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Fund Accountant

Employer
Charter Hall Group
Location
Sydney, Australia
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
This is a place for talent

No matter your background or personality, if you bring a passion, and a drive to do your very best, you are welcomed here. We know that our people do their best work when there are diverse opinions and everyone feels valued and included. Because an inclusive workplace not only means people feel empowered, it also helps build a stronger business where great things happen.

Where a role is advertised as full-time, Charter Hall operate a flexible working environment and would be open to discussions on how this role could be performed.

Purpose:

The Accountant will work closely with the Senior Finance Manager to deliver all statutory financial requirements for a portfolio of Funds within the Direct business. This position is responsible for preparing monthly management reports, variance analysis, monthly balance sheet reconciliations, calculating unit prices, BAS and tax distribution calculations and broader finance responsibilities. This role will also play a key part in delivering year-end financial statements and ensuring a smooth audit process.

What you'll be doing:

Business as usual (monthly/quarterly):
  • Monthly management pack - preparation of monthly management accounts including analytical commentary and presentation of results to stakeholders, in accordance with the agreed monthly timetable.
  • Balance sheet reconciliations - preparation and sign off of monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • BAS returns - prepare and analyse BAS returns using automated software.
  • Quarterly distribution calculations - preparation of tax calculations to support quarterly distributions.
  • Cashflow management - monitor and manage short-term cash position.
  • Unit pricing - prepare daily unit price calculations in accordance with the Unit Price Procedure and Policy and Fund Constitutions.
  • Regulatory reporting - prepare regulatory reports required by ASIC in accordance with disclosure requirements.
  • Morningstar and MSCI reporting - prepare and submit fund data to external research houses.
  • Property - liaise with internal property managers and property accountants to ensure overall quality of property information.
  • Transactions - liaise with internal transaction team to support upcoming property acquisitions and disposals.
  • Other:
    • Manage timely issuing of specific trust invoices, payment and accurate coding of trust payments and liaison with the shared services team.
    • Ensure that the unit register records for the specific entities are accurate and up to date and work with internal/external registry teams as required.
    • Preparation of CGT calculations and associated financial accounting for any asset divestments.
    • Set up newly acquired properties and trusts in all systems and proceed wind-up process upon divestments accordingly.

Annual reporting activities:
  • Financial statements - preparation of annual and interim general purpose consolidated financial statements to a high standard.
  • Coordination with auditors - preparation of supporting workpapers and responding promptly to queries from auditors.
  • Tax returns - preparation, review & coordination of tax review with external advisors.
  • Compliance certificates - review of debt compliance certificates.

Ad-hoc/non routine:
  • Ad-hoc queries - address queries from internal and external stakeholders and be able to provide technical accounting and tax guidance, as required.
  • Improving processes - pro-actively seek and implement process/systems improvements within the team and across Finance.
  • Ad-hoc/specific projects - take part in ad-hoc projects as part of the delivery of the Direct Finance business plan
  • On-boarding & Off-boarding - process and clear all transactions to close & start up Funds and properties.
  • Team involvement - provide assistance to other team members during heavy workload times and other ad hoc tasks when required.

What we're looking for:

Behavioural:
  • Good attention to detail with ability to anticipate questions and validate data accordingly
  • Has good interpersonal skills, a positive demeanour with "can do attitude"
  • Resourceful and can continuously identify areas for improvement
  • Is commercially minded - able to understand the big picture and their role in it
  • Enjoys problem solving with a view to process improvement
  • Strong administrative skills with ability to prioritise workload in order to meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to work on own initiative willingness to follow issues through to completion
  • Ability to listen and a willingness to learn

Technical:
  • Degree qualification
  • CA/CPA qualified or working towards an equivalent
  • Good knowledge of Excel and other Microsoft office suite
  • Exposure to reporting and analytic skills with accounting systems package
  • Property industry experience an advantage although not required
  • Exposure to Yardi general ledger system an advantage

A spirit of shared success

Together, our efforts shape the success of our customers and communities for years to come. That spirit of shared success is just as important for our people. And, it's not just something we say. Our employees are literally invested in our business - as shareholders.

Learning

On-the-job experiences. 24/7 online learning. Conversation series. Peer to peer coaching. Study leave and financial assistance. LinkedIn Learning.

Well-being

Sonder 24/7 EAP. Tuesday breakfasts. Well-being leave. Monthly Gather events. End of Trip facilities. WELL-accredited workplaces. Flu vax. Well-being speakers, resources and events.

Wealth

Short and long-term incentives. Salary continuance and crisis insurance. Employee securities. Discounted gym memberships and fitness wearables. Free health checks. Salary packaging. Discounted Qantas Club membership. Accor hotel discounts.

Family

16 weeks paid primary carers leave. 4 weeks secondary carers leave. Support for parental transition. School holiday programs.

Leave

Thank you day. Birthday leave. Purchased leave. Career breaks. Well-being leave. Volunteer leave.

Community

Pledge 1%. Volunteer leave. Community spaces. National partnerships. Workplace giving. Dollar matching.

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