We currently have a great opportunity for a highly skilled and experienced Senior Financial Accountant / Financial Accounting Manager to join a State Government Department based in the Brisbane CBD. This is an outstanding contract for a strong technical accountant with solid people management capabilities.
You will be responsible for leading an small financial accounting team including preparation for the annual Financial Statements, providing strategic advice on accounting and policy issues impacting on the efficiency and effectiveness of the Agency's financial management and reporting strategies, obligations and processes and liaising with auditors as required to ensure financial statements and external reporting meets required standards, and audit and compliance outcomes are acted upon.
Additionally, you will ensure financial deadlines are met and associated working papers are completed, manage the delivery of financial accounting, tax compliance, and asset accounting functions and manage the completion of period close balance sheet reconciliations. You will also research and prepare Accounting Position Papers as required.
to be successful in this contract role, you will be CA / CPA qualified (mandatory) with previous experience in a similar role, with the responsibility of leading a financial accounting team in a complex organisation, preferably government department. you will have well-developed knowledge of Australian Accounting Standards, Queensland Treasury and QAO guidelines and highly developed written and oral communication skills with demonstrated ability to represent a department and negotiate solutions to complex issues. Previous experience with preparing Financial Statements for QLD Government Statutory bodies, or departments will be highly regarded.
If this sounds like you, please APPLY NOW with a copy of your CV and a short cover letter outlining your skills and specific experience against this role! This contract is for an initial period of 5 months with a strong view to extension!