Full Time Job

Assistant Accountant

Our focus is on helping people to complete their creative projects, with our author community earning every time that happens.
Envato proudly impacts the lives of creatives all over the world, from web developers and graphic designers, to marketers, videographers, photographers and more. We’ve built a community where anyone can get their creative projects done, and where creators bring their ideas to life and in the process, earn a living doing what they love. It doesn’t get much better than that!
We are a global and rapidly scaling business. Blending purpose and profit, we're a passionate B Corp, committed to making a positive impact on the communities we engage in. You can read more about our purpose, mission and values on our website.
We’ve embraced flexibility for a long time - where we can, let’s make work, work for you! Our roles can be based ANYWHERE in Australia or New Zealand, and while we all mostly work from home we’re proud of how we keep our global team connected.
About the Role
As Assistant Accountant, you'll be a key member of our Financial Accounting team and work to ensure the integrity and completeness of financial records, playing a key role in month end processes. Collaborating closely with the team, you'll be responsible for accounting activities such as processing month end journal entries in accordance with the monthly timetable, as well as reconciling balance sheet accounts.
Please note, this is a 12 month fixed term contract.
What you'll be doing
      • Month End Processes:
      • Bank & payment platform posting and reconciliations 
      • Inter-company postings and reconciliations
      • Processing of other month end journals
      • Balance sheet general ledger reconciliations
      • Assist with monthly reporting processes, including variance analysis 
      • Maintenance of Fixed Asset Register and FA reconciliations
      • Completion of all month end tasks in accordance with the monthly timetable.
      • Indirect Taxes
      • Calculation, lodgement and payment of indirect tax liabilities for jurisdictions worldwide
      • AU GST (BAS) preparation and submission
      • Reconciliation of indirect tax liability accounts
      • Work closely with the Tax team to ensure our tax compliance requirements are being met.
      • Author Payments
      • Calculation and coordination of author payments including collaboration with the business
      • Coordinating author payment approval requests and creation of payments requests
      • Work closely with the engineering team to ensure our authors are paid accurately and in a timely manner.
      • Purchase Requisitions
      • Analysing the General ledger coding when the purchase requisitions(PR) arrives for approval
      • Timely approval of all the PR’s
      • Communicating with the business user (requesting change of coding) where necessary
      • Processing accounting entries related to PRs, eg. recoding, prepayments etc.
    • Other Tasks & Activites
    • Supporting all year end activities, including collating information for external audit
    • Preparation of ABS surveys as needed
    • Prepare monthly cash report
    • Supporting other areas of the Financial Control team as needed, including payroll and Accounts Payable/Receivable
    • Ad hoc analysis and reporting for finance team & wider business
    • Assist with implementation of new ERP system as directed
    • Other financial projects as needed.
About You
    • Commercial experience in an accounting / junior accounting role
    • A solid technical knowledge, for example strong numeracy skills, confident with Excel, and a level of understanding of a medium to large ERP system would be beneficial
    • Comfortable working with large volumes of transactional data
    • Exceptional problem solving abilities
    • Adaptable, flexible and able to deal with change
    • Works effectively and collaboratively with the team to achieve group goals
    • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work to a high level of accuracy
    • Full or partial completion of a professional accounting qualification (e.g. CA/CPA), or interest in commencing studies in this area would be beneficial
    • Understanding and respect for Envato’s values and inclusive culture.
Some of the great things we offer
• We provide Macs or HP’s for you to do your best work, as well as a generous tech spend allowance of $1800 (AU) / $2000 (NZ) for an initial tech set-up to suit your needs, and an ongoing allowance
• Home office setup contribution - all employees receive a one off payment of $1000 (AU) / $1200 (NZ) to create or uplift your home office working space
• Monthly contribution to support work from home costs $50 (AU) / $60 (NZ)
• Paid Parental Leave - Envato offers the Primary Carer 20 weeks leave at full pay (with the option to take it as 40 weeks at half pay), and for partner parental leave we offer 3 weeks full pay for eligible team members
• In addition to paid parental leave, we also pay superannuation on the paid and unpaid portion of the Primary Carer period for up to 12 months
• Employees receive an annual individual allowance to connect with colleagues as you choose $150 (AU) / $160 (NZ)
• Profit share - when Envato generates a profit in a given financial year, we share a portion of that profit with staff
• An annual individual Learning & Development budget for each employee
• Free Envato Elements subscription for side gigs/personal use
• Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Our culture
• We’re B Corp certified & believe in succeeding sustainably as one global team
• We support the flexibility to work from anywhere (and the opportunity to combine work & travel) by supporting our people to work from almost any location in the world for up to 3 months every year, and offering up to 20 days of additional purchased leave
• We removed standard hours from our employment contracts to empower our people to work in a way that makes sense to them
• We are committed to supporting the physical and mental health and wellbeing of our people. Through our Health & Wellbeing program, Thrive, we offer a range of options and benefits throughout the year
• We support working parents through a range of initiatives, including being a proud partner with Grace Papers
•  As part of our values and vision, Envato contributes 2% of profits to charities in each of the three main countries we operate in (Australia, Mexico, and the US)