Assistant Accountant

Woods Bagot is a People Architecture company placing human experience at the centre of our design process to create and deliver engaging, future-oriented projects that respond to the way people actually use space.

About the Role

The role of the Assistant Accountant sits within the Group Finance function providing day to day support for the Group Senior Accountant.

The business has local accounting and finance teams in its regional studios, supported by a central Group Finance function based in Melbourne and headed by WB’s global CFO.

Key areas of responsibility

Month end accounting:

  • Assisting with balance sheet reconciliations, including fixed assets, prepayments, accruals, lease accounting amongst others
  • Posting journals to account for the above
  • Assisting in the compilation of monthly global management reports – extracting and reconciling accurate financial data, updating and populating workbooks and ensuring accuracy of financial information provided to the business
  • Assisting in the completion of monthly reporting obligations including BAS and IAS statements
  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis as directed

Day to day accounting:

  • Bank reconciliations
  • Processing staff expenses
  • Ad hoc reporting and analysis as directed
  • Prepare and respond to ABS surveys
  • Assist in BST maintenance including project set-up

Accounts payable:

  • Assist as required in the coding and allocation of AP items
  • Assist in AMEX reconciliation process as requested

Audit and year end compliance:

  • Assist the Senior Accountant and Financial Controller in the preparation of annual financial statements through the preparation of financial analysis and maintenance of reconciliation items
  • Assist the Senior Accountant and Financial Controller in responding to Audit queries as it applies to support for balance sheet items, and other ad hoc requests including project information and reconciliations.

Key requirements

  • Bachelor of Business/Commerce required
  • Chartered or Certified CPA desirable, or in process of completing
  • At least 2 years accounting experiences in a similar role
  • Strong excel skills required – to extract and reconcile financial data and modelling
  • Experiences in using accounting software.
  • Experience with BST an advantage

You will be able to demonstrate

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills
  • Be proactive, collaborative and have problem solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks & manage time effectively
  • Attention to detail with rigorous follow up
  • Willingness to learn
  • Team player but also able to works autonomously and take initiative.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter through our Assistant Accountant LinkedIn job post. Applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. We do not accept unsolicited resumes or names from agencies.

Mandatory requirements

It is an essential requirement that at the time of applying for this position applicants must have the legal right to work in Australia.

Inspiration. Innovation. Inclusiveness. We are Woods Bagot.

Woods Bagot is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

At Woods Bagot, we are committed to creating an environment where difference is celebrated, valued and respected, practices are equitable, and our people feel like they belong. We accept that none of us is smarter than all of us. We believe building a diverse workforce is the foundation to creativity and innovative design – it is only by working together that we can realise the potential of our people, clients and communities around us. Through our inclusive leadership and our truly global studio network of strategists, experience designers and scientists, you will find your voice and have the support and flexibility required to bring your whole self to work and build an exceptional career.