Senior Accounting Lead

Pet Circle

Remote based Senior Accounting Lead with Australia's fastest growing pet eCommerce retailer!

Senior Accounting Lead
About Us
At Pet Circle, we want to create a world where pets and their families are healthy, happy and spend more time together. We make buying pet supplies and pet food online easy and convenient. Over the past nine years, we’ve grown to become one of Australia's Top 5 Online retailers and No.1 in the Online Pet industry. Recently we were awarded the "Fast Mover Award" at the Online Retail Industry Awards. We have a world-class NPS score and we need your help to continue delighting our customers and their pets!  
As the pet industry continues to grow, and our pets are holding bigger spaces in our hearts and homes than ever before, Pet Circle will continue to thrive. As a venture backed company, we have big goals for growth. We’ve scaled from 100 to over 400 people in the last 18 months alone. This is a unique opportunity in your career to be part of an exceptional growth story. 
This opportunity is based remotely, working from your home office on a permanent basis. Our team are highly collaborative and use the best tools to keep us all connected. As part of your working from home arrangement we will provide you with a computer and other necessary hardware to ensure we are setting you up for success!
Your Responsibilities
You will report directly to our Financial Controller and will support our finance function in the following ways:
  • Preparation of Month End Accounts and Management Reporting including:
    • Month-end analysis, balance sheet reconciliations, posting month-end journals (accruals and prepayments) and completion of supporting month-end spreadsheets
  • Ability to assist in a Full Function Accounts process as required, including:
    • Accounts Payable: process invoices, purchase orders, payments and liaising with suppliers
    • Cash flow management
    • Payroll – fortnightly/monthly staff
    • Bank reconciliations
    • Payroll processing
    • Accounts Receivable: collection (minimal)
  • Assist in administration of Accounts email (predominantly supplier invoices and requests)
  • Completion of daily operational reconciliations as required e.g. matching stock receipted to invoiced values and investigating and resolving differences
  • Preparation of direct and indirect Australian tax schedules, including liaison with external tax advisors
  • Payroll processing support as required
  • Contribution to efficient reporting with a view to continuous improvement
  • Conduct other value-add analysis, investigations and ad-hoc projects and tasks as required
  • Developing policies, procedures and manuals for the business
  • Assist senior management and other departments as required 
What Success Looks Like 
  • Sound technical financial accounting and reporting skills with exposure to ensuring compliance in a regulatory framework (incl GST/VAT style regime)
  • Strong Excel skills required – must be able to navigate and edit complex workbooks.  Must be able to perform reconciliations in Excel using data sourced from different systems in different formats.
  • Strong problem solving ability – generating and recommending solutions will add enormous value
  • Task management skills and ability to create and follow processes must be exceptional (exposure to time or project management software a positive)
  • Must have very strong attention to detail completing all work in a timely manner and managing stakeholder expectations well at all times
  • Proactive with a ‘can do’ attitude and willingness to learn new things
  • Willingness to be involved in value-add activities across the business including board and general management reporting, financial analysis and stock control
  • Good written and spoken English
  • An interest in e-commerce and/or the pet sector would be beneficial 
Your Ideal Experience
  • CPA or with 10 years financial and management accounting experience (prefer some Public Accounting firm experience)
  • Experience working for an Australian based company (or an international company)
  • Familiarity with Australian GST & payroll laws
  • Hands on full function accounts experience
  • Problem solving and analytical skills, including the ability to identify issues and suggest solutions
  • Strong Excel skills (intermediate to advanced) 
  • Experience with Xero (highly desirable) or other online accounting software
  • Ability to edit SQL is highly advantageous
Our Values
  • Accountability - Promises are made, and promises are kept
  • Teamwork - Value the diverse backgrounds and expertise we all bring
  • Communication - Honest, clear and respectful
  • Continuous Improvement - Failure is OK, as long as we own it and learn from it
Other Benefits of Working at Pet Circle
  • Enjoy being part of a driven team with a collaborative culture that values decision-makers and action
  • Enjoy solid career progression in the continuously growing e-commerce industry while working alongside top-notch e-commerce professionals
  • Get the value of working with a great company without working for a big company (not just yet anyway!)
  • Become part of our animal welfare mission: We donate 10,000kg of pet food and supplies per month to pet shelters for animals that aren’t as lucky to have a happy home. That’s over half a million dollars worth of products per year!
We have an incredibly passionate team, a leading brand, 500,000 customers and growing, and we’re only just getting started.