Accounts Officer


03 Jun 2019

Accounts Officer - Sydney

A position has opened up for an Accounts Officer to join our team. Offering the full breadth of financials across AP, AR, Payroll and ad hoc reporting, this role needs a true “all-rounder” eager to learn and build their Accounting career.

With the support of the Financial Controller, Directors, General Manager and HR Manager, you will join a supportive team invested in seeing your career develop.

The Role

Joining a team of 40+ staff located across Australia and overseas, your key responsibilities will be:


• End to end accounts payable/receivable
• Bank and credit card reconciliations
• Upload and enter regular payments, as well as ad hoc payments as directed
• Processing of suppliers and contractors’ invoices for payment
• Liaising with both internal and external stakeholders where needed


• Assist the Financial Controller in the preparation of BAS, PAYG, Worker Compensation, payroll tax and other tax related tasks

Payroll & Account Admin

• Preparing and Processing of payroll for 40+ employees across both fortnightly and monthly payrolls
• Process leave requests to ensure accurate accrual calculations and balances
• Attend to all employee payroll queries with the support of HR and the Financial Controller
• Provide feedback on excessive leave balances (both positive and negative) to HR
• Prepare PAYG Group Summary for review by Financial Controller
• Prepare annual declarations for workers compensation for review by Financial Controller prior to due date
• Maintenance of Xero and Employee Hero data, ensuring quality and accuracy


• Assist the Financial Controller in the preparation of monthly financial reports
• Raise to the Financial Controller, Directors, General Manager or HR problems, concerns or areas of improvement across the finance and payroll functions
• Other ad hoc requirements as requested by the Financial Controller, Directors, General Manager or other stakeholders
• Update Financial calendar with relevant due dates of Financial and Tax obligations

To be successful in this role you will require

• Solid knowledge and understanding of accounting principles
• 3-5+ years in similar role, with relevant CA/CPA qualifications (or actively working towards)
• Natural numerical literacy
• Strict attention to detail
• Naturally logical, sequential and systematic thinker
• Quick learner who can easily adapt to changing situations
• Ability to work autonomously, self-manage workload and seek support where needed
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Outlook
• Xero and Employment Hero experience high regarded

What we offer

Potentiate offers the opportunity to work in a diverse and passionate team, where smart thinking and showing initiative is expected and the norm for all.  Our environment is fun and challenging, our work is leading edge and high profile, and we have ambitious goals that provide unique opportunities to develop and grow quickly.  We have regular learning and sharing forums giving all Potentiators’ the opportunity to share and contribute.

We have a deep understanding of data and market research methodologies, extensive experience in data integration and offer a highly customised approach to the way we can integrate and display data in a creative and engaging way.  Our innovative approach to Customer Experience Management is currently helping our blue-chip clients to grow customer value using live feedback tools.

Interested?  If so, please send us your CV and a covering letter, outlining why you feel you are right for this role and how you think you can make a difference.