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Senior Accountant, Financial Accounting Operations

QBE - Sydney, NSW

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Senior Accountant, Financial Accounting Operations.

Location: Sydney, NSW

Type: Full-Time

Your part in a changing world

At QBE, we’re driven by our purpose – to give people the confidence to achieve their ambitions.

We are an international insurer and reinsurer offering a diverse portfolio of commercial, personal and specialty products, as well as risk management solutions. Our product portfolio includes property, motor, crop, energy, marine and aviation. We employee a team of more than 11,800 people, in 27 countries around the world.

The opportunity

As the Senior Accountant, Financial Accounting Operations you will be part of the divisional Finance Control team supporting the Manager, Finance Operations. This team is responsible for the delivery of accurate month end close, banking administration and accounts payable processes.

This role will assist with accounting and reporting activities, ensuring the compliance with statutory accounting standards and audit practices and supporting internal and external reporting.

The opportunity

  • Supporting the performance and results of the Financial Accounting Operations team

  • Delivering accurate and timely month end close, including consistency and control for finance calculations and appropriate support for reconciliations

  • Supporting operational processes such as accounts payable, corporate card administration and treasury administration

  • Work with team to contribute and implement continuous improvements within Financial Control, including participating in projects as appropriate

  • Assist with year-end audit process and provision of information to external auditors

  • Work with the extended offshore team to produce accurate and timely deliverables

  • Supporting statutory and regulatory reporting teams

The key skills and attributes required for this role include the following:

  • Degree Qualified (CA/CPA) essential with proven working experience within general insurance accounting and experience of reporting in a global Insurance or Finance Services organisation

  • Understanding of the Insurance industry and business with exposure to APRA reporting for General Insurance

  • Ability to work in a fast paced, pressurised environment with the ability to meet deadlines

  • A willingness and desire to learn, with a proactive approach and a high level of attention to detail

  • Strong communication skills with a level of business acumen and the ability to communicate with technical accounting terms

  • Advanced excel skills.

We are here to support you

We are proud to have been Voted #5 in the 2019 Top 20 Australian Workplaces for New Dads - HBF Direct Advice for Dads and we achieved Gold employer status in the 2019 & 2020 Australian LGBTI Inclusion Awards. We are also a finalist in the 2020 Australian HR Awards, shortlisted for Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion Program and Best Health & Wellbeing Program.

We also offer a range of benefits to help provide holistic support for your work life, whatever your circumstance.

As a QBE employee, we will offer you:

  • Flex@QBE leave to enhance your work/life integration

  • Our ‘At My Best’ wellbeing program, which includes a free 12-month subscription to Headspace

  • Access to ‘Share the Care’ – 12 weeks’ flexible leave for new parents inclusive of paid superannuation

  • The ability to maximise retirement savings through voluntary super contributions and company matching

  • Income protection insurance and reimbursed Death and Total Permanent Disability insurance premiums

  • Access to REACH My Best - free holistic wellbeing coaching, nutritional, financial and legal advice and confidential counselling

  • Discounts on insurance products, car hire, hotels, goods and services

  • Benefits through our various sports and arts sponsorship partners such as free and discounted tickets.

Join us.

Click APPLY to submit your application. Successful applicants will need to complete work rights, police and credit checks through our online provider as a condition of employment.

QBE recognise the value of diverse perspectives and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are. If we can provide support with access requirements, alternative work arrangements or you would like to connect with one of our networks please contact us at recruitment@qbe.com.

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.