Senior Financial Accountant

  • Melbourne City FC
  • Melbourne VIC, Australia
  • 03 Jun, 2021
Full time Finance Leadership & Management

Job Description

 Who are we? 

As part of the City Football Group (CFG), Melbourne City FC’s ambition is to develop the best footballing talent, to deliver an exciting and attacking style of play and to increase participation in football on and off the field. By achieving these ambitions, we are growing a sustainable and socially responsible organisation. 

Melbourne City FC competes in the major Australian domestic football competition, the A-League, Westfield W-League, and the Foxtel Y-League. 

City Football Group consists of 10 football clubs, including Manchester City FC, and is the fastest growing sporting organisation in the world. 

About City People 

City people are entrepreneurial, innovative, open-minded and team-oriented. Our team members are humble and hardworking, challenge our thinking and have a will to win. They combine genuine understanding of the importance of our local communities with a global approach. 

The Job 

Based at the City Football Academy at Casey Fields, this role will work closely with the Head of Finance and collaboratively with all departments. We require an all-round accounting individual who will be responsible for ensuring financial compliance, reporting and to develop and produce management reports. 

Key Responsibilities 

  • Provide relevant and timely financial information to the Head of Finance, completing financial analysis where required 
  • Ensure financial recording requirements are met through the provision of efficient financial processes and systems 
  • Prepare monthly and financial year end management reports and variance analysis 
  • Prepare annual statutory accounts to ensure compliance with all constitutional and legislative financial reporting requirements 
  • Liaise with Auditors and action any necessary items as a result of external audit 
  • Preparation of annual budgeting process and monthly forecast reporting analysis 
  • Ensure tax and regulatory compliance, including preparation of quarterly BAS, income tax returns, FBT returns and employment taxes requirements 
  • Prepare general ledger transactions, monthly reconciliations and key reports 
  • Assist with match day operations and reporting 
  • Develop and maintain an Asset Registry 
  • Delegation of work and supervision of accounting support within the finance team 

What We Need From You 

  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting and/or Finance 
  • CPA/CA qualified 
  • Sounds knowledge of accounting and taxation principles (5+ years accounting experience including chartered accountant firm background) 
  • Experience in completing month and year end process 
  • Strong knowledge and experience using MYOB AccountRight 
  • Strong financial literacy 
  • Exceptional administration and organisational skills with the ability to priortise and organise daily/weekly monthly duties. 
  • Ability to take on responsibility and accountability. 
  • Supervisory experience preferred, not essential. 
  • Ability to establish relationships and influence key stakeholder groups 
  • Proven ability to manage tasks from conception to completion 
  • Excellent literacy, attention to detail and customer service skills 
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint) on a PC based platform 
  • Discreet, honest & reliable 
  • Logical thinker 
  • Ability to work within a team and autonomously 
  • Ability to set and maintain high standards of work performance and deliver quality consistently and efficiently 
  • Strong 'can do' approach. 
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure yet still meet all outcomes. 

If you believe you meet all the above and are passionate about finance and working in an elite team environment, we’d love to talk to you. 

This appointment will be subject to Safer Recruitment processes including satisfactory criminal record and other background checks. 

The City Football Group is fully committed to safeguarding children and other vulnerable people across our business. As such, appointment to this post is subject to Safer Recruitment processes including satisfactory criminal record and other background checks. 

We will screen all applicants and select candidates whose skills and experience seem to meet our needs. We will carefully consider your application during the initial screening and will contact you only if you are selected for an interview. Employment is subject to the provision of proof of eligibility to work in the respective country