Senior Bookkeeper

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The position of Senior Bookkeeper involves preparing and handling operational finance matters for clients, ownership of day-to-day internal and external stakeholder relationships, and managing a team of bookkeeping professionals.

Principal Duties

  • Research, analyse and understand clients’ businesses as part of the onboarding process;
  • Review, prepare and enhance clients’ operational accounting including reconciliation between accounting system and 3rd party platforms;
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations including but not limited to bank / cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets, and investigate and resolve any discrepancy noted;
  • Prepare profit & loss reconciliations, and investigate and resolve any discrepancy noted;
  • Prepare and complete the period end reporting process including management reporting, variance analysis and KPI reporting as required by clients;
  • Assist the annual financial / statutory report compilation;
  • Assist with regulatory compliance i.e. BAS filing;
  • Prepare and response to clients’ ad-hoc queries including liaison with subject matter experts when required;
  • Manage key relationships with multiple external and internal stakeholders on a day-to-day basis;
  • Provide support to vCFO, external financial and tax accountants, auditors and advisors as required;
  • Oversee and manage a team of bookkeeping professionals including periodic review of work outputs to ensure high quality of services and outputs;
  • Setup the accounting or 3rd party platforms for clients as required;
  • Take ownership to complete assigned ad-hoc finance projects as required.

Key Skills & Experience

Experience Required

  • 7-10 years overall bookkeeping experience
  • 3-5 years of Australian accounting / bookkeeping experience

Skills Required

  • Strong skills in operational accounting including profit & loss reconciliations, balance sheet reconciliations, variance analysis and management reporting;
  • Strong skills in online accounting systems including but not limited to Xero and QuickBooks online;
  • Strong skills in Microsoft Excel or similar tools;
  • Management skills i.e. management of a team of bookkeeping professionals;

Interpersonal Skills

  • Excellent verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to multi-task and handle frequent interruptions;
  • Engaging and confident personality with excellent people skills;
  • Project management skills to deliver completed deliverables;
  • Solid prioritisation and time-management skills.
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