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Financial Accountant

We're on the lookout for a Financial Accountant to join our passionate and driven team. Working closely with our finance team and reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, in this role you will perform a range of accounting and auditing based tasks as well as drive financial processes and systems.

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About Future Super

At Future Super, we believe in a future free from climate change and inequality. So, we're changing the way super is done. By giving people a chance to invest their life savings in companies that don’t harm the planet, we’re proving to our industry that doing good can effect meaningful change in so many ways.

We strongly encourage applications from First Nations peoples, people with disability, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, mature age workers and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, etc. (LGBTI+) people. The problems we face are complex and the more diversity of experiences we can bring to the table, the better our solutions become.

About the team

We are looking for someone to join our passionate team as a Financial Accountant. You will be joining the finance team which is built on an idea-friendly organisational culture, where we strive to keep ahead of the curve.

As a member of the team, you will be working closely with leadership, exposed to key decisions being made in real time and brought in to solve complex challenges. You can count on being intellectually challenged, learning and development opportunities, and being empowered and supported to tackle the challenges we face every day. We like being the change we want to see.

The Financial Accountant reports into the Financial Controller.

Key responsibilities

  • Preparation of monthly financial reports covering balance sheet, profit and loss, internal management reports and cash flow statements;
  • Unit Pricing - setting up internal controls and processes to audit and review the unit prices of the funds under management;
  • Owning financial process improvement and systems enhancement initiatives;
  • Continuously improving internal financial controls with Future Super to ensure compliance with our AFSL and internal policies;
  • Working closely with our Bookkeeper on managing the general ledger including overseeing the monthly balance sheet, banking and inter-company reconciliations;
  • Working with the Financial Controller on providing financial data and insights to the rest of the business;
  • Assisting with our annual audit;
  • Working with our tax advisors on the preparation of GST, FBT, and Payroll and Corporate Income Tax returns;
  • Assisting with the budgeting and forecasting.

Skills and requirements

Ideally, you would have at least two to four years of experience in financial accounting, with a foundation in day-to-day finance operations such as fund accounting (i.e. investment funds), reconciliations, audit, tax and, reporting. Experience with Xero helps, though it is not essential.  

In saying this, we believe background is less important than the key skills. What we’re really looking for is someone who:

  • Can reconcile differences between the books and sources of truth, and taking action to resolve those differences in a timely manner;
  • Loves getting to the bottom of any and all variances in reports;
  • Has a solid working knowledge of accounting standards and tax;
  • Owns their tasks, and can thoroughly self review their work;
  • Is extremely detail-oriented;
  • Is proficient with Excel and data analysis generally;
  • Has some experience in internal and/or external audit.

You'll love working here with:

  • A purpose-motivated team that prioritises integrity, self-development and fun at work
  • Heaps of flexibility to fit work into your life (not your life around our work) and the opportunity to work with your manager to define what that looks like for you now and in the future
  • Team lunches, drinks and company-wide events
  • 14 weeks’ paid parental leave for all genders and a generous parental superannuation package, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), formal training and development with continuous improvement opportunities, a continuous supply of healthy office snacks (if/when you’re in the office) and membership to Bicycle NSW as part of our sustainable transport policy
  • Future Super is an equal opportunity employer – we provide flexible working hours, the option to work from home and a laptop you can use to work remotely (this used to be a more differentiating dot-point, but it’s still true!)
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