Accounting Manager at Atlassian

Finance & Accounting, Full Time, Sydney, Australia sydney finance full-time
Posted 20 days ago

Working at Atlassian

Atlassian can hire people in any country where we have a legal entity. Assuming you have eligible working rights and a sufficient time zone overlap with your team, you can choose to work remotely or return to an office as they reopen (unless it’s necessary for your role to be performed in the office). Interviews and onboarding are conducted virtually, a part of being a distributed-first company.

With a sufficient timezone overlap with the team, we’re able to hire eligible candidates for this role from any location in Australia and/or New Zealand. If this sparks your interest, apply today and chat with our friendly Recruitment team further.

Are you an experienced Accounting Lead or Manager with a good sense of humour, a rock-solid work ethic, and mind-blowing attention to detail? If so, we’ve got a home for you here on our world class Accounting and Finance team. We’ve built a truly exceptional team of Accounting professionals who take their jobs, but not themselves, very seriously. You will primarily be responsible for month-end and year-end close activities including balance sheet reconciliations, journals, and assisting with year-end audit deliverables and related day to day operations of the business. This role will serve as an Accounting Manager on the general ledger team, reviewing the teams work, guiding the team on accounting questions and projects, and running special projects that impact their team. 

More about you:
You enjoy numbers and have extensive experience in accounting roles in multinational companies and/or audit firms (preferably in a public company environment subject to SOX) and have had exposure to balance sheet reconciliations, journal entry preparation and review and audit request preparation. You have prior experience in technical accounting matters and a good understanding of US GAAP and IFRS, and are looking for a role where you can guide and coach others and lead projects. We’d love for you to have experience using NetSuite or another equivalent system (e.g., SAP, Oracle), Blackline or other reconciliation tools, and have an intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel. Finally, you enjoy interacting with other departments/functions to ensure accurate and timely financial accounting. 

In this role, you'll get to:

  • Act as Accounting Manager for members of the general ledger team, coaching the team on accounting matters and various projects as needed
  • Be responsible for accounting and close activities of multiple areas of the general ledger as assigned, duties will rotate periodically can include items such as accruals, inter-company accounting, fixed assets, debt, M&A accounting and international accounting
  • Perform timely and accurate review for teams assigned areas in accordance with our monthly close schedule
  • Ensure classification of areas assigned between ST and LT is accurately stated
  • Work closely with larger finance team on accounting, coding, and process questions (department, account, amortisation period) Lead special projects such as implementing accounting processes and requirements
  • Have ownership over processes assigned and update Standard Operating Procedures as needed.
  • Field timely audit requests: preparing supporting documentation and resolving questions from external auditors
  • Research and resolve accounting issues, and assist with application of US GAAP and IFRS accounting policies for assigned areas Partner with the team to continuously improve system automation in an effort to help scale accounting operations 
  • On day one, we'll expect you to have:

  • Extensive experience in a similar role coupled with a Chartered Accountant certification
  • Experience with NetSuite or another equivalent system (e.g., SAP, Oracle) preferred
  • Extensive knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel required
  • Experience in GL accounting including preparation or review of balance sheet reconciliations and journal entries, and experience assisting with quarterly/yearly audits preferred.
  • Ability to initiate timely communication, follow up, and status updates
  • Strong attention to detail and ability for self-review
  • You are highly proactive, organised and have a very strong work ethic
  • Desire to learn and further develop accounting skills
  • Proven ability to work in a fast-paced work environment, while maintaining accuracy
  • Experience going through ERP conversion is a plus
  • Inspired by working with a fun, slightly whacky, energetic team 
  • More about our team
    This role will be a member of the General Ledger accounting team at Atlassian which is responsible for looking after the general ledger and running the month end close process, our work includes most general ledger accounts except revenue and tax. In this role you will work with various members of the accounting team in addition to working closely with FP&A to meet monthly deliverables. You will also be liaising with the external accountants on a regular basis to ensure that all accounting compliance matters are up to date. 

    Our perks & benefits

    To support you at work and play, our perks and benefits include ample time off, an annual education budget, paid volunteer days, and so much more.

    About Atlassian

    The world’s best teams work better together with Atlassian. From medicine and space travel, to disaster response and pizza deliveries, Atlassian software products help teams all over the planet. At Atlassian, we're motivated by a common goal: to unleash the potential of every team.

    We believe that the unique contributions of all Atlassians create our success. To ensure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience, we never discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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