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CFO

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You

  • Minimum requirement: Degree in Accounting, Finance or Economics.

  • 7-10 years experience in finance industry having worked in audit, managing a team and being part of consulting or transaction services.

  • Potentially have come from a strong financial background and had the opportunity to have worked in a startup and understand what’s required in terms of both financial and performance/commercial metrics.

  • Ability to work with the leadership team to drive the necessary commercial/performance metrics and undertake all financial & governance requirements for the board.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written + verbal).

  • Ideally: Prior experience working in a venture-backed startup / scaleup.

  • Experience in M&A


Most of all though, we are looking for someone who is driven, adaptable and willing to learn.


The role

At present we have no CFO. Our CEO handles this responsibility and needs to delegate (hence the role!). Day to day bookkeeping and end of month journals, payroll etc are handled by our office administrator. She may ask our external accountant for assistance on particular things - but reports directly into the CEO.

Key responsibilities which will be taken on by CFO:

  • Reporting directly to the CEO, take responsibility for the financial, legal and regulatory side of things off the CEO.

  • Assume ownership and responsibility over the company’s financial performance..

  • Setting and monitoring departmental budgets.

  • Handling the regulatory side of the business - working with lawyers to ensure legal documents are correct (funding, insurance, terms of service, etc) and that documents are filed correctly with ASIC, ATO etc.

  • Involvement in pricing strategy with the leadership team.  

  • Creating, measuring and reporting on financial KPIs. 12-month rolling forecasts, developing budgets (and measures) to provide financial structure to the leadership team and their relevant divisions.

  • Preparation of all financial reporting, leading year-end audit, R&D submission, grants, working with accountant to submit BAS, PAYG, End of Year etc.

  • Working with the CEO and Board on longer term business and financial planning.  Involving working on additional capital raising and/or M&A activities.

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