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Financial Accountant

Salary: AU$75000 - AU$90000 per annum + Super + relocation

Narrandera NSW

Your Employer

Our client operates a commercial hazelnut operation located in Narrandera, Southwest NSW. With over 60 staff, the orchard comprises close to one million hazelnut trees on 2000 hectares and plays a key role in providing employment opportunities to the local community. As an entity, they employ over 300 people across Australia and New Zealand and have a been part of Australia's community for 40 years.

Home to a range of iconic and well-loved brands, the company is known for its progressive and inclusive culture and will be offering a range of overseas management opportunities as it continues its expansion.

The Role

As Financial Manager you will provide key support to the Chief Financial Officer. Assisting with the budgeting and tracking the performance of the company through the year comparing actual to budget/forecast and explaining variances.

Performing analysis on various costs across the business, you will work with internal departments, assisting them to improve their business decisions by preparing and delivering clear reporting and analysis.

The Finance Manager prepares and reports the monthly trends and assists with reporting them to the HCO and Corporate reporting at Head Office in Luxembourg. The role will also ssist in the preparation of the profit and loss balance sheet and cash flow while supporting the Chief Financial Officer in the overall master data management relating to the company.

Your duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Preparation of budgets
  • Perform routine analysis on financial statements
  • Ensure adherence to official reporting deadlines
  • Costing and pricing control
  • Provide sound database management and ensure integrity of data within reporting function systems
  • Review inventory movements to ensure adherence to company policy in regard to chemicals, fertilisers, spare parts, irrigation parts, fuel and investigation of discrepancies
  • Perform ongoing valuation of the inventory (stock and consumed) to report correctly on variances due quantity and price differences
  • Continually review processes used within the company and provide recommendations for improvement to ensure integrity of financial data
  • Develop and distribute official written procedure manuals
  • Assist with the preparation of regulatory reports in compliance with regulations and instructions
  • Analysing data and invoice checking
  • Review and maintain master data in relation to materials and assets, customer and vendor, cost centres, internal orders and chart of accounts

Skills & Experience

With proven financial experience, this role is ideally suited to someone with qualifications in accounting or proven experience in financial business activities.

Flexible with exceptional problem-solving capabilities, you are an excellent communicator who can apply your analytical skills well.

Our client is willing to build on your skills if they think you're the right person for the role. So, if you have some of these attributes and a strong commitment to joining this fantastic team, we would like to hear from you:

  • Understanding of financial statements
  • Budgeting knowledge
  • Database management
  • Internal control and audit
  • General awareness of agriculture activities (highly regarded but not essential)
  • Ability to plan ahead, set and achieve goals
  • A strong communicator
  • Proven problem solver and able to work effectively with others
  • Analytical and astute

Choose Agri Talent

Agri Talent provides permanent recruitment and executive search services exclusively for Australian agribusiness. Our extensive digital network connects quality candidates to diverse and exciting roles with respected clients across Australia's agriculture sector.

For more information or a confidential discussion, please contact Nick Marchant, Principal Consultant, Agri Talent: 0476 884 936