Financial Accountant

Financial Accountant

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Melbourne CBD, Victoria
Salary: AU$70000 - AU$90000 per annum + super
Reference: DG32345_1608594007
Contact Name: Donella Gressieux
Contact Email: donella@legaleagles.careers
Job Published: December 22, 2020 10:40

Job Description

The Firm

Our client is a highly successful, leading independent Australian law firm with offices across Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. This firm prides themselves on their professional working environment where everyone works to a common goal of providing high levels of customer service for their clients. They have dedicated practice groups providing an end to end service.

The Role

This position will be working within the finance group reporting to the Financial Performance & Analysis Manager. You will be responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining financial accounting and tax compliance policies and practices, ensuring their alignment with Australian accounting standards, compliance with taxation legislation and other external reporting requirements.

You will be expected to deliver the best practice financial accounting management reporting focusing on:

  • analysis of business financial performance
  • balance sheet management
  • financial reports
  • ledger and process management

More specifically, your day to day duties will include:

  • Management of the general ledger including maintenance of the chart of accounts and data structures
  • Management of month-end close
  • Preparation of all general ledger journals including accruals and pre-payments
  • Preparation of periodic general ledger reconciliations and variance analysis
  • Management of cash flow and forecasting
  • Analysis of business performance including against budget
  • Preparation of periodic management accounts and associated reporting
  • Management of year-end close and provision of information for preparation of annual financial statements
  • Preparation of statutory returns and reports including tax returns, ABS and other surveys, FBT return, Payroll Tax return
  • Production and lodgement of monthly BAS
  • Production of Bank Compliance statements
  • Review and maintain the organisation's cash flow model
  • Management of profit distribution
  • Maintenance of the Finance internal control framework including appropriate balance sheet controls
  • Assistance with annual budget preparation


This position will suit a CA or CPA qualified professional with at least 2 years post qualification experience. In addition to this, you will also have:

  • A proven understanding of fundamental accounting principals
  • Technical accounting expertise and strong knowledge of accounting standards
  • Solid relevant experience, ideally within professional services
  • Strong time management skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • The ability to work through tasks and problems autonomously and exercise sound judgement on when to escalate
  • The ability to interact with people of all levels and establish strong relationships
  • Strong attention to detail

The Benefits

In return you will gain a competitive salary and great benefits such as:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Social and sporting activities and events
  • Access to an award-winning Wellness Program


Please click on the 'Apply for this job' button or email donella.gressieux@empiregroup.com.au direct. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion regarding this role or to explore other career opportunities please contact:

Donella Gressieux (SK930885A)

Ref No: DG32345
Email: donella.gressieux@empiregroup.com.au
Phone: (03) 8602 7409

Applications close 22 january 2021. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.