Manager, Technical Accounting & Policy

Last updated 10 days ago
Location:Melbourne
Job Type:Full Time

We are Australia's largest superannuation fund, here to help members achieve their best possible retirement outcome. Working with a wide range of stakeholders, we create meaningful value for members and our communities through our diverse workforce of highly competent and highly motivated employees.

This role will provide proactive advice for the finance and reporting team. You will help drive a continuous review process and challenge current assumptions along with identifying issues while recommending solutions. This role is at the forefront of change.


Your new team

Our Finance and Operations group ensures the Fund's considerable financial, commercial, legal and operational activities are timely and accurate. Dedicated to continuous improvement, it is a team led by managers who advocate for their people, are open and approachable and who share their knowledge. Our environment enables you to seize exciting career opportunities, to feel trusted and respected, and to lead a fulfilling life with true workplace flexibility.

Your new role

In this role, you will be supporting the Principle of Finance Control & Regulatory Reporting by being the technical accounting subject matter expert for the fund. You will have a strong technical background in order to take ownership of the review process of statutory accounts. This will in turn provide inside to proactively provide technical accounting advice to the finance team/business. This role consists of in-depth policy review, drafting and implementation while also having influence in the continuous improvement of the Fund & Trustee financial statement disclosures in accordance with reporting requirements and industry best practice. Along with the above you will assist the Principle in managing the external audit relationship.

As an accomplished technical accountant, you will oversee the accounting due diligence for the Fund and ensure we are raising issues early working alongside the tax technical transaction team. This role will take ownership of all policies for Financial Control and Regulatory Reporting while also updating, refreshing and rolling-out changes. An agile position you will identify opportunities for efficiency/productivity savings and drive a continuous improvement mindset.

What you'll need

  • To have advanced analytical skills, including the ability to identify when data and analysis is materially incorrect, and obtain solutions. Along with the ability to understand and challenge existing and theoretical models in order to identify ways to drive efficiency.
  • Advanced interpersonal skills with the ability to present ideas, perspectives and issues to senior management in order to lead initiatives to drive change.
  • Have strong technical accounting skills and the ability to coordinate tasks, set priorities and operate independently.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with meticulous attention to detail;
  • As we are a members first organisation you must be highly customer-focussed.

What you will get in return

You will be an integral part of the Fund driving change and building relationships internally and externally, in a growing, dynamic and authentic organisation that promotes integrity and puts members first. Other benefits include a competitive salary, genuine flexible working arrangements, discounted travel, income protection insurance and generous leave entitlements.

We are committed to the recruitment, development and support of a diverse workforce into an environment which is inclusive, embraces diversity in all its forms and is a place where you can be you. All roles can flex at AustralianSuper and we're happy to discuss what this can look like for you.

We are proud to be a WGEA certified Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (8 years running) and to be recognised as one of Australia's top 10 workplaces for Dads.

What next

Please apply now, if you share our values of Energy, Integrity, Generosity of Spirit and Excellent Outcomes and would like the opportunity to work in a challenging, growing and rapidly evolving team to deliver outstanding results.

Be Inspired, Be Bold, Be you

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