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Accounting & Controls Intern

  • Location
    • Port Melbourne, Victoria
  • Schedule Full time
  • Posted


The Accounting & Controls Intern will work within the Finance team while also supporting the various business units of GM Australia & New Zealand. In consultation with the Financial Controller, ensure transactions are recorded timely and accurately, and ensure that adequate and effective business processes, systems and controls are in place. They will provide guidance and assistance on accounting advice, business processes and controls matters to all levels of the organisation. While also liaising with functional management, the offshore shared services team and internal and external auditor.     

Your responsibilities include:

Assist month end close activities

  • Prepare the bank cheque deposit monthly to ensure it is booked accurately and timely.
  • Participate in month end activities including pre close meeting, profit review and balance sheet review meetings to ensure key transactions are included in month end close by the offshore accounting team.

Assist statutory audit and account

  • Liaise with external auditor, offshore shared services team, local finance team and other business functions to ensure that all audit support and evidence is supplied timely and completely.
  • Liaise with offshore shared services team to ensure the annual financial statements are prepared accurately and timely.

Assist contract review process

  • Ensure functional team has completed the Contract Assessment Sheet (CAS) correctly and completely.
  • Liaise with Tax, Treasury and Accounting managers to ensure that appropriate approval is obtained prior to contract execution.

Assist managing SharePoint Sites (SBRF, ZVDC, DPRF, CMR, EFT and FGRD)

  • Assist with queries from the local functional team and shared services team.
  • Conduct user access reviews of the SharePoint site as required.

Assist in the preparation and timely submission of the Quarterly Accounting Review (QAR).

  • Prepare questionnaires for distribution to all key stakeholders.
  • Collation of responses and analysis of results.
  • Input and review of the quarterly submission to the regional/corporate team.
  • Respond and investigate queries raised by GM Australia and New Zealand Leadership and the regional/corporate team in a timely manner.

Additional Description

About you

A team oriented and organised student with a minimum of 2 years study towards of Bacholer Degree in Finance related field (Accounting/Business/Commerce).


  • Drive for results
  • Adaptability
  • Peer relationships
  • Timely decision making
  • Integrity & trust
  • Functional/technical skills

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