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Group Financial Controller

Employer
Equity Trustees
Location
Melbourne, Australia
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Job Function
Accounting/Audit/Tax
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Education
Bachelors
An opportunity exists for a highly motivated Group Financial controller to lead our Accounting and Control (A&C) team, which forms part of our Group Finance team. This new position will report directly to our General Manager, Group Finance and Treasury and will work closely with a variety of stakeholders across the business.

This role will suit individuals excited about creating positive organisational change, as we have recently implemented a new ERP and are looking to leverage all of its capabilities both within the Group Finance team and across the wider business.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Preparing the Group's statutory financial reports, including Annual and Half-Year Reports for the listed Group, as well as the financial statements for a number of Group subsidiaries.
  • Leading the Group's Financial Accounting Activities, including maintenance of the Group's general ledger, recs and accounting activity.
  • Leading the period end close process (month, half-year, annual).
  • Leading the Group's Finance Operations Team, who are in turn responsible for Group A/R, A/P, invoicing, credit cards and payments activity.
  • Tax compliance activities including tax returns, BAS/IAS, FBT.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant policies, regulations and legislation.
  • Safeguarding the company's assets through timely and accurate balance sheet management and maintaining best practice financial controls and corporate financial policy across the business.

What you'll need to succeed:
  • Bachelor of Business, Commerce, Accounting or Finance related tertiary discipline.
  • CA and/or CPA Qualified.
  • Minimum 7 years post-qualified experience.
  • Strong leadership experience and ability to attract, motivate and retain high calibre staff who are able to establish the required organisation culture and ensure business objectives are achieved.
  • Detail oriented, with strong numeracy and analytical skills and a sound understanding of Australian/International Accounting Standards, and general corporate accounting practices.
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills to ensure positive professional relationships with internal clients and Group Executives.
  • High level organisational skills, with a demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.
  • Experience in financial controllership, balance sheet management, and finance operations
  • Experience leading teams, fostering a culture of continuous improvement, and high engagement and enablement.
  • Experience with finance technology implementations and changes, integrations, and other business initiatives aimed at elevating finance team performance across an organisation.
  • Previous experience with 'Workday' or other latest generation Finance technology highly regarded.

What we offer:
  • A warm, open, and supportive culture.
  • An attractive remuneration package, including reward and recognition programs.
  • An employee wellness program, including discounted health insurance and an employee assistance program.
  • A workplace volunteering and giving program to enable you to help others in the community.
  • We are proud to be part of the Top 30 Best Workplaces to Giveback 2022.
  • Discounted tax and estate planning services.
  • 16 weeks paid parental leave for the primary carer.
  • Great central CBD location, Modern office fit-out and end-of-trip facilities.
  • Flexible/Hybrid working environment.

About us - Trusted since 1888

Equity Trustees was established in 1888 and is now one of Australia's largest specialist trustee companies. We help our clients grow, manage and protect their wealth now and for future generations. As a trustee company, we are responsible for always acting in our client's best interests, ensuring they feel safe, valued, and cared for.

We are committed to providing a workplace that is flexible, rewarding, and supportive of individual development. Just as you will help us grow our business, we will help you grow in your career.

Equity Trustees is over 130 years strong - and growing. Apply now to be part of a successful contemporary trustee company!

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