Newcastle current vacancies

Contract External Auditor (x2)

  • High Performance Culture 
  • Client Focussed
  • Superior organisational skills

We are seeking to recruit two full-time contract auditors for a period of 8-10 weeks from 31 July 2017 to join our audit and assurance team in Newcastle to work on a number of external audit engagements conducting onsite audit fieldwork.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Read, understand and follow audit programs
  • Develop audit programs as required
  • Undertake field work for financial statement audits including interim and final testing and draft management letter points
  • Prepare work papers in accordance with Pitcher Partners audit methodology
  • Fully utilise audit software program Caseware
  • Provide feedback to staff on a regular basis during and at completion of assignments 
  • Liaise with Managers to ensure jobs are reviewed and completed on time. 


  • University Graduate with solid credit results having commenced or completed CA qualifications
  • Minimum of 2-3 years current full time equivalent work experience gained within and Australian CA firm
  • Thorough working knowledge of accounting standards and tax, as well as a detailed understanding of the audit process and audit risk assessment
  • Experience using Caseware software (desired but not essential) 
  • Previous experience working with local government and Not-For-Profit (desired but not essential)     
  • Drivers license and own transport

Remuneration will be on an hourly basis at highly attractive hourly rates.

Please forward your confidential resume to Richard Fenn, Operations Manager at

Senior Accountant 

  • Newcastle based role; with national & international affiliations & opportunities
  • Are you ready to step up to this level?
  • Critical role in small, cohesive team

Pitcher Partners Newcastle is a member of a national association of independent firms. The association is represented by Pitcher Partner firms in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Newcastle and the Hunter.

The Pitcher Partners national association is also an independent member of Baker Tilly International. Each firm operates as a separate independent business, but with a shared commitment to common values including providing exceptional client service, technical expertise, rigorous and practical commercial advice and a caring working environment. The firms work together to ensure clients receive the highest levels of service and advice, no matter where they are located.

PP believe in taking the time to proactively communicate with their clients to understand and anticipate their needs. They pride themselves on providing quality advice and receive satisfaction knowing that they have done everything in their power to help clients achieve their goals.

The Opportunity

Pitcher Partners Newcastle is looking for a Senior Accountant to join their Private Clients- Business Services team based in Newcastle. To succeed in this role, you must be technically proficient, with a mind which can ‘think outside the box’ & with high level interpersonal and communication skills to enable you to ‘challenge the status quo’ if required, in a collaborative manner. You will be able to step up and demonstrate your strong accounting and supervisory abilities while engaging in responsibilities including; preparation of taxation and financials, client liaison, and mentoring a junior team member.

To be considered for this position you will ideally have:

  • Business/Commerce degree with Accounting Major
  • Minimum 3- 4 years experience in a similar role
  • Extensive knowledge of cloud based accounting systems; in particular Xero
  • Preparedness to commence CA qualifications
  • Strong communication skills & attention to detail
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team; and
  • Commitment to continuing professional development

The firm offers a wide range of benefits including:

  • Competitive remuneration package with a range of employee benefits
  • Commitment to your professional development; and
  • A wide variety of clients

Applications for this opportunity should be forwarded to   


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