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Senior Financial Accountant - (6 Month Fixed Term Opportunity)
Port Melbourne

Bega Cheese Group is home to many trusted and wholesome food brands enjoyed in Australia and around the world. Our growth story of becoming a successful ASX listed company with a turnover more than $1.5 billion, and over 2000 employees is made possible by our values and outward looking perspective. If you believe in building a Great Australian Food Company, you are curious and creative, and invested in the success and growth of others as much as your own, then you might be the one we are looking for! With a strong regional focus and dedication to community, we are proud of our heritage which continues to build outstanding opportunities for people to develop and thrive.


The opportunity


Reporting to the Group Manager - Corporate Accounting this is a vital role within the Bega Finance Team. The Senior Financial Accountant will be responsible for accurate and timely reporting such as month end close activities and segment reporting for Group & Bega Foods functions. This includes processing journals as well as providing commentary for the results meetings. The incumbent will have with multiple stakeholders within these functions. Additionally, this role will be responsible for managing Balance sheet reconciliations, from preparation to sign off in line with Bega’a finance Policies and Procedures.


To be successful in this role


We look for potential, not only performance.  To be successful you will be open about your strengths and weaknesses and prepared to challenge yourself.  We value diversity of thinking, experiences and perspectives and listening.  Bega people support each other to achieve together. 


Additionally, you will have: 

  • Tertiary Qualification in Business, Commerce or Accounting
  • Hold a CA or CPA qualification
  • A minimum of 8 years relevant experience, preferably within an ASX listed company
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel spreadsheet skills and solid knowledge of ERP systems
  • Excellent analytical and organisational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Excellent understanding of accounting standards and principals
  • Previous experience gained in finance within FMCG / Retail environment
  • Ability to build relationships & influence stakeholders
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly developed analytical & business acumen skills
  • Communicate complexity in a clear concise manner
  • The ability to display behaviours that are consistent with Bega Cheese Values

What you can expect

  • To be part of a supportive and talented HR team
  • Career development and job opportunities
  • An excellent culture that holds true to company values
  • An employer that gives back to the communities and charities we work closely with
  • And amazing employee benefits such as Free Car Parking, Salary Continuance, Health Insurance Excess Cover, Flexible Work, Purchased Leave, and access to the Employee Assistance Program to name a few.

Application Process


We want to learn about you. Apply online with a cover letter as the first page of your resume describing your strengths and how you might apply them in this role. The position description is available for download when you click through to apply.


Any queries regarding this position may be sent to [email protected] however, all applications must be made online.


Applications close: 18th September 2020.


We will accept applications from all people with the right to live and work in Australia.


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