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Assistant Accountant – Leading Financial Services Firm

Written by Anton Murray Consulting on .

Location: Sydney

Salary description: $55-62k base

  • $50-100k AUD Equivalent
  • Permanent
  • 1 to 3 years of experience

Our client is a well known global trading firm. They are seeking an experienced Assistant Accountant to join their small finance team reporting into the financial controller. They are seeking a part CA/CPA qualified Assistant Accountant join their finance & control department.

They will be responsible for assisting with the production of management reports for Head Office and local management.

The ideal candidate will be part to full CPA / CA qualified and have 2+ years experience within an assistant accounting role ideally from another financial services business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Processing of accruals and prepayments
  • BAS reporting
  • Fixed asset register
  • General ledger/ trial balance duties
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Month end duties
  • As hoc tasks as required


The successful candidate will be self-motivated and possess the following key attributes:

  • Tertiary degree and in the process of undertaking a professional accounting qualification (CA/ CPA or equivalent)
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to present and communicate information effectively
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High attention to detail and computer literacy (strong Excel skills are essential)
  • Experience in preparation of balance sheet and profit and loss
  • Experience with a mid-market accounting ledger
  • Previous experience in the financial services industry is preferred but not essential
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