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Financial Controller

Job Title: Financial Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Brisbane
Reference: 3104000
Contact Name: Sarah Kennedy
Contact Email:
Job Published: February 18, 2020 12:01

Job Description

Our client who is a significant player in the Energy and Infrastructure sector is looking for an experienced finance professional to join the team and oversee all financial and management accounting functions including preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual management and financial accounts for all entities related to the the Australian business. This role will ensure all corporate governance and compliance issues are met while managing the local finance team of six people.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:
  • Supervise all accounting and internal control systems and processes, continuously review for improvements in accuracy, timeliness and efficiency with particular focus
  • Participate in design, development, implementation and operation of automated systems for accounting, internal control purposes.
  • Oversee the preparation of stand-alone entity and consolidated financial accounts in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Coordinate and manage statutory audit process which requires extensive liaison with auditor.
  • Prepare financial statement filings, where appropriate.
  • Preparation and presentation of monthly papers for directors and shareholders.
  • Management Accounting assist in the coordination of periodic internal audits, responding to findings, and monitor follow-up actions.
  • Review of annual business plan and quarterly forecast for the Australian projects from accounting perspective
  • Oversee the preparation of monthly management reports and conduct reviews on variance from plan and forecast costs
  • Provide recommendations for changes which are beneficial to the Projects, and support all project finance activities. 
  • Ensure appropriate financial statements and monthly monitoring of AFS licensed entities are completed.
 The ideal candidate will be CA or CPA qualified with several years experience in a similar role. You will demonstrate a continuous improvement mind-set, in relation to all areas of the position including effective leadership and mentorship. It is essential that you have extensive experience in Financial Reporting and ensuring that the maintenance of an expert level knowledge of all relevant accounting standards and policy changes. You will be achievement-focused where team members are expected to set realistic and challenging goals and solve problems effectively. You will build on the planning and collaborative culture in the team by supporting them in setting goals; developing plans, and monitoring performance against the business’s objectives. A keen 
For a confidential discussion, please contact Sarah Kennedy 07 3854 3801 /