Financial Accountant at Longtail UX

Internet, Accounting/Auditing, Full-time, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney finance full-time
Posted 1 months ago

We’re looking for an experienced and proactive senior financial accountant to work closely with our CFO/VP of Strategy in this newly created role. We have ambitious growth plans which you will be an integral part of helping us to achieve. You’ll be responsible for or involved in all of our accounting activities and software, including periodic reporting, budgeting, tax & cash management, invoicing, ESOP tracking, equity tables, term sheets and some financial planning and analysis. It’s a wide-ranging role with significant growth potential.

About Longtail UX (“LUX”):

With our patented ecommerce technologies, we help our clients deliver a superior customer experience that dramatically improves their online revenue generation. Smart companies are using LUX to completely reimagine what’s possible in measuring marketing and sales ROI.

We work with clients around the world, including some of Australia's best-known brands across retail, peer-to-peer marketplaces, finance and travel, including Myer, Graysonline, Catch, Dan Murphy’s, Adore Beauty and many others. Our international business is also growing quickly, with established clients in the US, Europe, Japan and Latin America.

LUX was co-founded by an Ex-Googler and is backed by well-known institutional investors, including Investec and W23, the investment-arm of Woolworth’s Group. We have a hard-working and super fun team that strongly values diversity while generating exceptional value for clients.


Reporting directly to our CFO/VP of Strategy, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Expert management of our accounting data, software, and workflows
  • Enhance our billing processes and invoices to delight clients and ensure timely payment
  • Improve our chart of accounts to facilitate deeper business analysis and insights
  • Establish, document, and apply best practices across all accounting functions and reports
  • Enhance cash generation through effective receivables and payables management
  • Conduct regular bank reconciliations and help to optimise cash management
  • Support capital raises with the required data for term sheets and cap tables
  • Run payroll and invoicing processes to a very high degree of accuracy and timeliness
  • Manage tax optimisation, payments, and reporting, including BAS, IAS, and FBT
  • Manage recurring reporting and review processes, such as annual reports and audits
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory and statutory requirements, including ASIC & AASB
  • Support equity processes, such as share transactions, ESOP, dividends, conversions, etc.
  • Help manage and develop company valuation model, working closely with CFO
  • Develop central source of truth for all accounting practices in Confluence
  • Become proficient in our project management software, Asana

You’re perfect for this role if you have:

  • 5+ years of accounting experience in a business with at least $50 million in revenue annually
  • CPA/CA and bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or similar discipline are required
  • Demonstrate ongoing study through certifications, industry events, or professional associations
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to translate complex data into basic conclusions
  • Ability to predict and control risks as well as identify opportunities
  • Experience with ESOPs, capital raises, and other financial transactions
  • Expert abilities in MS Excel and a variety of enterprise software applications
  • Ideally experience working with Xero and migration to enterprise resource applications
  • Dynamic, collaborative and highly driven to constant improve efficiency and automate
  • Fluent English verbal and written communication skills
  • Current Aussie working rights and living in Sydney


We value our people, and work hard to make sure that every day in the office is a good one. We encourage idea sharing, support personal development, celebrate achievements and appreciate there is life outside of work - and we are growing quickly, so there is ample opportunity for personal career growth too.

If this sounds like the ideal next step in your career, send us your CV and Cover Letter, explaining why this job sounds like a great fit for you!

For more information, please contact Angela Morrow, People Operations Manager: [email protected]

Please note, we are currently receiving a high volume of applicants for the roles we advertise so may only contact you if you are successful at the initial stage of our recruitment process.

** To all recruitment agencies: Longtail UX does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our contact alias, Longtail UX employees or any other company location. Longtail UX is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.