Financial Controller - Australia/New Zealand

Opteon Property Group Pty Ltd
Competitive salary
24 Oct 2020
26 Oct 2020
Opteon is an international provider of valuations, advisory and specialist property services in the Australian and New Zealand market. Recognised as the largest valuation professional services firm in these regions, we deliver meaningful solutions for our clients across all property types and market sectors. We are experiencing an exciting period of growth and change, positioning the company as one of the most prominent property services providers. Our future growth strategy is for organic growth, diversification and international expansion.

About the Role

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, the primary accountabilities of the Financial Controller - A/NZ are accounting operations, financial reporting, compliance, tax, treasury and financial control for the Australian & New Zealand businesses, financial consolidation of all entities (both domestic and international) and preparation of the annual audited statutory accounts for Opteon Group Holdings and its multinational subsidiaries.

On a day-to-day basis, other key accountabilities include:

Leadership & Culture - Lead and develop a solutions and customer focussed culture within the broader Finance team; Foster a culture of leadership, professional development, continuous improvement, simplification and cost reduction.

Reporting, Controls and Accounting Operations - Prepare and publish timely monthly Group and geographical segment 3-way financial statements ready for packaging into Board reporting; Lead Group month-end and year-end close process; Ensure A/NZ balance sheet accounts are regularly reconciled in accordance with the reconciliations policy; Responsible for direct and indirect tax compliance across A/NZ.

Risk & Governance - Maintain integrity and completeness of the A/NZ internal control environment; Monitor Group debt levels and compliance with debt covenants; Ensure up to date and compliant suite of accounting and financial transaction related policies are in place and visible.

Strategy & Business Planning - Assist to develop and implement the Finance strategy to support execution of the Finance and Opteon strategy

About you
  • Outstanding people leadership capabilities including motivating and engaging through rapid change and growth.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, anticipating and resolving complex problems
  • Demonstrated experience delivering change, simplification and operational improvements
  • Experienced navigating and delivering in a fast-paced environment with conflicting deadlines

Other desirable skills/experience include:
  • Degree and CPA / CA qualified, with significant Accounting experience in the application of financial accounting principles and practices
  • Strong technical accounting experience, with the ability to apply accounting standards to business transactions and tax compliance (direct and indirect) in A/NZ
  • Demonstrated success in multinational reporting and control environments
  • Advanced Excel skills, with a high degree of proficiency utilising other Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience using an ERP system, preferably Workday or Great Plains/Dynamics
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal), team orientated approach and demonstrated mentoring experience
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislations and accounting standards

What we offer
We offer rewarding careers for outstanding individuals, a positive and inclusive culture and the distinct opportunity for high performers to develop professionally. This is your opportunity to be a part of Opteon and its ongoing success.

How to apply

Please apply for this position by submitting your confidential application online including resume and cover letter.