Financial Controller / Head of Finance

Job title : Financial Controller / Head of Finance
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Contract or Temp
Contact name : Jason Tran
Contact email :
Job reference : 1447933
Organisational Profile
Sharp & Carter is proud to be partnering with an internationally listed industry leader with operations located across the globe. Renowned for their cutting edge services or product offerings, this top-tier organisation is currently seeking an experienced Financial Controller to join their high performing and dynamic finance team. 

The Role

Reporting to Regional CFO and working in close partnership with executive leadership team across the business, the Financial Controller is responsible for the ‘day-to-day’ financial leadership of the finance function and is a key member of the leadership team. 

On a day to day basis, you will be responsible for:
  • Provide support and act as a trusted 2IC to the Regional CFO; 
  • Manage and lead the financial accounting and management reporting teams providing clear and consistent communication, setting clear performance and behavioural standards, managing performance, delegating responsibility and guiding and developing people
  • Provide high-level analysis, commercial insights and expert financial management advice to the organisation
  • Assist in long-term strategic planning, formulate sound financial strategies to support company growth and build its capability in making use of financial information to inform decision-making
  • Have oversight of the management of expenditure for the organisation, undertake financial forecasting and prepare budget projections for the upcoming financial year
  • Be responsible for the accurate collation, preparation and interpretation of reports, budgets, accounts, commentaries and financial statements in accordance with accounting standards
  • Develop financial strategies, including making recommendations for risk minimisation plans and opportunity forecasting
  • Lead the design and implementation of financial controls, systems and policies, ensuring compliance with federal, state, and industry sector financial and legal requirements
  • Design and implement effective approaches to managing financial risk and ensure the improvement and maintenance of internal systems and processes that will increase compliance with financial regulations and requirements
  • Ensure timely completion of month end processes and adherence to statutory requirements and obligations associated with BAS, FBT, PAYG, and GST.
  • Act as a central point of contact with respect to half-yearly and annual audits and be responsible for SOX compliance 
Qualifications & Requirements
Ideally CA / CPA qualified, you will have demonstrated extensive experience in a leadership and financial control. You have strong attention to detail and have the ability to motivate and lead the finance department, effectively creating a business partnering environment to assist in commercial decision-making. You will be hands on in nature and your excellent interpersonal and communication skills give you the confidence to engage and influence those above and below you and across the organisation. You have strong commitment to ongoing personal development and improvement of processes, and aspire to value-add in your next long-term career step. Candidates with previous experience working within a Big 4 environment (domestically or internationally) are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Whats on offer
- Immediately available 12 month contract position with view to permanency 
- Inner suburbs corporate office | WFH flexibility | Close to public transport
- Attractive base salary + superannuation 
How to apply
To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Jason Tran on