Group Financial Controller (SO2)

Finance And Back Office National Capital Region



The Financial Controller is responsible for overseeing the day to day accounting function of the company including all overseas jurisdictions. Managing a team of three support staff the Financial Controller places a strong emphasis on risk minimisation, compliance and providing timely and accurate information to Management and other key stakeholders.   



Critical Tasks   

The GFC is responsible for following tasks;   


  • Preparation of monthly consolidated management financials for Board including monitoring and reporting against budgets 
  • Financial forecasting and modelling including preparation of annual budgets for all business units in consultation with Management 
  • Manage cashflow for all jurisdictions ensuring maximum returns and that the business can meet its commitments as they arise. This includes oversight and good order of debtors ageing across the Group 
  • Implementation of Group transfer pricing policy including compliance and preparation of intercompany agreements 
  • Manage relationship with external accountants and auditors including preparation of year end accounts and transfer pricing reviews 
  • Preparing and updating Group accounting policy & procedures 
  • Ensuring compliance with statutory reporting deadlines including BAS, FBT& PRT locally and offshore



  • Oversee Finance Team including checking of data input and GL reconciliations 
  • Identify opportunities for improved efficiency including the automation of manual tasks, where feasible. 


Other finance related duties as directed by the CFO   



  • Compliance with Board reporting deadlines 
  • No statutory penalties 
  • Unqualified external audits within agreed timeframe 
  • Identification of financials threats & opportunities for the business with an emphasis on fraud detection, compliance, cost reductions and revenue maximisation 
  • Sound liquidity management 
  • Promptly address any concerns to CFO 


Critical Tasks   

  • Maintain appropriate insurances for the Group ensuring sufficient cover for all identifiable risks. Includes regular review with brokers to discuss changing needs 
  • Overview asset registers as maintained by the Accountant 


  • Sound risk management with sufficient insurance coverage and identification of all risks to the business 

4. OTHER   


Critical Tasks   

  • Achieving KPIs 
  • Ongoing training and guidance for support staff 
  • Support to the company's Sales teams including preparation of monthly sales target data and oversight of commission calculations 


  • As determined by the CFO with a focus on adding value to the business 
  • Growing the skills sets of support staff with an emphasis on cross training, achievement of their KPIs and job satisfaction 
  • Timely provision of monthly sales data to the CFO 



The competencies below are an overview of the traits and behaviours required to be successful in the position.   

Competency Area   

Typical Behaviours   

Achievement Orientation   

Sets high performance standards. Sets priorities.   

Shows pride when standards are met. Adheres to timetables, rosters and agreed timings.   

Customer Service   

Acknowledges the customer. Clarifies customer’s needs.   

Gives priority to customer satisfaction.   

Ethics & Accountability   

Acts in a manner consistent with organisational values.   

Maintains confidentiality.   

Does what he/she says he/she will do. Is open and honest with information.   

Declares conflict of interest. Follows organisation’s policies.   

Respect decisions of the organisation.   

Commitment to Safety and Environment   

Committed to the philosophies of workplace health & safety and protection of the environment.   

Identifies relevant issues and hazards in own work area.   


Builds relationships with others. Exchanges information freely.   

Volunteers ideas freely. Supports others’ ideas. Supports group decisions.   

Continuous Improvement   

Identifies opportunities for process, system and work area improvement.   

Actively seeks and uses ideas, asks questions and challenges assumptions. Shows attention to detail.   

Celebrates new ideas implemented successfully.   

Makes changes readily when implemented ideas don’t work out.   

Reviews and follows up on completed tasks.   





  • Completion of an undergraduate qualification in a relevant discipline and a detailed knowledge of specific procedures and skills, typically requiring at least 10 years relevant work experience 
  • Studying of a recognised tertiary post graduate qualification in a relevant discipline and experience in a similar role.