Finance Manager

Finance Manager

We are seeking a motivated and ambitious finance team leader to help us achieve success and further develop our long standing and thriving business. As a well-respected provider of funeral services in the local region, we endeavour to provide our client and their families exceptional care and support every step of the way. This professional care extends to our finance team and the prominent level of service and support they provide client families, internal and external stakeholders.

Key responsibilities and duties of this role will entail:

  • Management of the finance function and team
  • Preparation of annual budgets and monthly management reporting (including branch reports and other entities)
  • Preparation of BAS returns and month end reviews/journals
  • Preparation and payment of wages, Superannuation, Workcover and Payroll Tax requirements
  • Consulting with external accountants and financial advisors as required
  • Direct role in completing day-to-day accounting transactions and reconciliations (including accounts receivables and payables assistance)
  • Daily bank reconciliations
  • Debtor management and reporting
  • Ensuring the accurate and timely maintenance of all accounting and finance records to best practice standards and statutory requirements
  • Leading, managing and motivating the finance team
  • Creating and implementing finance system improvements, policies and procedures in conjunction with management
  • Attendance at monthly Business Unit Managers Meeting
  • Providing daily support and back up to the administration team
  • Ad hoc projects and analysis as required.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Relevant Bachelor’s degree and/or qualifications in Accounting or Commerce (Senior Bookkeepers and candidates with extensive finance experience will also be considered)
  • CPA or CA qualified (not essential, however highly regarded)
  • Experience in finance or accounting within a small-medium sized organisation
  • Proven supervisory, leadership and management experience and skills
  • Experience in Xero, Microsoft Office Suite


  • High level of empathy
  • Exceptional communication, team, and leadership skills
  • Efficient, organised, and self-motivated with a high level of attention to detail
  • Professional and respectful
  • Mature mindset with excellent work ethic
  • Well presented with a commitment to client service
  • Analytical person with strong initiative and problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to work independently and importantly as part of a team

A competitive salary offered, and we encourage ongoing professional development so that you continue to grow your skills as the role develops.

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