Assistant Accountant

We have an amazing opportunity for a full-time Assistant Accountant to join our Finance Team. This role will contribute to the financial reporting and accounting activities for our Racing, Events, and Administration business units.The successful candidate will ensure recurring management reporting requirements are completed, financial control is accurate, and provide support and guidance within the Finance team and wider business.The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) is proud to be recognised as a 2022 & 2023 Winner of The Australian Business Awards for Employer of Choice. We are one of Australia's most prestigious Sports, Events and Property Development companies. As well as running elite horse racing at Caulfield, Sportsbet Sandown and Mornington Racecourses, we own 14 pub venues under the Pegasus Leisure Group (PLG).What will your responsibilities be?Compile departmental profit and loss commentary and prepare and present monthly reports.Contribute to department annual budgets and forecasts.Ensure timely and accurate reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.Review and post journal entries for departments and prepare and process month-end journals.Assist with external audit queries.Ensure F&B and merchandise stocktakes are performed and reconciled in line with agreed timeframes.Actively participate in system implementations and new procedure development.Timely preparation and submission of Business Activity Statements, Fringe Benefits Tax and ABS Surveys.Skills & ExperienceBachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance.Minimum two years of commercial experience in a similar role.Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite – including Excel, Outlook, Teams, and PowerPoint.Strong report writing skills.Demonstrated experience with accounting software packages and producing management reports.Strong numerical accuracy and attention to detail.Team player with the ability to work autonomously.Analytical and problem-solving skills.Strong understanding of accounting standards, principles, and functions and their application in a commercial environment.What’s in it for you? Brand new state-of-the-art administration building with standing desks and breakout spaces.Access to our year-round well-being initiatives including our Employee Assistance Program for staff and family. Racing Industry Member passes, discounts across our family of brands and free tickets to a wide range of events.Free onsite parking or a short walk from Caulfield Station. Paid Volunteer and Parental Leave. Melbourne Racing Club values differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion, and sexual orientation and encourages all suitable applicants to apply for this role.  AUD Caulfield 3162

Assistant Accountant

We have an amazing opportunity for a full-time Assistant Accountant to join our Finance Team. This role will contribute to the financial reporting and accounting activities for our Racing, Events, and Administration business units.

The successful candidate will ensure recurring management reporting requirements are completed, financial control is accurate, and provide support and guidance within the Finance team and wider business.

The Melbourne Racing Club (MRC) is proud to be recognised as a 2022 & 2023 Winner of The Australian Business Awards for Employer of Choice. We are one of Australia's most prestigious Sports, Events and Property Development companies. As well as running elite horse racing at Caulfield, Sportsbet Sandown and Mornington Racecourses, we own 14 pub venues under the Pegasus Leisure Group (PLG).

What will your responsibilities be?

  • Compile departmental profit and loss commentary and prepare and present monthly reports.
  • Contribute to department annual budgets and forecasts.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reconciliation of balance sheet accounts.
  • Review and post journal entries for departments and prepare and process month-end journals.
  • Assist with external audit queries.
  • Ensure F&B and merchandise stocktakes are performed and reconciled in line with agreed timeframes.
  • Actively participate in system implementations and new procedure development.
  • Timely preparation and submission of Business Activity Statements, Fringe Benefits Tax and ABS Surveys.

Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance.
  • Minimum two years of commercial experience in a similar role.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Suite – including Excel, Outlook, Teams, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong report writing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with accounting software packages and producing management reports.
  • Strong numerical accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Team player with the ability to work autonomously.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong understanding of accounting standards, principles, and functions and their application in a commercial environment.

What’s in it for you?

  • Brand new state-of-the-art administration building with standing desks and breakout spaces.
  • Access to our year-round well-being initiatives including our Employee Assistance Program for staff and family. 
  • Racing Industry Member passes, discounts across our family of brands and free tickets to a wide range of events.
  • Free onsite parking or a short walk from Caulfield Station. 
  • Paid Volunteer and Parental Leave. 

Melbourne Racing Club values differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion, and sexual orientation and encourages all suitable applicants to apply for this role. 

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