Financial Systems Accountant

Our Client 

Our client is one of the top 5 industry Superannuation funds, and their portfolio continues to grow quickly.  They have a strong culture, with a focus to deliver great retirement outcomes for their members. 

The Role 

This a a key role in the Financial team, to work closely with the Senior Accountant, meeting the Fund’s regulatory requirements and ensure investment balances and fees are accounted for correctly.  However, a big part of role will utilise your systems expertise to promote and support innovation, and change management, within the financial control function. 

Key Responsibilities  

  • Assisting with the accounting for the Fund’s investments and investment fees; including internal and external fund manager fees 
  • Assisting with the preparation quarterly/annual APRA returns 
  • Assisting with the statutory reporting obligations for the Fund, and it’s SPV’s  
  • Manage the Finance relationship with the Advice team, specifically in relation to the reconciliation and analysis of Financial Planning income. 
  • Assist with the management and co-ordination of deliverables to third parties including the Fund’s custodian, APRA, Auditors and the Fund’s Actuaries 
  • Assist with the preparation of key Fund data,  including ABI/VBI calculation and reserve balances 
  • Assist with the preparation of Board and committee papers 
  • Provide support to the other members of the Financial Control team as required 
  • Execution of process improvements as required 
  • Work closely with internal and external system delivery teams to ensure finance systems are configured to operate in line with finance needs. 
  • Provide tactical solutions to Finance and other business units that fill immediate operational gaps yet build towards strategic solutions 
  • Automation of controls in relation to managing large-scale volume of transactions flowing through systems every day 

To be successful in the role: 

  • Business/Accounting plus IT degree level qualified with CA or CPA qualification 
  • Strong accounting standards knowledge, having been gained in a Big 4 environment is preferable  
  • Understanding of database query and systems analysis experience is essential  
  • Experience with Superannuation or investment accounting is preferable, as is experience with APRA reporting 

Job Category: Systems Accounting & IT Audit
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Melbourne

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