Senior Accountant

  • Company: Moët Hennessy Asia Pacific
  • Location: Australia
  • Business group: Wines & Spirits
  • Contract type: Permanent Job
  • Function: Finance
  • Experience required: Minimum 5 years
  • Reference No.: MHAP00123
  • Date of publication: 2018.03.05


Moët Hennessy Australia is a recognised industry leader in the distribution of champagnes, premium-branded still and sparkling wines and deluxe spirits, and is part of the broader Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton (LVMH) Group.

An excellent opportunity for a Senior Accountant to join Moët Hennessy Australia and New Zealand. 

As a Senior Accountant in the Finance team, you will play a key role in ensuring that all monthly, quarterly and annual group reporting obligations are met for the Moët Hennessy Australia and New Zealand Companies (Moet Hennessy Australia, Domaine Chandon Australia, Cape Mentelle Vineyards, and Cloudy Bay Vineyards). 

The Senior Accountant is responsible for the completeness, accuracy and timeliness of all external compliance requirements related to tax, statutory reporting and company secretarial. 

The successful candidate must have local tax experience which is essential to this role. 


Responsibilities include:

Month End Submission and Reporting Requirements 

Become one of the Finance Departments "Functional Experts" for the completion of internal month end, quarter end and annual submission requirements of actuals (including completion/compilation of associated balance sheet reconciliations).
External Compliance Requirements

Become the Finance Department's "Functional Expert" for the completion of external compliance obligations and reporting.
BAS/GST calculation and lodgement.
FBT calculation and lodgement.
Payroll tax calculation, lodgement and annual reconciliations.
Workers Compensation insurance calculation, lodgement and annual reconciliations.
ABS reporting.
Be a key contact for external audit requirements and the external audit process.
Income Tax Compliance

Become the Finance Department's "Functional Expert" for the calculation, lodgement of the Income Tax Returns in territories where required.
DTA/DTL calculation and posting.
Income Tax provisional payments (calculation, capture and reconciliation).
Review of ledgers for non-deductible expenditure (timing and permanent) in the preparation of the income tax returns of the group.
Maintenance of the Tax Fixed Assets Register and LVAP.
Liaison with the Group's tax advisors to deliver required information/analysis in the preparation and lodgment of the required income tax returns.
Transfer pricing (compliance and maintaining/compiling required supporting documentation).
Reconciliation and tracking of realized/unrealized FX brought to account in the tax return, and the balance carried to future return periods.
Loss tracking (where applicable) and protection for future use.
Answering queries in relation to area of functional expertise.
Completion of group reporting requirements in relation to Tax and Taxation matters (SYRUS).
Collaborative Partnering and People Management

Develop and maintain strong, effective working relationships with the Domaine Chandon, Cape Mentelle and Cloudy Bay finance teams.
Develop and maintain strong, effective working relationships cross functionally within Moët Hennessy to train and develop all staff in relevant tax, compliance and transactional processing/coding matters.
Foster development within team members and build a positive culture.
Travel and expense management system administration (Concur)

Review and maintain Concur for user profiles.
Approval flow and chart of accounts management & Concur user support.
Functional expert leading the system enhancements and evolution.
Internal Compliance Requirements

Alongside the Finance Manager, assist in the documentation an updating of internal control and procedure documentation where required.
Process documentation for critical business processes.
Review and analysis of reconciliations delivering process improvements and improving documentation standards and business insight in the reconciliation function.
Policies and Procedures documentation development and maintenance.
Answering queries in relation to area of functional expertise.
Statutory Reporting and Company Reporting Obligations

Complete the annual statutory reporting working files for the completion of annual financial statements.
Maintain the annual statutory reporting files so that the disclosure requirements are updated in accordance with changes to accounting standards and Corporations Law requirements.
Assist the Finance Manager and Finance and Operations Director in meeting ASIC and NZ Companies Office reporting obligations.
Systems & Process Management

Additional information

Required Experience or skills:

  • CA/CPA qualified
  • 5 - 10 Years Experience
  • Chartered background in Tax/Financial services/audit (preferably Big4)
  • Wholesale of Consumer Products/manufacturing experience preferred
  • Income Tax/Indirect Tax (BAS/GST/FBT) experience

All candidates must have rights to work in Australia.