Accountant / Bookkeeper

Posted 3 months ago

Are you a skilled accountant/bookkeeper looking to join a dynamic team and make a difference in businesses’ financial health?
Growbiz Bookkeeping is seeking talented professionals like you to join our ranks. We offer the flexibility of virtual work, competitive compensation with hourly or flat-rate options, and the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse group of finance experts.
At Growbiz, we challenge traditional norms by providing top-notch virtual bookkeeping services and prioritise our team’s growth and development.

Join us and be part of a company that values your skills and supports your professional journey

Purpose of Role

Provide support to the client and/or senior accountant, wider team and CFO by completing weekly bank reconciliations, accounts payable, accounts receivable and expense reporting. Assist with the preparation of financial statements, accounts and budgets. May also be a key member in finalising month end and year end accounts.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

1.  Technical Expertise

    • Accounts Payable
      • entering invoices, processing of payments
    • Bank and Credit Card Reconciliations
      • matching invoices to daily bank feeds
    • Payroll
      • new employee set up, entering clients employee details to Xero, prepare clients pay run based on timesheets/award rates/contract rates, updating pay runs, emailing clients, generating ABA files, sending pays lips to clients employees
    • Management Reporting
      • Unadjusted & adjusted management report
      • reconciling items at month end and entering invoices into Xero
    • Compliance – IAS, BAS, FBT, Payroll Tax, Superannuation
      • Record amount due in Xero
      • Ensure all invoices are recorded and GST classification is correctly coded
      • Advise client to process any payments on or before due date
      • Reconcile any payment in bank feeds once cleared by the bank

2. Client Service

    • Support client and their employees with accounting requirements
    • Recognise and acknowledge clients and their employee’s needs
    • Undertake actions that meet the client expectations
    • Take responsibility for responses and outcomes

3. Process and continuous improvement

    • Regularly and actively assess for opportunities for process improvements (both internally and for clients)
    • Support the team to identify areas for improvement and use critical thinking for process improvements
    • Actively participate in continuous improvement projects (both Growbiz and clients), supporting the delivery of projects on time, budget within scope and according to desired outcomes

4. Quality Assurance

    • Continually follow the standard processes and procedures of the organisation
    • Report breakdowns or weaknesses in processes and procedures to management for review

5. Time management

    • Ensure that work is prioritised in accordance with business priorities
    • Ensure daily timesheets are accurately maintained and presented on a timely basis
    • Ensure on-time attendance to work in accordance with internal policies and procedures

Stakeholders

Internal

    • Client Managers
    • CFO
    • Senior Accountants
    • Other Accountants & Bookkeepers

External

    • Clients
    • Governing Bodies
    • Australian Taxation Office

Minimum Criteria

Skills required

  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Ability to problem solve: work through client issues and provide appropriate recommendations and actions to resolve
  • An organised and methodical approach to tasks
  • Strong communication and time management skills
  • High attention to detail and good analytical ability
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Technology-driven
  • Hungry for learning and growth
  • Ability to multitask, and work under pressure
  • Discretion as there will likely be sensitive information and figures discussed

Experience required

  • 2+ years previous experience as an Accountant/Bookkeeper
  • Experience working with Australian and/or NZ companies
  • Familarity with Australian accounting
  • Working knowledge of Xero and MYOB
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree in Finance / Accounting
  • Preferably CPA or studying towards

Competencies

  1. Accountability: Takes personal accountability for one’s job and job functions
  2. Attention to detail: Consistently considers all the detailed aspects of the role, showing a high concern for accuracy
  3. Client Service Orientation: Listens to and makes efforts to understand the clients needs; prioritising client satisfaction
  4. Communication: Constantly communicates in a team environment to ensure team members remain abreast of processes and task status
  5. Initiative: Is proactive in the workplace and shows initiative to resolve tasks, escalating if necessary
  6. Time Management: Ensures assignments are successfully completed and within expected timeframes
  7. Team Work: Actively participates as a member of a team to help ensure that the team achieves its objectives.

 

Our Values

We care for each other
Respect our clients
Work as one team
Act with integrity
Strive for high performance

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