Head of Finance & Business Planning

Job title : Head of Finance & Business Planning
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent / Full Time
Salary : Attractive package on offer
Contact name : Harley Thomas
Contact email : hthomas@sharpandcarter.com.au
Job reference : 1179324
About the role
Reporting to the CFO in a genuine 2IC role, you will play an important role in driving transformational change of the organisation and finance function, managing business performance, ensuring high quality information to support key decision marking, and delivering on ambitious growth targets.  You will also be responsible for driving process improvement and operational performance by challenging the status quo and identifying and executing on opportunities for greater efficiency and quality of management information, budgeting and forecasting processes, and maintaining a high performance culture.
  • Driving business planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Providing high quality KPI, financial and operational reporting and analysis
  • Leading the management reporting process
  • Overseeing local tax compliance efforts to maximise cash flow including FBT, GST, PAYG, etc
  • Guiding local statutory reporting and compliance with International Finance Reporting Standards and local government requirements
  • Providing leadership and development, and upskilling finance team to ensure a highly business engaged, value adding function
  • Providing analysis of commercial information and advising key operational staff to drive performance
  • Providing analytical support to the strategic planning process
  • Ad hoc duties as directed
Skills and Experience
You are a CA/CPA qualified finance professional with a strong track record at a senior leadership level of driving business performance and transformation in a large complex corporate environment, ideally in FMCG.  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 challenge and development.  You are a commercial and big picture 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 becoming a CFO and the self-awareness of your key development areas to address to achieve it.
  • Strong organisational reputation with strong growth mandate
  • Collaborative and high performing yet flexible working environment
  • Attractive remuneration and incentives
Company Profile
This market leading global FMCG organisation has a strong customer orientation, and a firm commitment to leaning into and investing in innovation to remain different and better than their competitors.  They are driven by a collaborative culture, and committed to investing heavily in the development of their people to help them grow professionally and offer them outstanding career development opportunities.
In Australia and New Zealand, the business is diverse and complex, boasting a number of household brand names with iconic status.
To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below.  Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Harley Thomas on 0413 564 625.