Senior Fund Accountant

Marsh and McLennan Companies
Docklands, Victoria, Australia
Competitive Salary
Apr 02, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time



Mercer is seeking candidates for the following position based in the Melbourne office:

Senior Fund Accountant - 6 month contract

What can you expect?

The Senior Fund Accountant sits within the Financial Operations team, who are responsible for end to end fund accounting for both the Mercer Super Trust (MST) and the stand-alone superannuation entities (MSA).

The Senior Fund Accountant is responsible for:
  • the integrity of the accounting information ensuring the general ledgers accurately reflect the value of the assets and liabilities of the various Trusts administered by Mercer; and
  • the Fund's reporting requirements, including financial statements, APRA reporting, statutory reporting, and various tax returns.

  • What is in it for you?

    At Mercer, we recognize that our most important asset is our people. We offer benefits and programs that support career development such as professional development support, exam and study assistance and global rotation opportunities which will support and nurture you with every opportunity to reach your full potential.

    We also recognise the value of healthy, happy colleagues and promote a culture of care and wellbeing, offering benefits such as flexible working, health reimbursements and much more!
  • 35 hour working week
  • Leadingtraining and development program
  • Professional environment where your career path really matters and is supported in our global organization
  • Great team environment with energetic and supportive colleagues
  • Genuine work life balance

  • We will count on you to:
  • Preparation and review of the financial reporting requirements;
  • Reconciliation and oversight of general ledger balances;
  • Preparation and review of accounting journal entries posted to general ledger;
  • APRA Reporting;
  • Preparation and review of monthly Income Activity Statements, Business Activity Statement and tax provisions;
  • Responsibility for year-end financial reporting process;
  • Preparation and review of monthly management reporting;
  • Communicating with both external clients and our global teams; and
  • Assisting with Transformation Projects.

  • What you need to have:
  • CPA/CA qualified;
  • Experience in superannuation and financial services industry;
  • Demonstrated Superannuation and Tax knowledge and experience;
  • Financial Statement and APRA Reporting experience;
  • Strong time management, oral and written communication skills;
  • Year-end planning and audit liaison experience;
  • Advanced numerical, reconciliation and problem solving skills;
  • High level of attention to detail; and
  • Strong relationship management and interpersonal skills.

  • What makes you stand out:
  • Strong client communication experience;
  • Experience working in a Projects environment; and
  • High level of Excel competence.

  • About us:

    Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer's more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world's leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with 76,000 colleagues and annual revenue of $17 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment.

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