Financial Controller

Location: Sydney, CBD, Inner West, Eastern Suburbs
Job Type: Contract / Temporary
Salary: $150K - $160K + Super
Contact: Kent Maxwell
Call: Kent
Reference: 7082

The Company

​As one of Australia’s premium food producers, our client supplies to both the hospitality industry, the home cooking scene and to International consumers. They are Australian-born and bred and have been around for 30 years. With a commitment to only using regional and seasonal products, they have built a reputation universally for their quality and strong brand presence.

Due to a maternity leave absence, our client is looking for someone to take over their well-oiled finance team for 15 months. Initially, you will work from the office, however, once you are on top of your responsibilities, there will be a level of flexibility to work from home depending on the demands of the business.

The Role

Reporting to the CFO, the Financial Controller will:

  • Manage a team of 4 staff

  • Manage the annual and quarterly planning process including direct responsibility for budgeting and forecasting

  • Manage accurate & timely month-end close cut off

  • Prepare and review balance sheet reconciliations

  • Prepare and review monthly journals – Rebate calculations, Accruals, Provisions, Tax, Payroll etc.

  • Manage the fixed asset register ensuring timely closure of completed projects

  • Control annual statutory audit process and ensure timely and accurate compliance

  • Ensure compliance with accounting standards (IFRS) and manage external audit

  • Manage annual Tax Return and Fringe benefits process liaising with Tax Service providers

  • Manage R&D tax return with external support provider and internal parties; provide financial information; remit to ATO through tax consultant

  • Working capital management, including debtors, creditors and cash flow management

Your Background

To be considered for this role, our client is particularly interested in candidates that:

  • Are happy and enjoy being hands-on (big tick!)

  • Ideally have had experience in the Food or Manufacturing industry

  • Have led a finance team in a Finance Manager or Controller capacity

  • Are CA / CPA (or equivalent)

  • Are driven, have a sense of fun, and can really get stuck in

If you are keen to apply for this Financial Controller role, please contact Kent Maxwell at Richard Lloyd on 02 8324 5644, quoting reference 7082 or click on 'apply now' below.

Please submit your CV in Word format and note that due to the high volume of responses we receive only suitable candidates will be contacted.