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Financial Accountant – Murarrie QLD

Financial Accountant  
Sparrow Early Learning Support Office   |  Murarrie based role
Full Time Position  

At Sparrow Early Learning we are a professional early childhood education team dedicated to creating quality, child-led learning programs where children feel valued and safe. Our guiding principles are to Inspire, Nurture and Grow. We adopt a holistic approach to children’s learning through our Reggio Emilia inspired environments, rituals, and experiences.

We are looking for an experienced and detail orientated leader who: 

  • is seeking an analytical, high-performing team culture
  • will work collectively within the multi-faceted organisation
  • will ensure the integrity of financial records, reports and processes.

As the Financial Accountant, you will report to the Senior Financial Accountant and work collaboratively to ensure smooth execution of day-to-day finance operations. You will also add value to the business through continuous improvement and providing exceptional services to internal and external stakeholders. Our ideal candidate is one who is a critical thinker, disciplined, organised, detail oriented and commercially minded. The role would suit either a first mover from public practice, or someone with solid accounting experience within a multi-site organisation.

Key Responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing end of month journals, accruals and reconciliations
  • Preparation of monthly financial statements and management reporting packs
  • Assist the Accounts team to execute the day to day finance operations
  • Liaise and assist our Services with finance queries
  • Assist with completing regulatory lodgments with ATO
  • Maintain appropriate processes, procedures and internal controls
  • Assist with external audit requests and queries

What you’ll need:

  • Bachelor of Business or Commerce
  • CA or CPA Qualified
  • Minimum 5 years’ professional experience
  • Exceptional administrative skills, demonstrating a high level of organisation and attention to detail.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Great teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A blue card, or be willing to obtain one

The Sparrow Benefits:

Flexibility:  Work from home 1 day per week and flexible start and finish times.
Financial Satisfaction:  A competitive salary package will be offered to the preferred candidate.
Generous incentives:  We offer up to 95% Childcare Discount for all staff*, Paid Birthday leave*, 4 weeks Annual Leave, access to rewarding Referral Programs.
Recognition:  We reward for outstanding efforts with our monthly recognition programs
Culture:  We love Team Building Celebrations!  Sparrow is more than a workplace. When joining Sparrow, you will become part of the family. We nurture a warm and inclusive culture where everybody feels valued and finds joy in coming to work each day.

We review applications as they are submitted. We encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible for your best chance to progress to the next stage of the process.

At Sparrow, we are an equal opportunity employer that is proud of our inclusive and diverse work environment.

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