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Manager - Group Accounting and Reporting

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Work type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Finance, Oceania, People Manager



Manager – Group Accounting and Reporting


As the Manager – Group Accounting and Reporting you will report to the Director Group Accounting and Reporting and act as a key point of contact for finance teams across the group. The role is highly visible working closely with internal stakeholders at all levels across the business and external advisors, including local and overseas stakeholders.

This role requires someone with strong knowledge of AASB Accounting standards with previous ASX environment experience in order to thrive. The role includes responsibilities for the accounting of the parent entity, Cochlear Limited and the preparation of Financial Statements for the consolidated group.



Cochlear’s mission is to help people hear and be heard. As the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, Cochlear is dedicated to helping people with moderate to profound hearing loss experience a life full of hearing. We aim to give people the best lifelong hearing experience and access to innovative future technologies. We collaborate with the industry’s best clinical, research and support networks. That’s why more people choose Cochlear than any other hearing implant company. Learn and grow with us as we tackle the most complex challenges in helping more people to hear and experience life’s opportunities. 

The Opportunity

Cochlear has an opportunity for a Manager – Group Accounting and Reporting based in our Macquarie office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overall responsibility for the preparation of half-yearly consolidated financial statements, including co-ordinating submissions from various internal stakeholders, including Group Tax and Group Treasury, who are responsible for notes within the financial statements.
  • Key point of contact, both internally for key stakeholders as well externally for the auditors, for the financial statement preparation and month-end close processes. 
  • Overall responsibility for intragroup recharges between regions and head-office, including co-ordination with regional finance teams.
  • Undertake general accounting activities as directed by the Director Group Accounting and Reporting.
  • Continuous improvement and streamlining of processes and systems to promote improved control and reporting efficiency.

What makes this opportunity unique?         

In this role, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to be exposed to a senior financial reporting team in one of Australia’s most recognised and trusted brands with a real market impact of the reports produced. You will also be able to develop their communication and teamwork capabilities as you work with finance teams across departments and the globe. 

About You. As we grow our operations, we are looking for people who share our passion for delivering quality hearing solutions to our customers. To add value to Cochlear in this role, you'll be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience: 


  • Qualified CPA or CA with at least 5 years post qualification experience with strong technical accounting interest knowledge and background
  • Strong IFRS experience in writing policy documents for accounting standards and technical papers
  • Financial Reporting experience preferably in a multinational environmental either in a head office or in a subsidiary business 
  • Proven problem solver and solution orientation required to work through consolidation accounting and reporting
  • Strong attention to detail


  • Exposure to multicurrency consolidations using appropriate consolidation tools
  • Experience working with a large number of stakeholders concurrently
  • Listed company reporting
  • Oracle and Hyperion ERP and reporting platforms

How we recognise your contribution

We want Cochlear to be a place where our people truly enjoy coming to work. Through our internal programs and employee benefits, we aim to create an environment where our people will feel value and supported.  Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or simply finding an environment which enables you to thrive whilst balancing family or personal life commitments, then we have several programs in place to support you.

For more information about life at Cochlear, visit

At Cochlear we value and welcome the unique contributions, perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds of our employees and aim to build a culture that celebrates and leverages these differences, creating a sense of belonging and enabling our people to realise their full potential. We offer flexible working arrangements, and we understand flexibility is not the same for everyone. We're open to a conversation about what flexibility means for you.


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