Finance & Administration Officer

South East Water

Location: Frankston

Job Type: Full time


Who are we?

Iota is a wholly owned subsidiary of South East Water, a government-owned metropolitan water utility in Melbourne. Established to deliver impact outside of South East Water’s regulatory boundaries, Iota seeks to drive change in the water sector and help it respond to challenges such as climate change. Iota also commercialises game changing digital and circular economy technologies.

About the role

A wonderful opportunity now exists for someone wanting to broaden their experience by working across both finance and operations. This fifteen-month, fixed term role reporting to the Senior Accountant is responsible for providing operational accounting support to Iota’s finance team and will support the Operations Director with project administration and basic IT systems related support.

In this role, you will:

  • Work with the Senior Accountant to prepare Iota’s internal and external month end reports and supporting statutory obligations relating to taxation and financial reporting.
  • Contribute to work papers and reconciliations.
  • Process billing of customers and invoices, raise and amend purchase orders, process vendor and customer return approvals and inventory adjustments.
  • Provide information and accounting support to the Iota finance and management team.
  • Maintain computerised records management system.
  • Assist with external and internal audit information requests.
  • Assist with the bi-annual stocktake.
  • Review and propose changes to processes to streamline team activities.
  • Ensure team processes are well documented and up to date.
  • Assist the Operations Director with project administration and basic IT systems related support.

What we need from you

The Finance and Administration Officer will be focused on outcomes, be an excellent problem solver and a strong communicator.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • A Tertiary Accounting qualification.
  • CPA or CA qualification or working towards.
  • Intermediate computer skills in the Microsoft Office Suite
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ability to successfully deliver concurrent tasks and meet deadlines whilst maintaining accuracy and integrity of financial data and information.
  • Legislative knowledge and can apply applicable tax law and accounting standards to business processes and reports.

What's in it for you?

  • The opportunity to be part of a team committed to having a positive impact on environmental and social initiatives;
  • A range of benefits, free on-site parking;
  • A commitment to work-life balance with truly flexible working arrangements, including hybrid working, leave purchasing and RDO options.
  • Great learning and development opportunities, including development programs, digital learning and site visits;
  • A great culture. With an engagement score of 85%, you’ll be working in a team with a strong work ethic and a collaborative nature; and
  • 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:

Want to know more?

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Keen to apply?

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We're accepting applications for this exciting role until Sunday 1 October 2023.

This role is remunerated at a level 3 and offers are made commensurate with skills and experience.

You’ve got this!