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Accounts Assistant

Accounts Assistant - CPA preferred
  • Salary: A$70000-75000 per annum
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Sydney
  • Sector: Business Support
  • Job Ref: 45853

About this role


Looking for an Assistant Accountant to work in a creative, dynamic environment, lots of variety and responsibility. CPA accredited essential. 

Key responsibilities: 

  • Process all financial transactions into Attache General Ledger software.
  • Produce and report on a monthly basis the business Financial Statements with supporting management
  • documentation and associated reports to the Financial Controller.
  • Process, produce and report all ATO requirements ie PAYG tax, PAYG certificates, payroll tax, company tax, BAS/GST, FBT – monthly, quarter and annual deadlines.
  • Maintain cash book/daily cash flow and report to Directors monthly.
  • Maintain/reconcile bank accounts – daily/monthly.
  • Manage/reconcile/reimburse petty cash floats Sydney; Melbourne & UK.
  • Manage/reimburse foreign currency transactions.
  • Complete all end year rollover and reconciliation requirements associated with software and other systems – annual leave, personal leave, long service leave.
  • Create/file project contracts.
  • Accounts Payable/Receivable
  • Payroll/Personnel 
  • Record and archive financial records at year end and store at Grace Records Storage + architectural records.
  • Review and destroy financial archive records beyond 7 years storage life.
  • Overview the costs associated with ordering wine/beer for FJMT Friday Drinks in FJMT Sydney & Melbourne Studios.; daily fruit purchases and monthly BBQ costs.
  • Provide ‘Commercial in Confidence’ financial reports for submissions, EOIs etc.
  • Maintaining Resourcing Schedule on a weekly basis and attending DPA meetings once a month for invoicing clarification etc.
  • Maintaining Fixed Asset Register for year end tax depreciation calculation.
  • Preparation of monthly cash book for UK transactions and forwarding same plus all copies and receipts scanned to UK Accountants for processing via Xero Accounting system.
  • Preparation of Petty cash [as above] reconciled for the month as required.
  • Attending to the review of the preparation of VAT Return; filing and payment on a quarterly basis.
  • Employment contracts for new staff and ensuring correct calculation of termination payment.
  • Maintaining accrual for sick leave and annual leave for the year for all UK staff.
  • Reviewing timesheets for all UK staff for the preparation of monthly payroll; review and payment of same; including payment of monthly payroll tax to the UK IR.
  • Resolving any problems relating to staff employment issues both in Australia and UK – using our Employment Lawyers.
  • Assisting receptionist with any queries as might arise from time to time on business Master card payments, ordering processing etc. as required.
  • Attending to any other special one-off assignments as they may arise from time to time.

Skills and experience:

  • CPA accredited or in the process 
  • Industry experience preferred but not essential 
  • 3-4 years experience
  • Attache General Ledger software desirable 
  • A keen interest in Architecture/Design 

Benefits and culture

  • Sociable office with regular Friday drinks
  • Great central Sydney CBD location
  • Global career progression opportunities  

Please note the person appointed will have the assistance of a Graduate Accountant that will cover most of the tasks under Debtors and Creditors.  The graduate has 3 months experience working as an Assistant Accountant.

Ainsley McCabe

Bio: Ainsley hails from a strong creative background in music and fashion whilst maintaining a burgeoning passion for design. She also brings with her a keen understanding of people, with the belief that behind every great studio is an unbreakable support team. She works on finding the best talent in administration, accounts, business development and graphics.

+61 (0)2 9212 0230

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