- Full time (1 FTE) opportunity
- 2 year, fixed term contract (potential to extend)
- Respected global research organisation
- Make an impact on global health outcomes
The George Institute is 700 people around the world, all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:
- Find better treatments for the world's biggest health problems
- Transform primary health care to support better health for more people
- Harness the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health
Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact.
We have a new and exciting opportunity for an Accountant to join our growing organisation. This is a broad role and will provide support to the team in several important areas, including, but not limited to: banking, foreign exchange management, accounts receivable, assistance with accounts payable, journal processing, month end reconciliations and other general finance record keeping. The successful candidate will work closely with all divisional team members to provide high level financial and accounting services to the Institute.
Key responsibilities of the role will include:
- Ensuring accuracy of the funding database and overseeing the receivables function
- Maintaining a good working relationship with our funders and other stakeholders
- Managing all payroll related transactions and queries
- Monthly, quarterly & yearly reviewing BAS lodgements and reconciliation for all entities in the group and BAS to revenue reconciliation for auditors
- Submitting quarterly ABS surveys
- Completing workers comp returns and annual true up journal
- Management of corporate credit cards
- Contributing to budgeting process with respect to funding inputs
- Providing and reconciling data for intercompany invoicing each month-end
- Creating and maintaining spreadsheets for various on-going and ad-hoc requirements for the Institute and GHE (e.g. RBG calculations, Payroll, Acquittal templates etc)
- Managing the general ledger, including the monthly balance sheet and intercompany reconciliations
- Supporting the preparation of year-end statutory accounts
- Contributing to process improvement and system enhancement initiatives
- Reporting and analysing financial data
Success in this role, will be based on a range of key skills and experience:
- Qualified (CA, CPA, ACCA, or CIMA) with 1-2 years post qualified experience
- Solid understanding of accounting principles, reconciliation and journal requirements
- Demonstrated experience in working in an environment that requires confidentiality
- High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel
- Computer literate with a demonstrated ability to learn new software applications quickly
- Excellent attention to detail and strong focus on quality of work
- Excellent written and interpersonal skills
- The ability to work both autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders
- Excellent reporting skills
- Excellent co-ordination and time management skills, with the ability to meet multiple and conflicting deadlines
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills
To learn more about the role, please view the Position Description here.
The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd October 2020. We do however, reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.
Our big and bold mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide needs a diverse and innovative team to deliver it. So, we foster a dynamic, inclusive and flexible workplace where each individual can bring their best selves to work.
Everyone is encouraged to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, LGBTIQ people and mature-aged adults.
Type of career: Jobs
City: Newtown, Sydney
Application close date: 23/10/2020