Finance Accountant

Catholic Education Office - Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (see more jobs from this school)

Manuka, ACT

Business / Finance Manager

Contract Type: Contract Position Full Time

Applications Close: 31 October 2021

In the middle of the vibrant hub of Manuka, you will work with a dedicated team focused on supporting our people to deliver quality education.

<h2 align="center"><strong>Financial Accountant</strong></h2> <p><strong>Location:</strong>&nbsp;Manuka, Canberra&nbsp;<br><strong>Employment Type:</strong>&nbsp;Full-time (first contract term 3 years)<br><strong>Salary Range:&nbsp;</strong>Grade 6 ($115,470 - $127,013 + Superannuation)<br><strong>Job number: </strong>#498036<br><strong>Start Date:</strong>&nbsp;Negotiable<br><strong>Closing Date:&nbsp;</strong>11.55pm, Sunday 31 October 2021</p> <p>Catholic Education, Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn (CECG) plays an integral role in education both in the ACT and NSW operating 56 Schools and 8 Early Learning Centres.</p> <p>CECG has embarked on a holistic Finance Transformation program that seeks to uplift the Finance service delivery and ensure continuous optimisation. As a result of the transformation program, several exciting new positions are now available.<br><br><strong>About the Role</strong></p> <p>As the Financial Accountant for CE, you will play a key role in the Financial Control team in meeting its statutory reporting and public funding compliance requirements through the provision of high quality, timely and accurate financial reporting. <br>This role is responsible for key activities across the monthly and annual record to report process and the operating effectiveness of the team’s preventative and detective financial controls.</p> <p><strong>Key responsibilities</strong></p> <ul> <li>Ensuring the timely and accurate close of the month-end and annual reporting periods including: <ul> <li>The reconciliation of cash across CE.</li> <li>The calculation and posting of accruals, provisions and adjustments.</li> <li>Ensuring the integrity of the Fixed Assets Register.</li> <li>Completion of the balance sheet review of high-risk accounts.</li> </ul> </li> <li>Ensuring the production of timely and accurate monthly and annual statutory and regulatory reporting.</li> <li>Working with the FP&amp;A team in the production of insightful management reporting.</li> <li>Assisting in the preparation of BAS, FBT and workers compensation returns.</li> <li>Ensuring the operating effectiveness of key financial controls and assisting in the completion of the annual external audit.</li> <li>Actively identifying and implementing key changes and improvements across Financial Control.</li> <li>Actively assisting in the development of Finance Policies and implementing accounting changes required under General Purpose Financial Reporting Standards.</li> <li>Providing training to new starters in the Financial Control team</li> </ul> <p><strong>Essential Criteria</strong></p> <ul> <li>A growth mindset and an eye for finance modernisation.</li> <li>Highly effective analytical and problem-solving capabilities.</li> <li>Strong written and verbal communication skills and an ability to collaborate effectively both within and across teams.</li> <li>Have a demonstrated understanding of financial control frameworks.</li> <li>Experience in finance change/transformation programs.</li> <li>Strong time management capabilities and high attention to detail.</li> <li>Strong time management capabilities and high attention to detail.</li> <li>The successful applicant will hold tertiary qualifications in Accounting or Business and current membership of a relevant professional accounting body such as CA/CPA</li> <li>Be willing to complete an employee suitability check</li> </ul> <p><strong>Benefits and Opportunities</strong></p> <ul type="disc"> <li>Attractive remuneration package with access to salary packaging</li> <li>Opportunity to progress and upskill</li> <li>Positive and social work culture</li> </ul> <p><em>Please refer to the<img src="" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="">Financial Accountant - Position Description.docx</a> for in-depth detail regarding the criteria and skill set required.<br><br></em><strong>Application Process</strong></p> <p>Applicants will be required to submit a covering letter outlining briefly the qualifications, skills and experience section in the&nbsp;position description and a current resume.</p> <p>For further information about the role and Catholic Education Archdiocese of Canberra &amp; Goulburn please visit the <a href="">website</a> and position description.&nbsp;If you have any questions contact the Recruitment Team on&nbsp;02 6234 5427 or via email at&nbsp;<a href=""></a>.</p><br><br><p><img src="" alt="Download File">&nbsp;<a href="">Applicant Information Pack</a></p>
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