Financial Accountant

Location: Sydney
Job Type: Permanent
Discipline: Accounting, Finance & Procurement
Salary: $80,000 + $90,000
Contact: Brett N Rose
Reference: 1427121
Posted: 8 days ago
Our client:
Our client is an award winning television and media production company. With an outstanding reputation within the industry and a multiple winner at the recent Logie awards, our client is synonymous with quality, innovation and cutting edge productions.
Based close to the CBD in a wonderful setting some of Sydney's best cafes, bars and restaurants are a short distance away. Conveniently located to public transport means getting to and from work is also pretty easy.
The culture of the business is creative in nature but has a family run feel running through its DNA. All of which means that this opportunity is genuinely unique in nature.
About the role:
As part of the ongoing growth of our client, they have created a new role in the finance team for a Financial Accountant who will focus on and assist the Finance Director in the day-to-day operations. This is a fantastic role to both learn and grow by gaining both film industry experience and also being a critical part of a small team. If you want to be challenged and be part of a dynamic team then I would love to discuss this opportunity with you.
  • Accounts Receivable
    • Preparation of invoices for company production/development as required.
    • Weekly review of unpaid invoices and chase client to ensure timely receipts.
    • Chase invoices for productions/ development to ensure invoices are sent out in a timely manner.
  • Accounts payable
    • Entering invoices for the company and any productions as required
    • Ensuring coding is accurate.
    • Ensure approval and delegations authority is adhered to
  • Payroll
    • Preparation of payroll for Company personnel, writer rooms and any other productions where the company decides it can be completed inhouse.
    • Ensure all leave is correctly recorded.
    • Ensure all payroll balance sheet accounts, workers comp, payroll tax reconciliations are completed monthly, and any reconciliation items are corrected in the following month.
  • Bank Reconciliation
    • Preparation of bank and credit card reconciliations are completed on a daily basis.
  • Productions
    • Assist with any requirements that the production needs, such as but not exhaustive;
      • Setting up new bank accounts,
      • Registering and submitting payroll tax,
      • Registering and submitting worker’s compensation
      • Worker’s compensation claims management
    • Statutory
      • Assist with Preparation of payroll tax submission, Superannuation, BAS. Ensure all are prepared and submitted meeting all statutory guidelines and deadlines.
    • Month end reporting/ Other
      • Assistance with month end preparation including accruals and prepayment journals and balance sheet reconciliations.
      • Updating weekly cashflow template
    • Residuals
      • Uploading payments for residuals.
      • Send remittances
The successful candidate:
The role is going to suit 2 types of candidates, either
1) someone at the early part of their career looking to gain a foothold in the media industry and then learn from a fantastic and talented group of individuals. Or;
2) a returning parent who is perhaps looking to take a step back into an exciting role which doesn't carry the same weight of bureaucracy or pressure as larger corporate entities.
At a minimum the candidate must be able to satisfy the following:
  • CPA/CA Qualified with 3+ years experience
  • Proficient in the use of Excel
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills, possessing a high attention to detail
  • High level of accountability with the ability to prioritise and manage reporting deadlines
  • Experience in accounting software, Xero
  • “Can do” attitude and willingness to get involved in the detail, not just oversight.
What's on offer?
We are looking for someone who wants to commit to a creative and passionate business. If you are interested in working in the media or within TV then this role will be for you. A package of $90,000 + super is on offer for the successful candidate.