Manager External Reporting and Technical Accounting


Location: Sydney

Job Type: Full time


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Build your career and Australia’s future.

Not many people can say they are working on building Australia’s future. With us you’ll be doing just that, leaving a legacy for all Australians. Plus, there’s equal employment, great training, and true flexible working arrangements.

A fantastic opportunity has presented itself at NBN Co, Australia’s largest infrastructure project, as the Manager, External Reporting and Technical Accounting, reporting to the Executive Manager, External Reporting and Technical Accounting.

A bit about your role

As part of the Corporate Finance team, this position will have responsibility to support the preparation, delivery and review of NBN Co’s statutory reporting, provide expert technical accounting advice on a cross functional basis and execute valuation procedures undertaken by the Company. This role has a core reporting, technical accounting and valuation specialist focus and includes the delivery of both key external and internal stakeholder requirements in a fast-paced environment.

The External Reporting component of the role is responsible for assisting management in the preparation, review, and delivery of external financial and shareholder reporting, particularly for the Half-Year and Annual Integrated Report but also includes the provision of valuation reporting to NBN Co’s shareholders. The delivery of the external reports includes the co-ordination and oversight of other team members and consultants (where applicable) who will be part of a core team responsible for the delivery of these financial reports.

In respect of Technical Accounting, the position will be responsible for helping to set and maintain NBN Co’s accounting policies and provide accounting solutions for complex business transactions. The role will need to ensure that the support for all reported positions is able to withstand the scrutiny of internal and external audit reviews. Where appropriate this will include the preparation of robust accounting position memos and reports, as well as the drafting Board and Audit and Risk Committee reporting on significant accounting matters. This includes supporting any review by such parties and being able to respond to business stakeholders where required.

A bit about you

To be successful in this role, you will have a strong background in financial reporting for large listed (or equivalent) corporate entities.

You will have demonstrated experience within an external reporting function in a fast-paced organisation, including specialist technical accounting expertise. Relevant tertiary qualifications in business, commerce, or accounting as well as a Professional Accounting based qualification (CA), or equivalent, is essential for this role.

World-class verbal and high-quality written communication skills coupled with problem solving and the ability to build effective working relationships with stakeholders across all levels of the business will be essential to your success in this role.

You will be a highly motivated individual with the ability to work autonomously, be an influential leader and willing team participant. You will possess a can-do attitude with strong interpersonal skills to effectively partner with a range of management and business stakeholders across the organisation.

Life at NBN Co

At NBN Co our people have a clear and shared purpose - empowering Australians to redefine the way they live, work and play into the future. As one of the Australia’s largest infrastructure projects ever undertaken in Australian history, you’ll be part of a team building a brighter future for the country.

In your personal career, you’ll benefit from technical training for professional development, leadership programs and access to the latest technology, as well as being led by a diverse executive team.

NBN Co is committed to an inclusive, flexible and supportive workplace where everyone can feel valued, respected and have equal opportunity to thrive and succeed. We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures - including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTI+ community and people living with disability. We're happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – we encourage you to advise us at the time of the application via [email protected]

We actively focus on our people having a fair go at reaching their career aspirations. We’re committed to equal opportunities for all employees. With initiatives like Women’s Leadership Programs, a commitment to equal pay, flexibility and market leading parental leave, we truly are paving the way for true equality in the workplace.

Continue the conversation

If you think this role might be for you, we want to hear from you. Please apply by following the links and sending in your resume only. We do not require a cover letter or any selection criteria to be addressed.

Please note that this role will be a permanent opportunity and applications for this role will close at midnight Wednesday the 5th of October 2022.

At NBN Co, health, safety and wellbeing will always be our highest priority and we are committed to protecting our employees, families, partner workforces, and the customers and communities we serve. nbn recognises that vaccinations against COVID-19 are critical and necessary for our future. As such certain workers are expected to be vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a valid medical exemption is provided. For further information please refer to our Covid-19 Vaccination Policy.

At NBN Co our people and our planet matter. We have an unwavering commitment to the wellbeing and safety of our employees so that everyone goes home safely each day and can perform at their peak to deliver the nbn™ network. NBN Co also aims to build a network that minimises energy use and can be operated with minimal impact on the environment.

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