Profile for the position of ‘Accountant /

Business Services Manager’ at our Sydney office

  • Accountant / Business Services Manager (with clear opportunities for promotion to partner in charge of the office)
  • Initially, primarily to manage our clients – with assistance from existing staff as well as the Director/Partner-in-charge, Ned Shelton and outside firms
  • After a short period, be in charge of the daily operations of the office
  • The role involves the provision to clients of advice and assistance in the accounting, general business, company secretarial and tax areas, as well as internal managerial and office functions
  • You would supervise staff and be involved in recruiting
  • You would gradually become more involved in businesses development
  • Up to $96,000 (gross) plus super
  Professional characteristics


  • Australian qualified accountant
  • Experience with an Australian accounting firm in the past 4-5 years
  • Native or near English speaker
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Proven skills in staff and client management
  • Be able to command the respect of clients (especially Western European) with your knowledge of Australia generally, including business knowledge

Valuable experience:

  • Probably currently or have recently been at Manager level in an accounting firm
  • An advantage if: you have lived and worked in the UK; have used Sage; speak another major language; are an Australian tax agent; have company secretarial experience; have some knowledge of Australian visas
 Personal characteristics
  • Ambitious, self-motivated, energetic and proactive
  • Enjoy travel and have no problems travelling abroad
  • Healthy, social, team-minded and outgoing
About Starting in Australia
  • SIA works exclusively with foreign investors coming into Australia
  • We are similar to an accounting or law firm but cover a wide range of areas for our niche target group
  • All clients are thus internationally operating and based outside Australia
  • SIA is part of Sheltons Group, with offices in Denmark, Malta and soon London
  • See also and
  • Sheltons is an accounting and business advisory firm but is very strong in the area of international tax consulting; we also run courses around the world on international tax for tax advisers and in-house tax staff
  • Sheltons Group is completely independent – with no formal links to any network of accounting, legal or other firms
  • SIA is located in modern offices in the Sydney CBD
What we offer
  • Genuine opportunities for advancement to senior manager in-charge of the office
  • An exciting position with a small, dynamic, internationally oriented firm
  • An opportunity to develop your skills and network
  • A very international environment
  • Overseas travel and substantial interaction with colleagues in offices abroad
  • Being part of an expanding international Group
Applications and contact
  • Application should include detailed CV and cover letter
  • Additional personal information is very welcome
  • Submit application to Mr Ned Shelton:
  • Application must be submitted no later than 30 April 2015 by email.