Assistant Accountant (Payables)

Applications close: Sunday, 31 July 2022, 5:00pm 

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  • Join one of Australia’s Best Places to Work and Employer of Choice (NFP & Public Sector) 2021

  • Supportive culture, offering flexibility and career growth

  • Challenge yourself to make a difference

Export Finance Australia is the Government’s export credit agency.

We provide financial expertise and solutions to drive sustainable growth that benefits Australia and our partners. Through our loans, guarantees, bonds and insurance options we enable SMEs, corporates and governments to take on export-related opportunities, and support infrastructure development in the Pacific region and beyond.

About the role

The Assistant Accountant (Payables) works in a small team and is responsible for the ongoing integrity of Export Finance Australia’s accounts payable function, through efficient processing within guidelines, and maintenance of systems and records ensure the flow and accuracy of data. 

About you

  • Minimum of 2 years’ corporate experience, ideally gained in financial or professional service environments.

  • Highly motivated individual who is driven to provide high level support and takes accountability for the smooth running of the administration for the team.

  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with a high level of attention to detail.

  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team, while proactively looking ahead and anticipating issues in advance.

  • Proficient communicator with strong interpersonal and liaison skills, with the ability to deal effectively with employees and clients at all levels in a professional and supportive manner.

  • Strong written communication skills.

  • Proficient in MS Office, particularly Outlook and PowerPoint

Even if you haven’t ticked every box but this role resonates with you, don't rule yourself out just yet, we'd love to hear from you!

Key responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate the expenses reporting for the teams, including reconciling Amex expenses, ensuring accuracy and timeliness.

  • Coordinate with the Finance department to ensure prompt payment of accounts, reconciliation of recoverable expenses etc.

  • Processing of invoices for payment ensuring that invoices are coded correctly and posted to cost centres and the general ledger as per budget guidelines, including verifying correct authorisation of payments.

  • Assisting the finance department with back up administrative support, including, the point of contact for all petty cash, foreign currency, travel requisitions and cash acquittal enquiries month end foreign currency reporting.

  • Assist in loan administration including trade entry, change requests, and cash receipting of invoices.

  • Assist in documenting procedures and policies where required.

  • Assist in preparation of reporting for Senate estimates.

  • Various other ad-hoc finance tasks as required by the business.



How to apply

Applications close: Sunday, 31 July 2022, 5:00pm 

Interviews will occur in parallel, so please apply ASAP. 


To be eligible to apply for this position, applicants must hold Australian Citizenship at the time of application. 

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We invite and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultural backgrounds, people with disability and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.  

If you are a candidate with a disability, let us know how we can provide you with additional support. 

Why choose Export Finance Australia?

We are small enough to have an impact, BIG enough to make a world of difference and it starts with our people.

We support flexible working and pride ourselves in fostering a culturally diverse, honest, collaborative and supportive team environment. We are proud to be recognised as a 2022 Great Place to Work®, the Australian HR Awards 2021 Employer of Choice (NFP & Public Sector) and one of 2021 Best Places to Work.

In line with our commitment to our people, we have a comprehensive array of benefits available to our employees:

  • Generous leave provisions (e.g. Annual Wellbeing day) & leave purchase opportunities
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave for primary care givers
  • Thorough induction onboarding program
  • Health & Wellbeing initiatives
  • Gender affirmation leave
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Community volunteering & donation matching programs
  • and many more!

Our headquarters is based in Sydney CBD, and we have a national presence across Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.