Financial Controller | Better Beer

Job title : Financial Controller | Better Beer
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Contact name : Haydn Glass - Partner
Contact email :
Job reference : 1502674
The Organisation:
Better Beer started when two of your favourite Aussie battlers from Sydney’s South Coast, Matt Ford and Jack Steele from The Inspired Unemployed, met Nick Cogger - a health-conscious drink enthusiast from Torquay - and talked about beer. They wanted to create the beer that they thought was missing, and that they did.
They took the average beer and asked "what can we do to make it better?", and the answer was simple- remove the bad and add more of the good. So they teamed up to create the Better Beer Company and together created their dream beer: a refreshing Zero Carb lager, that in their words is the “crispest beer in the world", and canned the ultimate 'Oprah Tinfrey'.

The Better Beer family has successfully grown over the last two years since it launched, and has something for everyone - Zero Carb, Ginger Beer, Middy, Arvo Ale & Zero Alc.

The Role: 
Reporting to the CFO and working closely with leadership team, you will assume responsibility for developing and delivering a highly effective finance function. The Financial Controller has primary responsibility for oversight of all financial aspects and all accounting reporting streams necessary for the functioning of Better Beer, ensuring accurate accounting and providing high-level analytical capability in financial planning and reporting.

1) External Audit & Tax Compliance
  • Responsible for compliance with external audit & tax requirements
  • Management of audit process, effective preparation & completion of financial statements on a half-yearly basis
2) Monthly Reporting & Analysis Process
  • Financial accounting journals
  • Consolidation & eliminations process
  • Commercial Finance – D&R Journals, Sales business partnering, reporting, contracts and compliance
  • Financial review & internal reporting process
3) Budgeting, Planning and Rolling Forecasting
  • Support annual planning process
4) Pricing 
  • Pricing Review – NPD, Promotions, Ranging
  • Pricing – Bi-Annual price rise
  • Sales business partnering to National Accounts, and Field Sales staff members
5) Business Development & Investment Support
  • Financial accounting & taxation lead on business development & investment decisions on an ad-hoc basis
6) Working Capital Management
  • Weekly group cash flow forecasting & reporting
The Candidate:
You are CA/CPA qualified, and have compiled an impressive track record and reputation as a high achiever in a Big 4 or Mid-Tier Chartered environment. Influential and collegial in your style, you will manage and drive a high-performance culture for the finance function and ensure there is a holistic approach to accounting services. To this end, it is essential that you can engage and influence key stakeholders across all levels.

You will have an ability to balance your detail-driven personality with the capacity to understand the bigger picture and your exceptional communication skills will compliment your talent for interpreting and articulating complex information.

This is an exciting opportunity for a high-performing and ambitious finance professional that thrives working in a growing fast-paced environment.

How to Apply:
To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Haydn Glass on 
Any third party or direct applications will be forwarded to Sharp & Carter for consideration.