Senior Accountant/Finance Business Partner

Job Description

Title: Senior Accountant/Finance Business Partner

Company Name: McColls Transport

Vacancy: 3

Job Location: Melbourne, CBD & Inner Suburbs

Employment Status: Full Time

Senior Accountant/Finance Business Partner

About McColl’s Transport 

McColl’s Transport began as a family-owned company in 1952, transporting milk in and around Geelong with a single truck. Today, we operate hundreds of vehicles across Australia, transporting food and chemicals in addition to dairy.  Acquired in 2018 by a group of Australian private investors, our objective is grow the current business and enhance our position as an industry leader. 


At McColl’s, we value our employees and strive to provide a supportive workplace where people genuinely enjoy what they do. Some of the benefits you will enjoy at McColl’s include: 

  • Interesting and challenging work, with a focus on commercial decision-making and adding value to the business;
  • Organic career growth opportunities;
  • Flexible working arrangements (including the ability to work from home frequently if preferred by the employee);
  • A dedicated employee wellbeing program run by our Health and Wellness Coordinator, including healthy eating programs and group fitness classes in our on-site gym;
  • Height-adjustable sit/stand desks;
  • 24 hour employee assistance program;
  • Long service award recognition program;
  • Free annual flu vaccinations;  
  • Modern, open plan office facilities with ample onsite parking. 

 
About the role 
We are looking for a progressive Senior Accountant/Finance Business Partner to join our Finance team.

This full-time, ongoing role is based at our head office in Geelong, but remote working arrangements are available.


Reporting to the Financial Controller, the role has a broad range of responsibilities, including:

  • Partnering with business units to review, interpret and present monthly financial results, annual budgets and quarterly forecasts, delivering commercial insights and recommendations to drive business decision making;
  • Preparing weekly, monthly and annual financial reporting for internal and external stakeholders;
  • Daily cash flow forecasting and management;
  • Management of capital budget, equipment finance and fixed asset records;
  • Management of annual statutory financial audit and tax compliance process;
  •  Processing financial transactions (including end of month journals); 
  • Continuous improvement of internal processes and policies to increase efficiency and achieve optimal partnership between stakeholders;
  • Leading assigned business projects. 

 
About you 
We are looking for a driven, enthusiastic and forward-thinking person who meets the following key selection criteria

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Business who holds CA/CPA status (or equivalent) with more than 6 years’ experience in financial or management accounting;
  • A high level of attention to detail with proven analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong customer focus and the ability to build cross functional relationships and collaborate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders;
  • Strong technical accounting skills, including knowledge of accounting standards;
  • Excellent communication skills to deliver data and insights tailored to the audience, including those of a non-financial background;
  • Proven experience in mentoring others (both with financial and non-financial backgrounds);
  • A continuous improvement mindset.  

While not essential, the following experience will be highly regarded: 

  • Public practice experience in Big 4 or middle-tier audit and accounting firm;
  • Transport/logistics industry (or similar) experience;
  • Demonstrated systems implementation/project management experience;
  • Any relevant specialist technical expertise (eg. advanced user of Excel/VBA, basic familiarity with SQL/relational databases, etc.). 

If you have the above attributes, we want to hear from you!

 
To find out more and obtain a copy of the position description, please contact our National P&C Advisor, Dee Stojic on 03 5226 1411 or email [email protected].   

To apply, please submit your current cover letter, resume and written key selection criteria via SEEK. 

McColl's - Systematically Better

About McColl’s Transport 

McColl’s Transport began as a family-owned company in 1952, transporting milk in and around Geelong with a single truck. Today, we operate hundreds of vehicles across Australia, transporting food and chemicals in addition to dairy.  Acquired in 2018 by a group of Australian private investors, our objective is grow the current business and enhance our position as an industry leader. 


At McColl’s, we value our employees and strive to provide a supportive workplace where people genuinely enjoy what they do. Some of the benefits you will enjoy at McColl’s include: 

  • Interesting and challenging work, with a focus on commercial decision-making and adding value to the business;
  • Organic career growth opportunities;
  • Flexible working arrangements (including the ability to work from home frequently if preferred by the employee);
  • A dedicated employee wellbeing program run by our Health and Wellness Coordinator, including healthy eating programs and group fitness classes in our on-site gym;
  • Height-adjustable sit/stand desks;
  • 24 hour employee assistance program;
  • Long service award recognition program;
  • Free annual flu vaccinations;  
  • Modern, open plan office facilities with ample onsite parking. 

 
About the role 
We are looking for a progressive Senior Accountant/Finance Business Partner to join our Finance team.

This full-time, ongoing role is based at our head office in Geelong, but remote working arrangements are available.


Reporting to the Financial Controller, the role has a broad range of responsibilities, including:

  • Partnering with business units to review, interpret and present monthly financial results, annual budgets and quarterly forecasts, delivering commercial insights and recommendations to drive business decision making;
  • Preparing weekly, monthly and annual financial reporting for internal and external stakeholders;
  • Daily cash flow forecasting and management;
  • Management of capital budget, equipment finance and fixed asset records;
  • Management of annual statutory financial audit and tax compliance process;
  •  Processing financial transactions (including end of month journals); 
  • Continuous improvement of internal processes and policies to increase efficiency and achieve optimal partnership between stakeholders;
  • Leading assigned business projects. 

 
About you 
We are looking for a driven, enthusiastic and forward-thinking person who meets the following key selection criteria

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Commerce/Business who holds CA/CPA status (or equivalent) with more than 6 years’ experience in financial or management accounting;
  • A high level of attention to detail with proven analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong customer focus and the ability to build cross functional relationships and collaborate effectively with all internal and external stakeholders;
  • Strong technical accounting skills, including knowledge of accounting standards;
  • Excellent communication skills to deliver data and insights tailored to the audience, including those of a non-financial background;
  • Proven experience in mentoring others (both with financial and non-financial backgrounds);
  • A continuous improvement mindset.  

While not essential, the following experience will be highly regarded: 

  • Public practice experience in Big 4 or middle-tier audit and accounting firm;
  • Transport/logistics industry (or similar) experience;
  • Demonstrated systems implementation/project management experience;
  • Any relevant specialist technical expertise (eg. advanced user of Excel/VBA, basic familiarity with SQL/relational databases, etc.). 

If you have the above attributes, we want to hear from you!

 
To find out more and obtain a copy of the position description, please contact our National P&C Advisor, Dee Stojic on 03 5226 1411 or email [email protected].   

To apply, please submit your current cover letter, resume and written key selection criteria via SEEK. 

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