Assistant Accountant - 7 Month contract

Job Description

Title: Assistant Accountant - 7 Month contract

Company Name: Kantar

Vacancy: 3

Job Location: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs, sydney

Employment Status: Contract/Temp

Kantar is the world’s leading data, insights and consulting company. We understand more about how people think, feel, shop, share, vote and view than anyone else. Combining our expertise in human understanding with advanced technologies. Kantar’s 30,000 people based in more than 100 countries help the world’s leading organisations succeed and grow. Nobody knows people better than Kantar. We provide insight and inspiration to help our clients, our people and society to create and flourish in an extraordinary world.

Job Purpose

The Assistance Accountant will report to the Senior Finance Manager to coordinate day to day finance arrangements of specific Kantar divisions. The role will drive accurate and appropriate internal controls and compliance whilst ensuring month-end and statutory requirements are met. The role is responsible for information analysis, preparation of operational data/analyses and the provision of financial management services in a timely, efficient and effective manner.

Job responsibilities

  • Undertake general accounting activities as directed by the Senior Finance Manager or Financial Accountant
  • Complete month end reports including bank and balance sheet reconciliations, general journal posting, pre- payments and accruals
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly management accounts
  • Assist with the preparation of profit and loss, accruals & prepayments
  • Assist with the preparation of the month end and year end Accounts Pack for review
  • Complete intercompany reconciliation and upload to ICS system
  • Assist with the year-end budget preparation and year-end audit analysis
  • Assist with the preparation of monthly and quarterly tax returns including GST, FBT and BAS
  • Prepare financial data in accordance with the group reporting timetables
  • Compile key business metrics for reporting to management and continuous improvement purposes
  • Identify and communicate process improvement opportunities and opportunities for automation of processes
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with key stakeholders in Finance and the business

What we are looking for: 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Finance or Business Management
  • CA or CPA qualifications
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a hands-on finance and accounting function, preferably in a professional corporate environment
  • Intermediate to Advanced ability using Microsoft Excel
  • Demonstrated hands on experience in a senior finance position
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Accountable, delivers on promises and follows through on commitments even in challenging circumstances

If the above role sounds like you and you’re are keen to apply. Please attach a cover letter and updated CV with your application. 

At Kantar, the diversity of our employees provides a richer environment for our business and broader depth and breadth of thinking for our clients. Kantar is committed to inclusion and diversity, therefore we welcome applications from all sections of society and do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status or any other legally protected characteristics.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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