Senior Group Accountant

Employer
Corporate
Location
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
Apr 29, 2021
Closes
Jun 10, 2021
Ref
2fc516ff6381
Job Role
Accountant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
  • Join one of Australia's leading retail groups, and enjoy the opportunity to make a positive difference within an innovative and rapidly changing business
  • Be a part of a highly engaged and collaborative team culture with a focus on continuous improvement, learning and development
  • Based at our Norwest support office with onsite parking available
  • Woolworths Group Limited is an iconic Australian company providing our customers with quality, range and value. As a leading ASX listed retailer, we have more than 350,000 shareholders and are proud to be one of Australia's largest employers, employing over 200,000 people. Our retailing expertise stretches across food & grocery, liquor, general merchandise and hotels, servicing millions of customers each day.

    We operate in a fast paced, nimble environment with professionals who work collaboratively to achieve market leading outcomes. The Woolworths Group Finance team is positioned to support change and continuous improvement across the business whilst continually focussing on providing excellent customer experiences to key stakeholders. About the role
    We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Group Accountant to join the Group External Reporting team based at our Norwest support office. You will play a key role in ensuring that internal and external reporting is accurate, timely and in compliance with accounting standards and disclosure requirements.
    Key responsibilities will include:
  • Assist in the preparation of the Group's half-year financial report and Annual Report, Appendix 4D/4E, sales and profit announcements, and analyst presentations
  • Assist with the Group's other statutory and regulatory compliance obligations including deed of cross guarantee reporting and solvency declaration assessments
  • Assist in the preparation of reports and analysis to the CFO, Board, and Audit Committee
  • Partner with business unit finance teams to ensure ongoing compliance with accounting and disclosure related matters
  • Proactively identify opportunities for process improvement and assist with implementing transformation initiatives within the Corporate Finance team and across the wider Group
  • Partner with the finance shared services teams in Adelaide and Hobart to deliver process improvement and timely insights during reporting cycles
  • Liaise with external auditors in respect of financial audits and other audits of group results and reporting
  • Completion and review of special purpose financial accounts
  • About you
  • A minimum of 4 years relevant experience
  • CA / CPA qualification essential
  • Experience in a Big 4 accounting firm and/or large ASX listed business highly desirable
  • Strong understanding of Australian Accounting Standards and the ability to interpret accounting and reporting requirements
  • Able to communicate complex financial information to a broad audience
  • Strong stakeholder management, project management and partnering capability
  • Experience in supporting financial systems and advanced excel skills (BPC and SAP an advantage)
  • Grow with the Group As an inclusive, team-first company

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