Financial Controller

17.5% annual leave loading, Staff discounts on childcare, Summer Hill location close to public transport and on-site parking available.

The Company 
Established in 2000, Montessori Academy is Australia's leading and largest provider of Montessori early childhood education for children under the age of six. Our vision is to provide our students with an early learning experience that prepares them, not only for school, but for life. With campuses across NSW/ACT, VIC and China, Montessori Academy provides excellent career development options, fantastic training and development programs, and a real opportunity to learn and grow. For us, excellence in education is a journey, and we're with you every step of the way. For more information see: www.montessoriacademy.com.au

The Role
As Financial Controller of the Group, your role will be hands on in the day-to-day financial and management accounting function, whilst supporting the executive leadership team in driving the business towards achieving its ambitious growth targets.

Responsibilities
> Managing a high performing finance team
> Detailed bottom-up budgeting & forecasting
> P&L & Balance Sheet management
> Treasury & cash flow management including overseeing AR & AP functions
> Debt covenant reporting
> BI management, reporting & dashboarding
> Managing the biannual external audit process
> Reviewing annual & quarterly taxation compliance obligations
> Managing landlords and leases for current and future centres

Essential Criteria 
> Experience as a Financial Controller or strong Finance Manager
> Chartered Accountant with sound technical skill base
> Excellent EQ and interpersonal skills, including ability to communicate effectively with non-financial stakeholders
> Experience in cloud-based ERP & BI platforms
> Intermediate to strong Excel & Powerpoint skills
> Experience in Education, Childcare or Property industries an advantage

Benefits for the right candidate:
> Lucrative salary commensurate with experience
> Staff discounts on childcare
> 17.5% annual leave loading
> Fantastic training and development programs.
> Supportive Management Team with a flat organizational structure
> Great company culture that is fun, professional, and supportive of all team members

03/05/2021 $0 CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs 1 Accounting
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