Senior Group Financial Reporting Accountant

  • Company:
    REA Group
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    7 hours ago
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Senior Group Financial Reporting Accountant

+ **Join a highly engaged, professional and collaborative team**

+ **Be the point of call for all technical accounting matters**

+ **Work with our international businesses in South East Asia, India and the US**

+ **12-month fixed term position**

The safety and wellbeing of our employees and potential employees are important to us. All external candidates will be interviewed over Zoom and we will not be conducting any face-to-face interviews in any of REA’s Australian offices –with no exceptions. The reasons for this are not only to protect the health and safety of our people, but also to assure candidates that there is no expectation from REA to meet face-to-face. A virtual interview will not adversely impact your application. If you have any questions or concerns, this can be discussed through the screening process.

**We’re REA**

An Australian start-up success story we’re quietly proud of.

From a garage in Melbourne to the global stage is an achievement we’re humbled by. Our idea to put pictures of houses on the internet has blossomed since 1995, and we now have businesses across Australia, Asia, India and North America.

Our purpose is to change the way the world experiences property. No matter where you’re at on your property journey, we’re here to help on every step – whether that’s buying, selling, renting or renovating.

Some of our brands include,,, and

**What we’re doing…**

The Senior Financial Reporting Accountant sits within the Finance and Business Services Group, headed up by the Chief Financial Officer. The Finance and Business Services team, or FaBS as we like to call them, is the engine room of the REA Group. The team is comprised of Finance, Risk, Procurement, Pricing, Contracts, Customer Collections, Payments, Facilities Management and our Customer and Business Systems IT development teams.

The financial reporting team is responsible for the accurate and timely reporting of the financials for each of the businesses within the REA Group. The team’s purpose is to provide reliable, relevant and efficient reporting in accordance with IFRS standards as well as consideration of US GAAP implications. The teams are accountable for, and assist in, the management of financial, tax and compliance reporting obligations as well as supporting the growth of the business by advising on strategic initiatives.

The Senior Financial Reporting Accountant is responsible for ensuring the integrity and accuracy of REA Group’s consolidated accounts and the financial reporting requirements for News Ltd and management reporting where required. The Financial Reporting Accountant also provides support and guidance to the finance teams within each of the countries focusing on group reporting, process improvement and efficiencies.

The role further supports the Finance Team in the following ways:

+ Analysis and preparation of consolidation monthly financial reports with associated commentaries

+ Assist with the preparation of Investor Presentation and Group’s Financial statements

+ Analysis and review of subsidiary monthly reporting

+ Ensuring compliance in accordance with IFRS and accounting standards, ASX listing rules and Corporations Law

+ Preparation of technical accounting papers, e.g. impairment, leases, share based payments, revenue, etc.

+ Liaise with country finance teams to review monthly results, understand business and economic conditions to report to key stakeholders

+ Review balance sheet reconciliations on a quarterly basis for any issues and compliance with Group policies

+ Identify improvements/efficiencies for country finance teams monthly reporting

+ Responsible for the preparation and analysis of monthly and quarterly reporting to major shareholder, News Limited.

+ Assist with the reporting of annual budgets and monthly forecasts

+ Ensuring accounting policies are in accordance with US GAAP

+ Ensuring Sarbanes Oxley controls for US reporting regulations are operating effectively and always met without exception

+ Assist with strategic projects, divestments and M&A procedures utilising financial acumen and technical expertise to endure best outcome for the Group

**Who we’re looking for…**

+ Tertiary qualifications or equivalent

+ CA or CPA qualified

+ Relevant industry experience

+ Experience in the production of financial statements for ASX listed companies either via big 4 accounting firm or industry

+ AIFRS technical accounting knowledge

+ Experience in US GAAP reporting of entities

+ Knowledge of US GAAP and AIFRS accounting and disclosure differences

+ Experience in assessment and testing of Sarbanes Oxley attestation requirements

+ Intermediate and above Excel experience

But we don’t just look for someone based on their skills and expertise. It’s our connection, acceptance and genuine care for each other that makes REA a great place to work. That means you also need to be:

+ Savvy minded and have the ability to think a little left of field / outside the box

+ A strong and creative communicator

+ Friendly, approachable and have good relationship management skills

+ An avid supporter of our fully inclusive culture – we celebrate difference and ensure that everyone belongs

**The REA experience…**

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.

We offer:

+ Onsite health and wellbeing programs, including yoga and meditation classes, and weekly massages

+ Because We Care program which includes volunteer leave and community grants, to ensure you have the opportunity to give back to your community

+ Hack Days so you can bring your big ideas to life

+ An additional day of leave just for your birthday

+ A flexible working environment meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (and yes, our leaders fully understand the flexible working policy)

+ Industry leading gender-neutral parental leave

If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. While we take a look at your application, we encourage you to get to know us a bit more through our various social channels.

+ Melbourne, Australia

+ Business Services

+ Posted 16 days ago

+ Full time – Fixed term

+ R0005109