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Senior Tax Accountant

­Clear is seeking a Senior Tax Accountant to work with our client, a Business Advisory Firm that has been operating for over 40 years, based in Western Australia. They are a professional and friendly team, providing dedicated service to their various clients who operate in a variety of industries throughout Australia.

The ideal Senior Tax Accountant will work remotely from home and join our team of specialist Accountants, Bookkeepers, etc. and be supported with systems and experienced professionals in Australia.

Key Responsibilities of a Senior Tax Accountant:

  • Prepare and review income tax returns for individuals, companies, partnerships, and trusts
  • Assist with the flow of information between the account & its clients
  • Liaise with ATO on client matters
  • Input data using Xero Online accounting software
  • Prepare draft Business Activity Statement (BAS) and Instalment Activity Statement (IAS) for further review by the offshore Accountants
  • Prepare and analyse Financial Statements, for review by the offshore Accountants
  • Prepare ATO applications such as ABN, TFN, GST and PAYG
  • Handle business entity set-up and registration
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant taxation and other related legislation and rulings
  • Assist with bookkeeping tasks
  • Communicate with direct manager on workflow matters
  • Prepare financial statements in accordance with all current, legal and accounting reporting standards
  • Identify, research and/or resolve all complex accounting issues
  • Prepare workpapers and workflow reports for clients
  • Analyse management accounting reports and provide advice to clients
  • Performing other tasks as required by the client and the management.

Other responsibilities may include:

  • Prepare clear and concise work papers as evidence of work performed
  • Apply knowledge of the business environment within which the client is operating and how the client is positioned in the industry
  • Share knowledge, best practices, and industry market trends to actively increase the overall knowledge of the team
  • Ensure processing of information into the Firm’s systems has been properly recorded
  • Provide other support as necessary to the client
  • Maintain current files and records accurate, and date any actions and detailed file notes
  • Participate in internal and external training as required
  • Review junior staff work papers and ensure appropriate evidence is documented
  • Contribute to the team effort by accomplishing other tasks as requested by the client.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years full time experience in Australian taxation and business services
  • A high level of experience and understanding with the preparation of financial accounts for all entity types including Self-Managed Superannuation funds, preparation of income tax returns, FBT returns and activity statements.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing as this role may involve direct client contact and communication.
  • Excellent computer literacy is essential in the use of BGL360, MYOB, XERO, XPM, FYI and cloud base systems.

Essential Attributes

  • Strong Australian taxation knowledge with ability to apply key tax concepts and articulate accordingly.
  • Proactive mindset and technologically adept
  • Has the ability to work well unsupervised, be self-motivated and organised.
  • Flexibility to perform relevant tasks as required by clients
  • Fit to work status upon completion of the pre-employment medical exam with drug test
  • A valid NBI Clearance

Having the following is a PLUS:

  • A CPA or its equivalent
  • Available to start immediately

At Clear, you can enjoy the following: 

  • Work-from-home (WFH) setup
  • PC set with freight expense coverage
  • Monthly and quarterly subsidies

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