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Published on September 11th, 2009 | by john.weir


Accounting jobs in Australia

If you are looking for an accounting or finance job in Australia, then come along to Down Under Live!, where we will have a number of top jobs in the Australian accounting industry, including

Project Accountant

Darwin, Australia

A newly created opportunity now exists to contribute to a major landmark housing project here in the NT. You will be joining one of Australia’s largest civil contractors who over the past two years have increased significantly in size and have a gained a reputation of excellence. Offering outstanding work conditions with a professional yet down to earth environment, you will enjoy a work/lifestyle balance, an excellent remuneration package while still being challenged on a daily basis.

You will be an integral member of the team and play a key role in the success of this five year project through supporting the team in analysis, financial tracking, reporting, budgeting, forecasting, reconciliations, costing, system maintenance and related activities. The role will have an attractive balance of financial and management accounting as well as allow you to contribute to the team by developing project activity schedules.

This is a hands on role that requires a team player with a proven track record within a construction or project environment. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills coupled with strong technical accounting knowledge, the ability to think on your feet and drive outcomes.

Develop your Career

Canberra $85 000

This organisation has experienced and continues to experience rapid growth, which has produced a need for more finance personnel. This key management accounting role operates in a vibrant team that supports freethinking and relationship building.

This team has been forging ahead with process improvements and has been a shining example of innovative thinking. A suitable candidate would be an energetic, team focussed person who would continue this ethic of work to grow the team and company.

Reporting directly to the Finance Manager your key responsibilities will include managing the budget and budget processes, budget analysis and analysis & reporting on financial resource allocations. Policy creation and management, project cost analysis budgeting and forecasting; and assisting with the preparation of Board reports will also play important part in the role.

To be successful in this outstanding opportunity, you will be qualified in accounting with CA/CPA (or progressing towards), strong analytical skills and develop and manage relationships both locally and nationally. This exciting role will suit a highly motivated self-starter looking to take role ownership in a company that rewards long term career goals.


Adelaide SA

This internationally acclaimed group operate across several business disciplines and are highly regarded as leaders in their field.  With an established corporate office in Adelaide, they currently require a knowledgeable Accountant to complement their team.

This influential opportunity you will include preparation of monthly management accounts, statutory reporting, BAS preparation, in addition to hands on work including the overseeing of the creditor and debtor function.

Commercially savvy with strong attention to detail, you will be an aspiring CA/CPA/CIMA qualified Accountant with an ability to build key relationships with both internal and external contacts. This challenging opportunity will reward you for managing and developing your own business unit and allow you to flourish in a growing organisation.


Adelaide $65 000

Based in the eastern suburbs this community-oriented organisation is renowned for its proactive attitude toward the conditions of its employee’s. My client is currently looking for an established accountant with a diverse range of skills.

Reporting to the Manager of Finance you will be assisting in the preparation of annual business plans, budgets and financial statements including review work. A pivotal function of this role will be to maintain an accurate fixed assets register for land, building and infrastructure. In addition to the afore mentioned duties you will perform the journal preps and rec’s, capital budgets and monthly and quarterly reporting.

As an experienced accountant you have exposure to fixed assets, management and financial accounting. Ideally with a tertiary qualification you have well developed communication skills and are able to build relationship with internal and external stakeholders.

Accounting Manager

Sydney $100 000

This global leader in entertainment technologies produces essential elements for high-quality audio and surround sound and has been in operation of over 50 years. The company now has a requirement for a CPA/CA qualified accounting professional.

This role is responsible for the closing of the Australian consolidated financial statements according to US GAAP of a small subsidiary of a Global US business.

Key requirements of the role will include management of all financial transactions using Peoplesoft GL system, accountability of all journal transactions, AP & AR, financial analyses of monthly reports, production of monthly management reporting to US H/O, working with the corporate tax team to ensure local tax requirements are met and involvement with budgeting and forecasting.

Ideally candidates will need to enjoy working in a hands-on role and have experience of reporting to an overseas head office. Good communication skills and the ability to mix with a range of people are also critical. An interest in entertainment equipment and music would also be of interest to my client but is not essential.

Senior Financial Accountant – Group
Sydney $125 000

Globally this ASX company is a highly recognised brand that provides a broad range of services. They now seek to recruit a talented and technically astute financial accountant in a challenging role. With excellent benefits on offer, this position offers the jobholder an excellent opportunity to develop their skills in a highly visible role.

Key responsibilities include preparing the groups bi-annual results, conducting training on accounting standards & system changes and providing business technical support to the line accountants in the business. You will have involvement in board reporting process and maintaining the consolidation reporting system

Candidates must be CA/CPA Qualified with strong experience in Statutory Accounting and a knowledge of AIFRS is preferred. Due to the dynamic nature of the business this role is seen as a stepping stone to more senior manager roles in the business and as such this position would suit candidates wanting strong career progression.
Group Financial Accountant

Sydney CBD $120 000

Globally this ASX company is a highly recognised brand that provides a broad range of services. They now seek to recruit a talented and technically astute financial accountant in a challenging role. With excellent benefits on offer, this position offers the job-holder an excellent opportunity to develop their skills in a highly visible role.

Key responsibilities include assisting in the preparation of the Group’s bi-annual results consolidation process, ensuring the statutory consolidation/reporting system is functioning properly and is updated for changes in accounting standards and assisting business unit financial accountants on system and technical accounting issues throughout the year.

You will assist the Group Finance Manager in analysing new business proposals from an accounting technical point of view to ensure compliance with AIFRS and provide accounting technical support to the financial accountants in the business units, including domestic and overseas accountants.

The successful candidate must be CA/CPA qualified with strong experience in Statutory Accounting. Technical knowledge must be current and knowledge of AIFRS is essential.

Senior Accountant


This newly created role is due to the ongoing expansion and success of this reputable company. Being in the telecommunications industry they are a highly competitive and fast paced environment.

This is a diverse role and comes with staff management duties. You will be leading a medium sized team and responsible for the following functions; effective reporting and control of the funds, financial reporting and commentary, budgeting, forecasting and variance analysis, capital expenditure duties, reporting on import expenditures, reporting on investment and assets and statutory accounting.

To be considered for this role you must be CA qualified and have strong staff management experience. You also need working knowledge of import/export operations and foreign exchange. Experience in the telecommunications sector would be ideal also. Clear communication skills and a professional attitude is essential.

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