Finance Manager (SO2)

Finance And Back Office National Capital Region


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Position Description

Position Title:Finance Manager

Position Status:Permanent Full Time

Reports to:Chief Financial Officer


Purpose of the Role:

The Finance Manager is a key member of the Finance team and will be responsible for of all aspects of financial and management accounts reporting and controls, ensuring a stable platform of financial capabilities, systems and processes to support the business objectives of the company to help operate and grow the business.


This is a hands on role and we are looking for a reliable Finance Manager, that will analyse every day financial activities and subsequently provide advice and guidance to upper management on future financial plans.


Major Accountabilities


  1. Accounting and Reporting
  • Prepare monthly financial accounting and management reports including P&L, Balance Sheet and Cash flow and variances to budget
  • Ensure the integrity and accuracy of the data within the accounting, including the veracity of reported results and that financial accounting is in line with relevant accounting standards
  • Ownership of General Ledger
  • Provide timely financial reports and interpret financial information to managerial staff while recommending further courses of action
  • Review and analyse operating results with pro-active communication and action, where required to ensure targets are met
  • Assist in the development of the Finance function, being responsible for accounting policies, procedures and systems
  • Maintain the company asset register and depreciation schedule
  • Assist with cash forecasting to ensure adequate funding is in place to meet the requirements of the business in all currencies
  • Manage the preparation of the company’s budget
  • Manage the company audit process, liaising with external accountants/auditors as required
  • Ensure compliance for all internal software usage


  1. Day to Day Operations
  • Assistance with Assistant Accoutant
  • Dealing with customer queries regarding their invoice
  • Completing credit checks of new customers
  • Receive and management of debtor balances (inclusive of preparing debtor reports for sales team and management)
  • Overdue debtors are forwarded to debt collectors and the process is managed by the AA

  1. Month end processing
  • Manual journals preparation and entry – inclusive of standing journals and prepayments
  • Month-end procedures include completing reconciliations to support the data produced, and to contribute towards analysis of exceptions and anomalies from prior months/years.
  • Examining and reviewing financial records to check for accuracy
  1. Financial administration
  • Monthly commission check for closed sales
  • Understanding of compliance with local government statutory requirements (Tax, BAS and FBT)
  • Ensure compliance by divisional heads to project costing process and update file accordingly
  • Ownership of the preparation of year-end accounts and statutory accounts
  1. Payroll
  • Monthly payroll – preparation and processing
  • Liaising with HR to ensure adherence to local pay entitlements
  • Understanding of compliance with local government statutory requirements (PAYG, Workers Compensation and Superannuation)
  • Adhering to year end deadlines for ATO
  1. General Finance Support
  • Provide support to the CFO
  • Implementing effective administration processes
  • Other ad hoc projects and duties as required
  • Ensuring maintaining excellent relationships with internal and external customers at all times
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.


Outcomes and measures

  • Excellent relationship management both internally and externally
  • High level of quality and accuracy in finished product
  • Ensure compliance with all statutory and work place requirements
  • Creditors are paid on time


Professional skills, qualifications and experience

  • A relevant bachelor’s degree in Accountancy; ideally, also a Masters or similar would be advantageous
  • Must have held a similar role with minimum 5 years experience in the position, ideally running a small team
  • Must have prior working knowledge of Xero Accounting System
  • Must have worked in multiple different systems at the same time eg. CRM with an ERP
  • Proficiency in the use of the Microsoft Suite including Strong Excel skills – pivot tables and writing formulas to aid in the reconciliation of raw data dumps
  • Proven track record of compliance with policies and procedures
  • Strong commercial acumen as well as financial and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of Zuora or Salesforce is desirable












Personal Attributes

  • This position requires a strict adherence to deadlines for reporting back to the owners and the timely sharing of financial reporting and analysis to relevant stakeholders.
  • Outstanding communicator and a solution focused problem solver
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively present and escalate ideas, suggestions and problems to ensure continuous improvement
  • An exceptional eye for detail, whilst working within strict timelines
  • Tenacious and a strong sense of ownership over assigned tasks
  • Ability to adapt to change and continuous business improvement
  • Proactive and methodical approach to work
  • A fast learner that enjoys learning new software, systems and processes



  • Customer Driven
  • Accountable
  • Team Player
  • Humble
  • Trustworthy


Health and Safety Responsibilities

All employees are responsible for ensuring the health, safety and welfare of all employees and others in the workplace:


  • Comply with WHS legislation
  • Work in accordance with safe working practices
  • Ensure that any hazard or injuries are reported to your manager
  • Environmental awareness is followed in daily performance of duties