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Tax Accountant

Finance | Hybrid in Melbourne City, Victoria, Australia | Full Time

Job Description

About Us:

An ASX100 business with a 50-year heritage, IDP is a global leader in international education services. We’ve been operating for 50 years with a global office network spanning over 100 offices and our websites attract a combined 100 million visits a year.

Our team of experienced and dedicated counsellors are experts at providing trusted advice to students and their families at every step of the international education journey, and almost 8 in 10 students placed by IDP recommend our services to their family and friends.

IDP’s ongoing success comes from our highly committed and professional employees around the globe. Our diverse talent, expertise and passion of our people that makes IDP unique. We strive to provide a working environment where our people are encouraged to excel, be agile and creative, seek new ways to solve problems, take initiative, and generate new opportunities. We respect diversity in our people: their ideas, work styles and perspectives.

The role:

A terrific opportunity within our Group Finance team! Up on offer is a Permanent full-time role as a Tax Accountant.

The Tax Accountant assists the Group Tax Manager with the management of IDP’s tax compliance, preparation of various Australian tax returns and assistance with review of overseas tax returns.

Join our experienced and professional team as Tax Accountant at Melbourne.

Responsibilities include:

Australian Tax Compliance

  • Assist with the preparation of Australian income tax return annually.
  • Preparation of GST returns monthly
  • Preparation of Australian Fringe Benefits Tax return annually

Tax Effect Accounting and Reporting

  • Prepare monthly tax calculations for IDP Consolidated Group, including review of network monthly tax calculations
  • Review tax disclosures and tax computations in relation to network local financial statements
  • Provide support to Financial Accounting to ensure local financial statements are completed on time

Withholding Tax

  • Review WHT calculations and collate necessary documentation for claiming Foreign Income Tax Offset


  • Provide routine Australian tax accounting and tax compliance advice to financial accountants and accounts payable/receivable as required
  • Assist with compliance improvement projects as required

A great opportunity; to be successful you will have:

  • 2+ years tax compliance experience in a corporate environment or Big 4 Chartered Accounting firm
  • Sound understanding of Australian tax legislation
  • Accounting / Commerce degree
  • Strong tax effect accounting skills
  • Intermediate excel skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to cope with changing priorities and to be flexible
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Good communication skills
  • Sound analytical skills


  • Ability to work and contribute productively in a team (specialist tax team and cross-functional)
  • Previous experience using Oracle accounting system

More about us

We are evolving rapidly. This is an exciting time to join us as we transform the way people access global education and opportunities, through leveraging innovative technology and a creating a connected world.

As a Great place to work certified organisation, our people are always at the forefront of what we do.  We strive to provide workplaces that are truly diverse and representative of the communities that we work in, so our people feel empowered to bring their best and authentic selves to work.  We are focused on continuing to build a culture of inclusion and belonging by providing a safe work environment where all our people are encouraged to excel, be agile and creative, and seek new ways to solve meaningful problems.

Why join us

Be part of our story, as we support you to create meaningful and rewarding experiences, grow your career with purpose, and celebrate as a global team.

If you identify as a member of an underrepresented community, we encourage you to apply, even if you feel you do not meet all the criteria, but have relevant skills, experience and capability that will enhance the role. At IDP, you can be yourself, be seen, heard, valued, and celebrated every day for your meaningful contributions. If you require any adjustments, let us know.

Some other benefits include:

  • Work in our new 6 green star office, featuring creative collaboration zones and a focus on health and wellbeing.
  • Professional development programs to grow your career.
  • Two paid volunteer days every year to support our local communities.
  • Stay energized with free fresh fruit and barista onsite.