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Manufacturing Accountant

Michael Page - Sydney, NSW

Source: uWorkin


  • Assist with the general accounting activities of the Asia Pacific region and provide senior management with financial reports, statistics, assessments, and other information on a periodical and ad-hoc basis.

  • To work with the Finance Manager to complete all daily, weekly, monthly, and annual tasks in a professional, consistent, efficient, timely, and accurate manner.

Client Details

Client is a leading global multi brand organization that serves as a total solutions provider for industrial, institutional and healthcare users. The century old company generates sales of tens of billion selling products in almost every country.


Financial Accounting responsibilities:

  • In consultation with Finance Manager, direct the general accounting functions and the preparation of reports and statistics reflecting earnings, profits, cash balances and other financial results.
  • Learn and understand the company's Sales Data Warehouse application known as Phocas, ensuring periodical integrity checks.
  • Identify improvement opportunities for efficiency, cost savings, and profit maximisation.
  • Assist with the preparation of the company's annual audited financial statements for the whole region and ensuring they are prepared on a timely basis.
  • Assist with the preparation of the company's annual tax returns for the whole region and ensuring they are prepared on a timely basis.
  • Prepare the analysis and interpretation of statistical and accounting information to optimise management decision making.
  • Assist in formulating and administering approved general accounting practices throughout the region to ensure accounting, financial and operating reports accurately reflect the conditions of the business.
  • Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly, and annual sales reports and schedules to meet both local and head office requirements.
  • Maintain bank reconciliations for all bank accounts daily.
  • Responsible for monthly closing process, printing, scanning, and saving month end reports.
  • Be proficient in preparing month end accruals for the region.
  • Be proficient in processing standard and other journal entries.
  • Assist in completing of the monthly group reporting package (MR Pack) accurately and on time, aiming for all packs completed by COB on the 1st Friday following month end.
  • Assist in completing of the Annual Audit reporting packages (AR Packs) accurately and on time.
  • Assist with the maintenance of the general ledgers.

Management Accounting responsibilities:

  • Prepare periodic (weekly / monthly / quarterly / yearly) inventory related management reports using various resources and tools as required.
  • Assist with and co-ordinate the weekly, half yearly and yearly stock take process.
  • Assist with day to day operation activities including stock adjustment, production work order analysis.
  • Look after new product creation including monitor and update the master data.
  • Always maintain and review the costing system to ensure accuracy, including Bill of Material and routing related to MFG products.
  • Ensure work order process and product cost are accurate in costing system.
  • Review and prepare obsolete/slow moving stock provision monthly.
  • Assist inquiry from operation regarding to product cost, manufacturing, and warehouse related expenses.
  • Maintain and update inter company pricing
  • Assist in operation budget/forecast process.
  • Prepare timely sales reporting that is required by both local management and head office.
  • Analyse and report on various expenses each month and compare to budgets and prior Year.
  • Assist in completing specific P&L and balance sheet account Reconciliation for the region monthly.


  • Tertiary / Degree qualifications in accounting essential.

  • Must have completed CPA / CA.

  • Good working knowledge of fully integrated Accounting / ERP systems such as SAP, Sage, Oracle, JDE

  • 3 to 5 years' experience in a senior finance role, that of Finance Manager or higher.

  • Strong costing experience

  • Excellent oral & written communication skills

  • Excellent presentation skills

  • Excellent "Attention to Detail" to avoid mistakes and errors

  • Strong organisational and time management skills

  • Able to grasp new concepts quickly

  • Sound analytical ability

  • Ability to clearly document procedures and processes and convey this information to new employees

  • Excellent computer literacy (Word, Excel, Power point, ERP Systems, Data Warehouses)

Job Offer

Rare to come by fantastic hybrid role

Opportunity to work in a diverse and high performing finance team

South west Sydney location; Parking on site available

Competitive salary for the right candidate

To apply online please click the 'Apply' button below. For a confidential discussion about this role please contact Tasneem Nawab on 02 8292 2071.