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Assistant Accountant

South East Water

Location: Frankston

Job Type: Full time


Who are we?

We’re here to help people live well and create a better and more sustainable future. We support healthy and liveable communities by delivering water, sewerage and recycled water services to 1.77 million people who rely on us every day and every night. At South East Water, we innovate with purpose and act with care to deliver healthy water for life. Fresh thinking and collaboration are at the heart of our organisation. We are constantly learning, embracing the challenges of today and excited by the opportunities that tomorrow will bring.

The role

This full-time role will be responsible for assisting with the delivery of South East Water’s key financial reporting obligations, and external compliance obligations consistent with government policies, accounting policies and audit requirements.

Working closely with the Manager, Financial Accounting & Reporting and the Financial Accountant, this role plays an integral part of the Financial Accounting team in performing a number of core functions pertaining to financial accounting. The key functions of the Financial Accounting team, which this role will assist with, include managing transactional banking and treasury operations, reporting on financials to external stakeholders and statutory compliance, providing advice on technical accounting matters, and ensuring the integrity of general ledger and fixed asset register.

Who are you?

The ideal candidate will possess a tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline, such as accounting and/or finance and either have or be working towards a CPA or CA qualification. Armed with previous experience in the preparation of reconciliations, as well as sound knowledge of accounting software, candidates will be able to quickly resolve business queries with internal stakeholders due to their strong communication and collaboration skills.

Candidates will also require:

  • an ability to work within tight deadlines
  • attention to detail
  • excellent problem-solving skills.
  • a continuous improvement mindset.
  • proficiency in Oracle is highly regarded.

If this sounds like you, then we'd love to hear from you!

What's in it for you?

  • A commitment to work-life balance with truly flexible working arrangements, including hybrid working and leave purchasing.
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave for all parents and paid super on unpaid parental leave
  • A range of benefits, including free on-site parking and cultural leave.
  • A great culture working in collaborative teams with strong work ethics.
  • Career focused learning and development opportunities.
  • The opportunity to be part of an organisation committed to environmental initiatives.
  • Enjoy modern office facilities with panoramic beachfront views.

We're for everyone

We do meaningful work, but how we do it is just as important. We’re here to help people live well, protect the environment, and keep healthy water and resources accessible and affordable for all. We know to make a positive difference we need to support our people to be their very best. Flexibility and innovation are at the heart of how we work. But it’s our people’s collective ambition, authenticity and differences that bring our culture to life.

Our people are as diverse as the communities we serve. Everyone brings a unique voice and a refreshing perspective that keeps us innovating. It makes us better learners, thinkers and collaborators, helping create better outcomes for our customers. Even though we’re all different, we still share a common goal to deliver healthy water for life.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, members of the LGBTIQ+ community, people with disability and from culturally diverse backgrounds. We aim to provide an inclusive and accessible workplace for everyone. If you need any help with the application process or would like to discuss your reasonable adjustments during interviews, or to learn more about the role, please contact:

Keen to make an impact?

Click hereto check out the position description. We're accepting applications for this exciting opportunity until Sunday 24 September 2023!

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