- Assist with establishing and ensure smooth operation of the Brisbane 2032 finance function
- Collaboration with government & commercial partners
- Work closely and effectively with a wide range of key stakeholders in an agile and fast-evolving environment
About Brisbane 2032
The Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games (the Games) will be the largest event in South-East Queensland’s history, with the potential to deliver transformational change to our region. As the name suggests, the Brisbane Organising Committee for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games (Brisbane 2032) is responsible for organising the Games. Some of Brisbane 2032’s operational responsibilities include: raising revenue through sponsorship, ticketing and the sale of Brisbane 2032 merchandise, sourcing the goods and services required to deliver the Games, managing the temporary overlay and operation of the venues and recruiting thousands of volunteers as well as many other elements that are essential in staging a world class global sporting event.
With the countdown towards the Games firmly underway, you have the opportunity to be part of the foundational Brisbane 2032 team in supporting the delivery of this transformational once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for all Queenslanders.
About the Position
The Manager, Finance will work closely with the Director of Finance to establish and ensure the smooth operation of the Brisbane 2032 finance function. The role will primarily be responsible for managing all Brisbane 2032’s transactional accounting requirements and ensuring all financial record keeping and reporting obligations are met in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with statutory and contractual requirements.
In addition to the primary responsibilities, the Manager, Finance will also be required to support the Director of Finance in all aspects of delivering the broader finance function. As the Brisbane 2032 team expands, there is potential for the role to incorporate leadership responsibilities.
The role will be required to collaborate closely with the Queensland Government, other games delivery partners and a range of key external stakeholders, including consultancy firms, sporting and events bodies as required.
Key responsibilities will include:
- Period End Reporting (initially quarterly, moving to monthly) – preparing documentation for all period end accruals and drafting period end management and Board financial reports
- Support the Director of Finance in preparing annual financial budgets, including liaising with department Directors to understand budget needs
- Preparing cash flow statements and projections to enable the Director of Finance to oversee and closely manage cash flow requirements
- Assisting with the preparation of year-end accounts and statutory financial statement filings
- Support the Finance Director in selecting and implementing core financial systems (ERP and EPM)
- Data Insights – provide detailed analysis and commentary on period results, and budget to actual comparisons
- Transactional accounting functions including accounts payable & receivable (whilst the organisation is in ‘start-up’ phase)
- Preparing balance sheet reconciliations
- Maintenance of the fixed asset register
- Processing, managing and reporting on employee expense claims
- BAS reporting
- Responding to financial inquiries by gathering and interpreting data
- Provide support during internal and external audits
- Ensure a high level of data integrity at all times
In the context of the key responsibilities above, the ideal candidate will bring the below experience & competencies:
- Professional qualifications – CA/CPA/CIMA, combined with a relevant degree in accounting, business or commerce
- Relevant experience in a similar financial management role overseeing a broad range of tasks and responsibilities
- A keen eye for detail and willingness to thoroughly review and analyse data
- Strong team player who is happy to work in, what will initially be, a small collegiate team environment
- Experience managing auditors, consultants and contractors, including scoping, briefing, managing and reporting against budget and deliverables
- Experience delivering against deadlines and under pressure in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment
- Strong communication and negotiation skills with the ability to develop strong working relationships across a broad range of stakeholders
Sharp & Carter asks that all applications include a covering letter of no more than two pages and CV outlining your alignment to the capability, experience and responsibilities noted above.
Brisbane 2032 is committed to the values of inclusion, accessibility and diversity with an approach of creating meaningful and real opportunities for First Nations people and persons with disabilities. To provide an inclusive online experience, applicants can access the assistive technologies of Recite Me at www.sharpandcarter.com.au
Please note that applications close 5pm Friday, 17th November 2023. To request a candidate pack for the position or for further information, please contact Daniel Careless via email in the first instance – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partner – Finance & Accounting