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Financial Accountant

Brisbane, Australia
Closing date
Jun 3, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
01st May, 2024

Our Role
An opportunity has arisen for a Financial Accountant to join our Accounts team based in our Brisbane office. Reporting to our Senior Financial Accountant and General Manager - Financial Operations, you will be a part of a talented, close-knit team of dedicated finance professionals, working collaboratively to support our Perth and Brisbane teams.

Key responsibilities
You will be responsible for maintaining accurate financial records, analysing financial data, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements. Your role will be instrumental in supporting the finance team and other departments to optimize financial performance and facilitate strategic decision-making.

Financial Reporting:
  • Assist the Senior Financial Accountant in preparing and analysing financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting of financial data in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and regulatory requirements where applicable.
  • Support the Senior Financial Accountant in the preparation of annual budgets and forecasts, providing insights to support decision-making processes.
General Ledger Management:
  • Collaborate with the Senior Financial Accountant to oversee the general ledger accounting process, including journal entries, reconciliations, and month-end/year-end close procedures.
  • Assist in maintaining the accuracy and integrity of financial records, identifying and resolving discrepancies as needed.
  • Support the implementation and maintenance of accounting policies and procedures to enhance efficiency and internal controls.
Financial Analysis:
  • Work closely with the Senior Financial Accountant to conduct variance analysis and identify trends, risks, and opportunities for improvement.
  • Assist in preparing financial reports and presentations for management, highlighting key performance indicators and financial metrics.
  • Collaborate with department heads to analyse budget variances and provide recommendations for cost optimization.
Regulatory Compliance:
  • Support the Senior Financial Accountant in staying updated on relevant financial regulations and ensuring compliance with legal requirements.
  • Assist in the preparation of tax filings and coordinate with external accountants during audits and reviews.
  • Contribute to internal and external reporting requirements, including responding to inquiries from regulatory agencies.
Process Improvement:
  • Collaborate with the Senior Financial Accountant to identify opportunities to streamline financial processes and improve efficiency.
  • Assist in recommending and implementing best practices for financial accounting and reporting.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to support continuous improvement initiatives.
About you
To join our high performing team, you will demonstrate the following skills and attributes:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • Would suit a recent university graduate
  • Proactive and the ability to show initiative
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and financial reporting standards (GAAP).
  • Proficiency in financial analysis, including variance analysis and forecasting.
  • Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel and familiarity with accounting software like Aderant Expert is highly desirable.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Integrity and discretion when handling confidential financial information.
About us
Regularly featured in Doyle's Guide and The Best Lawyers, HopgoodGanim Lawyers are recognised as a leading law firm in Australia. Located in Waterfront Place we have a range of benefits waiting for you, including:
  • purchased leave program and a generous parental leave policy;
  • employee assistance programs, flu vaccinations, and other initiatives to support your health and wellbeing;
  • firmwide events, including mid and end of year celebrations;
  • client and recruitment referral incentive schemes;
  • flexible work arrangements; and,
  • community service leave, including opportunities to work with the Salvation Army on Christmas campaigns.
If you are someone who takes their work seriously but doesn't take themselves too seriously, someone who looks for solutions rather than problems and someone who never says, 'that's not part of my job', then HopgoodGanim is the right firm for you. Here, you won't just be a small piece of a big machine; you will be a key and essential part of the team. Every member of our team is focused on the delivery of exceptional outcomes for our clients and on providing a level of service that is second to none. With a unique culture, the firm is recognised as a place where people are supported and enjoy working.

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