Senior Accountant at Deputy

Finance, Full Time, Sydney sydney finance full-time
Posted a month ago

At Deputy we’re on a mission to change the way the world works & we are looking for fantastic people to help us do that. Our mission is to simplify shift work, with a future state vision to enable thriving workplaces in every community.

Deputy is a SaaS Workforce Management Product company. HQ'd in Sydney (AU), with offices in Melbourne, London (UK), Atlanta and San Francisco (USA). We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of people across all industries in 70+ countries save time and money managing their hourly workforce so they can focus on what they do best, and be amazing.

Currently, our employees are predominately working from home and this role will also be remote for the time being. We anticipate employees will be returning to the office, in a flexible capacity, during 2021 as appropriate & when it is safe to do so.


Our finance team is currently going through an exciting phase of transformation as we prepare for our high growth plans. We have a rare opportunity for a talented Senior Accountant to join our equally talented and high performing finance team. We’re embarking on a series of exciting projects which will keep the ideal candidate challenged and adding immediate value from Day 1. 

We’re looking for vibrant personalities who can articulate financial concepts and can bring a strong positive energy and presence to our finance team and the wider organisation. You will thrive working in a fast paced environment and are highly motivated to grow in your career. Reporting directly to the Financial Controller, your role will also involve being a key finance contact to others in the business, whilst helping develop best practice controls. 

The ideal candidate is a fast learner, CA or CPA qualified and preferably from an audit or big 4 background, with knowledge of controls and best practice processes. The role requires someone who has had experience working on multi currency consolidations and knows what a best practice month end is. 

The role requires strong communication skills and a ‘can-do’ attitude to question how processes can be improved and then formulating a plan to action this. To succeed in this role, the candidate needs to be highly organised with the ability to handle multiple deadlines and have the ability to pivot quickly to juggle various moving pieces. 


  • Take ownership of month-end tasks/year-end close processes, working independently to deliver outcomes with minimal supervision
  • Primary point of contact to key stakeholders in the business - working extensively with other departments to help them understand their financials
  • Review of month end accounting activities, PL analytical reviews, balance sheet reconciliations
  • Working with multi currency subsidiaries and consolidations
  • Working closely with the Financial Controller to roll out new processes, initiatives, policies service enhancements 
  • Confidence to present finance initiatives and to explain finance processes to people from a non financial background 
  • Oversight and review of finance activities with the opportunity to build and lead an off-shore team
  • Collaborate with other departments such as Strategic Finance and Business Systems who have dependencies from the Finance Team 

  • 6+ years of relevant accounting experience, with at least 2+ years PQE (CA or CPA Qualified)
  • A relevant Tertiary qualification in Finance/Commerce or similar
  • Experience in transforming a business as it scales and grows, ideally having had some experience in a fast growth, or SaaS, company (or both).
  • Strong technical experience as a senior accountant, owning month-end/year-end processes
  • Big 4 Audit background highly desirable
  • Experience working in a fast moving environment
  • Advanced Excel skills and experience, Netsuite experience is preferred. Any experience with Netsuite Suite Apps such as Tipalti is a plus
  • Experience with SOX or other similar control frameworks a bonus
    - Australian Hyper-Growth Startup - Head Office in Sydney
    - Why IVP Invested in Deputy
    - Deloitte's #21 Fastest Growing Technology Startups in Aus 2018
    - Raised $111M Series B Round led by IVP, OpenView (our Series A investor), Square Peg Capital and EVP.
    - Global Growth across APAC, America and EMEA.

    - Share Options
    - Paternity/Maternity Leave Policies
    - Personal Learning & Development Fund
    - Flexible Work Policy
    - Company wide Development & Coaching
    - Hackathons
    - Awards - "Your Time to Shine & Celebrate Success"
    - Social Events & variety of social clubs (Books, LGBT, Games, Sports)
    - Mental Health Support
    - Munch & Learns


    At Deputy we’re on a mission to change the way the world works. Since 2008 over 200 million shifts have been rostered on Deputy, in over 90 countries, and across 245 different industries.

    We’re making it easier for businesses and teams to roster staff, manage leave, complete payroll and take the admin out of work so that our customers can focus on doing what they love. We hire amazing people to do what they’re best at, and work with some incredible businesses all around the world.

    Check out this video: Deputy Explained

    Check out why our customers love us: GetApp and G2Crowd. 

    Deputy believes in equal opportunity and that inclusiveness and diversity promotes innovation. Our global team members are from a variety of cultures. And we welcome different perspective and skills. 

    Interested? Apply now