Senior Group Accountant (928257)


Location: Baulkham Hills

Job Type: Full time


About Woolworths Group

Woolworths Group is a food and everyday needs retailer united by the shared purpose of creating better experiences together for a better tomorrow. With more than 1,400 stores across its Woolworths Supermarkets, Countdown Supermarkets (New Zealand) and BIG W brands, and fast-growing eCommerce businesses, Woolworths Group is Australia and New Zealand’s largest retailer. A top 10 company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), Woolworths Group employs more than 180,000 team members and serves more than 20 million customers a week.

  • 12 months fixed term contract - a great chance to network and get visibility to internally open career opportunities

  • Work from home flexibility

  • Suited to talent from both commercial finance and accounting backgrounds

About the role

Due to an internal secondment, we have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Group Accountant to join our Woolworths Group External Reporting team for 12 months. You will play a key role in ensuring that internal and external reporting is accurate, timely, and in compliance with accounting standards and disclosure requirements.

Key responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation and review of the Group’s half-year financial report and annual report, Appendix 4D/4E, five-year summary and subsidiary accounts

  • Assist in the preparation of papers to the Audit Committee and analysis to the CFO, to support key accounting positions and judgements

  • Provide technical accounting advice to the wider Group, including guidance on leases, revenue and capital expenditure

  • Proactively identify opportunities for process improvement within the financial reporting process

  • Partner with various finance shared services teams in Adelaide to deliver timely insights during reporting cycles

  • Liaise and collaborate with external auditors during the financial reporting process

  • Maintain the Group accounting policies to ensure ongoing compliance with Australian Accounting Standards

About you

  • A minimum of 4 years experience

  • CA / CPA qualification is essential

  • Previous experience in a Big 4 accounting firm and/or large ASX listed business is highly desirable

  • Exposure to technical accounting skills including familiarity with Australian Accounting Standards and ability to interpret accounting and reporting requirements

  • Able to communicate complex financial information to a broad audience

  • Strong stakeholder management, project management, and partnering capability

  • Experience in supporting financial systems (BPC and SAP) and advanced excel skills

What is in it for you

  • You will be joining corporate Australia’s largest onsite finance team of over 800 team members. This scale brings complexity, challenges and opportunities for an extremely rewarding career
  • Having a career with us means you are joining the group which ranked 2nd in LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies Australia 2022 and we are recognised as a WGEA Employer of Choice for Gender Equality, Work180 Endorsed Employer for all women along with Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTQ workplace inclusion
  • You will be joining Australia’s largest retailer which is also at the forefront of innovation and modern ways of working
  • Flexibility is valued and supported across Woolworths Group and covers flexible work hours and locations (including working from overseas for up to 8 weeks per year), flexible career opportunities, and flexible leave options
  • Career development sessions, internal networking events and mentorship/leadership programs to grow your career
  • Team member discounts across all Woolworths Group and partner businesses, access to discounts in novated leases, share purchase plans, lifestyle and other attraction discounts

Grow with the Group

As an inclusive, team-first company, our people are at the core of everything we do.

We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage. We are proud to be recognised as a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTQ+ inclusion and as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

As our Group continues to evolve, innovate and support our communities, we encourage our team members to do the same with their own careers, by providing ongoing opportunities to grow and make a real difference.

We value flexibility, and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.

We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, and most importantly, we're all about creating better experiences – for our customers and for each other.

We’d love to hear from You

If you meet a number of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application. You can learn more about working with us on LinkedIn or via #LI #work180.

Our Talent Acquisition Team and Hiring Leaders kindly request no unsolicited resumes or approaches from Recruitment Agencies. Woolworths Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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