CPA Accountant


DesignCrowd ( with its head office in Sydney, Australia and a second key office in Manila, is one of the world’s leading design crowdsourcing websites and one of Australia’s leading start-ups. DesignCrowd is recruiting an Accountant to assist the Head of Finance with weekly and monthly accounting and reporting. This role will be responsible for helping streamline DesignCrowd’s financial reporting, reducing processing time, reducing errors and improving the quality of management information. This role will be full-time. Minimum hours are 38 hours per week. The role will be based in Manila and will operate as a stand-alone role, with the Accountant either working from home, or from a shared workspace. To be agreed.


Accounts Payable
[AP] Invoice(bills) data entry for 50-75 invoices per month*
[AP] Preparation of weekly or fortnightly payables report for review and execution*
[AP] Matching of payments across multiple bank accounts*
[AP] Monthly estimation of accounting entries quantifying payable write-offs
Accounts Receivable
[AR] Prepare and post revenue entries on a weekly basis
[AR] Note, DesignCrowd does not currently have a receivables balance to manage as our clients are billed at point of order. This may change over time.
Bank reconciliations
[BR] Weekly bank reconciliations for two transaction accounts*
[BR] Monthly reconciliation of up to 15 other bank accounts and six charge cards
[BR] Creation and upload of around 10 bank transaction files per month
Fixed Assets
[FA] Maintain the fixed asset register
[FA] Run depreciation and reconcile monthly
[FA] Balance sheet reconciliations
[FA] A small number of monthly, half yearly and yearly account reconciliations, including: (1) Prepayments and accruals, and (2) Intercompany accounts
[P] Preparation of monthly payrun for review and payment
[P] PAYG payment preparation*
[P] Payroll tax preparation and lodgement*
Month end
[ME] Maintenance of accrued expenses schedule
[ME] Maintenance of Prepayments schedule
[ME] Inter-company entries
[ME] Initial review of monthly results
[T] Monthly activity statement preparation and review*
[T] Quarterly BAS preparation and lodgement*
[T] FBT accruals and annual return*
[T] Quarterly superannuation preparation and lodgement*
Year end
[YE] Preparation of a small number of annual journals, including backing evidence for audit
[YE] Provide audit data as requested by DesignCrowd’s external auditors
[YE] Help with responses to audit queries
[YE] Assist with review of financial statements (prepared by external auditors)
[AO] Assisting with general office duties such as ordering office supplies
[AO] Identify suitable training required to keep skills current
[AO] Maintain detailed procedure manuals
[AO] Ensure adherence with DesginCrowd’s policies and procedures, particularly HR and accounting policies

  • may not be performed by this role, may be shared with external bookkeepers or other resources


Completed Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Business or equivalent
CA/CPA qualification not required but highly regarded
Exceptional communication skills
A good understanding of accounting systems, Xero experience preferred
Excellent MS Excel skills including pivot tables
In-depth knowledge of and extensive experience with key accounting processes including month end close
5 or more years of accounting experience
Experience with Australian companies
Experience within an e-commerce business
Extensive experience using Xero
Experience working with multiple currencies
Experience working with multiple entities


Management reporting
Experience with Australian tax and superannuation processes

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