Accountant

Employer
Marsh and McLennan Companies
Location
Docklands, Victoria, Australia
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Mar 19, 2021
Closes
May 11, 2021
Ref
c2292eddbf28
Job Role
Accountant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Company:

Marsh

Description:

Accountant

We have a great opportunity for an experienced Accountant to join our Finance Controllership team at MMC

What can you expect?
  • Responsible for production of monthly, quarterly and annual management and statutory financial information in accordance with accounting standards, MMC accounting policies and timetables.
  • Join a truly global organisation where you can grow and learn.
  • Permanent full-time opportunity located in Melbourne.

  • What is in it for you?
  • Professional environment where your career path really matters and is supported in our global organization.
  • Great team environment with supportive colleagues.

  • We will count on you to:
  • Preparation of the year-end consolidated and company statutory financial statements and related note disclosures in accordance with relevant accounting standards.
  • Liaising with external auditors to ensure annual audit requirements are met.
  • Assist Accounting Manager in preparation of technical accounting analysis of transactions and local implementation of new accounting standards.
  • Assist Accounting Manager in preparation of quarterly financial update for board reporting.
  • Cash flow forecast preparation and monitoring of compliance with relevant entities' Financial Services Licenses (AFSL).
  • Assist in review of monthly/quarterly reporting packages and/or provide input/commentary for packages, including query resolution.
  • Review and analysis of trial balance to ensure accurate recording and movement in balances.
  • Partner with MMC Accounting Operations hub to ensure accurate and timely management reporting close including balance sheet reconciliation and resolution of exception items.
  • Partner with the FP&A team as required when reviewing month end results for month end close reporting.
  • Work to identify opportunities for continuous improvement in areas such as:
  • Identify business needs for new or redesigned accounting processes and work with relevant stakeholders to implement.
  • Continually evolve management reporting processes and reports to ensure the best available information is presented.
  • As required, work with IT groups and project teams to test and implement new systems and enhancements.
  • Assist in the preparation of tax provision calculations in accordance with US GAAP and local accounting & tax regulations.
  • Assist in the completion of tax schedules and packages as required by US GAAP.
  • Assist in other ad hoc projects and tasks as required.

  • What you need to have:
  • Minimum 3 years' general Accounting experience.
  • CA / CPA qualified and Degree in Commerce or Accounting or equivalent.
  • Experience in preparation or audit of financial statements.
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills including Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Hands on experience in managing a diverse set of stakeholders, including senior management.
  • Experience in tax accounting and reporting ideal

  • What makes you stand out:
  • Ability to manage fast-paced workload.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and the ability to manage and prioritise multiple projects assuming responsibility for them.
  • Pro-activeness and flexible in changing demands.
  • Strong analytical / problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work & focus under pressure.
  • Strong inter-personal & communication skills - ability to communicate with people at various levels.
  • Team player - motivated and working together to achieve objective.

  • Marsh is a global leader in insurance broking and risk management. Marsh helps clients succeed by defining, designing, and delivering innovative industry-specific solutions that help them effectively manage risk. Marsh's approximately 30,000 colleagues work together to serve clients in more than 130 countries. Marsh is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and people.

    Apply now, by sending your resume and cover letter to Donna Robertson by using the link provided.

    Applications will only be accepted from candidates who have the appropriate approval to work in Australia. Successful applicants will be required to complete Criminal Record check prior to commencement of employment.

    Marsh is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their gender, marital/parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, age, background, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity.

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