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Assistant Accountant/ Payroll Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

As an Assistant Accountant, you will be responsible for providing support to the ALE Australia Finance function, and  work under the guidance of the Senior Financial Accountant in the preparation of monthly management accounts and associated tasks. You will also be responsible for payroll for up to 100 employees.

The role is suited to an individual with relevant degree and minimum 3 years practical experience working toward their Professional qualifications.

Role Responsibility

  • Have hands on experience in end to end AR, AP and General ledger processes
  • End to end Payroll including associated returns
  • Maintenance of Fixed Assets administration and Capex proposals
  • Determine monthly accruals and post journal entries
  • General Ledger reconciliations
  • Administration of BAS returns.
  • World wide Inter Company dealings
  • Assist in the preparation of the various monthly and yearly management account reports
  • Facilitate in the implementation of a new system
  • Be able to work successfully under pressure on your own and as part of a team
  • Willing to help out in all areas to meat deadlines
  • Other adhoc management requests

The Ideal Candidate


  • Degree level qualification and working towards CPA or equivalent


  • Experience in a similar industry/ Project based
  • 3yrs + practical Experience in a similar field


  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills
  • Excellent English both written and oral.
  • Good communication skills
  • Payroll processing skills, interpretation of enterprise agreements


  • Independent worker being able to work with minimal supervision.
  • High level of drive and self-motivation.
  • Able to learn new techniques and procedures.
  • Quality and detail focus.
  • Organized
  • Flexible


  • Must be Australian citizen or permanent resident

About the Company

ALE is a leading provider of heavy lifting and transportation solutions to a wide variety of industry sectors worldwide, ranging from power generation to ports, from renewables to oil and gas, and from civil engineering to mining.  We work with clients both onshore and offshore, and in many other challenging environments from high altitude, to desert and even arctic conditions.  Our expertise lies in all aspects of heavy lifting and transportation, including specialised cranes, transporters, hydraulic equipment, and barges. The unique nature of our work means that we rely on highly skilled operators and engineers to work on our projects in a safety critical environment.


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