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Commercial Accountant

Commercial Accountant

  • 639182
  • North Sydney, NSW, Australia, 2060
  • Full Time

Compass Group is the global market leader in providing food and a range of support services to customers in the workplace, schools and colleges, hospitals, at leisure and in remote environments. We operate in over 50 countries, employ over 508,000 people, and are a recognised top 10 employer worldwide.

Based in our Sydney Support office in Mitchell Street, McMahons Point on the lower north shore, as a Commercial Accountant you will be part of the team who are responsible for the end of month accounting for an allocated portfolio within our client base. This is an opportunity to play a key role in consistently delivering and exceeding our client expectations and requires a confident, pragmatic individual to deliver this successful outcome.

Fixed Annual Remuneration (inc superannuation): $78,000 + incentive plan

Your key tasks:

Delivering efficient Commercial support to respective portfolio sectors

Accurate & Timely Month End Closing Processes

  • Month end reconciliations
  • P&L preparation and analysis
  • Preparation of monthly reports identifying and reporting on key findings to internal and external stakeholders
  • Partner with Key internal Stakeholders to offer solutions to enhance financial performance
  • Create accurate journal entries as required
  • Ensure the integrity of journal entries by having appropriate data and approvals
  • Stock take reconciliation

Regular management reporting & analysis

  • Develop/ Prepare/ Analyse/ Distribute report to specifications
  • Balance Sheet Reconciliation

Assisting Internal & External Stakeholders. Including but not limited to:

  • Support to business partners, operational managers & unit managers covering various financial and commercial facets
  • Partner with all business functions to provide accurate and efficient supply of contractual information

Assist with Budgeting and Forecasting

  • Input into the preparation of detailed budgets and forecasts

Administration of invoicing, receipt and approval processes

  • Create invoices as per contract agreement
  • Follow up on invoice payments and queries

Maintenance of contract database register and files

  • Update contract database as required
  • Follow up on queries regarding contract information

Contract Compliance

  • Preparation of Contract Price Escalations
  • Preparation of Contractual Variations
  • Review of Commercial Terms
  • Ensure contract information is accurate

Identify and implement opportunities for improvement and streamlining of existing processes

  • Encourage and embed best practice across the commercial teams
  • Retain focus on continuous improvement in all process driven activities.

Perform other duties within his/her capabilities as required by Supervisor or Manager

A bit about you:

  • Accounting degree qualified and/or studying towards similar qualifications with similar field
  • Previous experience within a business environment
  • Experience in ORACLE accounting system
  • Sound technical and analytical skills
  • Ability to problem solve, prioritise and multi-task
  • Intermediate skill level on Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to comfortably communicate with internal and external stakeholders at all levels and, most importantly, enjoy doing so
  • Positive 'can-do' attitude, who can work autonomously in a team environment

What we offer you: 

Compass Group is an organisation that's proud of its great people. We believe in the opportunity to recognise and develop great talent and offer many diverse opportunities for career advancement. Recognised as an employer of choice we also have an attractive benefits program including a competitive salary and incentive scheme, flexible work arrangements, recognition programs including service and safety awards, team event days, site-based benefits and company discounts

We embrace equal opportunity and promote diversity. We actively encourage Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people, men and women of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation and People with Disability to apply.


Our people’s unique backgrounds, experience, and abilities are at the heart of our vibrant workforce. We strive to create workplaces that reflect the diverse communities that we serve, where everyone feels empowered and valued. By building diverse teams means we are creating inclusive environments for all our people and also those we connect with through our day to day operation. We welcome & encourage applications from Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people of all backgrounds, ages, sexual orientation, gender expressions, gender identity and people with disability.


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