Financial Analyst

First State Super
Sydney, AU
14 Feb 2019
14 Feb 2019
Contract type
About us
First State Super was established in 1992 and today, we are one of Australia's largest super funds with more than 770,000 members. We are the custodians of a combined superannuation and retirement savings asset pool of over $89 billion. Our head office is in Sydney, and we have offices throughout NSW, Victoria, the ACT and Western Australia. We have more than 500 employees servicing the needs of our members. As a public offer fund, we are open to anyone. We are a 'profit for member' fund, which means any surplus or profit we generate are used to improve the range and quality of services we provide to members. The majority of our members are employed in the public sector, education, health and community services, police and emergency services. Our guiding philosophy is 'members first'. This means our members are always our top priority when we are evaluating new product and service initiatives. Our members really are at the heart of everything we do. First State Super has been granted the Employer Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) citation for 2018. This is the second year in a row we have received this citation, which is a clear representation of our commitment to gender equality in our business.
About the opportunity
With thoughtful planning, analytical minds and idea sharing, our Finance function is the backbone of our business. The Commercial & Fund Services team exist to provide services to the business ensuring member, business, and employee outcomes are delivered with a focus on operational excellence. Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Finance Analyst will assist in the preparation of financial accounting and financial reporting of the First State Super Trustee Office and the StatePlus Corporate entity.
Working collaboratively within a small team, you'll predominately manage the end to end statutory reporting, balance sheets, month end reporting, and financial transactions. With your impeccable attention to detail and commercial knowledge, you'll thrive in this collaborative 'member first' environment. You will also work closely with the financial operations team sharing knowledge and assisting with budgeting processes.
Key tasks and responsibilities
Your day to day tasks & responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):
Assist with all aspects of the financial accounting of the First State Super Trustee Office and the StatePlus corporate entity, including the month-end close process and the accurate and timely preparation of the monthly trial balance (including month end)
Producing core balance sheet and P&L reporting for the FTC Trustee Office and StatePlus business
Be responsible for the balance sheet substantiation process, ensuring account reconciliations have been completed, signed off and any exceptions have been documented
Preparation of annual financial statements, tax return and other regulatory returns, ensuring all are produced on a timely basis for review by the authorised signatories
Prepare tax provisions and calculations ensuring tax and BAS returns are complete, accurate and submitted on a timely basisAssist with the preparation of and syndication of Finance administrative policies and procedures, ensuring these are communicated to the business.
Preparation of annual, interim and quarterly statutory, statistical and regulatory reports and ensure the final reports are accurate, timely and aligned with regulatory requirements (incl. APRA reporting).
Work to enhance relationships with stakeholders at every opportunity.
Drive continual improvement initiatives to enable the team to deliver its services in the simplest, most efficient and member-focused way
About you
You must hold or are working towards an accounting professional membership ie CPA or CA and be able to demonstrate professional experience in the following areas:
Thorough understanding of relevant local statutory and regulatory accounting and reporting requirements (including ASIC, APRA and ATO)Proven familiarity with applicable tax rules and regulations
Proven experience with accounting operations and financial processes and systems
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong experience preparing & delivering high impact, quality presentations as well as the ability to explain complex finance and accounting issues in a clear and concise manner to non-technical colleagues
Highly developed problem solving and data analytic skills
Results orientation, with the ability to identify key actionable items from complex problems
Demonstrated leadership and relationship building skills
Strong commitment to fostering & driving teamwork and collaboration
Your reward
Work for a great organisation with industry-leading employee engagement policies and practices
Exposure to working in cross functional projects
Opportunities for personal growth & development
**Applicants must have the right to work in Australia and will be subject to police and bankruptcy checks.
If you think you have what it takes to exceed our expectations, then we want to hear from you!
Apply now.