Accountant – Assistant to the Financial Controller

Accountant – Assistant to the Financial Controller

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Sonac Australia is part of Darling Ingredients, founded in 1882 and listed on the NYSE. Darling is a global leader in the production of the highest quality sustainable protein and nutrient recovered ingredients, with over 200 factories world-wide. Darling was named one of 50 Sustainability and Climate Leaders by Bloomberg in their 2020 assessment of global companies rising to meet the challenges our planet is facing today.

Sonac is unique in Australia, nobody does what we do. Sonac uses centrifuges and filters to separate the white and red blood cells in animal blood, and spray dries these into protein-rich plasma and haemoglobin powder. These natural and functional ingredients are used in pet food manufacture as binding agents, for palatability and for gut health. Sonac Australia products are also important nutrition sources in aquafeed. and in the diets of non-ruminants like poultry and pigs in their formative first days to improve health and reduce the use of antibiotics.

Located in Maryborough, Sonac Australia have an opportunity for an experienced Accountant to join their team reporting to and supporting the Financial Controller.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual financial information, to be submitted to and consolidated by head office for NYSE reporting
  • Prepare weekly and monthly management reports
  • Manage the annual budgeting process, but also monitor budgeted versus actual performance and provide the company with guiding information
  • Analyse financial information to assist business profitability and growth, identify trends and opportunities for improvement and meet year-end financial targets.
  • Be the key internal support for various financial and IT systems including JDEdwards

You will be degree qualified, ideally with CPA or CA or you may be undertaking this currently. Your previous experience will mean that you have strong financial numeracy and analytical skills as well as sound technical knowledge. You enjoy finding solutions in data analysis and your excellent interpersonal skills help you influence and implement improvements.

An analytical thinker with excellent attention to detail, you will have the skills to self-direct your priorities and workload, always achieving the required deadlines. Your high level computer literacy and systems knowledge will help you to achieve success with Sonac.

This position aims to secure the succession of the current Financial Controller, who will ascend within the Darling Group in due time.

The ideal candidate is not expected to fully master the job of financial controller immediately, but needs to have the willingness, the right skillset and the potential to grow into this role within the next year or so. This timeframe offers plenty of opportunity for training on the job and transfer of knowledge.

Inspired? For further information, contact Ange Connor on 03 5331 1734.
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