Financial Accountant

Icon Water
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (AU)
77,610 + 15% superannuation + staff benefits
05 Oct 2021
05 Nov 2021
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Our Finance and Strategy Group is looking for an enthusiastic self-starter with a strong understanding of finance systems and applications, great attention to detail and the ability to think analytically to be our next ongoing, full-time Financial Accountant. 

You will be responsible for general financial accounting responsibilities, including bank and general ledger reconciliations, month-end and external reporting. 

You'll have opportunities to grow and drive your career your way, work with people from diverse and exciting backgrounds and your forward-thinking ideas will be encouraged and celebrated.

A day in the life…

There is never a dull moment at Icon Water. Working collaboratively with a high achieving team and using your expertise and knowledge, you will:

  • Assist with preparing monthly balance sheet reconciliations, prepare monthly journals, complete the bank reconciliation and assist with the month-end close process.
  • Use your problem solving and critical thinking skills to identify and help drive process improvements
  • Use your curiosity to investigate identified variances in general ledger accounts and help get it right at source.
  • Keep on top of changes to the Australian Accounting Standards and apply your understanding to the annual financial report process.
  • Be an integral part of the Financial Accounting team and helping to embed changes in processes and shaping our organisation for the future.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, which values diversity and inclusion. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people with disabilities, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and all ages. We have a strong focus on gender balance within the organisation and encourage women to apply.

We are a Healthier Work recognised business within the ACT Government, and are leading the way as a workplace with a commitment to staff health and wellbeing. The Careers tab on the Icon Water website will show you other great employee benefits, along with hearing from team members about why it’s great to work here.

You are:

  • Ideally working in business or financial services and looking to make your move into a commercial role or currently working in a similar position.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and focused on continuous improvement.
  • Capable of working independently and have excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Able to build and champion positive relationships and enjoy providing high-level technical accounting advice and support.
  • Must have a tertiary qualification in accounting or similar.
  • Member of CPA or CAANZ or progressing towards.
  • Experience in Microsoft applications and finance systems.
  • Sound understanding and application of financial accounting principles.

About our application process

If you are up for this challenge, please submit your resume and a cover letter outlining the key skills, qualifications and experience you can bring to the role via our recruitment portal. 

Applications will close 11:59pm on Friday 15 October 2021

For more information about the role, please contact Ray Wade on (02) 6180 6264. For any questions on the application process, please contact Kirsty Spence on (02) 6270 7563 or email