Senior Group Financial Accountant

Company Description

Are you ready to be a big part of something big?

At carsales, we’re all about making buying and selling a great experience. For 25 years we’ve been evolving with the new economy to help people choose how they move today and tomorrow.

When it comes to your career, we want to provide big opportunities to help you make a big impact. But for this to be possible, we strive to feel small. Small enough to quickly change tack, small enough to learn from different departments and small enough to connect authentically with leadership.

Not something you’d expect from one of the country’s biggest tech companies, is it?

And one of the best parts? We give you the autonomy to choose the working location that best suits your lifestyle – Office, Hybrid or Anywhere.

This is your opportunity to join carsales in this newly created role as Senior Group Financial Accountant. Reporting to the Senior Group Finance Manager, you will be a key contributor within the financial control team with responsibilities across the month-end close and reporting, consolidation and statutory accounts process.

Our Finance team has a full understanding of how each of our business units work, as they collaborate and share ideas with all our teams to ensure we are always delivering the best possible user experience to our customers.

What’s on offer

A place where you can move your career forward, where you’ll be continuously backed to make new ideas happen, and the chance to do work that makes real, significant impact in the world.
We’re proud to be recognised as one of Australia’s Best Workplaces™ by Great Place to Work®, an AFR BOSS Best Place to Work, a Family Friendly Workplace, and WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.
The support of a highly engaged, high-performing team including a leadership team that you’ll actually have face time with.
22 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers, four weeks paid secondary caregivers leave, six weeks paid gender affirming care leave.

Job Description

What you will do

Assist with leading the month-end close and consolidation process, including preparation of relevant journals as required.
Prepare month-end reporting and variance analysis for critical subsidiaries of Limited.
Partnering with our local and international subsidiaries, as well as other teams within carsales.
Assist with review of monthly tasks, including general ledger reconciliations.
Involvement in critical finance projects (e.g. system migrations, business combinations, capital transactions, review of internally developed software assets etc).
Take a lead role in the review and delivery of half-year and full-year financial reports.
Assist with managing the external audit process.
Provide technical accounting advice, financial information, and reporting to management.
Coaching of financial and assistant accountants.
Assist in making a difference by identifying and delivering continuous process improvements and efficiencies within the finance function, as our business continues to grow.


What we are looking for?

Demonstrated inclusive and interpersonal attributes that connect you to our behaviours (we change the game, we own it, we step in, we are curious, we don’t take ourselves too seriously).
Demonstrated expertise in accounting with sound technical accounting skills with a professional accounting qualification such as CA or CPA.
Big 4 Chartered Accounting firm or ASX listed/large multinational company experience is advantageous.
Understanding of accounting standards and accounting for key judgmental areas including provisions, accruals, impairment models and business combinations is advantageous.
Strong Excel proficiency. Previous experience with NetSuite ERP or similar accounting programs.

Additional Information

A few other things we want to let you know about…

carsales is an equal opportunity employer and we pride ourselves on fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. We encourage everyone of all ages, genders and backgrounds to apply. If you’re a candidate with a disability or you need some adjustments to be at your best, let us know how we can provide you with additional support.
We know how important keeping that balance between work/life is and have a range of flexible working options on offer, including part time work. We are open to this conversation during our recruitment process – if you want to know more just ask.
We are a proud Circle Back Initiative Employer which means we are committed to responding to every job applicant.
Successful candidates joining the carsales family are required to undergo a National Police Record check and must have full-time Australian working rights on an ongoing basis.

So come and join our team – because every role is a big role in our plans to go big.

Originally posted on Himalayas


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