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Financial Accountant

Tursa Employment & Training is a large not-for-profit provider of Employment and Training Services. TURSA is highly ranked in a competitive industry, providing both jobactive and Disability Employment Services to businesses and unemployed persons across 58 sites on the eastern seaboard region from Forster on the Mid-North Coast of NSW to Noosaville on the QLD Sunshine Coast.

TURSA offers above average salaries and conditions of employment such as:

  • a 72-hour, 9-day fortnight
  • Superannuation paid at 12%
  • Generous not-for-profit Salary packaging entitlements
  • Numerous other staff benefits

 TURSA is currently seeking a competent accountant with a strong work ethic to join our team in the capacity of Financial Accountant. The successful applicant will need to contribute to the establishment, maintenance, and development of the accounting function, activities, processes, and productivity to the highest possible professional standard in an ethical, efficient, and effective manner.

No further information will be supplied to applicants other than as set out as follows or available through the TURSA website or Links to the website, or publications or brochures etc. available for public access at any of our current 58 sites.

Applicants should not canvass current TURSA staff in respect to their application.

Information on TURSA sites, programs, and services is available on the TURSA website or through links on our website.

Application details and procedures are set out as follows:

  • Selection Criteria – please note the submission of Selection Criteria is essential for applications to be considered
  • Position Overview
  • Application Procedure
  • Pre Employment Medical Examination
  • Australian Federal Police, Child Protection Check, and other screening as per relevant State requirements.

Selection Criteria:

 Financial Accountant
1 Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar role
2 Understanding of, and the ability to ensure organisational compliance with accounting standards and legislation
3 Demonstrated sound analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to analyse data and prepare and present financial reports and statement
4 Tertiary qualification is Accounting or other relevant field
5 Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a proficiency using Microsoft 365 products
1 Experience in Dynamics 365 Finance, including power apps

Position Overview:

POSITION: Financial Accountant
ACCOUNTABLE TO: Chief Financial Officer
SUBSTANTIVE GRADING: Minimum of Manager Grade 1 according to relevant experience and/or qualifications, and duties. Progress beyond the scale shall be dependent upon appropriate experience, skills, and holding relevant qualifications.
OBJECTIVE: To contribute to establishment, maintenance, and development of the accounting function, activities, processes, and productivity to the highest possible professional standard in an ethical, efficient, and effective manner.
SCOPE: The Financial Accountant’s principal role and responsibilities are to:
• Provide administrative and management support to the Chief Financial Officer in the discharge of their responsibilities.
• To provide support to other senior accounting staff as arranged by the Chief Financial Officer
• To undertake special projects or activities as directed by the Chief Financial Officer in accordance with policies, standards, and objectives prescribed or authorised by the Board of Directors.
Duties and responsibilities generally shall be to:
  1. Comply with all TURSA policies, procedures and protocols, contractual requirements, requirements of Codes of Conduct, and legislation applicable to relationships with clients, other staff, other providers, government agencies and departments
  2. Prepare monthly financial reports including profit and loss, cash flow and balance sheets
  3. Preparation of the monthly BAS statement
  4. Supervise, or assist in such supervision as the Chief Financial Officer directs or authorises, the financial administration of the Accounting Unit operations including creditors, debtors, cash maintenance of general ledger and preparation of monthly management reports in accordance with TURSA Financial Policy, Funding Contracts and/or Deeds and any applicable
  5. Ensure accurate and timely submission of PAYG withholdings and FBT payments
  6. Preparation and authorisation of online banking transactions
  7. Prepare monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  8. Preparation of monthly standing journals.
  9. Collate reports and data for internal and external audits.
  10. Monitor, examine and report to the Chief Financial Officer any accounting discrepancies
  11. Manage the general ledger system including training and assisting other users
  12. Year-end system reporting and rollover
  13. Prepare weekly cashflow reports
  14. Calculation and accrual of interest payments on term deposits
  15. Credit card management, reconciliation and payment, including development of expense management systems.
  16. Assist and monitor any purchasing, payables, asset control, and other administrative procedures
  17. Assist under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer in the preparation of budgets and reports
  18. Assist, or undertake as directed, in the design of financial reporting for use by management in evaluating alternative modes of action for funding or expansion
  19. Analyse financial trends and provide cost and revenue forecasting
  20. Prepare or assist in the preparation of clear, regular reports graphs and charts as required and/or directed by the Chief Financial Officer for Board meetings
  21. Accurate administration and recording of fringe benefits to input the preparation of the annual Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) Return
  22. Undertake any training required to undertake task and duties efficiently and effectively; such training shall be provided by Tursa Employment & Training
  23. Ensure effective use is made of systems to improve efficiency; develops new management information systems including power apps
  24. Assist in the production of a range of accurate and timely financial reports and analyses of current operating performance, using previous and estimated costs to assist management in determining potential operating performance.
  25. Assist the design of financial reporting for use by management in evaluating alternative modes of action for funding or expansion
  26. Carry out such other relevant activities consistent with TURSA’s objectives, programmes and services as the Chief Financial Officer may authorise

Application Procedure:

Applicants are requested to follow the following format in applying for employment:

  1. Address all of the selection criteria in a concise and relevant manner in your letter of application or as a separate (preferred) attachment to your letter of application (Maximum 2 pages - just a simple statement of fact as to why you believe you meet the criterion will suffice). Objective, quantitative evidence is desired to support your claims. (Please note: The submission of Selection Criteria is essential for applications to be considered.)
  2. Attach a copy of resume with details of three recent, relevant referees, and copies of any qualifications
  3. Please place a footer on each page of any application letter, resume, and addressing of selection criteria stating your name, date and the position applied for

TURSA reserves the right to appoint applicants prior to the closing date.

Medical Examination:

Tursa Employment & Training reserves the right to require applicants to undergo a medical examination before offering employment.

Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination immunisation record or medical contraindication certificate (the collection, handling and storage of such information provided, will be undertaken in accordance with the security requirements of the Australian Privacy Principles).

Federal Police and Child Protection Checks:

Successful applicants will be required to undergo Federal Police Checks before confirmation of employment. All jobs offers will be subject to satisfactory reference checks.

Job Info
Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: 23/11/2021
Expiry Date: 17/12/2021
Job Type: Full Time
Salary Info
Salary Type: Negotiable

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