Management Accountant

Job Description

Title: Management Accountant

Company Name: Cogstate

Vacancy: 2

Job Location: Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs

Employment Status: Full Time

Description

 

Cogstate seeks a highly capable management accountant to optimize financial reporting and analyses. The role performs financial analysis, prepares financial forecasts, and advises senior management on business performance, trends and key decisions. Extensive knowledge of financial analysis and forecasting, business case preparation and analysis, capital expenditure management are needed for success within this role. An outstanding management accountant will be someone whose financial accounting and business management expertise translates into sustained business growth.

 

Activities

 

  • Analyzing key financial data and advising senior management on business performance and insights.
  • Preparation of business cases and ROI/IRR in support of key business investment decisions.
  • Lead the preparation of the annual budget and strategic planning process.
  • Developing and implementing cost-effective financial policies and procedures, as well as mitigating financial risks.
  • Ensuring that financial management policies and procedures adhere to regulatory standards.
  • Keeping informed of regulatory requirements and best practices in management accounting.
  • Be a process change leader in the Finance Team, encourage and support finance staff in the ongoing task of process improvement
  • Maintaining an emphasis on the introduction of efficiencies in IT applications
  • Oversee the Consultant Portal process and work with the Accounts Payable Officer and Accountant Payroll on maintaining Consultant data integrity.
  • Maintain Concur for multi project PO to AP document approval and for direct debit creditor transactions.
  • Gathering and interpreting information to evaluate and analyse the financial performance of the business, including the preparation of financial reports and quarterly expense forecasting
  • Assist in preparing documents for quarterly Audit reviews.
  • Performing financial recordkeeping, as well as protecting sensitive and confidential information.
  • Assist with finding innovative improvements to internal controls
  • Identify new ways to reduce risks and improve security across Cogstate.
  • Other duties as required.

 

Requirements

 

  • 5 years of finance and accounting experience with progressive responsibility.
  • Bachelor’s Degree with MBA, CPA, CFA.
  • Exposure to international operations.
  • Big 4 (highly desirable)

 

Skills, knowledge and Specialist Expertise

 

  • Previous experience in SAP Business One software (preferable but not mandatory)
  • Previous experience in Concur software (preferable but not mandatory)
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • A commitment to confidentiality and privacy
  • Experience with electronic communications
  • A high level of organization with attention to detail
  • The ability to work independently and within a team
  • An excellent phone manner
  • Strong people skills

 

A Cognitive Science Company on a Mission

 

Our mission at Cogstate is to optimize the measurement of brain health to advance the development of new medicines and to enable earlier clinical insights in healthcare. We are driven by the notion that through our work we impact the health of communities by delivering solutions that combine breakthrough science with advanced technologies. We are inspired by the dedication of researchers and the resilience of patients, and we are strengthened by our 20-year heritage supporting them. We are always working to simplify the complex with solutions that offer insights and hope for the future of healthcare, particularly dementia-related diseases and rare and pediatric disorders

 

Cogstate Core Values

 

Do the Right thing

  • We are honest and dependable. We keep our promises, act with integrity and foster trust through fairness, transparency, and open communication

Think like a customer

  • We see our customers’ challenges as our own and strive to help them succeed. We listen, learn what makes them tick and adapt to creatively meet their needs.

Take care of each other

  • We work together to tackle big challenges that can only be achieved through the collective and caring efforts of diverse individuals. We show appreciation, value differences, and celebrate wins.

Lead with science

  • We are determined, curious thinkers who use knowledge and data to challenge the status quo and redefine what is possible. We are experts in our fields who are trusted by our customers.

Own it

  • We are accountable to excellence and hold ourselves to high standards. We are problem solvers at heart and quick to both identify obstacles and bring solutions

Work hard

  • We show resilience in the face of hardship to do the messy work of innovating. We stick to difficult tasks with grit and determination. We iterate, experiment, and embrace failing forward.

See the big picture

  • We are driven by an understanding that the work we do matters. Our personal connections to the mission may be different, but we know our “why” and it motivates us to do our best work.

 

Cogstate is committed to building and maintaining a fair, diverse and inclusive workplace where the personal worth of each employee is recognized, and all are respected and valued for their differences. We believe that having a team of individuals with different backgrounds, skills, experiences, and attributes makes us a stronger organization, including those differences gained on account of gender, gender identity, age, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, religious beliefs, cultural or socio-economic background or sexual orientation. 

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