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Accounting & Financial Svcs Team Leader


Perth Head Office, WA, AU


It’s an exciting time to be joining Western Power. The way we use power is changing. The grid is evolving. And it’s our people who are helping connect everyone to a brighter energy future.

Our collaborative and safe work environment allows you to develop and expand your expertise in an industry that’s constantly evolving. We’re committed to equal opportunity and providing a flexible work life balance that empowers you to work smarter and supports your career growth.

Now more than ever, we need talented and passionate people to join us and help shape the future of energy in WA. Explore the fantastic opportunity below.


This is a full-time permanent role located at Perth, Head Office.


About the Role:


The primary purpose of this role is to provide effective and cohesive team leadership to the accounting and financial services team, ensuring the team deliver on all operational and longer term strategic requirements and to ensure that all performance targets are met. This position is responsible for championing the relevance of internal financial controls, financial standards, financial guidelines, and processes to align with the organisation’s accounting practises and Australian Accounting Standards.


About you:


The successful applicant will be experienced and competent in the following:


  • An experienced accounting professional with 8+ years relevant experience
  • Excellent knowledge of the Australian Accounting Standards and ability to partner with the business on accounting treatment of transactions and the financial impacts
  • Conversant with the end to end financial year end reporting and external audit process
  • Evidence of solid experience in written reporting of organisational governance, internal financial controls, financial impact of technical accounting assessments or interpretations and financial policies (including to Board level)
  • Effective and proven performance management and coaching skills, and success in leading a team
  • Demonstrated track record of success with identification, implementation and benefit tracking of process improvements
  • Demonstrated success in building and maintaining strong working relationships at all levels, and an ability to manage and partner with diverse stakeholders
  • Degree qualified in Business, Accounting or Finance
  • Desired experience in taxation matters including but not limited to preparation of income tax submissions, BAS, FBT and Payroll Tax


What’s on Offer?


At Western Power, our people are our strength. As an employee at Western Power, we offer:


  • Competitive remuneration;
  • A safe and sustainable workplace
  • Equal opportunity employment;
  • Personal development and training opportunities;
  • Flexible work arrangements and
  • An award-winning employee recognition programme.


Like to know more?


Please submit a copy of your current resume and covering letter together with your qualifications and proof of working rights in Australia.


Applications Close: 21st April 2021

Does this role sound like you? If you're ready to be apart of something great, apply now!