Senior Finance Manager - Divisional Reporting -AsPac

Location: Sydney CBD, New South Wales
Contract Type: Permanent
Specialisation: Finance & Commercial
Salary: Up to AU$180000.00 per annum
REF: BBBH224403_1534156856

Senior Finance Manager - Enabling Services and Divisional Reporting

About The Company

Large Corporate based in the CBD with a team of more than 50,000 people delivering essential services on behalf of governments and organisations around the world.

About the Role

This role will work with the ASPAC finance function to ensure that ASPAC financial reporting is fit for purpose, of high quality and accurately reflects the performance of the operations. The role will provide financial advice and guidance to assist with stabilisation of the COE. The role requires a significant level of interaction with the ASPAC Finance function including the offshore Centre of Excellence (CoE) and the onshore BU Business Partners to ensure integrity and timeliness of financial reporting.

The Finance Manager will report into the ASPAC Senior Finance Manager - Enabling Services & Divisional Reporting but will also have a working relationship with Group Finance in the UK in respect of delivery of Group activities and programs.

The role is responsible for

Building a solid working relationship with the new Centre of Excellence (COE) and the existing SSC, providing guidance, support and feedback to drive consistency and standardisation/stabilisation of processes

Working with Global Process Owners and Process Leads to implement improvements in financial reporting across the ASPAC division without major business disruption

Co-ordinate and review ASPAC monthly consolidated financial reporting and investigate anomalies and variances.

Review and provide input into COE reports and divisional DPR financial slides and ensure that these reflect the key drivers of the financial results.

Ensure cross currency transactions are appropriately reported.

Ensure all monthly group reporting requirements are achieved within required deadlines and provide detailed analysis as required.

In conjunction with the COE review key balance sheet items and work with the COE and Business Partners where necessary to ensure appropriate action plans are established.

Pro-actively drive business structure changes and ensure any corresponding accounting impacts are correctly managed. Drive data structures within BW and SAP and data integrity across ASPAC including relevant system changes

Manage ASPAC divisional requests outside the COE scope of Payroll, HR, IT ,Tax and Treasury, Co Secretarial and Insurance

Co-ordinate and drive changes in IFRS accounting and collection of the relevant information in conjunction with the COE

Review and approve SSC and COE reporting and compliance with SLA's

Co- ordinate and manage UK recharges both fixed and ad-hoc.

Co- ordinate and manage ASPAC recharges both fixed and variable with the COE, driving improvements and greater visibility of the key drivers

Work with the Senior Finance Manager to ensure that external audit of the half year and full year results runs smoothly.

Co-ordinate external audit information requests with the COE and BU business partners.

About You

The successful candidate will be able drive continuous improvement in ASPAC financial reporting utilising both onshore and offshore resources to increase integrity and drive consistent and timely reporting whilst implementing best practice reporting processes.

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant or equivalent with experience in one of the top 4 accounting firms.
  • Exposure to large ERP systems is essential including Global reporting tools
  • Experience working in a Group or Divisional finance function
  • Experience with Multicurrency consolidations and multicurrency reporting
  • Strong working knowledge of financial systems and processes and how they can be utilised to deliver data that is fit for purpose.
  • Ability to take a hands-on approach to resolve financial reporting issues as they arise.
  • Solid Technical accounting skills
  • Experience in working with an outsourced financial services provider