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Financial Controller

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Job Listing Date
6 Oct 2019
Location
Auckland, Manukau & East Auckland
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Accounting, Financial Managers & Controllers

Financial Controller

Neptune is seeking a Controller to oversee and direct the Accounting Departments of Neptune Pacific Lines. The Controller will oversee the analysis, preparation and reporting of IFRS compliant company financial data, while maintaining a system of accounting records, and a set of controls designed to mitigate risk, and to enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results.

 

The ideal candidate for the Controller has at least 6+ years of corporate accounting in addition to 3+ years of public accounting. This role requires a seasoned Controller with strong communication and interpersonal skills, outstanding ability to build relationships with the executive team, senior management, peers and subordinates. The candidate should enjoy working in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, complex environment. In addition, they should be self-motivated, detail oriented and have a commitment to continuous improvement.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee daily operations of the accounting departments, providing coaching and hands-on assistance as needed
  • Responsible for IFRS financial statements, tax provision and tax compliance
  • Provide internal and external finance regulatory reports, as well as handling business licenses and any other government finance requirements
  • Manage all aspects of the account receivable and accounts payable functions while maintaining strong vendor and customer relations
  • Prepare, coordinate, and conduct activities for both internal and external audits
  • Review all month‐end closing activities including general ledger maintenance, balance sheet reconciliations and cost allocations
  • Liaise with Corporate Treasury to properly forecast and manage cash balances
  • Champion and sustain all financial and accounting software systems and work with IT to standardize, streamline and ensure proper controls are in place
  • Enhance IT systems to standardize, streamline and ensure proper controls are in place
  • Assist with financial management of foreign operations to include financial and budget policies and procedures including IFRS compliance
  • Partner with the Financial Planning team to monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget and explain variances in actionable terms. Assist with the preparation of financial outlooks and financial forecasts
  • Establish and implement short and long term goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures for the Accounting department and team members
  • Lead, mentor and develop the three direct reports and the entire corporate Accounting team
  • Manage Accounting related projects including implementation of the ASC 606 Revenue Recognition
  • Ad hoc projects and other duties as assigned
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KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • CPA or IFRS equivalent Required.
  • Strong working knowledge of cost accounting and associated IFRS matters, GAAP experience is a plus
  • 9+ years of experience, including 6+ years of corporate accounting and 3+ years of public accounting
  • Excellent accounting background and knowledge of accounting and finance compliance, month end closing, general ledger, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis
  • Experience with automated financial and accounting reporting systems
  • Proven problem-solving skills and the Ability to properly analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Possess strong organizational and excellent interpersonal skills as well as written and verbal communication skills of a high professional standard
  • Proven ability to manage and motivate remote teams and work within tight timeframes while simultaneously managing several projects
  • Be able to travel 20% (international)

Neptune is seeking a Controller to oversee and direct the Accounting Departments of Neptune Pacific Lines. The Controller will oversee the analysis, preparation and reporting of IFRS compliant company financial data, while maintaining a system of accounting records, and a set of controls designed to mitigate risk, and to enhance the accuracy of the company’s reported financial results.

 

The ideal candidate for the Controller has at least 6+ years of corporate accounting in addition to 3+ years of public accounting. This role requires a seasoned Controller with strong communication and interpersonal skills, outstanding ability to build relationships with the executive team, senior management, peers and subordinates. The candidate should enjoy working in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, complex environment. In addition, they should be self-motivated, detail oriented and have a commitment to continuous improvement.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee daily operations of the accounting departments, providing coaching and hands-on assistance as needed
  • Responsible for IFRS financial statements, tax provision and tax compliance
  • Provide internal and external finance regulatory reports, as well as handling business licenses and any other government finance requirements
  • Manage all aspects of the account receivable and accounts payable functions while maintaining strong vendor and customer relations
  • Prepare, coordinate, and conduct activities for both internal and external audits
  • Review all month‐end closing activities including general ledger maintenance, balance sheet reconciliations and cost allocations
  • Liaise with Corporate Treasury to properly forecast and manage cash balances
  • Champion and sustain all financial and accounting software systems and work with IT to standardize, streamline and ensure proper controls are in place
  • Enhance IT systems to standardize, streamline and ensure proper controls are in place
  • Assist with financial management of foreign operations to include financial and budget policies and procedures including IFRS compliance
  • Partner with the Financial Planning team to monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget and explain variances in actionable terms. Assist with the preparation of financial outlooks and financial forecasts
  • Establish and implement short and long term goals, objectives, policies and operating procedures for the Accounting department and team members
  • Lead, mentor and develop the three direct reports and the entire corporate Accounting team
  • Manage Accounting related projects including implementation of the ASC 606 Revenue Recognition
  • Ad hoc projects and other duties as assigned
  •  

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS

  • CPA or IFRS equivalent Required.
  • Strong working knowledge of cost accounting and associated IFRS matters, GAAP experience is a plus
  • 9+ years of experience, including 6+ years of corporate accounting and 3+ years of public accounting
  • Excellent accounting background and knowledge of accounting and finance compliance, month end closing, general ledger, budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis
  • Experience with automated financial and accounting reporting systems
  • Proven problem-solving skills and the Ability to properly analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections
  • Possess strong organizational and excellent interpersonal skills as well as written and verbal communication skills of a high professional standard
  • Proven ability to manage and motivate remote teams and work within tight timeframes while simultaneously managing several projects
  • Be able to travel 20% (international)
The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in New Zealand?
  • Have you completed a certified practising accountant (CPA) qualification?
  • What's your expected annual base salary?
  • How many years' experience do you have as a finance manager?

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