Accounts Assistant

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Location: Sydney

Salary description:

  • $50-100k AUD Equivalent
  • Contract or Temporary
  • 1 to 3 years of experience

This is an exceptional opportunity for an Accounts Assistant or Assistant Accountant to join a vibrant CBD-based recruitment business, on an ongoing contract 3-5 days per week. This is a great position for an applicant at university seeking to build solid AP/AR/business management experience while completing a B.Accounting or M.Accounting.

Anton Murray Consulting is a boutique financial services recruitment firm based in Sydney CBD. We are seeking an Assistant Accountant to join our team on a flexible part time basis. We are a dynamic team who work collaboratively and encourage an entrepreneurial spirit. A candidate who takes initiative and actively seeks to learn and grow in the role is essential. This is a flexible on-the desk position, and you days & work hours worked can be flexible to work in with your university schedule.

This role will report directly to the CFO and work closely with him, and in support of the Sydney recruitment team. The scope of the role will be determined by the successful candidate. There is capacity for this to be an involved accounting position for an experienced applicant, but can also be adapted to a more junior candidate looking to develop. Tertiary education in an accounting or business field is ideal, or working toward completing a degree.


  • Accounts payable: manage invoices as they come in to the team, paying them in a timely manner and accurately recording these transactions in Xero
  • Accounts receivable: creating and issuing invoices for permanent placements and regular payroll contractors. Engaging with clients to chase overdue invoices and manage accounts
  • Bank reconciliations: Managing the business credit cards – ensuring transactions are recorded in Xero and reconciling each month
  • Expense reporting: Collecting, verifying and submitting expense claims for the team
  • Payroll: managing fortnightly payroll for the Anton Murray Consulting team and our book of contractors – this includes collecting and verifying timesheets from contractors and managers, chasing hours and liaising with clients
  • P&L and revenue reporting: Tracking contractor hours and permanent revenue, providing regular reporting to the CFO and Director
  • Other accounting reporting: On an ad hoc basis you may assist the CFO with other accounts reporting, such as the BAS and FBT

A successful candidate:

  • Ideally some prior experience in an accounts or assistant accounting role
  • Tertiary education in Accounting or Commerce or Business, and/or working towards ACA or CPA will be looked upon highly
  • Experience using Xero would be highly regarded
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Well-presented, well-spoken and articulate as you will have some client interaction in support of the team
  • Strong communication skills, particularly over email
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite – particularly Excel
  • Motivated, driven and looking to join an exciting team!

If you are looking to work as part of a vibrant team, in an ongoing contract position within an AP/AR/Business Management position please kindly apply and we look forward to having you join the team at Anton Murray Consulting!

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Phone:+61 2 8246 8900

Hiring Staff: hire@antonmurray.com

Seeking Work: apply@antonmurray.com

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