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Assistant Accountant

Location: Newcastle Region
Company: HAYS
Hours: Full time
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Great opportunity in the Hunter Valley for a permanent Assistant Accountant.

Position Description:


  • Prepare and update bank reconciliations on a daily/weekly/monthly basis
  • Issue daily bank balances report & distribute bank statements
  • Prepare cash requirements forecast out 3 months with the aim of maximising interest income
  • Process banking EFT transfers, BPays and International transfers
  • Set up new bank accounts when required

Credit Card
  • Set up or cancel credit cards as required
  • Monitor usage and balances
  • Prepare monthly credit card data, recognition and regard to
  • Valid tax invoices
  • Cost dissections
  • FBT implications
  • Prepare and issue of monthly staff expense summaries from credit card statements

Fixed Assets
  • Maintain register and reconcile fixed assets on a monthly basis
  • Including monthly additions and disposals
  • Determine Coding and effective life for new assets
  • Monthly Depreciation run
  • Reconcile system reports to the General Ledger

Business Activity Statement
  • Preparation and reconciliation of monthly BAS
  • Reconcile to tax reports and prepare the month end clearing journal (new process to commence in December)
  • Income Tax PAYG instalments
  • FBT instalments
  • Diesel Fuel rebate and tax credits (every quarter)
  • Lodge BAS’s on ATO portal

Fringe Benefits Tax
  • Staff travel – monitor travel and requirements for Travel Diaries
  • MV Log Books
  • MV Odo readings when staff leave or change motor vehicles

Direct Purchasing
  • Check and approve GL & tax codes on purchase orders in Sage 300

  • Non system controlled inventory items including:-
  • Laboratory & Veterinary supplies
  • Promotional materials
  • System controlled inventory
  • Monthly reconciliations to General Ledger
  • Periodic stocktake adjustments
  • Processing, investigation and reconciliation

Month end
  • Prepare month end standard accrual journals
  • Prepare month end prepayments
  • Post payroll general ledger journals
  • Reconcile Recoveries
  • Reconcile AR GL Invoice report to billed procedures report ex Ardex
General ledger Reconciliations
  • Sundry Debtors – update spreadsheet and send to all relevant parties


Assist in the collation and preparation of material for the external audit Desirable & Essential Requirements
  • At least 3 years’ experience working in a similar role
  • An enthusiastic and pro-active attitude
  • The ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Possess excellent time management skills
  • Work autonomously and well as part of a team
  • Intermediate excel skills
  • Tertiary qualification in Accounting – Diploma or Degree
  • Understanding of taxation issues, in particular GST & FBT
  • Experience in the use of accounting systems (Sage 300 desirable);
  • Completion of a National Criminal History Check

Whats In it for you:
  • Up to $75k + Super
  • Full Time
  • Monday-Friday
  • Jerrys Plains Location

Call Roxann 02 4032 8683 or email [] and updated CV.

LHS 297508 #2532493
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