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Senior Financial Accountant

Industry Sector: Construction inc Facilities Management
Job Function: Accounting & Finance
Position Type: Full Time
Location: Perth - Metro
Closing Date: 23/04/2019
Ref. No.: 122182

• Global $3.6 Billion, 12yr Australian Defence force naval shipbuilding project
• German engineering and manufacturing company establishing in Australia
• Opportunity to get in at the start and make your mark!

Our client Lürssen is a family owned company with over 140 years of shipbuilding expertise, and a global leader in design and construction of ships for commercial and defence purposes. In May 2017, in pursuit of the SEA 1180 contract and regional export opportunities, Lürssen founded a subsidiary company, Lürssen Australia. The company will support Australia’s national sovereign shipbuilding strategy and operates from the Australian Marine Complex in Henderson, Western Australia.

We are now looking for a Senior Financial Accountant to join the team at the development stage of the Finance department. Reporting directly to the CFO, the role is responsible for managing the financial accounting and taxation activities for Luerssen Australia, ensuring the organisation’s compliance with financial regulations and standards. The role will set the internal standards and continuously improve the financial accounting and taxation processes in a manner that supports Luerssen Australia’s internal requirements as well as those of their contracts. This role will appeal to experienced individuals who want to be involved from the start up phase of a company, project, department and team and are motivated by the dynamic nature of this environment.
It is expected there will be some domestic and international travel involved, particularly in the early stages to support the handover of tasks currently completed in Germany.

The role accountabilities include:
• Manage and lead the development and maintenance of the end to end financial accounting and taxation activities
• Lead a group of professional finance staff to ensure they provide a quality service which meets specified accounting, reporting and taxation requirements in a timely and efficient manner
• Manage the preparation of the annual statutory financial statements
• Lead month end activities and prepare internal reporting
• Facilitate other accounting tasks, including fixed assets management, FX, banking and balance sheet reconciliations
• Manage overhead including allocation to project(s) via recovery rate(s)
• Manage and coordinate external audits
• Liaise with internal and external stakeholders such as Auditors, Bankers and Accounting & Taxation advisors
• Manage accounts payable
• Provide assistance to CFO & CEO as required

• Relevant tertiary qualifications (commerce, accounting or finance)
• 7+ years of experience in financial accounting & taxation
• Current knowledge of financial accounting & taxation regulations and standards
• Strong experience in using MS Excel, MS Office and Accounting software
• Proven leadership skills with ability to mentor and motivate a team
• Excellent communication and organisational skills
• Proven analytical and problem solving abilities
• Experience in defence ship building or maintenance project organisation is advantageous

Apply for this great opportunity by visiting or Alternatively, contact Ivan Vujicic on (08) 9481 2424 for a confidential discussion.

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Please quote reference number: 122182 in all correspondence.

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