Financial Accountant Full-time, fixed-term, Sydney City Navitas is a diversified global education provider that offers an extensive range of educational services for students and professionals including university programs, language training, workforce education and student recruitment. Navitas listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in 2004 and is now an S&P/ASX Top 100 Company, employing more than 5,500 staff globally. Navitas operates across three Divisions.
Introduction to the Role The Financial Accountant position is responsible for the provision of highest quality accounting services to support the Finance function of Navitas Professional and English Programs Division. The key duties of this role are focused around financial transaction processing and assisting with month end reporting. The incumbent of this role is expected to liaise effectively with corporate clients and individual public participants to develop and maintain long standing relationships. In addition to financial accounting, this role will also be required to prepare reports, provide general administration support and assist with auditing. The Financial Accountant role is a full-time, fixed-term contract which will be reviewed after 7 months. Essential Diploma or equivalent qualification in Accounting Previous experience in an Assistant Accountant or similar role Strong Microsoft excel and/or financial modelling experience Strong attention to detail with the ability to prioritise competing tasks for completion on time Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Positive and enthusiastic attitude Hands-on approach and problem solver High level commitment to quality of work and meeting deadlines Well-developed administration skills Desirable Degree qualification in Accounting or similar Previous experience using Oracle Prior experience in an Educational environment What we offer An attractive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful candidate. The Navitas Group offers outstanding long-term career opportunities within Australia and abroad, and is values driven and an equal opportunity employer. Enquiries and applications, including a cover letter, statement addressing all the essential criteria and resume, should be sent to Jennifer Price, General Manager – Finance, Navitas English and Professional Programs, on [email protected]
. Applications close 5pm Friday 30th January 2015. Only applicants who are eligible to work in Australia may apply for this position. The successful candidate may be required to obtain a National Police Check and/or a Working with Children Check as a condition of their employment.
Position Description Title:
Professional and English Programs
Financial Accounting Manager
Overview and Objectives of the Position:
Responsible for the provision of highest quality accounting services to support the Finance function of the PEP Division.
General Manager - Finance
Financial Accounting Manager
Business Accountant English & Foundation Skills and Careers & Learning
Other accounts and finance professionals within Navitas
Key Result Areas (Areas of Accountability and Responsibility):
Contributes to the highest standard of accounting and student financial services by:
Attending to end-of-month processes including proper revenue and expense recognition, overhead allocations and accruals; Preparing all month-end balance sheet reconciliations by the due date and ensuring that reconciling items are promptly resolved and cleared; Maintaining the fixed assets register for the Company and assisting with the annual periodic inventory verification by custodians; Preparation of BAS and IAS returns in a timely and accurate manner, ensuring lodgement and payment by the due dates; Assisting with preparation of monthly financial and management reporting package including variance analysis and drafting commentary; Assisting with the collation of data for the weekly dashboard; Assisting with collation of data for key financial and non-financial business performance indicators; Complying with PEP Division Finance Policies and Procedures; Assisting with ad hoc projects and the general needs of the finance function as required from time-to-time.
Contributes to the highest standard of professionalism by:
Maintaining high standards of work performance; Actively supporting the finance team in achieving its objectives;
Completing assigned tasks to the best of your ability and in accordance with agreed deadlines; and Developing and maintaining effective relationships with stakeholders.
Significantly contributes to the growth and profitability by:
Maintaining an approach to the business that is commercial and EVA oriented; Having a thorough understanding of the environment in which the company operates; Providing timely and insightful analysis and reporting.
Contributes to the most effective and efficient management of resources by:
Maintaining appropriate records relating to the financial accounting systems; Liaising on accounting and student financial matters with relevant educational and administration staff; and Actively participating in effective communication practices.
Contributes to the maintenance of client privacy by;
Contributes to the maintenance of a safe working environment by;
Taking reasonable care for the health and safety of staff and students at PEP; and Cooperating as needed to enable PEP to comply with regulations involving health, safety and welfare.
Selection Criteria (Qualifications, Skills and Experience)
Essential: Diploma or equivalent qualification in Accounting Previous experience in an Assistant Accountant or similar role Strong Microsoft excel and/or financial modelling experience Strong attention to detail with the ability to prioritise competing tasks for completion on time Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Positive and enthusiastic attitude Hands-on approach and problem solver High level commitment to quality of work and meeting deadlines Well-developed administration skills Desirable: Degree qualification in Accounting or similar Previous experience using Oracle Prior experience in an Educational environment