02 Oct, 2021

Senior Tax Accountant

  • Admin
  • Remote (Sydney NSW, Australia)
Full time Accounting

Job Description

Atlassian can hire people in any country where we have a legal entity, assuming candidates have eligible working rights and a sufficient timezone overlap with their team. As our offices re-open, Atlassians can choose to work remotely or return to an office, unless it’s necessary for the role to be performed in the office. Interviews and onboarding are conducted virtually, a part of being a distributed-first company.

With a sufficient timezone overlap with the team, we’re able to hire eligible candidates for this role from any location in Australia and/or New Zealand. If this sparks your interest, apply today and chat with our friendly Recruitment team further.

With a sufficient timezone overlap with the team, we’re able to hire eligible candidates for this role from any location in Australia and/or New Zealand. If this sparks your interest, apply today and chat with our friendly Recruitment team further.

Are you highly organised, business-focused and passionate about numbers? Do you find excitement at the prospect of collaborating with an elite Tax team whose work makes a profound and meaningful business impact on the bottom line? If so, we’ve got a home for you here in our Tax team.

We are looking for a Senior Tax Accountant to assist management in addressing the Australian and International tax issues facing a rapidly growing software development group. Your primary role is to keep our global compliance obligations humming along. You will have many tasks to prioritise at any one time and you will play a meaningful role on Atlassian's operational tax team. You're an excellent fit for this role if you're highly motivated, love to learn, detail orientated, and have excellent communication skills. If you believe that you are flexible and passionate to seek new challenges, we'll be happy to have you onboard!

In this role, you will get to:

  • Prepare the corporate income tax returns and supporting schedules for various entities within the group
  • Collaborate with external advisers and prepare the quarterly and annual tax provisions and application of SOX controls
  • Prepare the Return To Provision entries
  • Prepare the tax footnote for the Financial Statements
  • Prepare employee benefits tax returns for the global group and collaborate closely with Payroll team for reporting purposes 
  • Prepare corporate income taxes and FBT tax payments
  • Review GL for tax sensitive accounts and flow through adjustments into the provision / tax return
  • Supervise various worldwide government initiatives e.g. Federal Budget announcements, EU / OECD and assistance with the preparation of required documents (where relevant)
  • Collaborate with other departments to assess the reporting implications of changes in tax laws / accounting standards, ensure compliance with new or amended laws, and coordinate changes to ensure continuous compliance in all areas
  • Document and update tax governance requirements including annual tax board report, tax policies
  • Assist with tax authority reviews / audits e.g. STAR
  • Research corporate tax issues and supervise areas with potential tax exposure
  • Assist with transfer pricing documentation and calculations as required and supervise inter-company transactions to make sure appropriate documentation exists
  • Assist with Research and Development relief claims/deductions in relevant jurisdictions, including assisting with information gathering and preparation of supporting work papers for the relevant claims
  • Perform Balance Sheet reconciliations 

On your first day, we'll expect you to have:

  • Qualified Accountant (Masters of Taxation and/or CA/CPA)
  • Shown experience in tax work experience (commerce and/or chartered practice)
  • Strong tax and legal research skills, including the interpretation of tax office rulings and provisions in income tax legislation and compliance
  • Strong understanding and application of tax effect accounting principles under IFRS and / or GAAP
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Effective problem solving, methodical, strong attention to detail, and analytical, with the ability to handle cross-functional projects and collaborate with different individuals and functions across the organisation
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills and be comfortable with working in a fast paced environment
  • Technologically savvy including extensive experience with Microsoft Excel 

It's great, but not required, that you have:

  • Experience in the tech industry
  • Familiarity with Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and AI programs such as Alteryx
  • Have experience using tax compliance software such as Thomson Reuters Onesource

More about the team

The Tax team sets and oversees the worldwide tax strategy and makes sure Atlassian is tax compliant around the world. You will be joining a dynamic and collaborative, globally distributed team with a stellar mix of industry, operational, and Big Four experience. We are always growing, learning, and adapting. Our team is astonishingly smart and very direct. We ask hard questions and challenge each other to constantly improve our work. We are driven and people focused.

More about our benefits

Whether you work in an office or a distributed team, Atlassian is highly collaborative and yes, fun! To support you at work (and play) we offer some fantastic perks: ample time off to relax and recharge, flexible working options, five paid volunteer days a year for your favourite cause, an annual allowance to support your learning & growth, unique ShipIt days, a company paid trip after five years and lots more.

More about Atlassian

Creating software that empowers everyone from small startups to the who’s who of tech is why we’re here. We build tools like Jira, Confluence, Bitbucket, and Trello to help teams across the world become more nimble, creative, and aligned—collaboration is the heart of every product we dream of at Atlassian. From Amsterdam and Austin, to Sydney and San Francisco, we’re looking for people who want to write the future and who believe that we can accomplish so much more together than apart. At Atlassian, we’re committed to an environment where everyone has the autonomy and freedom to thrive, as well as the support of like-minded colleagues who are motivated by a common goal to: Unleash the potential of every team.

Additional Information

We believe that the unique contributions of all Atlassians is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.

Atlassian is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to all individuals participating in the application and interview process, and while performing job functions. Please note that you will have the opportunity to request accommodations at each stage of the assessment process. To request accommodations before scheduling an interview, please reach out to atlassian-accommodations@atlassian.com and someone will follow up shortly.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

If your experience looks a little different from what we’ve identified and you think you can rock the role, we’d love to learn more about you.

Learn more about Atlassian’s culture, interviewing flow, and hiring process by checking out our Candidate Resource Hub.

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