For employers looking to fill a Financial Controller vacancy, the following sample Financial Controller job description can help you to attract the best candidates for the role. By tailoring this position description according to your company's specific job requirements, you have an excellent interview tool for comparison purposes.
For job seekers looking for a Financial Controller role, this job description details what the role may involve and what skills and experience are required to give you the best chance of securing the position.
Typically the Financial Controller reports to the Finance Director or Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for managing the organisation’s financial and accounting operations. Their duties will vary depending on the business size and financial requirements. The Financial Controller can be focused on the commercial side of the business as well as compliance and reporting.
As the link between financial operations and strategy, a Financial Controller’s job duties and responsibilities generally include but are not limited to:
Managing the accounting and finance departments
Managing the monthly financial and Board reporting
Completion of the ASX statements and notes (if applicable)
Preparation of timely and accurate financial statements and annual reports
Measuring company performance against external and internal benchmarks
Managing annual budgets and forecasts
Ensuring compliance with statutory law, finance, and tax regulations
Overseeing Treasury and Taxation functions
Managing external banking relationships
Maintenance and documentation of accounting procedures & policies
Manage the budgeting and forecasting process
Solving technical accounting issues
Maintaining relationships with external auditors and banks
Oversee Financial Systems and external providers of systems management and system upgrades
Identifying areas to improve business efficiencies and reduce costs
Team Management including mentoring and staff development
Working closely with the Executive Leadership team to deliver reports, analysis findings, potential risk areas and forecast opportunities
Minimum 10 years of accounting experience
Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
Experience with creating financial statements
Ability to motivate and lead teams
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Ability to form strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
Excellent organisation and administration skills
Energetic and motivated personality with great multi-tasking
Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines
intermediate to advanced computer software skills, including Excel and other accounting packages
Bachelors or Masters qualifications in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Business Administration or Business Law
Professional accounting qualifications such as CA or CPA
$140 - $200k + Super
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