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Financial Accountant

Full Time, Permanent — Sydney, NSW

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Financial Accountant

Brighter Together
At Brighte, we believe every Australian deserves access to a sustainable and comfortable home. How do we help Australian’s achieve this? We build innovative mobile and web platforms, responsible and seamless financial solutions, and relationships with customers and vendors that last. Our addressable market is massive and rooted in a positive mission that empowers Australian’s and the growing and critically important sustainability market. 
We have been recognised for our incredible work in diversity and inclusion and have a leadership team that is passionate about building a high-performing culture where people feel a sense of belonging. If you’re keen to work for a mission-driven company, with smart people who live and breathe Brighte’s values, have a read below. 
The Financial Accountant plays a critical role to ensure the integrity and timely management of financial data, to assist in stakeholder management and provide the best customer service experience. This role involves processing transactions, reconciliations, investigations and improvement of process and procedures.

What You'll Do

  • Financial Reporting:
  • Prepare financial accounts and ledger reconciliations for the company and trusts.
  • Manage and maintain general ledgers.
  • Review general ledger transaction to ensure correct classification and tax treatment.
  • Oversee the payroll process managed by a third party, including termination and redundancy calculation as well as super and PAYG payments to ensure our statutory obligations are being met.
  • Process manual customer payment, asset sales to Trusts as required and process trust remittances.
  • Daily reconciliation between Bank Statement and Receivables Management System for Customer Collections and Vendor Disbursements.
  • Investigate any unreconciled items.
  • Process Improvement:
  • Identify and create new finance processes to improve efficiencies.
  • Projects:
  • Assist with ad hoc projects and provide support to the Financial Controller as needed
  • Who You Are

  • CPA or CA qualified - or in the process of acquiring qualification.
  • Experience in Financial Services, Banking or Insurance (audit consulting is also highly regarded)
  • Would consider a Junior Accountant within Chartered Accounting Firms.
  • Demonstrates curiosity and the ability to engage across a broad range of internal stakeholders.
  • Known for having an enquiring mind and improving financial processes.
  • Exceptional excel skills.
  • Open to taking on new tasks, working with evolving and changing priorities, tasks and direction as the business expands.
  • Collaborative, high energy and solutions focused.
  • Why Brighte?

  • Employee Share Options. We want to build a successful company which means sharing the potential upside together.
  • Flexible working. It's all about balance so feel free to work from home when you need to.
  • Recognition and Reward Brighte Stars program. We drive a culture of recognition and celebration by shining a light on our accomplishments and everyday victories.
  • Generous Parental Leave Policy. We couldn't get where we are today without our families.
  • Diversity and Inclusion. Winning Best Workplace Diversity award at the 2020 Finnies.
  • Employee Assistance Program. For confidential financial, work, relationship, or wellbeing support. 
  • End-of-Trip Facilities. Cycle in to work, lock up your wheels, and have a shower in our end of trip facilities with towel service and hair dryers.
  • Nutritious food. A well-stocked pantry including free breakfast, daily fresh fruit, espresso coffee, yoghurt, Tim Tams and many more snacks to make work feel a little more like home. We've also got kombucha, beer, and wine on tap.
  • We’re a high performing team and proud to be backed by investors who believe in our mission and the opportunity we have ahead of us. Airtree Ventures, Mike Cannon-Brookes’ Grok Investments, Kim Jackson and Scott Farquhar’s Skip Capital as well as Qualgro Partners continue to help us scale our teams and products. 

    We’re recognised as one of Australia’s leading fintech companies, having been ranked the 6th fastest growing Technology Business in Australia in the Deloitte Fast 50/500 (2020) and winning the inaugural Finder Green Award (2020). We’ve also been recognised as a leading FinTech by the Australian Financial Review, Fintech Business Awards and KPMG. 
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