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Property Fund Accountant

Date: 27-May-2022

Location: Mlebourne, VIC, AU, 3000

Company: Australian Unity

  • High preforming, improvement focused team 
  • Full Time, Permanent position based in Melbourne
  • 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

The primary objective for this role is to ensure the delivery of timely and accurate financial reporting and unit prices for Australian Unity, including management of relationships with internal and third-party service providers and development of efficient and effective processes within the parameters of the Australian Unity Group’s risk management framework.

  • Timely and accurate accounting and unit pricing for Investment Bonds and maintenance of effective processes
  • Accounting data provided by external custodian reviewed and reconciled
  • Ensure that tax obligations for the Investment Bonds products are properly recorded and reconciled in accordance with the specific requirements of each product
  • Effective working relationship in place with internal and external tax teams ensuring efficient recording of tax obligations and understanding of tax characteristics of unit trusts
  • Ensure processes are continually reviewed and enhanced so that they are efficient, effective, and relevant for the Investment Bonds Accounting function
  • Build effective working relationships with key stakeholders

The Wealth & Capital Markets platform manages investments, property assets and developments (associated debt facilities) and provides advice and trustee services. In aggregate, the platform has circa $28 billion of assets under management and administration, including managed funds, property funds and benefit funds. Our team of in-house experts operate across five business units, being Advice, Investments, Life & Super, Property and Trustee Services


About you

We are searching for a professional who will join us in striving to live our values of bold, warm and honest, in everything we do.

Your expertise and qualifications will include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or commerce with CA/ CPA
  • Financial services experience, including fund accounting and unit pricing
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills dealing with key stakeholders and team members
  • Continuous improvement mind-set, to identify and contribute to streamlining and elevation of policies, processes, procedures, tools and templates
  • Ability to prioritise and effectively manage concurrent deliverables where required



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 by no later than 31 December 2021 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 Specialist