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Financial Accountant

Date: 05-Jun-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3000

Company: Australian Unity

  • Assist in building a strong business partnering relationships with the Enabling Functions Unit
  • 12month Fixed Term position based in our Melbourne office  
  • Real wellbeing starts here


What makes us, us

Established in 1840, we’re Australia’s first member-owned wellbeing company, delivering health, wealth and care services to more than 700,000 Australians. Today, while we’ve grown to a company of more than 7000 employees, our focus remains the same as it was 180 years ago — to deliver Real Wellbeing for our customers, members and the community.

We support your Real Wellbeing so you can better support our members’ and customers’ wellbeing journey


There are four key attributes that set us apart:

  • Good people: We strive to set ourselves apart through the capability, warmth and expertise of our people.
  • Wellbeing experts: Our breadth of capability enables us to provide smart solutions and services across all domains of wellbeing.
  • Long-term commitment: As a member-owned company, we’ve been focusing on long-term outcomes and single-minded dedication to our members and customers since 1840.
  • Driving positive impact: Everything we do is focused on making a positive difference at a personal, community and societal level.

These pillars are infused with our values of bold, warm and honest


The position:

Assisting the Finance Manager to provide timely, accurate and commercially focused financial and management accounting support pertaining to the Enabling Functions, business unit. You’ll assist in building a strong partnering relationship with the Group Enabling Function teams and Project Managers. This role is for a team player and works closely with the business units to enable fact-based decision making and to achieve business unit strategic goals and targets.

  • Work with EPMO, Commercial & Finance Business Partner -Enabling Functions and Project Managers to establish and support efficient model for project reporting and accounting (both capital and operating costs) – including recording of actuals and reporting
  • Successful delivery of month end, half year, yearend, quarterly forecasting, and strategic planning for assigned Group Enabling Functions.
  • Assist Group Tax and Finance Manager with tax compliance matters including monthly BAS review, FBT return and Annual Income Tax Return.
  • Provide support for and preparation of balance sheet account reconciliations monthly
  • Prepare general ledger reconciliations and Monthly Journal processing
  • Educate and train stakeholders on finance function and control.
  • Assist Finance Managers with any business-related enquiries
  • Identify and implement opportunities for process and system improvement

About you:

  • CA or CPA qualified with 5+ years relevant accounting experience
  • Experience working within a mid to large and complex organisation (desirable)
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as in a team environment
  • Experience in system processes, variance analysis, reconciliations, issue resolution and process improvement
  • Experience in forecasting and budgeting
  • Proficiency in Excel and computer literate in a range of financial software and accounting packages (Sun System, Coupa and TM1 desirable)
  • High attention to detail with the ability to manage and interpret large data sets
  • Drive to achieve results within time constraints and conflicting priorities
  • Excellent inter-personal and stakeholder management skills



Our people make a real difference in the wellbeing of customers and members every day. Our ambition to be the most trusted wellbeing company in Australia therefore means that wellbeing starts with our people. Our credentials in wellbeing stretch back more than 180 years.

To ensure the safety and wellbeing of our people, customers and community, Australian Unity requires that all employees and contractors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of entry of any Australian Unity workplace. In order to progress your application, you will need to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status, proof of booking for the COVID-19 vaccination, or medical exemption certificate from a registered medical practitioner. Thank you for your understanding.

Australian Unity is an Equal Opportunity employer and we encourage applications from all members of the community, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and, mature aged people.
Should an applicant be the preferred candidate, background checks (including police checks, reference checks, ASIC banned and disqualified persons and bankruptcy checks) will be completed prior to the candidate's employment being confirmed. The outcomes of the background checks do not automatically bar candidates; however, will be assessed against the inherent requirements of the job.

For a discussion in confidence about this opportunity, please contact Erin Hoey, Talent Acquisition at |