Group Financial Controller

Job title : Group Financial Controller
Location : Sydney
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Job reference : 1501113
About the role 
An opportunity has arisen for a strong technical all-round Group Financial Controller to join a well-established, and growing organisation. Taking a hands-on approach, this role will see you lead the group reporting functions and oversee the finance team, with a focus on improving systems and reporting as well as working closely with the Commercial arm of the business. This position will see you lead the finance re-organisation and transformation whilst also working closely with the key stakeholders. This role reports to the Chief Financial Officer.

The responsibilities
The main duties include:
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting in accordance with accounting standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Lead the preparation of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements.
  • Oversee and contribute to the budgeting and forecasting process, partnering with department heads to develop financial plans aligned with strategic objectives.
  • Monitor performance against these budgets and forecasts.
  • Oversee and review cash flow management. Including Cashflow forecasting and working capital.
  • Review current processes and procedures to support strategic decision-making, including evaluating investment opportunities, assessing the financial impact of business initiatives, and analysing financial performance metrics.
  • Lead the finance re-organisation and transformation, establishing functional reporting lines and internal controls, with a focus on best practice.
  • Review current financial systems and suitability to the organisation with a focus on efficiency, deliverables, outputs, and scalability as the business grows.
  • Coordinate internal and external audits, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and adherence to PE investor agreements. Address any audit findings and implement corrective actions as needed.
  • Partner with internal and external tax advisors to develop strategies that will optimize the company's tax position, including compliance with tax regulations.
  • Oversee treasury, including managing banking relationships, debt financing arrangements, and investment activities optimising capital structure and maximising returns on investments.
  • Provide financial insights and analysis to senior management, PE investors, and other stakeholders to support strategic decision-making.
  • Working closely with the CFO you will provide support with due diligence and integration for potential acquisitions or divestitures, including financial analysis, valuation, and post-merger integration planning.
  • Build and lead a high-performing finance team, providing mentorship, coaching, and development opportunities to foster a culture of continuous learning and professional growth.
The successful applicant will have:
  • CA/CPA qualification preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in a corporate environment
  • Experience in a strong finance leadership role, preferably within a global organisation and/or a highly complex environment.
  • Extremely strong technical skills and accuracy
  • Led finance transformation and change.
  • The ability to lead, develop and coach.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written)
  • Previous participation with M&A preferred.

About the client

Well established, our client is a PE backed business who continues to grow both organically and by acquisition. With a footprint both locally and overseas they are utilising their business strategy of building long term relationships with key customers around Australia and New Zealand. Due to consistently striving to be a better employer and organisation this is an opportunity to have influence, improve processes and procedures to help continue the growth and development of the business.
How to apply

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Leigh Jones at