Vacancies

Accountant (6-month fixed-term contract)

We have an opportunity for an Accountant to join a high performing and dynamic finance team for a 6-month fixed-term contract, based at our headquarters in Rhodes.

Reporting to the Group Financial Manager, you will be accountable for the preparation and interpretation of management accounts and financial information. This role will be hands on and you will be responsible for:

  • The production of the management accounts for assigned business units in a timely and accurate manner
  • Processing journals, invoices and other financial transactions
  • Maintaining the general ledger and monitor the timely and accurate interface of all sub-ledgers – including fixed assets, cash book, debtors and creditors
  • Perform general ledger reconciliations (including bank reconciliations) on a monthly basis
  • Assist the Group Financial Manager with the preparation of the annual budget information in conjunction with the assigned business unit’s team in line with the deadlines set

To be successful for the role you will have:

  • 2+ years’ experience in a previous accounting role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with some experience in presenting information, variance commentaries and recommendations to management
  • Effective organisational and time-management skills to meet objectives and strict deadlines
  • Work well autonomously and as part of team
  • Advanced MS Office skills – Excel
  • Technical proficiency with accounting applications – Microsoft Great Plains and TM1 reporting are highly regarded

If you are interested in this role, please send your cover letter and resume to applications@aap.com.au

Applications close August 11, 2017.

Part Time Salesforce Developer - 30 hours/week

Australian Associated Press is Australia’s National News Agency, providing news, photos and information services to the media, commercial organisations and government. We have a long history of integrity, trust and pride ourselves on AAP’s four underlying key principles that are Supportive, Honest, Inclusive and Positive.

AAP is seeking a Salesforce Developer to enhance and optimise the company’s CRM platform and related finance systems. Work with other developers and business teams as you take on exciting challenges, like configuring new Salesforce features and upgrading/integrating various finance systems and components. We’re looking for someone who has a proven track record of supporting products with reliable, maintainable code, and who wants to apply their talent to helping our business areas understand how the technology and process meet.

Why work with us?

The People: Our team of developers, finance professionals, account managers and product leaders are dedicated to “finding a better way”. In recent years we’ve increased investment in Salesforce and we are eager to improve our processes in line with bringing new technologies into play and decommissioning legacy tech.

The Culture: We are committed to our customers and our work, but we know we work best when we are relaxed and comfortable. That said, we pull together in a crisis, for example when a momentous news event requires all-in attention or when we are faced with an improbable deadline. We have a pretty typical office set-up and we arm our staff with all the tools they could possibly need to work at their best.

The Purpose: AAP exists to be the trusted, independent source of news and information that affects the lives of all Australians. The news media industry never slows down, it continues to challenge our business models and so there is always a new challenge around the corner. We like to think we thrive in these conditions.

What are we looking for?

This role is ideal for someone who has proven experience with financial accounting practices and industry standards – and who wants to expand their career.

Intermediate to expert level fluency in these technologies is needed:

  • Salesforce programming, configuration and administration
  • .NET – C# or VB, ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework, WCF
  • HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • SQL Server (including SSRS)

Any experience with the following technologies/tools would also be beneficial:

  • Salesforce Quote-to-Cash (CPQ and/or Billing)
  • Microsoft Dynamics GP or other similar ERP
  • Payment gateways (e.g. eWAY, PayPal)
  • Github
  • Continuous Integration (e.g. Jenkins)

And more generally, we’re looking for someone with:

  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • Familiarity with web applications, architectures and deployment practices
  • Ability to see gaps and dependencies and plan proactively

What would you be responsible for?

Reporting to the Development Manager, you will share technical ownership and oversight of Salesforce development for AAP, including related finance systems. This means:

  • Working with Sales and Finance teams to define requirements and plan releases
  • Collaborating with development and product teams
  • Creating relevant documentation and planning custom solutions to design problems

On occasion you will have the opportunity to work on some of AAP’s other systems – as an example, you may be required to assist with the integration of e-commerce functionality in a new customer website.

To be successful in the role you will need to be solution-focused, work calmly under pressure and demonstrate an eye for detail. Strong communication skills, including the ability to convey ideas in both technical and user-friendly language, are important.

A note on flexibility

The role is part-time at 30 hours per week, hence it is ideal for someone who likes flexibility and even variability in their working week. You could choose to work 5 days one week and 3 days the next – either way, you will work with the Development Manager to find the optimal balance between managing work and your time.

So if you want to join a talented team within a long-standing Australian media company, we’d love to hear from you.

If you are interested in this role, please send your cover letter and resume to applications@aap.com.au

Applications close 25 August 2017.

General inquiries

If you would like to inquire about working at AAP, or if you would like to send us your details, please use this form to get in touch.