Senior Group Financial Reporting Accountant

Jobleads (Melbourne VIC, Australia) 1 day ago

Join a highly engaged, professional and collaborative team

Be the point of call for all technical accounting matters

Work with our international businesses in South East Asia, India and the US

The safety and wellbeing of our employees and potential employees are important to us. Our external candidates will have the choice to either interview in our offices or via Zoom. Not only do we wish to protect the health and safety of our people, we want to assure candidates that there is no expectation from REA to meet face-to-face. A virtual interview will not adversely impact your application. If you have any questions or concerns, this can be discussed through the screening process.

An Australian start-up success story we’re quietly proud of.


From a garage in Melbourne to the global stage is an achievement we’re humbled by. Our idea to put pictures of houses on the internet has blossomed since 1995, and we now have businesses across Australia, Asia, India and North America. 


Our purpose is to change the way the world experiences property. No matter where you’re at on your property journey, we’re here to help on every step – whether that’s buying, selling, renting or renovating. 


Some of our brands include realestate.com.au, realcommercial.com.au, spacely.com.au, Flatmates.com.au, Smartline.com.au and Proptrack.com.


What we’re doing

The Senior Financial Reporting Accountant sits within the Finance and Business Services Group, headed up by the Chief Financial Officer. The Finance and Business Services team, or FaBS as we like to call them, is the engine room of the REA Group. The team is comprised of Finance, Risk, Procurement, Pricing, Contracts, Customer Collections, Payments, Facilities Management and our Customer and Business Systems IT development teams.


The financial reporting team is responsible for the accurate and timely reporting of the financials for each of the businesses within the REA Group. The team’s purpose is to provide reliable, relevant and efficient reporting in accordance with IFRS standards as well as consideration of US GAAP implications. The teams are accountable for, and assist in, the management of financial, tax and compliance reporting obligations as well as supporting the growth of the business by advising on strategic initiatives.


The Senior Group Financial Reporting Accountant is responsible for ensuring the integrity and accuracy of REA Group’s consolidated accounts and the financial reporting requirements for News Ltd and management reporting where required. The Senior Financial Reporting Accountant also provides support and guidance to the finance teams within each of the countries focusing on group reporting, process improvement and efficiencies.


The Financial Reporting team advises and supports the wider business and subsidiaries on implementation of new accounting standards, significant business transactions, due diligence projects and M&A transactions.

Analysis and preparation of consolidation monthly financial reports with associated commentaries

Assist with the preparation of Investor Presentation and Group’s Financial statements

Analysis and review of subsidiary monthly reporting

Ensuring compliance in accordance with IFRS and accounting standards, ASX listing rules and Corporations Law

Review of existing reporting processes and controls to streamline reporting and realise efficiencies

Assist with audit requirements

Liaise with country finance teams to review monthly results, understand business and economic conditions to report to key stakeholders

Review balance sheet reconciliations on a quarterly basis for any issues and compliance with Group policies

Identify improvements/efficiencies for country finance teams monthly reporting

Working collaboratively within the Financial Reporting team to perform the following:

Responsible for the preparation and analysis of monthly and quarterly reporting to major shareholder, News Limited.

Assist with the reporting of annual budgets and monthly forecasts

Ensuring accounting policies are in accordance with US GAAP

Ensuring Sarbanes Oxley controls for US reporting regulations are operating effectively and always met without exception

Assist with strategic projects, divestments and M&A procedures utilising financial acumen and technical expertise to endure best outcome for the Group

Strong project management skills to efficiently ensure monthly reporting requirements (both internal and external) are well planned and executed

Adopt a whole business perspective when solving issues

Promote REA values and encourage teamwork through stakeholder collaboration

Work collaboratively within the team to share and obtain knowledge

Ensure team members are compliant with company policies/procedures and adhere to the REA values

Who we’re looking for

Tertiary qualifications or equivalent

CA or CPA

Relevant industry experience

Experience in the production of financial statements for ASX listed companies either via big 4 accounting firm or industry

AIFRS technical accounting knowledge

Experience in US GAAP reporting of entities

Knowledge of US GAAP and AIFRS accounting and disclosure differences

Experience in assessment and testing of Sarbanes Oxley attestation requirements

Intermediate and above Excel experience

But we don’t just look for someone based on their skills and expertise. It’s our connection, acceptance and genuine care for each other that makes REA a great place to work. That means you also need to be:

Savvy minded and have the ability to think a little left of field / outside the box

A strong and creative communicator

Friendly, approachable and have good relationship management skills

An avid supporter of our fully inclusive culture - we celebrate difference and ensure that everyone belongs

The REA experience

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously. 


We offer:

Onsite/online health and wellbeing programs, including yoga and meditation classes, and weekly massages (Melbourne only)

Because We Care program which includes volunteer leave and community grants, to ensure you have the opportunity to give back to your community

Hack Days so you can bring your big ideas to life

An additional day of leave just for your birthday

A flexible working environment meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (and yes, our leaders fully understand the flexible working policy)

Free breakfast (and who doesn’t love a free brekkie) (Interstate only)

Industry leading gender-neutral parental leave

If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we're looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?  

Like a lot of companies, we have perps out there who like to ‘phish’ and have had a few recent instances of people pretending to be from REA and making offers of employment, on the condition that they transfer money for security checks.

Find out more about our business services teams who partner with teams across the globe to re-imagine what's possible.

Our corporate headquarters in Melbourne is a bright open space, open to possibilities.

Senior Group Financial Reporting Accountant

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