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Financial Accountant

Job Requisition Number:  4390
Date:  22-Nov-2020


Will you actively create a healthier future for tomorrow?


At Medibank we’re encouraged to think big. We have a clear purpose to impact better health outcomes for our customers, patients and our community.


We celebrate diversity of thought because we want to make better decisions for our customers. As we work towards our goal of better health for better lives, we value the knowledge and contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We are working hard to create an inclusive workplace and develop Indigenous careers.


The role

As a Financial Accountant, you will support the Financial Accounting Manager, Medibank Health Solutions (MHS) in ensuring that the daily, monthly and ad hoc responsibilities of the Financial Accounting team are achieved. This encompasses monthly reporting for the MHS division and coordinating the finalisation of the ledger close. You’ll also provide support to the business and the Finance team on accounting matters as they arise.


Your impact

You will apply your expertise to the following:

  • Supporting month end activities by preparing monthly recurring and income journals, monthly reporting for MHS and coordinating ledger close, and monthly balance sheet analytics
  • General Ledger reconciliation including preparation of Balance Sheet reconciliations for high risk / complex accounts, investigating and clearing outstanding items, analysis and insight on balances and debtor reporting with commentary
  • Year-end responsibilities including involvement in the preparation of half-year and year-end financial statements, assisting with the MHS Group financial statements, and responding to external auditor queries as they arise
  • Prepare and document accounting position papers where relevant and to improve the utilisation of Blackline across the MHS group, ensuring that new entities are onboarded with the same templates and formats


You will act as the key point of contact for Finance Operations, Business Partners and Analysts, and support the Financial Accounting Manager - MHS on ad hoc issues. You will also be responsible for providing coaching and mentoring to staff and assisting the team to manage change and where required prioritisation of workload. You’ll also participate in projects impacting the MHS Financial Accounting team


Your strengths and experience

CA/CPA qualified, you present with a solid Financial Accounting background, and a working knowledge of SAP is desirable. You are someone who manages their time effectively and takes a systematic and structured approach to work. Results-driven, you commit to high performance and getting things done. Strong communication and influencing skills are essential as is working collaboratively with others and actively contributing to the achievement of common work goals. 


Please note this is a 12-month contract. While the team is based in Melbourne this role could be performed from anywhere in Australia (with some travel to Melbourne required).


A career with us


With flexible working options, our people have choice in how and where they work. We’re also committed to supporting better accessibility for our customers and our people. If we call you to discuss this role, you’ll also get the opportunity to chat about any adjustments.


We offer a range of great benefits such as subsidised private health insurance, rewards and discounts, and health and wellbeing initiatives.


To start small and impact bigger.

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