Financial Controller - Part-Time

Make a Difference, Flexible Working, Reporting to CEO.

At Ward MM we strive to be at the leading edge of innovation in medication analysis.  Join us and take responsibility for all financial processes to help us accomplish our vision of eliminating medication related harm.

We are currently on the lookout for someone who is committed, proactive and has great interpersonal skills to join our Melbourne CBD Support Crew as a Financial Controller, on a part-time basis for 20-hours per week.  We're pretty flexible and open to these hours being done over 3, 4 or 5 days based on what suits your circumstances. 

Your Mission:

In our small, but growing business, you will be responsible for all aspects of our financial health and compliance.  Youll lead a small team including a Finance Manager, responsible for AR/AP and payroll as well as our Admin Team.  This is very much a hands-on role, suited to someone who enjoys balancing the strategic with the operational.

Reporting to the CEO you will be responsible for:

Planning & Budgeting / Funds Management

  • Managing the preparation of the company's annual budget and goal setting process
  • Managing regular profit and loss forecasting process for the business operations (currently quarterly cycle)
  • Managing the cash flow cycle
  • Actively managing overheads whilst seeking out areas for efficiencies for savings 
  • Monitoring banking activities of the organisation

Financial Analysis & Reporting

  • Maintaining a documented system of accounting policies and procedures
  • Ensuring the delivery of accurate and timely financial reporting including P&L, cashflow statements, Balance Sheets and KPI reports on a monthly basis
  • Ensuring adequate controls are installed and that substantiating documentation is approved and available
  • Interpreting the company's financial results to management and recommend improvement activities
  • Business modelling to evaluate development opportunities


  • Meeting all compliance requirements including ATO (IAS, BAS, FBT, ITR) and ASIC
  • Managing annual tax return process including R&D application
  • Producing statutory accounts as needed
  • Managing relationships with external accountants/tax advisers, brokers, bankers and any other parties
  • Holding appropriate insurances for Ward Health Group

Team & Leadership

  • Identifying opportunities for process improvement across finance and admin functions and implement change management strategies
  • Effectively onboarding, managing, motivating, supporting and developing the Finance Manager & ensure the same for the Admin team
  • Preparing Board presentations/packs and representing the Finance function at board level as required
  • Leading staff communications related to financial matters

Your skills

  • Brilliant communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to operate at strategic and operational levels and scale between the two with ease
  • Strong analytical skills to understand business requirements and decompose into more granular level requirements
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Advanced excel skills for forecasting/cash flow and business modelling
  • Due diligence and a scarily accurate attention to detail

Your style

  • A commitment to providing the highest level of accuracy
  • Curious and eager to explore new ideas
  • A pragmatic approach to problem solving; and
  • A down to earth, approachable, team oriented and results focused work style

Your education & experience


  • Completion of a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university or equivalent work experience.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or CA equivalent.


  • An experienced Finance Manager or Controller
  • 5 + years financial and management experience with the day-to-day financial operations of a company with at least 30 employees
  • Experience in health ideal but not essential

Who are we

Ward Medication Management is the largest and most sophisticated provider of clinical pharmacy services in the Australian aged care sector. Our highly qualified team of clinical pharmacists care for over 35,000 elderly Australians. We are the guardians of safe and appropriate use of medication.

Our mission is to eliminate medication related harm by being innovative and driving industry collaborations. Does this inspire you

Is this role made for you

 We aim to be efficient with our recruitment and we will start looking at applications sooner rather than later, so if this role sounds like an opportunity too good to be missed, dont wait to apply

10/03/2020 $0 CBD & Inner Suburbs 1 Accounting
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