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Senior Financial Accountant

Date: 17-Nov-2021

Location: AU

Company: Woodside Energy Ltd

About Woodside


Woodside led the development of the LNG industry in Australia and is applying this same pioneering spirit to solving future energy challenges. We are creating a better future by developing new energy businesses and low carbon solutions. We are working to reduce our emissions intensity by improving our energy efficiency, offsetting emissions, and exploring options for lower-carbon energy products.


We know that great results come from our people feeling valued and getting the support they need to bring their whole selves to work and reach their full potential. We also recognise that enduring, meaningful relationships with communities are fundamental to maintaining our licence to operate.


A role with Woodside is more than a career. It’s an adventure, with options to work across assets, disciplines, and products.


Our global headquarters is based in Perth, Australia’s fourth-largest city. Our state-of-the-art campus reflects the quality of life Perth is known for - with a six Green Star rating, advanced wellness features and flexibility in how you work.


About the Role:


Woodside is seeking experienced financial accountants with technical and commercial accounting backgrounds, to support the company through an exciting and unique period of growth and transformation.

Duties & Responsibilities:


The roles cover a variety of financial accounting support, including:


  • Managing the financial results and providing accounting support for Woodside functions / business units, including communicating results to relevant business unit Finance Managers
  • Engagement with the internal and external auditors
  • Advising on technical accounting matters and preparation of accounting position papers
  • Preparation of monthly financial reports and analysis
  • Preparation of subsidiary financial statements


Skills & Experience:


  • 5-10 years of financial accounting experience
  • Demonstrate commitment to and alignment with the Woodside Compass
  • Experience in preparation of statutory financial reports
  • Sound understanding of Australian and International Accounting Standards
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement
  • Strong financial and commercial analytical skills
  • Professional qualification (ACA/CPA) or equivalent
  • Demonstrated experience as a professional in finance/accounting
  • Resources industry (preferably oil & gas) is preferred but not essential
  • Candidates with experience in US listed entities including exposure to Sarbanes-Oxley reporting are encouraged to apply.


PLEASE NOTE: In line with the State Government’s Health Directive - Resource Industry Workers (Restrictions on Access) Directions - this position will require you to have had your first COVID19 vaccination by 1st December 2021, and be fully vaccinated against COVID19 by 1st January 2022 (unless you have a valid exemption under the Directive). Please bear this in mind when submitting your application.

For more information on the Government Directions, please visit the WA Government’s website: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/publications/resources-industry-worker-restrictions-access-directions


Recognition & Reward:


What you can expect from us:


  • A competitive remuneration package, featuring performance-based incentives, above-industry superannuation contributions and a generous health insurance allowance.
  • Commitment to your ongoing development, including on-the-job opportunities, formal programs and assistance with further education
  • Industry-leading 16 weeks paid parental leave for primary carer; plus secondary carer leave
  • Active employee community groups for gender equality, reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, and LGBTI+ staff and allies
  • Community volunteering opportunities


Woodside is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workforce culture, which is supported by our Compass values. Our aim is to attract, develop and retain a truly diverse and high-performing workforce.

We encourage diversity of age, nationality, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical ability, cultural background, thinking styles, experience, family background, including carer commitments and education. Inclusion centres on all employees creating a climate of trust and belonging, where people feel comfortable to bring their whole self to work. We offer supportive pathways for all employees to grow and develop leadership skills. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those seeking a more flexible working environment, including part-time opportunities


Applications close at 11:59pm AWST on 1 December 2021