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Senior Accountant

Al Siraat College
Epping, Australia
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 22, 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Senior Accountant for our growing school. This role offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic team that is committed to educational excellence and personal growth.

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field; CPA designation preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in accounting or finance, with demonstrated proficiency in financial reporting, budgeting, and analysis.
  • Experience in a school or educational institution preferred, with knowledge of relevant accounting standards and regulations.
  • Proficiency in accounting software systems and Microsoft Excel.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to interpret complex financial data and communicate findings effectively.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team, with a commitment to integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.

Your responsibilities:
  • Financial Reporting: Prepare and analyse financial statements, including balance sheets, income statements, and cash flow statements, ensuring accuracy and compliance with regulatory requirements and accounting principles.
  • Budget Management: Assist in the development of annual budgets, monitor budgetary performance throughout the financial year, and provide analysis and recommendations to ensure financial sustainability and alignment with organizational goals.
  • Accounts Payable and Receivable: Oversee accounts payable and receivable processes, including invoice processing, vendor payments, billing, and collections, to ensure timely and accurate transactions.
  • General Ledger Management: Maintain the general ledger system, reconcile accounts, and ensure proper classification of expenses and revenues, adhering to accounting standards and internal controls.
  • Financial Analysis: Conduct financial analysis and forecasting to support decision-making processes, identify trends, and provide insights into financial performance and opportunities for improvement.
  • Compliance and Audit: Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, tax laws, and internal policies, and coordinate external audits as necessary. Implement and maintain internal controls to safeguard assets and prevent fraud.
  • Payroll Processing: Oversee payroll processing, including calculation of salaries, deductions, and benefits, and ensure accurate and timely disbursement of payroll to employees.
  • Financial Systems Management: Manage financial software systems and tools, including implementation, upgrades, and maintenance, to support efficient and effective financial operations.
  • Team Leadership: Provide guidance and mentorship to junior accounting staff, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment focused on professional development and growth.

In return you will be rewarded with:
  • The flexibility to implement new ideas;
  • Excellent training opportunities;
  • Welcoming and caring environment;
  • Salary of $80,000 to $100,000 per annum;
  • A welcoming community that values and respects diversity.

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