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Accountant | 6 Month Contract

At Michael Hill, we've shared our vision locally and globally for over 35 years with operations in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. Employing over 2,650 people we remain a profitable, internationally expanding, market leading retailer with over 300 retail stores in 4 countries and 2 brands and with an operating revenue in excess of $550 million AUD.

Due to the continued expansion of the Group and numerous internal projects currently underway, we are looking for an experienced Accountant.  Reporting to the Finance Manager, this new role will provide assistance across the entire Michael Hill financial reporting team.  It involves a mix of financial, statutory and management accounting so is a unique opportunity to gain exposure across all facets of our accounting function and all markets. 

Software packages used include Microsoft applications such as Excel and Dynamics AX, our budgeting and planning system BPC and data cubes.

The role:

This role is for an experienced Accountant and will cover the following areas with varying degrees of involvement:

  • Month end accounting processes including sales recognition, payroll, accruals, fixed assets and prepayments

  • Monthly variance analysis and commentary for management

  • Review of upcoming accounting standard changes and their impact on the Group

  • Assisting the Planning & Analysis team with annual budgets

  • Working with the tax team in meeting statutory and compliance reporting obligations

  • Assisting with the interim statutory financial accounts

  • Involvement in a wide range of projects that affect the finance function, including the upgrade of the accounting system

The successful applicant will ideally have:

  • Degree in Accounting / Finance

  • CA/CPA professional qualification

  • High level Excel skills

  • Previous experience or exposure to a large ERP system, such as Dynamics AX

  • A bias for action and the ability to meet multiple deadlines

  • Previous experience in a retail finance function

In return we offer:

  • Exposure to retail environments across four countries

  • A competitive salary package and benefits

  • A key contributor to an internationally expanding retail business

  • Flat organisation structure with accountability

  • Generous employee purchasing privileges

So what are you waiting for? Apply online now to invest in your brighter future.

Date Posted
Murarrie, QLD 4172
Job Type
Daily / Hourly Rate, Temporary/Contract
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