Assistant Accountant

Date: 21 May 2024

Location: Support Services (Parramatta), AU

Company: YMCA NSW


About the role 


Reporting to the Financial Controller, the Assistant Accountant is responsible for preparing accurate, timely and error-free accounts in collaboration with other accountants in adherence with work schedules.  Regular tasks include processing and managing accounts payable/receivable, balance sheet and bank reconciliations, maintaining general ledgers, inbox management and participating end of month activities.



Key Accountabilities:


  • Bank reconciliations and weekly cashflow reporting.
  • Assist in preparation of month end and year end accounts.
  • Reconciliation of general ledger and balance sheet accounts.
  • Processing of accruals, prepayments, and subsequent journals.
  • Extraction and reconciliation of reports from sub systems and prepare and post revenue, stock and expense standing and reversing journals.
  • Verify, allocate, post, and reconcile accounts payable and receivable.
  • Assisting with fixed asset register and other business schedules.
  • Managing intercompany transactions in bank and trial balance.
  • Lodgement of ABS returns.
  • BAU project work as required.


Personal Attributes


  • Represent the organisation in an honest, ethical and professional way and encourage others to do so.
  • Understand and promote the role of sound financial management and its impact on organisational effectiveness.
  • Ensure that others understand the legislation and policy framework within which they operate.
  • Act to prevent and report misconduct, illegal and inappropriate behaviour.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills




  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Essentials exposure or similar
  • Ability to work within set work schedules and reporting timetables.
  • Prioritisation and organisational skills including speed, accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Intermediate computer software and accounting packages user skills including MS Excel (vlookups and pivot tables).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.




  • Degree Qualification in Accounting, Commerce or similar discipline
  • Working towards or completed professional accounting qualification such as CPA or CA


Support Services

Our Support Services Team is the glue that holds the Y NSW business lines together. Whether you have expertise in administration, marketing, IT, compliance, communications, HR or finance, in the Support Services Team, your contribution will truly make a difference to the lives of young people and their communities. As part of the Support Services Team, you’ll be working with a group of inclusive, passionate, and encouraging individuals with access to continuous development and growth opportunities. Here at the Y NSW, we embrace diversity, encourage innovation and sharing of ideas so you can truly own your role and take your career anywhere. If you want to use your corporate skills to make a difference to the lives of young people and their communities within a supportive and values-driven organisation, join the Y family and find your forever role.


Who What Y?


The Y NSW is a profit-for-purpose organisation focused on healthy living, social impact and empowering young people. We operate 24 recreation centres, 53 out-of-school-hours care services, and two camping locations which employ 1,500 staff across NSW –  and fund our diverse range of enriching community programs.


We believe in building a diverse, inclusive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We encourage people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities and cultures, including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, to apply.


Commitment to Safeguarding


 At the Y, we are committed to empowering all Children and Young People to feel safe and be safe, at the Y, in their families and in their communities. As such, we embed Safeguarding into everything that we do to make sure Children and Young People are kept at the front of our minds in all our programs and services. We also ensure that all our candidates are appropriately screened to make sure that the right people are in the right roles to keep our children and young people safe. 

To learn more about our Commitment to Safeguarding Statement and our screening processes, click here.