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Management Accountant

Brisbane - CBD & Inner Suburbs

Management Accountant

  • 494011
  • Brisbane - CBD & Inner Suburbs
  • Finance
  • Fixed Term Full Time

Management Accountant

  • Fixed Term Contract until 30th June 2023
  • Grow your career with a leading not-for-profit organisation
  • Based in Kedron just north of Brisbane City

About the company

The Creche and Kindergarten Association Limited (C&K) is a not-for-profit early childhood provider with more than 350 early childhood education and care (ECEC) centres located across Queensland.

Our purpose is to nurture and inspire children to succeed in an ever-changing world. This is at the forefront of everything we do.

About the opportunity

We are currently looking for a Management Accountant to join our exceptional Finance team. This is a full-time fixed term contract until 30th June 2023. Based in our modern, open plan central office at Kedron. Working 38 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

As the Management Accountant, you will be reporting to the Financial Controller, working collaboratively with the business to provide analysis, advice and support and will drive continuous process improvements especially relating to budgeting and reporting.

Role responsibilities

  • Lead the preparation of the annual budget
  • Preparation of monthly management reports tracking financial performance against budget
  • Supporting department managers as a ‘Finance Business Partner’ to understand their unit’s financial performance against budget
  • Support affiliated kindergartens with budgeting, fee setting and monitoring financial performance
  • Ensure timely delivery of monthly reports and analysis, including assisting with the CFO report
  • Support the implementation and utilisation of business intelligence systems
  • Provide training across the business to help non-financially minded employees gain a better understanding of their financial performance
  • Prepare grant/funding acquittals and ensure on time submission where required
  • Proactively identify, drive and implement process improvements
  • Ensure on time completion of statutory reporting, review inputs from other accountants/assistant accountants to ensure accuracy, attend to audit queries
  • Provide financial analysis, advice and support to the business where required

About you

This role will suit someone with the following experience, skills and abilities:

  • Qualified Accountant, Chartered Accountant (CA) or Certificate Practicing Account (CPA) qualification
  • Experience in a Management Accountant position in a medium-to-large organisation delivering financial reporting and analysis that meets business needs.
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal) with the ability to clearly convey/articulate complex information
  • A track record of identifying and understanding financial and non-financial trends and data and developing business improvements
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong numerical skills.
  • Strong systems skills including:

MS Excel skills required (i.e. the ability to extract and manipulate large volumes of data).

Experience of using Enterprise Resource Planning systems. Experience using MS Dynamics AX, MS Business Central or similar is desirable.

In addition to providing an attractive salary package, the successful candidate will have access to professional development opportunities and courses, employee benefits including salary sacrifice, access to corporate health insurance discounts, flexible working arrangements and a large range of health and wellbeing programs.

C&K is committed to an inclusive workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

All C&K employees are required to undergo background checks which includes police checks.

Please note the advertising closing date is indicative only. C&K reserve the right to close the advertisement before this date is reached. Therefore, it is encouraged that you submit your application as soon as possible.

If this sounds like you, apply now! 

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