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Queensland, Australia
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Wyndham Destination Network

Financial Accountant, DAE

27 Oct 2017
Main Responsibilities
As a key member of the Leadership team, have the ability to:
  • Act as an influencer to drive common business initiatives demonstrating agreed leadership qualities.
  • Drive company philosophies and culture in line with global and regional expectations.
  • Execute company strategic goals.
  • Be a valued participant and voice of the site leadership team.
Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Ensure monthly, quarterly and year-end regional and corporate reporting deliverables are completed within stipulated timelines.
  • Ensure the completeness and accuracy of financial statements and ledgers of the DAE and @Works International legal and reporting entities within Australia and New Zealand.
  • Ensure the completeness and accuracy of the Australia and New Zealand region’s financial submissions within Corporate financial systems.
  • Oversee the Balance Sheet review and reconciliation processes in compliance with Corporate policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the Revenue Accounting, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable sub-functions within the Financial Accounting team.  
  • Oversee Finance Payroll responsibilities ensuring payrolls are processed in an accurate and timely manner across the ANZ region.
  • Coordinate with the region’s HR function to ensure an efficient payroll process which has shared responsibility between the Finance and HR functions.   
  • Monitor the region’s cash flow position and forecasts and oversee the region’s Treasury function/processes including funding requests, cash sweeps etc.
  • Review/approve payments and transfers in line with approval thresholds.
  • Maintain account management relationships with bank and credit card vendors.
  • Coordinate with the Corporate Treasury team on deliverables, requests and initiatives.  
  • Ensure compliance with US GAAP and local accounting standards as applicable, Corporate accounting policies and Sarbanes Oxley processes and controls.
  • Ensure statutory filing timelines are met including audit, taxation and corporate secretarial requirements.
  • Ensure employee related filings such as Fringe Benefits Tax, Payroll Taxes etc. are completed in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Coordinate with the Corporate Tax team on deliverables, requests and initiatives.
Accounting Team
  • Manage and lead the management accounting team.
  • Ensure all Associates within the team have clearly defined and documented Goals and Individual Development Plans which are regularly reviewed and discussed with respective reporting managers.
  • Ensure all Associate reviews and appraisals within the team are completed within stipulated timelines.
  • Ensure all Associates within the team complete mandatory Corporate Compliance courses within stipulated timelines.
Continuous Improvement
  • Continually review Financial Accounting processes by challenging, analyzing and testing established methods, practices and procedures to validate their effectiveness; recognize continuous improvement opportunities and tackle these areas proactively.
Business Partnering
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with other business functions.
  • Act as an influencer to drive common business initiatives and demonstrate leadership qualities.
  • Coordinate with external accounting and payroll firms where accounting and payroll processes are outsourced.
  • Lead or participate in Regional and Global Projects as required.
  • Liaise with Corporate Risk Management team and Insurance Agents on company insurance matters.
Skills / Qualifications
  • 3-5 years experience in financial reporting and accounting.
  • Excellent financial and accounting knowledge and skills supported by academic and professional qualifications, ideally with experience within medium to large sized organizations.
  • Strong analytical, people-management, time-management, inter-personal and communication skills.
  • Strong collaborative skills and ability to work in a dynamic, matrix based environment.
  • Experience in managing a Finance team, ideally in an environment of change.
  • Effective team player and team manager.
  • Knowledge of and experience with US GAAP and Sarbanes Oxley preferred.
  • Strong understanding of revenue recognition concepts and preferably experience/exposure in a business environment where varying revenue recognition treatments are applied.
  • Experience with enterprise financial systems.


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