Management Accountant


Private Equity backed FMCG Market leader; Double digit consistent year on year growth; Fantastic culture with genuine focus on family and flexibility

  • Private Equity backed FMCG market leader; Double digit year on year growth
  • 2IC to Financial Controller; Exposure to prominent executive leadership team
  • Fantastic culture with genuine care and focus on people and retention
Sydney Northern Beaches - free parking available on-site. You preferably have your license and own your own vehicle.

Our client is a private equity backed FMCG industry leader that is currently undergoing an exciting period of growth. Known for their premium high-quality brands, customer focused mindset and great reputation, this organisation offers a diverse range of products and services which are well recognised throughout Australia. They are a prominent industry brand servicing over 800 customers across the region. With a sizeable local revenue base and double digit revenue and EBITDA growth, this organisation has a strategic vision to continue its strong growth in the coming years.

Reporting to an entrepreneurial and highly influential Head of Finance, you will support the delivery of major finance objectives as the organisation aims to continue its aggressive growth journey. The Management Accountant will act as a true partner and 2IC to the Head of Finance to provide ongoing financial strategic support, transformation and efficiency improvements. Working closely with finance and an impressive leadership team, you will be instrumental in working cross functionally with the business. This role will be critical in ensuring the company employs robust operational, budgeting, forecasting and reporting processes and delivers accurate and comprehensive reports and analysis to internal and external stakeholders.
This role not only requires an excellent technical and analytical mind but also someone that can think outside of the box and not be afraid to challenge the status quo. This is a broad role which will encompass both financial and management accounting duties offering you fantastic long-term career opportunities and growth. If you have a desire to progress your career into more of a commercial and analytical pathway, this is a rare opportunity which will set you up for clear progression and success.

Reporting to a high performing Head of Finance, your key responsibilities will include:

  • Ownership and delivery of month end closure procedures to ensure deadlines are met;
  • Financial reporting and management of external & internal audits;
  • Establishment of accounting principles, practices, policies and procedures;
  • Ensure tax management and compliance;
  • Support preparation of budgets, forecasts, variance analysis and board reporting;
  • Business partner sales, operations and the leadership team to identify opportunities to increase profitability, competitor advantage, shareholder value and business growth;
  • Act as a critical finance lead to the leadership team who will seek your support and guidance on preparing key insights and analysis for key business decision making;
  • Work closely with business leaders to support and develop financial models to assist in evaluating new business concepts, turning insights into operational measurements;
  • Provide financial advice and support to key business leaders to effectively and efficiently manage business operations and performance;
  • Work with cross functional leaders for continuous improvements and innovation leveraging technologies and applications.
You are either already CA/CPA qualified or working towards completion. You may be a Big 4/Mid-Tier first mover looking for your first step into a broad commercial accounting position or you have at least 2-3 years’ experience in a Commercial Financial Accountant or Management Accountant position. You possess month end experience and feel comfortable managing P&Ls. You have a deep desire to progress your career into a more commercial and analytical path. You possess strong experience working cross functionally with business unit heads to provide insights, with the ability to translate the numbers into improved business results in a non-financial environment. In addition, you will have:

  • Strong commercial finance acumen with a proven track record of actively driving commercial agendas across the business.
  • Demonstrated success partnering with non finance stakeholders.
  • Exposure to a mid-tier or large ERP system such as SAP, Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle or NetSuite.
  • Intermediate to advanced excel skills. 
  • Highly developed written & verbal communication skills with the ability to effectively manage a wide range of key stakeholders.
  • Pro-active and customer focused mind set.
  • The ability to work under pressure and manage conflicting priorities.
  • Superior stakeholder management, including advanced influencing and negotiation skills.
Culture fit is key. Our client values its disruptive and innovative flair. The Management Accountant needs to be able to drive change in the context of culture and win the immediate credibility, trust and confidence of the Head of Finance, broader finance team and the leadership team.
In addition, you are:

  • A confident, resilient finance professional, able to handle complex and challenging situations with diplomacy;
  • Exude a passion for excellence and continuous improvement that is inspiring and contagious;
  • High energy levels and a ‘hands on’, can do attitude;
  • Proactive, driven, results orientated and reliable;
  • Demonstrate an outcome orientation, capable of both ‘hands-on’ and broader oversight roles in a complex and demanding environment.
Driven by deep core operating values, this organisation is a true Australian success story. Passionate about culture, diversity and people, this organisation leads the way in innovation and excellence. With a strong focus on long term career planning and genuine development opportunities, this organisation lives and breathes their values. If you are looking for an organisation that is committed to driving innovation and creating growth, then this one is for you. This is an outstanding opportunity within a highly visible part of the business, dealing with a breadth of senior stakeholders and would suit a proactive, driven and passionate individual that enjoys providing insightful input into the future direction of the organisation. If you are looking to take your career to the next level, this is hard to beat. 

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