Senior Group Accountant - External Reporting

Job Description

Title: Senior Group Accountant - External Reporting

Company Name: Woolworths Group

Vacancy: 1

Job Location: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney,

Employment Status: Full Time

  • Join one of Australia’s leading retail groups, and enjoy the opportunity to make a positive difference within an innovative and rapidly changing business
  • Be a part of a highly engaged and collaborative team culture with a focus on continuous improvement, learning and development
  • Based at our Norwest support office with onsite parking available
     

Woolworths Group Limited is an iconic Australian company providing our customers with quality, range and value. As a leading ASX listed retailer, we have more than 350,000 shareholders and are proud to be one of Australia’s largest employers, employing over 200,000 people. Our retailing expertise stretches across food & grocery, liquor, general merchandise and hotels, servicing millions of customers each day.
 
We operate in a fast paced, nimble environment with professionals who work collaboratively to achieve market leading outcomes. The Woolworths Group Finance team is positioned to support change and continuous improvement across the business whilst continually focussing on providing excellent customer experiences to key stakeholders.

About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Group Accountant to join the Group External Reporting team based at our Norwest support office.  You will play a key role in ensuring that internal and external reporting is accurate, timely and in compliance with accounting standards and disclosure requirements.
 

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in the preparation of the Group’s half-year financial report and Annual Report, Appendix 4D/4E, sales and profit announcements, and analyst presentations
  • Assist with the Group’s other statutory and regulatory compliance obligations including deed of cross guarantee reporting and solvency declaration assessments
  • Assist in the preparation of reports and analysis to the CFO, Board, and Audit Committee 
  • Partner with business unit finance teams to ensure ongoing compliance with accounting and disclosure related matters 
  • Proactively identify opportunities for process improvement and assist with implementing transformation initiatives within the Corporate Finance team and across the wider Group 
  • Partner with the finance shared services teams in Adelaide and Hobart to deliver process improvement and timely insights during reporting cycles
  • Liaise with external auditors in respect of financial audits and other audits of group results and reporting 
  • Completion and review of special purpose financial accounts 

About you

  • A minimum of 4 years relevant experience
  • CA / CPA qualification essential
  • Experience in a Big 4 accounting firm and/or large ASX listed business highly desirable
  • Strong understanding of Australian Accounting Standards and the ability to interpret accounting and reporting requirements
  • Able to communicate complex financial information to a broad audience
  • Strong stakeholder management, project management and partnering capability
  • Experience in supporting financial systems and advanced excel skills (BPC and SAP an advantage)

Grow with the Group

As an inclusive, team-first company, our people are at the core of everything we do. 

We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage and we are proud to be recognised as a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI inclusion.

As our Group continues to evolve, innovate and support our communities, we encourage our team members to do the same with their own careers, by providing ongoing opportunities to grow and make a real difference. 

We value flexibility, and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing. 

We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, and most importantly, we're all about creating better experiences – for our customers and for each other.

We’d love to hear from You

If you meet a number of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application. You can follow us on LinkedIn or see more opportunities via www.wowcareers.com.au. #Work180 #LI

 

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