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Sparro is looking for an Accountant who will work directly with the business partners and senior leaders, as well as the existing business administration team, to design and manage workflows and processes across invoicing, bookkeeping and accounting.

The Accountant will aim to become a trusted partner of the business leaders, with significant scope to develop into a more senior finance or CFO role within the business.

A part-time role, with flexible hours to suit and support the applicant’s work-life balance.

THE ROLE

Champion accounting process efficiencies for continued growth

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage daily transactions and reconciliations across Sparro and Jack Nimble in the Xero platform.
  • Define and manage bookkeeping workflows and processes. 
  • Improve expense categorisation and analysis. 
  • Manage receivables and payables. 
  • Manage fortnightly payroll, leave and any staff salary queries.
  • Build on the existing invoice workflow to aim for precision and speed in raising client retainer invoices.

 

  • Forecasting and budgeting, modelling client and staff growth, and key investments.
  • Manage client prebills, credit notes and invoice queries, liaising with relevant teams.
  • Work with the Business Analyst to create business and team reports to visualise team and client margin, utilisation, and service and client growth. 
  • Work with the Accountant to prepare IAS and BAS submissions. 
  • Prepare monthly financials – P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow.
YOU

You live for results, drive change and Expect only the best.

You are adaptable and have a strong appetite to learning new skills and knowledge sharing. You’re also not afraid to dive right in and solve challenges by rolling up your sleeves.

You will have proven 3 + years of experience in a similar role and looking to further develop your career in finance.

Your contribution to the agency’s offering, direction, culture, and knowledge will be invaluable, as will the solutions you produce and lead for our company. 

Your skills

  • Effective project management, high attention to detail and an independent, ambitious approach to tasks.
  • An exceptional grasp on strategic thinking, problem solving and process.
  • Strong platform skills in Xero and Excel/Google Sheets, or similar.
  • Confidence in data analysis and forecasting.
  • Ability to conceptualise and manage new processes, gaining stakeholder support and adoption.
PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT

The performance of the Accountant will be determined based on their ability to:

  • Precisely manage receivables and utilisation reporting, creating strong transparency and consistency in margin.
  • Identifying opportunities and risks in billables, utilisation and expenses.
  • Independently solve business problems and processes.
  • Become a trusted partner to the business and senior leaders. 
  • Contribute to the values and culture of Sparro.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Profession + Leadership Training /01

Continuous learning is a huge part of our workplace culture. We provide off-site training with professionals and specialists who are better skilled and knowledgeable in your chosen profession. Providing opportunities to boost work progress and performance as well as build your network.

With our dedicated learning and development team and onsite performance coach, we offer in-house training sessions to upskill your qualifications; an example includes workshops on data analysis, assisting the accountant to identify process improvements that will increase efficiency, and better manage risks.

We also provide a 20-week leadership training course with our founder and general manager. Through this training, we explore the vision of Sparro, how to manage expectations, elevating conversation and much more.

Mentoring + Support /02

We’re proud to say that Sparro spends 31,200 hours and $1m a year on training and mentoring our team. 

The Accountant will work directly with the business partners and senior leaders, as well as the existing business administration team. Who will provide support for the ongoing development of the employee to ensure their fulfillment and success within the company. 

Through our in-house training and support, we also look beyond our company to aid our staff’s professional development, with access and encouragement to attend industry events, workshops and paid external courses.

Career Pathways /03

Excellent opportunities to become a trusted parter and work closely with the business leaders. With the potential to progress into a CFO role within the company.

We have a transparent direction for our business and clear pathways for all staff; supported by regular reviews, training courses and personal development plans.

Sparro Culture /04

We value culture as a top priority. We know that we succeed by working collaboratively, drawing on our shared knowledge and growing together. 

Culture isn’t just a set of behaviours, backgrounds, or interests – it’s a growth mindset, no ego, and having an openness to learn, challenge, be challenged, and share ideas.

We host regular social and sporting events, lunches and drinks. We love getting everyone together to celebrate our successes. We work hard and smart while providing flexible working hours for all team members. We offer remote workings, a pet friendly plant-filled office with casual working areas, and fully stocked fridge.

APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED

Applications are now closed! For more information about future opportunities, please see our Linkedin.

Morris Bryant
Cameron Bryant
Sparro Digital Marketing Level 2, 727 George St,
Haymarket, NSW Australia
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