Finance Director

Macquarie Park, New South Wales
23 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
Ross McLelland
Job role
Finance director
Contract type
Full time
Experience level

Working closely with the Global CFO and local Managing Director you will lead the finance function in Australia and support the growth of the company.

Client Details

A leading international business, based in the USA; this organisation came to Australia 2 years ago and is making great strides in establishing themselves in the local market. With a current headcount of just 15 people, the organisation is operating a lean and highly effective support office in the market as they look to expand their presence. Operating in a high growth and profitable segment of the consumer goods market the organisation sells directly into leading retail clients across Australia.


  • Providing leadership, direction and management of the finance and accounting team, initially 1 FTE.
  • Managing the processes for financial forecasting and budgets, and overseeing the preparation of all financial reporting and presenting it to the Managing Director and CFO
  • Advising on long-term business and financial planning
  • Establishing and developing relations with senior management and external partners and stakeholders
  • Overseeing all Payroll and company policies, liaising with Head of HR and Managing Director
  • Preparation and finalisation of all Key account Trading terms and agreements
  • Working collaboratively with Supply Chain and Customer Service areas in monitoring local operations and logistics and costings vs budget
  • Collecting, interpreting and reviewing financial information and predicting future financial trends
  • Developing strategies that work to minimise financial risk
  • Attendance to all planning meetings to monitor inbound inventory, performance of brands, key lines etc
  • Day to Day understanding of Power BI/Forecasting by Retailer, Brand etc
  • All typical accounting and finance activities such as Bank Reconciliation, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Credit Management, Tax returns and Audit


  • CA/CPA Qualified (Or Equivalent)
  • Previous experience leading the finance function of an SME in a hands on and full function role
  • A track record in partnering international stakeholders, ideally including the USA
  • Consumer Goods industry experience either from distribution, wholesale or retail environments
  • A highly collaborative working style
  • Agile and adaptable you will be experienced and comfortable working within an entrepreneurial or start-up working environment
  • An excellent balance of technical accounting and commercial advisory skills, with past experience partnering a CEO or Managing Director in growing a successful business

Job Offer

  • Flexible working arrangements available
  • Convenient location close to major transport links in Macquarie Park NSW
  • An exciting growth journey in a 'start-up' environment
  • Leading products and a well resourced by the established and market leading parent company
  • $180,000 - $200,000 plus superannuation plus bonus (depending on experience)

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