Systems Accountant

Marsh and McLennan Companies
Docklands, Victoria, Australia
Competitive Salary
Apr 17, 2021
Jun 11, 2021
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time



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

Systems Accountant

What can you expect?

The Systems Accountant will provide play a lead role in supporting all Finance Systems through analysis, advice and high level technical support.. We are looking for a candidate who has expertise in the areas of Accounting, Superannuation and Technology (Applications, Database knowledge, Oracle).

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 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:
  • Managing the relationship and interaction between IT and Finance to ensure Finance's IT Strategic Objectives are achieved
  • Provide high level technical support for the administration of the GL and provide guidance to the Finance Operations teams
  • Provide a focal point for advice on all finance system issues and be the point of contact between Finance Operations and IT
  • Develop and maintain the applicable accounting documentation and supporting flowcharts for GL processes and procedures
  • Ensure that dataflows from all source systems into Finance Systems is understood and documented
  • Providing guidance and setting the high level strategic direction of the Accounting IT environment extending to the GL, enterprise data warehouse & all source system interfaces
  • In consultation with business users, plan and implement changes to the GL in the areas of Chart of Accounts, configuration and financial reporting

  • What you need to have:
  • CPA/ CA qualified or equivalent Accountant qualifications
  • Extensive experience with accounting packages, including the use of reporting tools to extract financial data
  • Demonstrated understanding of the interaction between source systems and GL
  • Demonstrated leadership, team focus and people management skills and the ability to work within targets and deadlines
  • Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills including negotiating and influencing
  • Well-developed skills in report writing, problem solving and analysis
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to the provision of quality services
  • Ability to coach and/or mentor staff

  • What makes you stand out:
  • Experience with Oracle Financial/Fusion
  • Working knowledge of Superannuation Administrations systems
  • Functional SQL skills

  • 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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