Senior Accountant

BDO Australia
Sydney CBD, NSW
Industry-competitive salary package
21 May 2024
21 Jun 2024
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

About BDO

BDO is a trusted adviser to clients looking for audit, tax and advisory services. As one of the world’s leading audit and accounting organisations, we have clients of all types and sizes across an array of industry sectors. 

Our values are at the core of who we are and how we work with each other and with our clients. These values are the foundation of what we deliver, IDEAS | PEOPLE | TRUST. This is about delivering ideas and advice that create value; quality-driven people who are motivated by providing exceptional client service; and being trusted to get the job done. Learn more about BDO

Current opportunity

We are currently seeking a near qualified or newly qualified CA (Big 4 accounting firm favoured) to join our retail focused industry team which sits within the BDO Business Services team and works closely with tax, advisory and audit.

The team was set up three years ago and has grown significantly bringing in over $4.5 million of fees p.a. to the firm in FY 24.

Our NSW based clients’ turnovers range from 50 million, an average of 300 million and largest 1.5 billion. These clients require multiple services from our service lines and BDO. We manage the delivery and implementation of all such services from our team. As a result a wide gambit of accounting, tax and advisory skills have been built over time by our more senior staff.

We seek a candidate with strong accounting, tax, and financial statement skills for compliance works purposes as a base starting point. We will teach you the rest. The ability to communicate and train people, complete and review workpapers is important. There is an opportunity in time to work on material advisory works if the candidate wishes.

Responsibilities include:

  • Prepare workpapers for year-end accounting reviews.
  • Work with auditors in circumstance where our clients are large enough to be audited. This will also include workpaper preparation.
  • Tax skills. Income tax is a ticket to play in producing day to day income tax reconciliations, but more complex tax returns for large, consolidated tax groups. 
  • Understand FBT, GST, Stamp duty and more complex tax matters working with and implementing advices from BDO tax specialists.
  • Interact with teams across service lines on our client matters.
  • In some circumstances, but increasingly over time, participate in the communication of face-to-face delivery to clients.
  • Willing to be in our office and travel to clients, communicate with clients with some clients being outside Sydney.
  • Assisting with the design, development, and analysis of financial reporting models.
  • Participate on tax planning issues, implementing tax planning and savings ideas for clients across large group client structures.
  • Setting budgets for specific jobs, assist with managing work in progress (WIP) and billing and explaining parameters and scope to team.

What you’ll need to succeed

  • Good technical tax and accounting skills required on larger client base and keen ambition to develop further.
  • Ability to teach junior staff and confident in internal meetings with more senior staff, directors and partners.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-driven and assumes responsibility and accountability.
  • Ability to monitor progress and remain 'across' jobs; owning them and striving to adhere to short and long-term deadlines.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong digital skills including a good working knowledge of MS Office. applications, cloud accounting platforms and add-ons.
  • Willingness and ability to bring new ideas to the table.
  • Strong Accounting and taxation is essential to your success in this role
  • CA qualified or near CA qualified

What we will offer you

BDO offers professional development, collaborative culture, workplace flexibility, global career growth opportunities and an industry-competitive salary package.

We are committed to building your technical, advisory, leadership, and management skills, and balance work with promoting health, wellbeing, workplace giving and social activities. At BDO, we want you to enjoy what you do and the community of colleagues and clients you work with.

As a firm, we embrace an inclusive culture and value the difference and unique perspective of every individual. We are proud to be named an Inclusive Employer by Diversity Council Australia (DCA).

To submit your application please click Apply or for further information please contact Rebecca Ainsworth on Learn more what we offer at BDO. 


For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below. 

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