Financial Accountant

Kirrawee (South Sydney), NSW 2232


Applications close: 31st August 2022


Reporting to    Head of Finance
Job Function    Finance
Direct Reports  None

Who we are

SunDrive is a solar tech start-up, creating unique solutions to reduce the cost of high efficiency solar cells, whilst enhancing their performance and sustainability by utilising more abundant materials.

SunDrive was founded in 2015 to accelerate solar cell development in Australia. Since then, we have grown from a small PhD project in a garage to producing some of the most efficient solar cells ever made in the world. In 2019, our years of technology development culminated in the fabrication of the most efficient commercial size solar cell ever made in Australia. Then in 2021, we exceeded this achievement, surpassing the world record for the most efficient commercial size solar cell to claim an efficiency of 25.54% amid competition from global solar giants.

Not only are SunDrive’s cells highly efficient; they address a key sustainability concern by replacing expensive and resource-limited silver with lower cost and more abundant copper. This means that SunDrive’s innovative technology has the potential to realise photovoltaic modules which can deliver power at a cost which is 20-30% lower than other technologies.

Position summary

As Financial Accountant you will work closely with the Head of Finance in the provision of accounting and taxation for SunDrive’s business. You will take lead in month end and year end accounting processes, assist in preparing monthly management reporting pack and will be responsible for preparing the data for BAS, payroll tax, FBT and income tax returns. As SunDrive is transitioning to its first-time audit, working knowledge of accounting standards implementation is a big plus. 


  • Be the goalkeeper for SunDrive’s AP/Expense process, ensure all expenses are approved based on DoA, correctly and timely recorded ahead of month end close

  • Undertake monthly reconciliations of the general ledger

  • Assist in the preparation of monthly management reporting pack with commentary on variance against budget

  • Perform regular fixed asset review for timely, accurate fixed asset capitalization, depreciation and disposals. Lead the annual fixed asset inspection process

  • Review and prepare the data for BAS, payroll tax, FBT and income tax returns

  • Support the Head of Finance in preparation and delivery of audited financial statements

  • Support with other accounting and finance related tasks as required

Qualification & skills required

  • Degree in Commerce or Business with major in Accounting

  • CA/CPA qualified (or other equivalent qualification)

  • Minimum 3 years post-graduate experience

  • Previous general ledger and tax experience

  • Accounting system software experience (Xero preferred but not essential)

  • Microsoft office high proficiency level (especially Excel)

  • Teamwork

  • Attention to detail

  • Strong work ethic and commitment to high work standard

  • Fluency in verbal and written English and Mandarin (preferred)

In return, we offer a friendly and dynamic work environment, opportunities to learn and develop new skills as you solve financial and analytical challenges with our work record achieving team.