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Finance Manager - Melbourne, Australia


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Oct 7, 2021


Melbourne, Australia

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Job Description

ABOUT SPECIALIZED Innovation has guided our every decision since 1974.  We believe bikes have the power to change lives.  The passion we have for sharing our love of bikes with the world can be seen in those who choose to work with us, and the people and organisations we partner with.  We’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where every teammate can succeed as we inspire riders everywhere. Specialized have an opening for an experienced Finance Manager to join our office in Melbourne.  You will be responsible for the financial management of Specialized Australia & New Zealand.  As a member of the Leadership team you will demonstrate capability and passion to enhance business performance through commercial insight and active management of key business drivers. HOW YOU’LL MAKE A DIFFERENCE Building and maintaining a high performance team culture with a reputation for excellence and a trusted advisor to the team Oversee the monthly Management accounting for Australia and New Zealand into Global Finance and oversee reporting processes whilst ensuring compliance with AU & NZ Accounting standards and intercompany requirements Oversee the budget and forecast preparation for Australia and New Zealand Partner with the business to ensure the finance team provides value added analysis that relates directly to the strategic objectives through analytic tools and insights Oversee all regulatory finance matters including annual audits, tax filings and payroll Ongoing assessment of our region tracking to the strategic investments and roadmap creation, advising on expansion or mitigation opportunities and identifying areas for process improvement Act in a strategic capacity with key stakeholders to improve profitability and efficiency of the businesses Analysis of existing business processes and working to improve or adapt new processes as necessary. This is a ‘roll up the sleeves’ approach to improve processes as the business grows Manage relationships with key commercial and financial stakeholders and partners WHAT YOU NEED TO WIN 5+ year’s relevant financial leadership experience, preferably in FMCG, sport or active/wellbeing industries At a minimum CA qualified and a Masters in Business or Finance will be highly regarded Highly proficient in Excel and financial software applications (Oracle, Planful and Tableau a plus) Outstanding presentation, reporting and communication skills with ability to interact across multiple functional areas Proven knowledge of financial forecasting and budgeting Passion to drive change and performance and a high level of energy and enthusiasm Confidence to build credibility quickly with stakeholders within and outside of the finance function Strong business and financial acumen. Proven ability to think creatively with strong problem-solving skills Possess an ability to teach financial & accounting concepts to non-finance teammates Must thrive in a fast-paced highly collaborative environment Ability to prioritise multiple projects and/or quickly adapt to changes and manage against deadlines What is on offer: A chance to be on the inside of one of the world's most iconic, exciting and innovative bicycle brands. How to apply: Please include a cover letter as part of your application.  A six (6) month probationary period applies to this position. Please note only applicants who have the right to work in Australia should apply for this role.
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