Finance Manager

KS Talent Solutions, EA Licence No: 16S8081
Melbourne, Australia
16 Dec 2021
07 Jan 2022
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Key Responsibilities:

As an integral member of the finance team, the candidate will be required to support the Group Financial Controller ("FC") and Group CFO, act as a major contributor to the overall finance, accounting and tax function, and collaborate closely with the Melbourne office team to support their infrastructure projects, with a strong emphasis on technical know-how. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Act as the sole onshore point of contact in Australia for the FC / Group CFO and take primary responsibility for financial reporting and tax matters in Australia
  • Prepare management accounts and statutory financial statements of Australian entities and trusts according to applicable financial reporting standards
  • Act as the main point of contact with auditor in the annual audit process for firm's Australian entities and trusts
  • Involved in monthly close process in compliance with deadlines and internal controls
  • Preparation and submission of IAS / BAS and corporate income tax filings
  • Monitor and ensure compliance with EAMPL's base level financial requirements under its AFS licence
  • Review accounting entries ensuring clerical accuracy and appropriate support documentation
  • Support the investment teams as needed, with responsibilities including but not limited to:
    • coordinating financial and tax due diligence with external advisors
    • reviewing all financial metrics presented in investment committee papers before they are circulated for discussion
    • assisting with project financings especially compliance with covenant requirements
    • reporting of project KPIs such as budget vs actual construction spending and timing analyses and various operating metrics (e.g. power generation, EBITDA, gross and net valuations etc)
    • continuous evaluation of efficient cash management practices
  • Prepare budget to actual analyses post month-end closing and provide both qualitative and quantitative explanations as needed
  • Work closely with outsourced accounting function (currently outsourced to PKF) in order to transition all accounting matters in-house over time
  • Prepare other ad-hoc reports/schedules/project work
  • Ensure work is performed in compliance with all financial policies and processes

Required Attributes:
  • Must be a qualified CA / CFA
  • Minimum of 6 years of work experience (including at least 3 years' commercial experience outside of practice), preferably with some audit experience (not necessarily with the Big 4)
  • Must have very strong technical accounting and financial reporting knowledge, in particular Australian accounting standards and IFRS
  • Must have prior experience with trust accounting
  • Prior exposure to or experience of the renewable energy sector a considerable advantage
  • Solid experience and understanding of Australian GST and corporate tax rules
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of software, especially Excel. Prior experience of working with Microsoft Dynamics 365 / Navision 2016 desirable
  • Initially, will be the sole member of the firm's finance team based in Australia, so must be comfortable to work independently, take the initiative, be hands-on, and cope with reporting lines both within the Melbourne office and overseas to the FC in Singapore
  • Prior exposure to corporate tax structuring and tax planning an advantage
  • Strong interpersonal skills, excellent written and oral communication skills (including report writing), and the ability to confidently interact with senior management, external vendors and peers
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work under pressure and to deadlines in a relatively small team environment
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