Financial Accountant

June 6, 2024
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At Bunnings, you’ll make a positive difference to our business and beyond.

Bunnings is the leading retailer of home improvement and lifestyle products in Australia and New Zealand and a major supplier to project builders, commercial tradespeople and the housing industry. Operating from a network of stores, trade centres, frame and truss sites, and online, Bunnings caters for consumer and commercial customers.

By joining our passionate and diverse team, you will have the opportunity to grow, develop, have fun and make a positive difference – to our customers and the communities where we live and work.

About the role.

The Financial Accountant will support the Financial Accounting team in building and maintaining a strong control environment, ensure compliance with all relevant statutory requirements and support the business in problem solving accounting issues, identifying risk and opportunities on the balance sheet and provide timely and accurate month end results.

This role also provides the opportunity to informally mentor and coach Assistant Accountants within the team on accounting concepts.

What’s involved:

  • Delivering end of month results (profit and loss / balance sheet) in a timely and accurate manner including proactively supporting the investigation and timely resolution of variances and risks and providing commentary on movements in accounts
  • Preparation and processing of accounting journals
  • Exposure to various accounting concepts including lease accounting, inventory management, management of provisions including annual leave and long service leave, management of accruals and prepayment schedules for various expenses
  • Proactively assist with:
    • finance related projects with a focus on process improvement
    • internal and external audit requirements
    • half year and year end Wesfarmers reporting obligations
    • monthly reporting to the ABS
  • Proactively review, maintain, and recommend changes to processes, controls and practices including documenting policies and assessing changes in accounting standards.

Who we’re looking for.

Our ideal candidate will have the knowledge and application of accounting standards and concepts to drive financial business outcomes and the willingness to continue to grow and develop in these areas.

They will be well placed to meet tight deadlines through proactively managing their time and priorities and being self driven in achieving outcomes.

Networking, collaboration and problem solving is a key aspect of this role therefore the ability to think critically and confidently and clearly communicate with different stakeholders from across the business is essential.

You’ll need:   

  • Commerce or Business degree with relevant accounting and finance majors
  • CA or CPA qualified (or near completion) essential
  • Minimum 2 years of financial / corporate accounting service experience
  • Knowledge and application of accounting standards and concepts
  • Keen to continually learn and develop as a professional
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders, team members and leaders.
  • Ability to drive business outcomes, meet deadlines and prioritise.

We’re here to support you.

Bunnings strives to ensure everyone is treated fairly and our team are committed to supporting you at any stage of your recruitment journey. Be sure to let us know if you require an adjustment and we can provide the most appropriate support for you. Contact us at and a member of the team will be in touch.

You’ll be part of a workplace where you’ll feel like you belong.

There’s so much on offer when you’re part of our Bunnings team with benefits including:

  • Our flexible and informal work environment which helps bring balance between work and home.
  • Team discount at Bunnings, OnePass and with other Wesfarmers retailers including Kmart, Target, Officeworks and Catch.
  • Discounts from corporate partners (such as private health insurance, gyms, car rental) and cost price food and drinks at our Bunnings café.
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave, regardless of gender, annual flu vaccinations and health checks.
  • The opportunity to create a real difference in your local community and environment.

Join us and experience Bunnings from the other side of the counter.

Please note that if your application progresses to the reference check stage, you may be required to submit a police check. If your search returns a criminal record, Bunnings will assess whether the record impacts your ability to perform the key requirements of the role.