Financial Accountant

  • Woodside Energy
Experienced Professionals Finance

Job Description

Financial Accountant

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Date: 29-Jan-2019

Location: Perth, AU

Company: Woodside Energy Ltd


About Woodside


As a diverse and expanding organisation we have many divisions that support our business. You will find development and career opportunities, you’ll be valued, recognised, challenged and rewarded. What’s more, as a WA-based company, executive and leadership decisions are made right where you work.

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About the Role:


This role will see you responsible for providing financial accounting guidance, recommendations and support to our non-operated assets; Wheatstone, Canada and the USA. The position is responsible for ensuring the Business Units’ financial results, including budget and forecasts, adhere to the Corporate policies and guidelines, whilst ensuring compliance to country specific regulatory obligations.

The key to your success in this role, is a high attention to detail coupled with the ability to engage and communicate across all levels of the organisation and with managing external auditors.

This is a 2 year fixed term contract based in our head office in Perth, Western Australia.




Duties & Responsibilities:


Month end responsibilities:

  • Provide input into the Work Day 1 flash report (revenue, production costs, inventory)
  • Provide Key Drivers analysis on monthly results as required
  • Review and approve journals prepared by Group Reporting Processing team
  • Prepare journals as required to ensure correct presentation of the Business Units’ financial statements
  • Review stock postings
  • Review Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss statements for the consolidated Business Unit as well as all Business Unit entities
  • Ensure Business Unit GL accounts and associated accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis and evidenced in Blackline
  • Approve or submit all necessary documentationto demonstrate all controls are operating effectively


Half year and annual statutory reporting responsibilities:

  • Responsibilities as per month end responsibilities above
  • Provide input into the Left Hand Notes (LHN) including detailed analysis where required
  • Assist with impairment analysis
  • Act as the key contact for the Business Unit for the External Auditors and assist in/facilitate the resolution of External Audit queries
  • Provide tax analysis on specific items as directed/advised by Tax


Other responsibilities:

  • Accounting for subsidiaries at year end, including preparation of financial statements; conversion to non-Australian GAAP if required; key contact for all audit queries; obtaining multiple sign-offs; and delivery to Company Secretariat
  • Preparation of all accounting position papers for the Business Units as well as all necessary file notes to document processes and procedures
  • Assist with the preparation of half year and annual Governance Review documentation
  • Submit quarterly and annual regulatory surveys for Canada and USA
  • Complete tax workbooks for subsidiaries




Skills & Experience:


  • Experience in preparation of statutory financial reports
  • Sound understanding of Australian Accounting Standards, specifically AASB6
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Keen commitment to continuous improvement
  • Strong financial and commercial analytical skills
  • Professional qualification (ACA/CPA) or equivalent
  • Previous experience working as a professional in finance/accounting




Recognition & Reward:


A career with Woodside is rewarding both personally and professionally.  We offer:

  • Flexible work arrangements, including part time and job share opportunities
  • Career development through professional development programs and by working alongside industry leaders
  • Possibility of educational assistance to support your career development
  • Opportunities to undertake interesting work on world-class projects
  • A values driven environment where working together is key
  • The opportunity to participate in voluntary initiatives in the community
  • Financial rewards that are linked to performance through an annual bonus
  • Above industry superannuation contributions
  • Industry leading 16-weeks paid parental leave
  • Flexibility of leave provisions for events such as community service, cultural and volunteer activities (one day per annum)
  • Subsidised gym membership in some locations


Woodside aspires to be an industry leader in diversity.


Applications close at 11:59pm AWST on Friday 15 February 2019