to ensure the timely and accurate preparation of accounting reconciliations and reports to senior management and the Board. You will also ensure the timely preparation and processing of the accounts payable function & related activities and support the Corporate Accountant and Executive Manager, Corporate Accounting.


Day to day your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • End to end accounts payable function including receipt of invoices, requesting and receiving payment approvals, processing of invoices for payment, preparation of EFTs for authorisation, and processing to the general ledger in line with correct budget allocations.

  • Bank reconciliations for the Corporate group

  • Preparation and processing of Corporate credit card reconciliations

  • Fixed asset register acquisitions updates on a regular basis

  • Quarterly BAS for the Corporate group

  • Preparation and processing of bank related transactions (e.g. rejected transactions and processing receipts)

  • Preparation and processing of accounting journals

  • Daily processing of accounting related transactions

  • Troubleshooting ad hoc challenges with accounts payable and corporate accounting activities

  • Participation and collaboration in projects requiring corporate accounting input


Ideal experience we are seeking in the successful candidate include:


  • Demonstrated ability to work independently to organise and prioritise demands, handle multiple complex tasks simultaneously, set and meet deadlines with multiple and competing demands

  • Strong communication skills and stakeholder engagement skills

  • Demonstrated accounts payable experience and accounting knowledge

  • TAFE Qualification in Accounting or Bachelor's degree in either Accounting, Business or Commerce

  • Strong PC skills and IT knowledge


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.

At peoplefusion we don’t just accept diversity and inclusion —we celebrate it! We strive to create an environment of equal opportunity regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, lifestyle, age, religion or physical ability, and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds. If you require any assistance with your application please don’t hesitate to contact us.


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