Senior Financial Accountant - Mat Cover at Koala

Accounting, Accounting/Auditing, Contract, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney finance contract
Posted 23 days ago

Koala’s mission is to provide better furniture by Australia, for the world. Combining customer-centric products, a world-class technology and fulfilment platform, incredible customer service and social good, we are changing the way people buy and enjoy furniture.

Why we have this role @ Koala

We are looking for a strong Senior Financial Accountant to join our fast-paced Finance team in a role that will give you great exposure to all things finance! This is a contract/maternity leave cover and will form an integral role in helping the team deliver financial results and reporting to support Koala perform at its very best!

What key responsibilities does this role have @ Koala?

  • Deliver accurate and timely financial results on a monthly basis
  • Prepare accurate and timely management reports on a monthly basis
  • Take ownership of the Australian financial ledger
  • Preparation and review of monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Oversee Accounts Payable processing and ensure timely supplier payments
  • Implement process improvements to reduce processing times
  • Business partnering with other areas of the business
  • Assisting the team with ad-hoc projects and tasks as required


Ideal background…

  • Degree qualified in accounting and full membership of a recognised professional accounting body (CA / CPA)
  • Minimum 5 years experience in financial and management reporting
  • Extensive accounting experience including preparation of financial statements, complex reconciliations, management reporting and financial operations
  • Previous supervisory and/or mentoring experience
  • Experience with large financial systems
  • eCommerce or retail industry experience is a plus
  • Strong problem solving skills with the ability to lead projects and develop new initiatives
  • Demonstrated experience in developing processes to improve day-to-day workflows


Treehouse Perks and Privileges…

Koala is only great when its employees are happy — and we’re one happy bunch!

Flexible working - The freedom and autonomy to do your best work the way that works for you.

Take a break - Generous time off to help keep your work life balance, balanced.

Fully stocked kitchen - With an emphasis on healthy, local and organic produce.

Pet-friendly - The Koala Treehouses are as pet-friendly as they get!

Surprise & delight - The two-word combo at the core of everything we do. All Koalas can expect to enjoy free Koala products with ‘mates rates’ for your friends and fam.

Support & wellbeing - Our employee experience respects and embraces all families, formed, found and evolving. You’ll have access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes unlimited sessions for financial, work, relationship, family or wellbeing support.

Accelerate your career - We’ve partnered with RMIT where all of our Koala’s receive a discount, unlimited access to LinkedIn Learning and Koala facilitated resources.

Community & connection - We believe that simply doing ‘no harm’ isn’t good enough So, how are we doing our part? BCorp Certified, WWF Partnership, volunteer days, a member of SoftLanding and so much more.

All in all, the Koala Kommunity is a great place to hang out and belong to!

Koalities we look for…

At Koala, we do things a little differently and we don’t shy away from the fact that we expect a lot from our employees! We want you to challenge expectations, always look to make a difference and give us something different from the norm. We want people that bring great energy, that have a long-game focus and are always curious to find new angles and approaches to the way we work. We're a team full of entrepreneurial spirit and have a relentless focus on 'what's next' but while always reviewing 'what's been done' and learning, growing and adapting. We're bloody confident, but NEVER arrogant and we adapt to change like Steve Smith under a short ball. Honesty and selflessness drive everything we do, as well as a total focus on exceeding our customers’ expectations. So if you feel like this could be you... well what the bloody hell are you waiting for? Drop us a line, and let's see what you've got! ;)

There’s no such thing as a ‘perfect’ candidate, Koala is a place where everyone has opportunity. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day. We’re an equal opportunity employer, and recognize that a diverse workforce is crucial to our success as a business.