Senior Accountant - Sydney

  • Posting Date: 24-05-2019
  • Vacancy number: 21906

Role primary responsibilities We are seeking a Senior Accountant to join our our newly established corporate team.  This role is responsible for the preparation of all APRA returns and ensuring that they are compliant and submitted in accordance with the relevant legislation and accounting standards.  The role also assists with tax reporting and the initial set-up of a foreign branch of an ADI. 

  • Work closely with the Singapore Finance team to understand the financial and management reporting and ensure it is in accordance to IFRS and ABN AMRO standards. Share local expertise and foster understanding of the Australian operating methods with the Regulators, when required.
  • Assist with tax reporting (inclusive of BAS, payroll tax, withholding tax, transfer pricing, corporate tax).
  • Timely reporting on the Regulatory Returns, and monitor and control data quality to ensure reliable Regulatory Returns, including updates on latest development of Regulatory Returns to the relevant stakeholders. 
  • Manage queries from regulators relating to reporting.
  • Partner with accounting, compliance and business units to resolve Regulatory Returns issues and assist in research and resolution of the related matters.
  • Ensure process and procedures, and efficient internal controls are in place for audit purposes.
  • Assist and manage external and internal audits.
  • Develop a professional network and strengthen the relationship between the Finance teams in Australia and Singapore, as well as the Regulators.
  • Co-ordinate the Accounts Payable process. 

 Skills, Knowledge and Experience 

  • Strong knowledge of international accounting standards and APRA reporting standards
  • Previous experience in Banking
  • Good knowledge of financial reporting and management reporting.
  • Well-developed analytical skills and comprehensive Excel skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work autonomously to achieve outcomes