Accounting & Finance

Financial Controller | Insurance


Over $100,000



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Date Posted

Thu, 23rd June 2022

Succession planning to be the next CFO
Lead a small, high performing team
Direct access to the exec committee
Exciting global organisation who are looking to continue their expansion in Australia.

MARS Recruitment are delighted to be partnering with a new player in the insurance market in Australia. The organisation have had some impressive growth globally in various markets and are looking to replicate this success in the Australian market. With a wealth of experience already acquired, this is one of the final parts of the senior leadership group. The role will look to succeed the current CFO who has done an impressive job to date and is looking to pass this on to the next hungry go-getter.

This is an exciting role to get in during the early stages of growth and dictate strategy and own the finance team. Rarely are you given this much autonomy, however with their success in various markets using a similar approach, they are invested in making this the hire that sets up the business for the next 3-5 years.

In this role you will;

  • Manage the team deliverables around financial reporting and control
  • Attend an array of high level senior management meetings whilst articulating results and findings
  • Identify opportunities to improve existing process and implement new process as well as being a key influencer
  • Establish relationships with key senior stakeholders across the bank in all divisions, as well as influence
  • Manage team members to targets, recruit team members as required and facilitate the on-going development of all team members
  • Provide high level technical advice to the team as required
  • Oversee the documentation, adherence, monitoring and continual improvement to the internal control environment in relation to financial control
  • Liaise with external auditors and manage the audit process on a periodical basis

Key Criteria:

  • Problem solver – genuine attitude of ‘fixing’
  • CA qualified
  • Insurance experience highly desired
  • 8-10 years’ PQE experience within a large corporate/financial services group 
  • Financial Control experience
  • Able to manage and mentor a small team
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal 

If you are looking to be challenged and set yourself up for future leadership appointments, this could be the role for you. Get in touch via applying or directly to Ed Burgess – [email protected]

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