Graduate Accountant

A great opportunity exists for a Graduate Accountant to kick off 2023 by joining a dynamic team in a values-based NFP, supporting the Financial Accountant and accounting operations of the Catholic Diocese of Rockhampton. Reporting to the Financial Accountant, the role will assist in meeting management and financial reporting obligations.

The Graduate Accountant is responsible for:

  • Producing monthly financial reports including cash flow, profit and loss, and balance sheet statements
  • Producing annual financial reports and budgets
  • Preparing and submitting returns to meet current statutory and legislative obligations, including those imposed by various governing bodies
  • Prepare work papers for audit
  • Maintaining the fixed asset register
  • Preparing and completing journals
  • Keeping abreast of accounting standards and best practices
  • Ensuring the integrity of accounting systems and the currency of transactional data
  • Performing periodic reconciliations of the general ledger and balance sheet
  • Participating in work area meetings
  • Ensuring timely reporting and compliance.

The successful candidate will have the following:

  • Degree in Business, Commerce, Accountancy or related discipline
  • Ability to analyse, interpret, reconcile, and communicate financial information
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and manage multiple tasks with competing timelines
  • Excellent organisational, analytical, and problem-solving skills allied to practical judgement
  • Ability to learn, with direction from Financial Accountant
  • Good financial acumen
  • Intermediate computer software skills, including Microsoft Excel and accounting packages
  • Ability to understand internal controls and  process improvement
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Active participant in the Catholic Church community and/or lifestyle compatible with the values and teachings of the Church
  • Ability to provide a clear criminal history record check and obtain a Queensland Working with Children (Blue Card) Check, if requested

For a copy of the Position Description, click here or for further information, email

Applications should include a cover letter, addressing your suitability for the role and resume (including two professional or academic referees).

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