Group Financial Accountant at Koala

Consumer Goods, Finance, Full-time, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney finance full-time
Posted 17 days ago

Koala’s mission is to become the smartest way to buy high-quality furniture online. 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

Due to current and projected growth, Koala is looking to boost our fast-paced Finance function with a strong Group Financial Accountant. Reporting to the Director, Group Financial Control this role will be the owner of our global compliance framework, financial reporting, taxation and payroll.


What key responsibilities does this role have @ Koala?

  • Develop and maintain global compliance checklist and review the compliance program bi-annually
  • Processing Koala AU monthly payroll and ownership of associated employee compliance obligations including payroll tax, superannuation, workers compensation and FBT
  • Month-end responsibilities including recording group transactions, preparation of group management reports and external reporting
  • Key involvement in annual audit, financial statement preparation and company tax lodgements
  • Preparation and delivery of cash flow reporting
  • Continuous improvement of processes within the ERP system (NetSuite)
  • Completion and review of technical accounting papers
  • Participate in the budgeting and forecasting processes
  • Participate in business improvement and process improvement projects

Ideal background…

  • CPA or CA qualified a must
  • 5+ years’ experience in a previous financial accounting role with a strong understanding of general ledger functions, month-end/year-end close process, payroll, tax compliance, audit, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting etc
  • First movers from Big 4/Mid Tier Audit background considered
  • Strong technical accounting knowledge
  • Ability to work autonomously and assist with the key deliverables
  • Ability to influence key stakeholders to deliver commercial outcomes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Successful experience in setting and meeting challenging deadlines under pressure
  • Experience with Netsuite is a bonus


Treehouse Perks and Privileges…

Koala is only as good as its employees are happy - and we’re one happy mob!

We offer our teams flexible working options and the freedom and autonomy to do their best work in a way that works for them. Whether that’s working your own version of 9-5, working from home in your trackies from time to time or hanging out at our Treehouses (this is what we call our office digs in the CBD and Alexandria), you decide whatever helps you find your flow! The Treehouses have a fully stocked Koala Kitchen with an emphasis on healthy, local and organic produce - VB fridge and the famous Koala Kombucha on tap. And there's more than just tasty treats - the Koala Treehouses are as dog-friendly as they get, there are also plenty of social and volunteer activities to get involved with and help you get to know your fellow Koalas better as well as free Koala products for all employees - who better to shout from the tree tops how awesome our products are, right?! We also recognise that we can’t grow as a brand unless we support the growth of our teams so this is a strong focus for us. All in all, the Koala Kommunity is a great place to hang out in 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! ;)