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Consider a career in forestry

As a South Australian commercial and community forest manager, a position with ForestrySA can take many forms.

From forest fire management, planting and managing new forests, harvesting and marketing timber, native forest management, forest recreation management, community engagement to finance and administration, many skills are required to run our business efficiently.

ForestrySA maintains a clear focus on safety and development, supporting all staff within a team-based environment.

Accountant and Commercial Officer

  • Full-time 1 year direct contract with possible extension
  • Picturesque Kuitpo Forest location
  • Small, hands-on team

About the company
With their office nestled in the beautiful natural environment at Kuitpo Forest, ForestrySA manages plantation-based, commercially sustainable forestry operations and native forest reserves while delivering conservation and recreational facilities management services on behalf of the South Australian Government. As part of a key multimillion dollar harvest and transport program, they are now looking for a qualified up-and-coming accountant to take primary responsibility and join their close-knit team.

About the role
Reporting to the Finance and ICT Manager, this unique finance role will offer variety within a small, hands-on team. Fulfilling a primary role in the management accounting, reporting and budgeting processes, one of your major responsibilities will be to provide accounting and business analysis and reporting support in respect to the management of ForestrySA’s harvest and transport program. You will therefore undertake a high level of consultation with the Commercial Operations Manager and also work closely with contract managers and members of the leadership team.

Duties will range from routine accounting tasks such as journal entries, reconciliations, chart of accounts maintenance, rebate calculations, invoice/expense coding verification and internal audit co-ordination through to more complex performance analyses and reporting activities, costing exercises, and assisting in budget and month-end/year-end financial reporting.

Skills and experience
Applications are encouraged from analytical, inquisitive and proactive individuals holding a degree in Accounting/Commerce and who are CA/CPA qualified (or working towards). Ideally you will be able to demonstrate a solid start to practical experience in management or financial accounting in your career to date.
Accuracy, attention to detail and ability to work well with other team members will you see you succeed in this role, together with advanced MS Excel skills.

Essentially, the successful candidate will have a willingness to learn and be comfortable working within a fluid and dynamic environment.

Culture and benefits
On offer is a supportive team environment with ongoing training and professional development, newly built premises overlooking kangaroos and other wildlife and an attractive salary. This is a contract position with a one (1) year term, although there may be potential to extend this.

If you are ready to take the next step in your career and will enjoy working in a relaxed office environment in Kuitpo Forest, then apply today.

Applications in Microsoft Word only should be forwarded to Renae Sullivan, quoting reference number JO-1908-2510.
Telephone enquiries are welcome on (08) 8100 8804.
Please click here to apply via the Seek website.

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