Senior Financial Accountant Wealth Job at Suncorp Group – in Australia
Role based in Brisbane or Sydney
An initial contract until the 30th of March 2022 with the potential to go permanent in the new structure
This role is part of the Banking & Wealth Finance Services team which provides end to end financial control, financial reporting and regulatory reporting for the Suncorp Wealth entity activities.
The primary purpose of this role is to:
Support the Wealth finance team in both business as usual activities and transitional activities resulting from the sale of Suncorp’s the Wealth (Superannuation) business to LGIAsuper.
Supporting of business as usual activities include;
contributing to the Suncorp Group’s financial reporting processes in particular to the Suncorp Wealth entities
Deliver accurate board reporting and other documents for the Suncorp Wealth entities (standalone and consolidated) in a timely manner.
Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to coordinate the completion of reports and ad hoc enquiries to ensure consistency in reporting from multiple data sources
Contribute and support ledger close and reconciliation activities and completion of regulatory returns
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to;
Ensure adherence to the reporting processes timetable at all times.
Provide accurate and timely completion of contributions to team output including month end reporting, financial statements, left hand note analysis, technical memos and position papers and solvency declarations for Suncorp Wealth entities and other group entities determined from time to time.
Ensure accurate preparation, completion or review of supporting documents and workpapers
Assist with the preparation, completion or review of any Suncorp Group results related documents, presentations and announcements.
Review work performed by the off-shore partners and provide complete and timely feedback.
Develop and train off-shore partners to continually improve their efficiency and quality of work with the aim to move towards an oversight capacity for the onshore team
Collaborate with business units, other teams and partner firms to assess and gather necessary information and insights for the purposes of completing internal and external reports.
Assist with the provision of financial information and disclosures to support Group results announcements, investor presentations, organisational restructures, acquisitions / divestments, capital or debt issues / redemptions.
Proactively adopt new process and promote consistency of process and technical interpretation across the Finance Services reporting teams.
Ensure reports, information and working papers provided to external auditors are high quality, adequately reviewed and timely to support a smooth audit process. Respond to audit queries in a timely manner and escalate issues to leader in a timely manner.
Lead, coach and develop Genpact partner team members, assisting to develop a motivated and high performing team.
Skills & Experience
Degree qualification in accounting, finance or commerce (mandatory)
Chartered Accountant or CPA (preferred)
Deep understanding of Superannuation Funds reporting requirements and process (highly desirable)
Knowledge of AASB accounting standards and financial statement disclosures demonstrated either in a commercial environment or in a professional accounting firm.
Ability to apply technical accounting skills in a practical manner to achieve problem identification / resolution.
Ability to draw on a broad range of information and apply a lateral approach to problem solving.
Strong attention to detail and accuracy, verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent spreadsheet and word processing skills.
Proficiency in Oracle (or similar) general ledger, consolidation & Cognos Disclosure Management systems and TM1.
Ability to develop strong working relationships and effective communication with outsourced partners.
Experience in large finance projects with multiple stakeholders.
Suncorp is a leading financial services provider in Australia and New Zealand, enabling more than nine million customers to better protect and enhance their financial wellbeing. With a heritage dating back to 1902, we have grown to become a top-20 ASX-listed company with over 13,000 people. We offer banking, wealth management and insurance products and services through our well-recognised brands including Suncorp, AAMI, GIO, Apia, Shannons and Vero, as well as those from our partners.
Working within the Suncorp Network we believe we are our best when our workforce is as diverse, talented and passionate as the communities in which we live and operate, and where our people feel included, valued and connected. We are passionate about inspiring our people by creating an inclusive culture, offering flexible work, career development and internal mobility, and building connected relationships amongst our team members and with our customers. Joining Suncorp, you will be joining an organisation which cares and is proud of our achievements in being recognised for:
Money magazine’s Bank of the Year and Business Bank for the third consecutive year (2018-2021)
Creating our Peace of Mind Package which provides immediate financial relief for customers (2020)
Developing our Small Business COVID-19 Relief Package to support our Insurance customers (2020)
Member of the RE100 Global Corporate Renewable Energy Initiative (2020)
Named an Inclusive Employer by the Diversity Council of Australia (2019-2020)
Employer of Choice for Gender Equality for sixth consecutive year (2014-2019)
Advertised: 14 Oct 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 29 Oct 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
About the Company
Company: Suncorp Group –
Company Location: Australia