Site Finance Manager

Job title : Site Finance Manager
Location : Melbourne
Job type : Permanent or Full Time
Job reference : 1433543
Our client is a large, diversified ASX-listed business with an inimitable reputation across Australia. With a strong footprint in the Asia Pacific region, they have market-leading brand channels both in Australia and in key export countries. Putting aside their immense success on the market, they have been a clear front-runner for fostering and facilitating a progressive, high-performing culture. As a result, they are able to attract and retain the best candidates and offer unparalleled career opportunities. 

Reporting to the Commercial Finance Manager you will be an integral member of the finance function partnering closely with the key leaders within each business to provide timely and accurate information to support commercial decision-making.

More specifically, your key responsibilities will include:
  • Undertake complex cost modelling to support equipment and site optimisation (plant of best fit) analysis
  • Lead the calculation and analysis of cost-related benefits to support proposals for major capital expenditure projects
  • Coaching of Manufacturing Finance Analyst to drive capability across the team
  • Collate business inputs to prepare cost budgets and forecasts, collaborating closely with key business stakeholders, the FP&A CoE and the Finance Business Partners
  • Identify cost risks and opportunities
  • Perform regular review of site P&Ls and Balance Sheets with regards to key items such as stocks, price movements, fixed assets transactions etc
  • Perform key month-end checks and analysis of unusual or unexpected items. Align with Finance Business Partners and Business Stakeholders for judgement based decisions and accounting treatments
  • Work collaboratively with New Zealand Shared Services and Finance Business Partners to streamline accounting processes and transactions
  • Providing operational leadership support to the Manufacturing Finance analysts
  • Working cross-functionally with key stakeholders across different functional areas and reporting lines
  • Holding stakeholders accountable for owning cost for their site/division while partnering to deliver the results
Knowledge & Expertise: 

8+ years experience in a management accounting or cost accounting role in a manufacturing environment
Deeping understanding and experience with manufacturing standard costing practices such as cost allocation methods and cost sensitivity analysis in an SAP environment
Experience partnering with cross-functional stakeholders to identify opportunities, draw insights, develop solutions and deliver results
Understand the implications business and accounting decisions have on one another
Strong supervisory and leadership skills
High level of analytical and problem-solving skills, leveraging the analytical capability to influence business stakeholders to more effectively manage costs, risks, revenues and profits
Thorough financial understanding of P&L, accounting systems and financial metrics

Additional benefits
  • Career progression
  • Training & development
  • Fun and dynamic company culture
  • Excellent mentorship from senior management
  • Bonus component
How to apply
To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Will Nichols at