Senior Finance Manager

Brighte

Brighte is looking for an exceptional Senior Finance Manager as we position the business for further growth, a funding warehouse term-out and related

Why Brighte?
  
Brighte is Australia’s leading point of sale finance platform for solar, batteries & home improvements.
  
We’re recognised as one of Australia’s leading fintech companies, having been ranked the 2nd fastest growing Technology Business in Australia (and 4th fastest in APAC) in the Deloitte Fast 50/500 (2019) and winning the inaugural Finder Green Award (2020).
  
We’re a high performing team that is backed by Airtree Ventures, Mike Cannon-Brookes’ Grok Investments, Kim Jackson and Scott Farquhar’s Skip Capital as well as Qualgro Partners. We’re also recognised as a leading FinTech by the Australian Financial Review, Fintech Business Awards and KPMG & H2 Ventures in their Fintech 100 list.
  
We continue to expand into exciting new products and channels that support vendors and their customers in the energy & home improvement industries, and we have only just started on what we want to achieve.
  
We’re customer centric, innovative, accountable and inclusive, with a passion to make a difference.
  
What will you do

Brighte is looking for an exceptional Senior Finance Manager as we position the business for further growth, a funding warehouse term-out and related liquidity events.  The person will be a seasoned financial accountant with deep experience in financial services and ideally having been involved in an IPO event or listed environment. 

Must have had previous experience with loan management systems in a financial services setting, and ideally having had exposure to securitisation and general ledger integrations

Financial Stewardship
  • Contribute to the timely and accurate preparation of monthly financial reporting for each entity and related consolidation entries.
  • Review and improve the quality of balance sheet reconciliations to ensure they are fit for purpose to quickly identify control weaknesses or issues.
  • Preparation of tax calculations and taxation returns (Income Tax, GST, FBT, Payroll Tax and PAYG) as required.
  • Assist in the preparation of Annual Financial statements in accordance with applicable standards.
  • Prepare accounting procedures and ensure key accounting policies are documented with reference to appropriate accounting standards.
  • Working closely with key stakeholders in technology and operations, ensure the core loan management system (finPower) is correctly configured and operating effectively.
  • Assist in the management and configuration of accounting systems.
  • Identify and prepare explanatory information and analysis associated with material variances in trend or against budget.
  • Maintain the day to day relationship with Brighte’s auditors and advisors.
Asset & Liability Management
  • Working closely with Brighte’s Corporate Development team, ensure adherence to accounting policies and procedures relating to the securitisation warehouse and various debt facilities; and establish policies and procedures for new debt facilities including public issuance.
  • Closely monitor cash balances, movements in position and cash forecasts.
  • Prepare monthly trust accounts and review cashflow reports for each trust.
What we are looking for
  • Minimum 5-10 years post-qualification experience.
  • Must have experience in the banking or financial services sector or Big 4 accounting firms and preferably in a listed environment (or involved in IPO).
  • Experience in treasury or funding facilities (including securitisation) is essential.
  • Strong documentation skills, including writing policies and procedures.
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrates curiosity and ability to engage across a broad range of internal stakeholders.
  • Known for having an inquiring mind and improving financial processes.
  • Exceptional excel skills.
  • University degree in a related discipline
  • CPA or CA qualified
  • Tableau or similar database experience is highly regarded.
  • Highly motivated and capable to grow and expand in the role in accordance with business growth and expansion
  • Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • A team player who thrives in a changing environment
  • Executes on continuous process improvement
  • Considers the control environment and its impact on the business
  • Highly driven to achieve and exceed business goals
  • Embodies our Brighte values: Deserve the Customer, Brighter Together, Be Human, Call the Ball and Think Big Stay Green
More reasons to work for us- Brighte Perks
  • Competitive salary and opportunity to participate in our Employee Share Option Plan- we want to build a successful company and success means creating and sharing this value together
  • Awesome team culture
  • We offer flexible working options to support the Whole You
  • Competitive Parental (including secondary) leave policy
  • An inclusive workplace where we celebrate diversity
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes 6 sessions for financial, work, relationship, or wellbeing support
  • We celebrate and shine a light on our accomplishments and everyday victories through our Brighte Stars Recognition and Reward program
  • We like to surprise, delight, and have fun together through social and team events
  • A well-stocked pantry with lots of goodies, including daily fresh fruit, espresso coffee, yoghurt, Tim Tams and many more snacks to make work feel a little more like home
  • We have beer, Kombucha and wine on tap and a ping pong table (of course)
  • End-of-Trip Facilities available for bicycle parking, and showers with towels and hair dryers provided
If you’re ready to step into a business and culture that will challenge and excite you, apply now and let’s make a difference together!