The Job:
Join a growing team, in a new Geelong office (for an established national accounting firm), in a great part time capacity (Mon – Fri school hours), and be responsible for managing a portfolio of clients, ensuring their financial and accounting needs are adhered to while providing outstanding service. With plenty of direct client contact, you’ll be involved in tax planning strategies for clients, and will be preparing all financial reports including profit and loss, balance sheet, cash flow statements, reconciliation to budget, capital additions and expenditure. Attending to the preparation of year-end financial data and submissions to government and statutory bodies such as the ATO/ ASIC etc (monthly/ quarterly BAS(s), income tax returns) for a wide range of entity types, you’ll ensure that the workflow of the small team reporting to you is managed and completed to a high standard, and that first class service is provided to all clients. Managing the preparation of month end reconciliations, you’ll ensure that entries are made accurately and on time to meet reporting deadlines, and ensure that your activities comply with legal, professional, and ethical standards. Successfully developing client relationships, you’ll also undertake accounting, taxation and other relevant research when required, and lead others by setting and demonstrating clear direction and modelling best practice.

Employer Bio:
A highly regarded, family-owned accountancy and business advisory practice with Victorian roots, our client is establishing a presence in the Geelong area off the back of 200 clients already tethered to the new location, and are setting up a brand new office in the CBD. A full service professional services group, with a long term growth strategy, they offer a wide variety of services and are underpinned by a strong regard for values anchoring the way they do business. Committed to expanding their services and nurturing their team, they also support a number of charitable and community based initiatives in the spirit of giving back.

Benefits On Offer:
Backed by a successful 40+ year group history, with a genuine appreciation of professional development to enhance your skills, as well as an emphasis on work life balance that promotes your well-being, you’ll receive competitive remuneration, extra annual leave, work from home flexibility, and your birthday off each year! This position is also part time in nature and only requiring school friendly hours Monday – Friday.

Culture Snapshot:
On one hand the environment is relaxed, casual and down to earth, but on the other, business activity is demanding with an accompanying growth mindset. Here you’ll be able to manage your own diary and work autonomously but shoulder to shoulder with other hard working professionals, in a small team, growing with the business as the Geelong office grows. Your opinion and input will be both valued and sought out along this exciting journey.

Skills Required:
With a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or a related field, IPA/ CPA/ CA qualifications and significant experience in a public practice accounting environment, you’ll be accustomed to managing expectations and have well-honed leadership and people skills. Having been responsible for overseeing the work of others and contributing to their professional development, you’ll be able to supervise and mentor junior staff and effectively manage competing priorities. A self-starter who can work efficiently to deadlines, you have strong problem solving capabilities for addressing complex financial issues and you’re confident in delivering strategic recommendations. With proven experience managing a diverse portfolio of clients, delivering accounting, taxation, auditing and advisory services and with excellent oral, interpersonal and written communication skills, you’ll have a proactive and analytical approach to work and a willingness to become involved in some business development. Having a reasonable level of computer literacy across the Microsoft Office suite, you’ll have deeper skills and knowledge of cloud computer packages such as MYOB, QuickBooks and Xero and be able to use MYOB AE, MYOB System Release or equivalent packages. You also ensure you stay current with accounting standards, tax laws and regulatory changes to ensure compliance and in order to provide updated client advice.

How To Be Considered:
To apply, follow the links or email [email protected] with your CV. For further information on this opportunity or if you have a disability or medical condition and require alternative access application methods or would like to discuss access requirements/ reasonable adjustments for the recruitment process, please contact Lauren Hogan on [email protected] or 0439 351 629 to discuss.

Who Are We:
Fruition Recruitment is a Geelong based, and Geelong exclusive, boutique recruitment firm that specialises in talent acquisition, executive search and talent advisory. With a reputation for providing industry leading results, Fruition works hard to provide a fresh alternative to transactional sales-driven agencies and is a business that clients love working with and candidates trust. We are working on this vacancy on behalf of our client.

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to both us, and to the businesses with which we partner. Our clients want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to organisations, and to our community.

Please note though, due to the large volume of applications responses we receive to our advertised roles, we’re only able to contact shortlisted candidates. If it has been more than 7 business days since the date of your application and you haven’t heard from us but would like some specific feedback on your application, please feel free to contact us directly and we’d be happy to discuss with you.

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