Bentleys = IQ + EQ. Accountants with personality.

If you’re looking for a career that can take you all the way, Bentleys can get you where you want to be. You could be joining one of Australia’s Top 10 Accounting Firms as rated by the Australian Financial Review. Since 1940, Bentleys SA/NT has been working with businesses and individuals to get them where they want to be.

As voted by clients and employees, Bentleys SA/NT is a friendly workplace, with a vision dedicated to client success and a mission dedicated to equipping employees.

Across our Business Services and Advice teams, we have a broad range of successful clients spanning a variety of industries that we partner with very closely. While accounting work can be repetitive, no two days are the same across exciting client work coupled with our internal activities involving professional development, personal development and team development.

As a Senior Bookkeeper collaborating directly with clients, you will have a strong client-centric approach and the ability to build and maintain positive relationships across a large and varied portfolio of clients.

In this fast-paced role you will gain exposure across a broad range of bookkeeping solutions. Continuing professional development, a competitive salary, and numerous rewards and benefits could all be yours!

Your Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent client service standards and make memorable moments
  • Provide high quality external bookkeeping services to clients, including but not limited to payroll (e.g. processing of, preparation of payroll tax, long service leave, return to work), end of year processes, BAS, IAS, accounts receivable and accounts payable, bank reconciliations, keeping up to date with compliance requirements (Income Tax, GST, PAYG, Return to Work SA, Superannuation, STP and so forth)
  • Effectively transfer knowledge, by discovering insights and communicating effectively to your team and clients
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills are essential

About your skills and experience:

Your sound technical abilities coupled with a highly driven and collaborative style will set you apart as an ideal candidate for this position. You will have extensive payroll and bookkeeping experience and the ability to transfer knowledge to and guide junior members of the team.

Your ability to interact with, and provide exceptional services to multiple clients daily, multi-tasking, prioritising your day and meeting tight deadlines, along with your high level of professionalism and commitment to customer service will see you thrive in this dynamic team environment.

You will also possess the following:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role within the professional services industry, or providing bookkeeping services to multiple clients
  • Sound knowledge of a wide range of software programs (e.g. MYOB, Xero, QuickBooks and so forth) and the ability to assist clients to use these programs effectively
  • Relevant qualifications in Bookkeeping, Business Administration, Finance or equivalent
  • Sound knowledge of accounting standards, Income Tax and GST and the Corporations Act
  • Police clearance
  • Drivers Licence

Culture and Benefits

Located within the heart of the CBD, with a culture of connectedness where everyone has a voice, we encourage collaboration at all levels and embrace forward-thinking individuals coming into the firm. Our firm can provide you with a rewarding and dynamic professional career.

In addition;

  • Working with our size firm brings great exposure to complexity and challenges on client work, and opportunities for an extremely rewarding career.
  • Flexibility is supported across Bentleys and covers flexible work hours, flexible career opportunities, and flexible leave options
  • Career development, networking events, training, and mentorship opportunities available to grow your career
  • Study leave entitlements that support professional development for avid learners
  • Access to a digital platform that offers performance development and training on tap, as needed
  • Huge “discounts app” across iconic retailers, fashion, food, technology, travel, lifestyle and other attractions at discounted prices!
  • Vibrant social culture with plenty of events to get and stay connected
  • Being part of a national network and global affiliate, provides exposure and career opportunities very few can offer

Being part of the Bentleys team, brings high-profile opportunities that you wouldn’t believe an accountant would say was part of their day job – flying in helicopters, meeting parliamentarians, or speaking on a global stage is what our people can say they have done through Bentleys. What will be your story?

Having a career with us means you are joining a dynamic firm with a rewarding future, built from a long stable history. This is a career-boosting opportunity with the purpose of bringing financial confidence to the lives of South Australians, as you get them where they want to be.

We are a diverse and inclusive workplace, reflecting the diversity of our clients, the industries they operate within, and harnessing the unique talents, perspectives and experiences of all. We encourage everyone with relevant experience to apply.

To apply for this position, click Apply and submit your CV and cover letter in PDF format. Alternatively, you can contact the P&C team at [email protected] to request the position description or request a phone call.

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