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Assistant Financial Accountant

Finance | Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia | Full Time

Job Description

IDP Education Limited is an ASX listed company that is 50% owned by 38 Australian universities and headquartered in Melbourne, Australia.  IDP’s core business lines include student placement to Australia, US, UK, Canada and New Zealand institutions, English-language testing and training. 

We are setting out to be the world's leading platform and connected international student community through building tons of new products to put our customers at the heart of everything we do.

For over 50 years our global network of 93 offices has been helping students to achieve their goals through studying abroad. By pursuing a global education at the beginning of their careers, we help them experience life-changing opportunities.  For more than 5,000 employees in more than 50 countries, IDP Education is a specialist employer of choice in major cities across the globe. 

If you share our passion in helping people to pursue their dreams through education and thrive in an innovative agile digital culture then come and join us as we undergo our digital revolution.


Responsible for month end closing, maintenance of general ledger, coordinating with network finance teams, meeting audit requirements and assisting financial reporting.


Month End Closing 

  • Month end journal posting;
  • Balance sheet reconciliations;
  • Intercompany billings;
  • Intercompany reconciliations;
  • Assisting team with other month end tasks for IDP and IELTS
  • Ad-hoc finance request from corporate office

 Network Finance Team

  • Review network funding requests;
  • Assist with FSS and network finance team with special projects and ad-hoc requests on daily basis

 Other Corporate Finance

  • Work closely with head office accounts payable, accounts receivable, tax and financial planning & analysis to ensure provision of accurate and timely accounting information


Essential Requirements

  • Successfully completed a degree within Commerce/Accounting with an Accounting major
  • Highly motivated to complete a CA or CPA qualification
  • Ability to communicate professionally with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to take direction as well as being able to self-manage to achieve tight deadlines and manage multiple-tasks
  • Strong excel skills
  • Great attention to details

 Desirable Requirements

  • Identify best practise opportunities within the roles and make positive process changes



IDP Education’s ongoing success comes from our highly committed and caring employees around the globe.  We encourage teamwork in order to leverage our people's diverse talents and expertise through effective collaboration and cooperation throughout our business.
We strive to provide a working environment where people are encouraged to excel, be creative and seek new ways to solve problems, take initiative, generate opportunities and be accountable for their actions.

We believe in developing dynamic, inclusive work places that encourage and celebrate cultural differences and views, and provide opportunities for personal, professional and career development all around the world. We respect diversity in our people: their ideas, work styles and perspectives as well as offering flexibility to ensure employees enjoy a satisfying balance of work and personal life.