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Consultant - Accounting, and Financial and Operational GRC

Nexia Australia And New Zealand
Canberra, Australia
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
06th May, 2024

Are you ready to connect with your true potential?
Potential. At Nexia Australia, we don't just talk about it. We nurture it. Cultivate it. Unlock it. We bring it to life, not just for you, but with you. That's the promise we make to our clients, and it's the same promise we make to our people. We do this because we believe in pushing the boundaries of personal potential and helping our people leave their mark on the world.

While we're in the business of accountancy and advice, we're actually in the business of people - because we believe that when great people are aligned, great things happen. We are incredibly proud of our values-based culture - which prioritises our values over profit margins to make a positive impact.

Current opportunity
We have roles at various experience levels for consultants specialising in the provision of accounting and financial & operational GRC services. Based in our Canberra CBD office, you will be surrounded by specialists with technical expertise and receive high-quality training and solid support to propel your career.

The types of services you will provide can broadly be described as financial and management accounting services, with the addition of internal audit assurance engagements, and you will advise clients in the improvement of processes and risk management/compliance frameworks.

These roles will suit people who enjoy variety and take pride in developing and implementing bespoke solutions, as we do not work in a repetitive 'cookie-cutter' environment. Although at times challenging, due to the "how do we approach this?" mindset needed in consulting, these roles are highly rewarding in terms of job satisfaction, personal growth, and the opportunity to grow your income by cementing yourself as an essential and well-respected member of the Firm.

The role
Main features of these roles, which we anticipate candidates to already maintain proficiency in, include:
  • Financial account preparation, reporting, reconciliations, and account remediation work;
  • Budgeting, forecasting and costing exercises;
  • Accounting and payroll systems design, integration and diagnosis;
  • Internal audit engagements, particularly those pertaining to accounting and payroll cycles, and general compliance processes; and
  • Preparation and documentation of written procedures and process mapping.
The right person will also be introduced to, and trained in:
  • The preparation of specialist accountant reports including business valuations, economic loss and forensic accounting reports; and
  • A variety of advisory techniques including Business & Strategic Planning and Business Continuity Planning.
Expectations of the role will reflect the stage at which you are in your career, and will increase over time in the following key areas:
  • Maintaining regular contact with clients and prospects, and actively identifying opportunities to improve their businesses with value-added solutions;
  • Scoping engagements commensurate with each clients' planned level of investment and producing high quality tender and proposal documents; and
  • Independently planning, executing, and communicating the results of engagements whilst completing them on time and within approved budgets.
About you
You are a professional with practical experience spanning financial management and corporate services functions, including the maintenance of accounting and payroll systems as typically implemented by SMEs. A curious, lifelong learner, you will have five to ten years' experience at a senior level in auditing or accounting.

Your experience does not necessarily have to be within a Chartered Accounting environment, however we expect you to be equally at home working independently and as part of a team. You will have excellent listening, comprehension and verbal communication skills, and possess the ability to 'hone in' on the real issues in succinct, informative reports that identify opportunities for clients to implement meaningful change.

A Bachelors Degree in Accounting or related discipline is required, and membership of CAANZ or CPA Australia is highly desirable. A self-starter, you will have a highly developed sense of commercial acumen and will be able to proactively and independently advance your projects.

Life at Nexia
Despite being part of a global network of over 600 offices across more than 120 countries, including offices in every mainland state and territory in Australia, with Nexia you're more than just another face. You are part of a community that works and socialises together.

We strive to give you the right tools, high-quality training, and solid support to propel both your career and personal life. Here are just a few ways that we support your career -
  • Flexible working arrangements + Health and wellbeing benefits - mental and physical wellness programs, employee assistance programs, and more.
  • National and international career development and training opportunities
  • An Australian-wide, high-value, benefits package with multiple elements that support your personal well-being and professional growth.
  • National and global secondment programs and client-side placement opportunities
  • High-quality and diverse clients
To find out more about working with Nexia Australia, we encourage you to visit

Apply now

Are you looking to take the next step in your career? Join a welcoming and diverse culture where your story, potential and hard work are not only seen - but also celebrated.

If this sounds like what you're looking for, then this role might just be the perfect fit for you.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Linley for a confidential discussion.

We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we warmly encourage applications from all individuals wishing to apply.

As we provide fair consideration and evaluation to a high volume of applications, you will receive a response to your application at the earliest opportunity.

For any questions or assistance, you can get in contact with our recruitment team at any stage of the recruitment process via their details above.

All applications in confidence.

The preferred candidate may be subject to background screening, including a Police check by Nexia or by an external third-party provider.


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