Senior Projects Accountant

Date: 2 Dec 2023

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Company: Accolade Wines

About us


At Accolade Wines, our purpose is to enrich everyday moments. As one of the world’s leading wine companies, our award-winning portfolio includes beloved brands such as Hardys, Grant Burge, St Hallett, House of Arras, Mud House, Jam Shed and many more. We are one of the largest wine producers in the world – we’ve been around since 1836, and our portfolio has won nearly 9,000 international wine show awards in the last decade. 

About the role


The driving force behind our business is our people – we have over 1,500 staff across Australia, the UK, Europe, Asia, South Africa, New Zealand and the Americas, and every one of us is passionate about making the ordinary extraordinary through our amazing wines. 


We are now recruiting for a Senior Projects Accountant to join our global Finance team. This is a stand-alone role, in which you will be required to assist with the company's annual insurance renewal, insurance claims process and on finance related projects. 


You will work closely with the external broker and teams across the business to ensure successful global insurance coverage for Accolade Wines.


You will be based in the Melbourne office, with flexibility to work from home. 


This role is on a 12-month contract basis and can be completed at full time or 0.8 FTE.

Key responsibilities include:


  • Prepare supporting information for the annual insurance renewal, working closely with the broker to ensure all renewal information is provided in a timely manner
  • Collate underwriter submission and renewal information received from the business and assist with a comparison of information compared to prior year and understanding key movements
  • Manage the insurance inbox and escalate details of any potential claims communicate with the broker where appropriate 
  • Assist with the preparation of annual accounts.
  • Preparation of account reconciliations on a monthly basis
  • Assist with the finance related projects on an ad-hoc basis including the collation of information and managing RFI’s
  • Preparation of process and procedure documents within the finance department 
  • Completion of policy and procedure documents for the Corporate Accounting Function
  • Other corporate finance related tasks as requested by the General Manager Corporate Finance and Chief Financial Officer

What you'll bring:


  • 5+years' experience in finance or financial services
  • Experience in FMCG or manufacturing strongly regarded
  • Corporate Accounting experience, CA/CPA qualification 
  • Financial modelling exposure
  • Experience in a private equity environment preferred
  • Experience in insurance management preferred
  • Excellent planning and project management skills, including the ability to deliver multiple projects simultaneously under tight deadlines

What you can expect:


Accolade Wines will provide the ideal climate and a hand-picked rewards package for you to make a difference in our successful and growing business. 

You will also have access to: 


  • Wine allowance and access to unique wine specials 
  • Flexible working (Up to 2-3 days working from home) 
  • Modern office located on the outskirts of the Melbourne, CBD 
  • Loyalty Leave 
  • Accolade Wines Anniversary day off 
  • Go Beyond Day - making a different in your local community 
  • Access to an extensive online learning library 
  • Private Health Insurance Discounts 
  • Annual Flu Vaccination Program 
  • Employee Assistance Program 
  • Various exclusive employee discounts  

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