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Financial Accountant

LocationNorth Sydney, NSW 2060
Work TypeFull time
Positions1 Position
Job no: YPCJG
Category: Finance & Risk

Financial Accountant

  • North Sydney based permanent role
  • Exposure across large rail freight business
  • Join a secure industry providing essential services Australia wide

About us

Pacific National (PN) is the largest private provider of diversified rail freight services in Australia. We haul a variety of freight including coal, intermodal containers, steel, and a range of bulk commodities and materials that keep the region’s economy, businesses and households running. We are a company built on solid foundations and we are incredibly proud of the essential role we continue to play supporting Australia’s supply chain. At Pacific National, we take great pride in delivering our best every day and have a relentless focus on customer service and place safety above all else.

We operate nationally with approximately 3,500 staff in over 90+ sites across Australia. We respect and care for the communities in which we operate and continue to evolve our community engagement and strengthen relationships through partnerships and investment. We are focused on reducing the carbon emissions of our business, while also enabling the reduction of carbon emissions in the broader supply chain to support the National targets.

About the role

Reporting to the Group Finance Manager - Financial Control, the Financial Accountant will play a pivotal role in the timely and reliable delivery of monthly, half yearly and year end reports for the board and external stakeholders. This will include corporate accounting and reporting, including statutory and regulatory reporting, treasury accounting, month end processing and analysis.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Statutory accounting - assisting with the preparation of statutory accounts for lodgement with ASIC including collection of information, preparation of left hand notes, reconciliations and other work papers
  • Accounting for corporate and consolidated group transactions
  • Lease accounting
  • Treasury accounting including hedge accounting and hedge effectiveness testing
  • Preparation of monthly general ledger reconciliations for corporate function
  • Assisting with the maintenance of the various corporate models including, impairment model, cash flow model and deed of cross guarantee group balance sheet.
  • Preparation of Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reporting
  • Assisting with the monitoring and review of the preparation of monthly general ledger reconciliations across the Pacific National business

About you

To succeed in this role, initiative, effective communication, analytical and problem-solving skills are essential, as is the ability to work effectively with systems and reporting tools. Other required skills, experience and attributes include:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting/Finance
  • Ideally, Chartered Big 4 background (preferred but not essential)
  • CA/CPA qualification
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Experience with PeopleSoft, TM1, and Visual Risk (preferred but not essential)

The benefits

At Pacific National we value diversity, inclusion, and the contribution of each team member. Our values underpin our commitment to create an inclusive culture where everyone is accepted and valued for who they are, enabling everyone to bring their authentic selves to work.

When you join the Pacific National team, you’ll be encouraged to take ownership of your career and we’ll be there to support you with a range of exciting initiatives including:

  • Industry leading programs focussed on your growth and career development
  • Paid parental leave up to 14 weeks, with superannuation - after only 6 months service
  • Parental benefits for birth, surrogacy, adoption, foster care, and kinship care
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave
  • Flexible working arrangements (subject to business needs)
  • A focus on your mental health and wellbeing through our PeerConnect program
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program, administered by Benestar, offering confidential counselling services for employees and their eligible family members, paid for by us at no cost to you
  • Access to Unmind, a digital platform that gives you access to tools, training and exercises that will support your mental wellbeing
  • Discounted fitness and wellbeing benefits with membership to WhereFit, our wellbeing benefits partner
  • Novated leasing and discounts on selected health insurance funds, travel, retail brands, vehicles and more

We are proud to be a WORK180 Endorsed Employer for women, and you can visit our Work180 page Pacific National | WORK180 Endorsed Employer to find out more including a list of all of our benefits and policies. 

We are seeking applicants who share our values: Make it simple, Share More, Kindness, Gratitude, Curiosity, and Own it. These values help us achieve strong connections with everyone we work with and play an important part in motivating us all to do our best work.

Do you need reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process?

If you need an adjustment in the recruitment process, please outline at the time of your application.

Closing date

Applications close on the 2nd of June 2024

Next steps

Are you ready to be part of our future?

To apply, please click on the 'Apply' button below and follow the prompts.

To find out more about Pacific National, our benefits and opportunities we offer, visit our careers page: www.pacificnational.com.au/careers        

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of​ the land on which we work, live and rail.​ We pay respect to Elders past, present, and future and to the​ continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices​ of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.