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Accountant

  • Full time, permanent role based in Sydney CBD 
  • Excellent role for an Accountant with strong data and process improvement skills 
  • Competitive salary and dedicated development opportunities   

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 and bonds we enable SMEs, corporates and governments to take on export-related opportunities, and support infrastructure development in the Pacific region and beyond. 

We have an exciting, full time permanent opportunity for an Accountant to work in a small team responsible for the integrity of loans related data and maintaining the balance sheet. On a day to day basis, the role will focus on the preparation of general ledger entries, reviewing sub ledger account coding, provisioning and preparing balance sheet reconciliations. Over time, you will also have the opportunity to display your ability to work on a range of finance process and system improvements. 

About the role

We’re looking for a strong communicator who is able to partner with various stakeholder groups across the business and both internally and externally. You will have experience ideally gained in a corporate environment and be comfortable working with multiple (and at times ambiguous) data sets and maintaining its integrity. 

Reporting to the Financial Controller, your key tasks will include (but not be limited to) the following: 

  • Assist in process improvement initiatives by gaining profound understanding of the accounting principles and business processes and be able to follow through by partnering with the IT Development team and other departments within the business
  • Preparation of recurring and ad-hoc journals in a timely and accurate manner
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliation
  • Ensure the accuracy of the general ledger to enable preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Ensure the accuracy of funded and off-balance sheet trades in the Treasury system
  • Preparation of BAS and FBT returns
  • Preparation of various ABS surveys in accordance with their deadlines
  • Review the accounts payable for data input accuracy, coding, authorisation and valid tax invoices
  • Provide accurate information and timely completion of the surveys due to the Berne Union, and the OECD
  • Help with preparation of management accounts and various other ad-hoc finance tasks as required by the business.

About you

The ideal candidate will be a dedicated Accounting professional with 5-6 years’ experience ideally gained from a commercial environment. You will be collaborative and efficient, able to work successfully with a diverse range of stakeholders. You will also be a quick and enthusiastic learner ready to take the next step in your Accounting career. Additionally, you will have the following skills and experience: 

Essential

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel proficiency 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 
  • Demonstrated ability to query and manipulate large sets of data 
  • Experience in working on finance process improvement projects which has a positive impact to the Finance team as well as the business 
  • Excellent numerical, problem solving and analytical skills 
  • High aptitude for learning new systems and technology 
  • Strong time management and organisation skills 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting 
  • CA/CPA qualification or studying towards 
  • Native English speaker or strong English proficiency for a PR visa holder 

Desirable

  • Experience using a CRM or related software 
  • SAP Concur experience  
  • Financial product experience is advantageous 

How to apply

If this sounds like the right challenge for you, apply now! We'd love to hear from you ASAP. 

You must be an Australian citizen able to undertake an Australian Government Security clearance to apply. Applications close 4pm Friday, 13 March 2020. Interviews will occur in parallel, so please apply ASAP. 

Please send your CV to recruitment@exportfinance.gov.au   

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Why Choose Export Finance Australia?

We are small enough to have impact, BIG enough to make a world of difference.

Our size means our people have interesting and varied work that stretches and challenges them, with the opportunity to learn from senior leaders and specialists. At Export Finance Australia, there are opportunities to grow your career and broaden your experience, build your expertise, and receive development through targeted learning, mentoring and feedback. 

Our people have an impact, and through our collective efforts, we know that helping our customers grow helps Australia grow. Our customers are dynamic and diverse and so are our people. We believe in flexibility and giving our people choices about how they get their work done and how they balance this with other areas of their lives.