Senior Financial Accountant

November 18, 2021

Job Location: Melbourne CBD & Inner Suburbs
Employer: Defence Health
Competitive remuneration and staff benefits

Senior Financial Accountant


About us

Defence Health provides great value private health insurance and outstanding service to support families of Australian Defence Force veterans and those who currently defend our country and the wider Defence community. As a not-for-profit fund we are for members, not shareholders. The lived experience of defence is in our DNA and our team lives and breathes our service culture and corporate values – trust, respect, ownership, excellence and community.

Our purpose is to protect the health of those who protect our country.

Here at Defence Health we have a strong focus on staff engagement and supporting a high-performance culture. This was demonstrated in our 2021 annual engagement survey with engagement results of 89%. Furthermore 98% of our people believe in our values. We recognise that a highly engaged and motivated team not only help us to retain fantastic people but enable us to provide a great member experience. But don’t just take our word for it – Defence Health has been recognised as an Employer of Choice in the 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 Australian Business Awards.

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About the role

Responsible for managing financial and accounting matters across all Defence Health Business Units. Reporting to the Deputy CFO, your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing annual Statutory accounts and liaising with external auditors
  • Timely completion of monthly transactions, reconciliations and reviews
  • Creating and analysing key reports to provide greater insight into the events that determine the financial and non-financial outcomes
  • Maintain accounting ledger system and all other financial systems
  • Manage the Accounts Payable function
  • Implement corporate governance procedures
  • Ensuring internal finance controls are tested and maintained 

In return for the above we offer an excellent culture and a supportive environment in which you can develop and grow your potential and career. Our office overlooks the Shrine of Remembrance and Botanical Gardens with public transport aplenty right outside.


  • Relevant bachelor degree
  • CA or CPA qualified
  • Commercially astute
  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills
  • Demonstrate strong leadership
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Strong attention to detail


In return for the above we offer a supportive work environment in which you can reach your potential.  We focus on internal development and look for ways to help our people grow.

We have a strong focus on employee engagement and an active wellbeing strategy which focuses on physical and emotional health, career satisfaction financial security and social connectedness.

We are committed to providing you with the knowledge and training you need to be successful in your role.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of an inclusive company that is embarking on its transformation journey, offers a great work/life balance, high engagement and a strong culture, which welcomes new ideas.



Your contribution to our organisation will be recognised through offering competitive remuneration and training and development opportunities, as well as a range of incentives, such as:

  • Access to quality leadership and coaching
  • Flexible working arrangements available (time at home and in office)
  • Bi-monthly recognition awards announced by the CEO
  • Strong focus on health and wellbeing; with regular free initiatives and an extra day off a year
  • Regular team days
  • Access to discounted Private Health Insurance 
  • A super active social club
  • The list goes on!!

How to apply

If this looks like the job for you, please apply now by submitting your resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability.

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