Financial Controller

Job title : Financial Controller
Location : Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Contact name : Lucy Jones
Contact email :
Job reference : 1122840
About Us
anzuk Education is a rapidly growing global education recruitment agency which has 15 offices and 200+ staff located across Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and the UK. The anzuk team has clear plans to continue to grow whilst maintaining our BE GREAT value pillars and purpose-driven culture which help create exceptional experiences in education. If you are excited by growth, collaboration, and innovation, you will be able to play a strategic role in our 2025 growth plan.

The Opportunity  
Our continued year on year growth has led to an opportunity for a highly capable, commercial, and technical Financial Controller to join the Finance Team, reporting to the global CFO who is a passionate leader of people. This newly created role will be pivotal in the strategic direction of the business moving forward and will be a key driver in the planning of the organisation's global growth towards 1 million placements by 2025, by helping the business make relevant, informed, and purposeful decisions. This role will lead Australian Finance team and be a key partner with the global finance teams to support global standardisation and long-term strategic planning.  

Key Responsibilities:
Leadership of the Australian Finance Team 
  • Leadership, mentoring, and development of the Australian Finance team  
  • Oversee the finance function and ensure that the accounting operations of the organisation run smoothly and within a robust control environment 
  • Documenting business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls 
  • Enhancement of existing reporting processes, systems, methodologies, and controls to better deliver and enhance financial performance management with a focus on simplification 
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory and legislative obligations 
Financial Reporting & Cash Flow 
  • Manage all Australian internal financial reporting responsibilities of the business including monthly management accounts and weekly performance reporting 
  • Develop and manage advanced forecasting and anticipated financial performance models for timely reporting across the business and communicate on the findings for Australia  
  • Oversee the preparation of timely monthly financial and performance reports for Australia 
  • Partnering with the Australian business to understand their informational requirements and oversee the creation of financial performance dashboards to support their needs 
  • Constantly thrive to automate and simplify reporting through tech where possible 
  • Oversee working capital management and cash flow forecasting and planning in Australia  
  • Standardise financial reporting output and contribute to global rollout 
  • Partner with global finance teams contribute to working towards best practice of above 
  • Contribute to global financial risk management for overseas operations in the US, UK, NZ (P&L, BS, Cash Flow, Business Risk) 
Global Business Planning 
  • Coordinate and direct 2025 global financial business planning through Financial Modelling, including incorporating rolling 12-month P&L Forecasting, Business Performance Reporting and Cash Flow Forecasting 
  • Creation of global Financial Business Plans and Bonus Structure proposals 
If you are a values-driven team player, are looking for a position with purpose, and want to join an innovative and inclusive team, this will be the role for you. You can also look forward to other benefits including:
  • Global career opportunities
  • Breakfast provided daily, along with fresh fruit
  • Internal and external training programs
  • Regular team social events and a fun office environment
  • Volunteering and fundraising initiatives
  • Health and wellbeing programs including meditation and mindfulness sessions, as well as a book club
  • Dog-friendly offices
If you are passionate about significantly contributing to the aspirations of a rapidly growing, innovative, caring and exceptional educational recruitment community, we want to hear from you (CA or CPA qualifications are strongly preferred). 

To Apply
Please apply through the link below or at

If you want to learn more about the CFO this role reports to or the anzuk culture in general, please visit:

Please note, Sharp & Carter have been engaged exclusively and third-party applications will be forwarded to Sharp & Carter for their consideration.