Job Description & Role Information
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A Group Accountant plays an essential role within an organisation which has a group structure and is generally responsible for consolidating results for the group as a whole. Group Accountants can also be called Corporate Accountants.
Typical job duties and responsibilities:
Typically a Group Accountant reports to the Group Financial Controller and the role can include a range of responsibilities and they can vary depending on the organisation. Typical job duties and responsibilities are focused on group reporting and may include, but are not limited to:
Managing the corporate month end accounting process
Preparation of the monthly management reports
Preparation of the Group consolidated financial statements
Preparation of the ASX financial statements and commentary (if applicable)
Consolidation of the Group budget for the management reporting pack
Preparation of the Board reporting pack
Managing the monthly variance analysis and providing commentary on the financial performance
Liaising with the external Auditors
Preparation and lodgement of monthly corporate taxes including FBT, Income tax and quarterly business activity statements (BAS)
Supervising junior accounting staff
Skills and attributes:
The more common skills and attributes that are most needed for this role may include:
Minimum 8 years Accounting experience
Solid technical background, including consolidated reporting and statutory reporting experience
Background in Chartered Audit
Highly organised and structured
Strong level of accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to take responsibility and be accountable
Able to work autonomously and as part of a broader team
Ability to solve complex problems
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong time management and prioritisation skills
Intermediate to advanced computer software skills, including Excel and other accounting packages
Professional Accounting qualifications such as CA or CPA
$110 - $140k + Super
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