Financial Controller

Job title : Financial Controller
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Job reference : 1506672.
About the role

The Financial Controller reports to the Director Financial Services & Deputy CFO and is responsible for financial accounting, policy and governance within Alfred Health. The Financial Controller is responsible for external monthly and annual financial reporting and contributes to internal financial reporting where necessary. The role will also hold accountability for the treasury function within the organisation and provide leadership of the Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable teams.
The role manages 3 Manager positions, namely the Manager – Financial Accounting, Manager – Accounts Payable and Manager – Accounts Receivable. The broader team including these 3 management roles is approximately 25 EFT.
The role will lead, support, direct and set priorities for the team and is responsible for ensuring all deliverables are met in the agreed timeframes. The role will ensure the provision of a high-quality service which meets the needs of stakeholders, both internal and external, and consistently delivers effective outcomes within agreed timeframes. completed with a customer–service focus and ‘can-do’ approach.

Main responsibilities include but not be limited to:
  • Effective leadership, development and support of the positions’ direct reports, as well as providing support to the broader Financial Services team and Finance Program.
  • To create a positive workplace environment and culture within which Revenue Services staff can flourish, innovate, develop and contribute to the financial sustainability of Alfred Health
  • Leadership of the annual and monthly reporting program (partnering with auditors and external stakeholders as required) including the Annual Statutory Accounts, monthly / regular DoH submissions, asset revaluations and reports that feed into the Board Finance or Audit Committees.
  • Lead Alfred Health’s compliance including the annual internal audit, Audit Committee and Board Reporting and submissions to DoH.
  • Development of the balance sheet and cashflow budget and any subsequent cashflow forecasting, including input into the capital and operating budgets as required.
  • Regularly monitor and report on cash flow including providing advice and reporting internally and externally on available / restricted cash, working capital changes whilst also ensuring supporting controls and processes are optimal.
Skills and Experience

You are a CA/CPA qualified finance professional with a strong track record at a senior leadership level of driving financial performance and ensuring strong controls and efficient processes in a large complex corporate environment.  You have a demonstrable expertise in building and leading high performing teams, getting the best out of your staff through motivating them and providing ongoing development.  You are a commercial and strategic thinker, who is proactive in monitoring trends and identifying opportunities, developing and executing plans to maximise financial performance and ensure ongoing improvement of processes and enhancing operational efficiency.  You are capable and ambitious, with the goal of progressing your career and the self-awareness of your key development areas to address to achieve it.

  • Strong organisational reputation with sound financial position
  • Collaborative and high performing yet flexible working environment
  • Generous package with great benefits (Salary Packaging & Leave entitlements )
Company Profile

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. They strive to achieve the best possible health outcomes for their patients and their community by integrating clinical practice with research and education. Alfred Health is the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne and a major provider of specialist statewide services to the people of Victoria. These services are provided across the continuum of care from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community-based services. The annual income of Alfred Health is in excess of $1.6 billion, is governed by an independent Board of Directors and is led by the CEO and Executive Directors.
To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact David Petrou on 0402 664 423.  Please note that all direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to Sharp & Carter for consideration.