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Senior Fund Accountant - Superannuation

Employer
Australian Ethical
Location
Melbourne, 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
About Us

Australian Ethical is one of Australia's fastest-growing super fund and ethical investment manager. We are ASX-listed with over $10 billion in funds under management and offer a selection of award-winning managed funds and superannuation products.

Our purpose is to invest for a better world, and we have been pioneers in this space for over 30 years. For us, investing has two aims - generating solid financial returns and a positive impact for people, planet, and animals. At Australian Ethical, we prove that money can be a force for good. We do this by staying true to our purpose, which is embedded throughout our organisation and drives our everyday activities as a business, investor, brand, employer, and corporate citizen. We're a registered B Corp and fully committed to an inclusive, equitable and forward-thinking workplace culture.

About Us

Australian Ethical is one of Australia's fastest-growing super fund and ethical investment manager. We are ASX-listed with over $10 billion in funds under management and offer a selection of award-winning managed funds and superannuation products.

Our purpose is to invest for a better world , and we have been pioneers in this space for over 30 years. For us, investing has two aims - generating solid financial returns and a positive impact for people, planet, and animals. At Australian Ethical, we prove that money can be a force for good. We do this by staying true to our purpose, which is embedded throughout our organisation and drives our everyday activities as a business, investor, brand, employer, and corporate citizen. We're a registered B Corp and fully committed to an inclusive, equitable and forward-thinking workplace culture.

Your New Role

As the Senior Fund Accountant , you will play a fundamental role in ensuring the Fund Accounting team are able to support ongoing business critical tasks, strategic projects and change management.

You will have exposure to the entire funds administration and management operations process and use your knowledge and experience to analyse processes and recommend streamlining and enhancements where applicable. You will develop and maintain strong relationships with our internal and external stakeholders to support the team managing Superannuation accounting, regulatory and tax functions whilst gaining exposure to our Managed Funds products.

Key Responsibilities

The Senior Fund Accountant is primarily responsible for supporting the Fund Accounting Manager - Superannuation in the delivery of all financial, tax, accounting and regulatory functions for our superannuation product.

- Oversee reconciliation of third-party data and ensure reporting accuracy.

- Prepare management accounts, tax calculations, and reconciliations.

- Handle income and business activity statement lodgements.

- Manage APRA reporting and respond to queries.

- Coordinate audit and reporting processes with administrators, custodians, and auditors.

- Prepare year-end financial reports and assist with board papers.

- Monitor daily superannuation unit prices and cashflow transactions.

- Calculate and coordinate payment of management and administration fees.

- Ensure accurate tax rates in unit pricing and reconcile discrepancies.

- Develop and maintain a risk and control framework.

We are looking for someone with

- A high level of interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.

- Ability to work in a small team environment.

- Demonstrated interest and commitment to ethical and environmental issues.

- Alignment with values - Wisdom, Authenticity, Action, Empathy

- A degree in Business or Accounting and CPA/CA qualified

- Minimum of 10 years' experience in superannuation fund accounting and unit pricing.

- Demonstrated knowledge of superannuation taxation and financial statement preparation.

- Practical experience in preparation of APRA reporting specifically for Superannuation funds.

- Sound understanding of investment markets and the broader finance industry.

Why Australian Ethical?

- We offer a competitive salary, including short-term and long-term incentives including access to an Employee Share Plan

- Hybrid work arrangements

- Wellbeing program that includes an extra 5 days of leave above statutory requirement

- Purpose aligned volunteer days

- 20 days paid annual leave with an additional 3 paid days of annual leave over the Christmas period

At Australian Ethical we embrace diversity in our people and thinking. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status.

Join the Team

If this role interests you and you'd love to join the Australian Ethical team, apply here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Applications via recruitment agencies will not be accepted for this position.

Like to know more about working at Australian Ethical? Check out our Careers and Culture page here: https://www.australianethical.com.au/work-with-us/

At Australian Ethical we embrace diversity in our people and thinking. We are committed to being an equal opportunities employer and never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital or disability status.

We believe supporting greater gender balance is key to our business growth and success, that's why we're proud to be one of eight organisations who have committed to the Financial Services Council (FSC) Women in Investment Charter. To find out more see here: https://www.fsc.org.au/policy/investment-management/gender-diversity/women-in-investment-management-charter

Join the Team

If this role interests you and you'd love to join the Australian Ethical team, apply here. We look forward to hearing from you!

Please note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Applications or approached via recruitment agencies will not be accepted for this position.

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