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Financial Accountant

Sundrive Solar

Sundrive Solar

Accounting & Finance
Port Kembla NSW 2505, Australia · San Mateo, CA, USA · Wales, UK
Posted on Monday, November 20, 2023
About Us:

SunDrive is one of Australia's most exciting start-ups, operating in one of the world's most exciting spaces – renewable energy technology.

We are on a mission to unlock Solar's full potential by revolutionising how solar cells are made, to unlock new heights of efficiency, cost, and sustainability.

Founded in 2015 by two UNSW roommates (Vince Allen - a PhD student in solar and David Hu – a former investment banker), we have come a long way From the breakthrough made in their garage to producing the world’s most efficient commercial-sized solar panel.

In 2022, we secured $21 million in our Series A funding round, and are backed by some of Australia’s top venture capital firms (Blackbird, Main Sequence, Virescent, and Mike Cannon-Brooke’s private investment fund, Grok), tech founders, a former Australian Prime Minister, and the Australian Government.

As a 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 the 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


  • 4+ years working in Finance, having supported multiple business units including technical
  • Certified Accountant or working forwards becoming a CA preferred
  • Excellent at prioritization
  • Self-starter, able to operate autonomously in a fast-moving environment
  • Problem solver, you always propose solutions to issues
  • Fluent in English both written and verbal, with Chinese being a plus

Benefits @ SunDrive!

🧠Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Free confidential EAP offered to all employees (full-time, part-time and casual employment) and their immediate family members from the first day of employment with SunDrive

✏️Learning & Development

  • AUD $1,000 per calendar year
  • 5 days of leave at full pay

🧸Parental Leave

  • 13 weeks of leave at full pay for the primary caregiver
  • 6 weeks leave for the secondary caregiver (4 weeks Full Pay, 2 weeks Government incentive)
  • 6 weeks of parental bereavement leave at full pay for both primary and secondary caregivers

🚌Transportation Allowance

  • Up to AUD $45 per week for public transport/tolls, 52 weeks per calendar year

Additional Information

SunDrive Solar Pty Ltd is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

SunDrive is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need accommodation at any point during the interview process.

Plus superannuation, plus benefits mentioned below.