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Head of Accounting and Tax

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Work type: Full time
Location: Australia
Categories: Client Accounting
Office Location: Sydney


Manages all matters of the Accounting & Tax department and ensures the quality of services performed to clients. Services include accounting and tax compliance (e.g income tax, GST, corporate tax, FBT & PAYG).



  • Set goals, objectives and strategies for the department and its business development
  • Review Key Performance Indexes for the Department and set action points for teams to follow up
  • Assist Managing Director and DCS to manage TMF Sydney
  • Work with management team to ensure efficient and effective cooperation across different divisions
  • Supervise and coach Manager and Senior Manager
  • Lead projects which require highly skilled resources, e.g. US GAAP reporting/conversion, due diligence work based on agreed procedures, etc
  • Maintain relationship with clients’ management (i.e. decision maker)
  • Review deliverables to key clients
  • Develop new business opportunities in line with company objectives
  • Analyze market opportunities and develop market share statistics for business development
  • Identify opportunities for cross-selling of TMF services
  • Prepare proposals for new/existing clients
  • Monitor and control the billing, debt recovery and credit control actions in the Department
  • Provide authorized signatory for payment instruction, and ad hoc assistance for Finance Division
  • Work with HR on recruitment activities, performance review and employee relations matters
  • Attend conference and seminars for networking and development purposes
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • May be required to act as office holder (director or public officer) for certain client entities
  • Act as one of the Tax Agents for TMF Australia, if qualified



  • Degree holder with full recognized accounting qualification
  • A minimum of 15+ years relevant experience in CPA firms or multinationals, preferably experience in Big 4 or professional service firms with minimum 8 year in a managerial role
  • Professional qualification in CA or CPA
  • Superior client management and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to analyze customer specific demands and translate into customer specific solutions
  • Superior leadership skills and people management skills
  • Superior command of written and spoken English
  • Preferably Tax Agent or have the required experience to obtain such

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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