Job Details

Sydney CBD
$90000 - $100000 per annum, Benefits: + Super
Job Type
Andrew McPherson
Contact email
Email Andrew
11 months ago
Our client is one of the leading insurers in Australia.  In addition they are an employer of choice offering a progressive working environment including flexible working hours, great work life balance, ability to work from home one day a week and an agile working model.

Due to an internal secondment they have an opportunity for a qualified accountant to join their financial accounting and control team in a pivotal position.  Reporting into the Senior Finance Manager you will focus on delivery of month end and GL related activities as well as providing financial insights. Specific deliverables will include:
  • Prepare month end journals for all companies within the group; including expenses, manual provisions, ALSL legacy products, new transactions such as internal reinsurance and others
  • Analyse and challenge information recorded in the general ledger to ensure that the balance sheets for each entity, company and the Group as a whole, are complete and accurate 
  • Collaborate with the Treasury & Recs team, Financial management and actuarial teams to ensure completeness, accuracy, transparency and understanding of the monthly result of each entity
  • Execute the month end General ledger close process including tracking & updating the timetable to ensure a smooth and efficient month end close; engage with stakeholders as required
  • Actively take part in the accounting for new & complex transactions; liaising with other finance teams (reporting, tax, actuarial, reinsurance) as well as other business units
  • Provide finance support to projects in the business
  • Actively take part in and look for opportunities for process simplification and optimisation; continuously assess opportunities for efficiency's & improvements in the team’s processes and support those activities
  • Assist with the conversion of offshore processes back onshore and help prepare associated documentation
  • Maintain a relationship with Finance stakeholders to facilitate the exchange of finance information as required

This is a great opportunity for a financial accountant with insurance or financial services experience to join one of Australia's leading insurers.  Although this role will initially be a fixed term contract until the end of 2020 the finance team is large and growing so there is a strong chance of a permanent opportunity for a high performer.

Required skills and experience:

  • CA/CPA qualified with at least 1-2 years post qualified experience in financial accounting
  • Strong hands on financial accounting and control experience
  • Experience within the insurance sector (life or general).  Financial Services would also be considered
  • Previous process improvement / streamlining would be advantageous
  • Strong communication skills

If this role is of interest and you have the right skills and experience please apply using the link, including a copy of your resume in Word format