Senior Financial Accountant at Airtasker

Finance, Full-time, Sydney, Australia sydney finance full-time
Posted 25 days ago

Our mission at Airtasker is to empower people to realise the full value of their skills. We create jobs and help people get more done all around the world. We are inspired every day by the people who make their livelihood on the Airtasker platform.

Airtasker is a global marketplace for local services. We’re building a platform that allows people to post jobs and allows Taskers to earn a living through these jobs. We’ve spent the last year on a journey of growth and transformation - planting our flag in the UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore and the US, and progressing on our vision for the local services economy. Following a successful IPO, we are well funded to execute on our vision and continue on our growth journey.

High performance is a given at Airtasker and our Finance team is no exception, partnering the business by providing vital insights to support strategic decision making. An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Senior Financial Accountant to join our growing team. Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will build a best practice reporting and control function that will be vital to support Airtasker’s strong product growth and international expansion. 

What you'll do

  • Supporting the development of a best-in-class reporting and control functional by proactively identifying and delivering on improvement opportunities and providing coaching to the junior members of the finance team.
  • Managing the General Ledger ensuring the accuracy of the numbers for both internal and external reporting.
  • Own the month-end financial reporting process - this includes the production of P&L, reconcile Balance Sheets, Cash Flow Statements and Consolidations.
  • Preparation of accurate and insightful management reports for senior executives and Board of Directors on a monthly basis.
  • Day to day management of transactional finance.
  • Ownership of process enhancement and automation initiatives with the aim to improve the accuracy and timeliness of financial information outputs.
  • Manage the regulatory tax compliance process.
  • Oversee the company audit process.
  • Support the resolution process for complex financial and accounting matters, including business combinations, share-based payments etc.
  • Support ASX reporting process including the preparation of half-year and annual financial statements.
  • Support in establishing, refining and documenting financial control policies and procedures.
  • Providing support in financial due diligence as required for capital raising, acquisitions and new ventures.
  • What it takes to be successful in this role:

  • CA/CPA qualified.
  • 6+ years relevant experience.
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge with a passion for process optimisation.
  • Dedication to continuous improvement, including research and adoption of new tools and systems to improve accuracy and automation.
  • The ability to multi-task and respond quickly to changing demands in a fast-growing environment.
  • Experience in providing hands-on coaching for more junior members of the finance team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Advanced problem solving and project management skills and a strong work ethic.
  • Experience in working with external tax advisors to ensure compliance with all tax obligations.
  • Ability to learn new concepts and technology quickly.
  • Curiosity and a burning desire to understand what makes things tick.
  • On our wishlist

  • Previous experience in the Technology space or other high growth environments.
  • Experience using Netsuite and Tableau.
  • What you'll love:

  • Competitive compensation package
  • Visa, PR sponsorship and relocation support
  • A culture of context, not control - we believe that empowering people through Airtasker starts with empowered people within Airtasker.
  • Flexible workplace environment - we embrace flexible working to support different life stages and lifestyle preferences.  
  • Learning and development - as humans, we never stop growing - we believe feedback is a gift, and provide allowances to empower you to identify learning that is right for you
  • Progressive parental leave policies - we believe that feeling supported to stay connected to both your professional and personal self when raising a family is vital in bringing your best self to work. 
  • Airtasker credits - Whether it’s help around the home or planning your next date night, use $1000 worth of credits every year to help you get more done. 
  • Connection and celebration - From local “social-cell” events near your house, kids parties in the office, to mega yacht cruises on the harbour - we work hard, and celebrate connecting as people. 
  • Dog-friendly office - say hello to Harvey, Bruce, and Teddy!
  • At Airtasker we believe in culture add - that each person is different and has their own background, learnings and unique experiences that can add to the Airtasker cultural tapestry. We pride ourselves on our inclusive culture, and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds.