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Financial Accountant – Global Investment Bank

Written by Anton Murray Consulting on .

Location: Sydney

Salary description: $85k package

  • $50-100k AUD Equivalent
  • Permanent
  • 3 to 7 years of experience

The Financial Accountant is part of a team responsible for ensuring the Finance & Control department meets its Financial, Management & Regulatory reporting obligations for the group.

Finance & Control is responsible for the production of all financial and management reporting which is used by external regulators, Head Office, local management and the external auditors.

This role will reporting to the  Head of Finance and Control and have 1 staff member working with you.

Our client is seeking to pay around $85k package for this role and is wanting at least 3 years of financial accounting experience and APRA reporting, ideally with another global financial services firm and a CA/CPA qualification.

Key Responsibilities


  • Execution of daily, monthly and quarterly first level controls
  • Monthly account justification for control purposes
  • Overdraft justification


  • Preparation and review of audit files for the external auditors
  • Assisting with the preparation of the local statutory financial statements and Annual Statutory returns
  • Preparation of expense accruals
  • Headcount verification
  • Production / assistance of APRA reporting, preparation of budget and forecast for general expenses
  • Intercompany recharges (contact with other locations, reconciliations, invoices)


  • Income tax accrual calculation
  • Preparation of quarterly tax effect accounting
  • Preparation of monthly BAS return
  • Preparation of weekly withholding tax return
  • Preparation of and /or assistance with GST returns, BAS, AIIR reports, IAS and DTA
  • Preparation of information for tax returns,
  • Prepare Fringe Benefit Tax returns


  • Back up for Accounts Payable; assisting with Accounts Payable, especially with Fixed Assets
  • Assistance to the Head of Financial Reporting & Control
  • Ad-hoc requests

Qualifications & Experience

  • Membership of CPA/CA
  • Financial services experience required
  • APRA regulatory reporting experience required
  • Ability to analyse and assess requirements and make suggestions and improvements
  • Experience of statutory account preparation
  • Working knowledge of tax requirements
  • Experience of preparation of various tax filings
  • Ability to work to tight timelines and under pressure to ensure deliverables are achieved
  • Strong communication skills


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