Director, Finance (Senior Manager Group Finance)

Finance Brisbane, Australia


Purpose of Role   
As the Director, Finance (Senior Manager Group Finance), your primary responsibility will be to provide overall leadership of the Group Finance team including delivering the annual financial statements and audit. You will ensure effective financial management of QTC’s accounting processes and key internal controls, with a focus to continuously improve team culture and ways of working.   
Responsibilities & Accountabilities   
  • Delivery of the annual financial statements to QTC Board and the Risk & Audit Committee.
  • Build strong internal and external stakeholder relationships and be seen as a trusted advisor.
  • Maintaining the accounting system through effective business processes and internal controls.
  • Deliver high quality financial reporting and advice on business performance to the Board and Managing Directors.
  • Operate an effective account payable function, ensuring vendors are paid within agreed terms.
  • Promote and maintain the external audit relationship with the Queensland Audit Office.
  • Ensure compliance with reporting obligations to Queensland Treasury and other bodies.
  • Collaborate on continuous improvement with a drive to enhance accounting processes and ways of working.
  • Devise the strategy for the Group Finance team and promote a highly engaged workforce consistent with QTC’s Culture and Values.
  • Drive and role model cultural change, through collaboration, coaching and developing team members to grow as individuals.
  • Key finance contact for Change Program initiatives ensuring adherence to accounting standards and financial controls are maintained.
  • Participate and drive strategic initiatives as identified by the Executive Director Finance and/or Chief Operating Officer for the broader organisation.
Technical Competencies   
  • Technical competencies required include:
    • Financial Control
    • Finance system and data reliability 
    • Accounts payable & receivable
    • Financial Accounting & Management Accounting
    • Portfolio, product, and client accounting and reporting
    • Monthly financial reporting and reconciliations
    • Monthly Board Reporting
    • Annual statutory reporting including the preparation of financial statements
    • Tax Administration and Reporting
    • Inter-governmental reporting
    • Budgeting and forecasting
    • Adherence to accounting standards and practices
  • Financial, economic, industry and statistical analysis skills with high attention to detail.
  • Negotiation, facilitation, communication skills suitable to stakeholders.
  • Research, reporting and advocacy to a level suitable for publication.
Behavioural Competencies   
  • Integrity, including upholding strong professional and ethical standards and discretion in maintaining confidentiality.
  • Superior relationship management skills, including proven ability to foster strong, open and collaborative relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Stakeholders include the internal senior leadership team, staff and external financial market counterparts, Treasury staff, and key industry authorities.
  • Ability to communicate complex messages effectively to a variety of audiences.
  • Personal drive, integrity and accepts accountability.
Leadership Competencies   
  • Demonstrated experience working as a member of the leadership teams.
  • Proven experience leading and managing direct reports including developing talent, communication of professional standards and expectations, setting key performance indicators, and reward in accordance with corporate guidelines.
  • Proven strategic thinker and ability to deliver financial market leading approaches including consideration and management of risks associated with balance sheet and liquid asset management.
  • Ability to identify and respond to financial markets risk event, such as a fixed income liquidity crisis.
  • Demonstrate talent and capacity across a broad spectrum of skills needed to deliver business success.
–      Negotiation, facilitation, communication skills (verbal, written, presentations) suitable to stakeholders   
–      Financial, economic, industry and statistical analysis skills with high attention to detail   
–      Research, reporting and advocacy to a level suitable for publication.   
  • Tertiary qualification and professional practice certification in finance or related discipline
  • CA/CPA qualified or post graduate qualification in finance or related discipline
  • Training, qualification or knowledge of
    • Taxation (FBT, income tax, GST and payroll tax)
    • Funding and markets
    • Knowledge of risk management practices and standards
  • Proven 10+ years of financial management experience within Financial Services companies, especially those dealing with Australian financial markets and Treasury
  • Advanced analytical skills with a proven ability to identify key insights impacting business performance and strategies to address
  • Financial services experience, risk management practices, and tax compliance matters
  • Exceptional PowerBI, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Customer focused and results oriented
  • Strong communication and influencing skills, with the ability to communicate complex messages
  • Experience in presenting to senior stakeholders including C-suite and Board members (as required)
  • Demonstrate behavioural skills in acting as a thought leader, upholding strong professional and ethical standards
  • Finance365 experience