Senior Group Financial Accountant

Employer
QANTAS
Location
Lakemba, New South Wales, Australia
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 12, 2021
Ref
2a2031db0474
Job Role
Group Accountant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

  • Senior Group Financial Accountant

  • Be part of delivering high quality consolidated monthly and external financial reporting with a specific focus on equity accounting, foreign currency translation and deepening knowledge of consolidation systems

    Permanent role based at our Mascot Corporate Campus

    Here at Qantas, we take a commercial mindset to all we do, making strategic decisions that live up to customer expectations.

    We've created something truly unique at our Mascot Campus to allow our people to work safely together in a beautiful space. Connected by a four-story atrium, 'the street' is a vibrant, atmospheric hub. In our high-performance culture, our people are given the opportunity to make things happen.

    This role reports to the Group Consolidation Manager, together providing high quality consolidated monthly internal and external financial reporting, working closely with key stakeholders across segments, treasury, tax and financial planning and analysis teams. The role provides a mix of exposure to monthly reporting and half-yearly/yearly external reporting.

    The role is primarily a mix of consolidation accounting and external reporting at half-year and year-end. You will be working closely with the Group Consolidation Manager as part of month-end to monitor and improve segment consolidation processes to improve consistency, timeliness and accuracy of segment results consolidation. Your role will also include preparing monthly equity accounting entries for the Group's associates and joint ventures and reviewing the information submitting by segments. In addition, you will prepare key Group balance sheet reconciliations and elimination journals.

    This role also supports the Group Consolidation Manager in identifying and resolving system and intercompany variances to ensure the smooth delivery of the Group's monthly statutory P&L, Balance Sheet and cash-flow information to the relevant stakeholders across the Group.

    This role also supports the External Reporting team in planning and delivering the Group's external financial reporting requirements at half-year and year-end. This includes the deed of cross guarantee, parent and subsidiary reporting.

    You'll have:

    A good understanding of and experience in working with Hyperion Financial Reporting/MFR is beneficial, but not required - this can be learned on the job.

    Experience in financial reporting and good knowledge of accounting standards

    A strong desire to develop and become an expert in complex systems consolidations and its impact on external reporting

    The ability to grasp complex issues and communicate verbally and in writing in a clear and concise manner

    The ability to work within deadlines with a high degree of flexibility and engage other employees to provide data as required

    Ability to work independently and as part of a team, a high level of business acumen and understanding of business drivers

    The ability to communicate effectively both written and oral. A strong analytical mindset with an eye for detail, whilst still being able to see the longer strategic vision for the group

    The right to live and work in Australia, a degree in a business-related discipline, with specific finance and accounting emphasis and CA qualified