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Group Financial Controller

Australia (remote - friendly)
Applications close
Tue 31 May, 2022

Josephmark is in an exciting phase of rapid growth as a company, doubling in size over the past 18 months. Our headcount is now 50 strong, made up of an eclectic mix of designers, developers, strategists, copywriters, and technologists spread across Brisbane, Hobart, Sydney, Los Angeles, New York City, and Mexico. We’ve built brands and ventures, startups and scaleups for the last 17 years, all with a focus on changing the ways we work, play, and live.

As a team, we’ve innovated, branded, rebranded, and strategized around emerging and existing technologies that are shaping our collective future. Clients span a wide range of industries, everything from world-leading record labels to new technologies, and the futures of agtech, fintech, and sextech. Our growth trajectory means we’re looking to bring on a Group Financial Controller to lead and grow the finance function for the Josephmark Group of companies to enhance our ability to venture on our own terms.

Main objectives

With a fairly unique opportunity to lead and grow this function, the main objectives of this role include the following:

  • Own the analysis and reporting of Group financial position including all operating subsidiaries, and portfolio venture reporting.
  • Identify and mitigate unacceptable business risk.
  • Improve decision support information and reporting of financials.
  • Develop finance function talent, capacity, diversity and ways of working

Role and responsibilities

  • Establish and oversee a robust financial function for the Group and work with leadership to develop and execute long term financial plans.
  • Compile consolidated management and financial accounts, related reports and provide analysis on variances, risks and opportunities, inter-company transactions, monthly actuals, monthly budget, monthly forecast, cashflow.
  • Provide input into financial decisions regarding capital allocation and raising.
  • Develop and oversee employee incentive structures at Group, and portfolio company levels.
  • Develop and manage trusted partnerships with key domestic and international advisors including accountants), banks, insurers and lawyers.
  • Define, develop and manage the Finance team - assess current roles and plan for a future state aligned with the Group strategy.
  • Manage Company Secretarial responsibilities across the JM Group and ensure that all statutory and governance requirements are complied with.
  • Draft a 2-3 year plan for all financial system requirements and updates including all software needs for seamless information flow
  • Track performance related metrics across the Group and venture portfolio and support audit and reporting processes

Your background and experience

We're open to candidates from a variety of backgrounds that have worked in this kind of role before but ideally you would have worked in a start-up/early stage venture capital environment before. We want candidates who know what challenges to expect and have solutions ready to roll out.

As you will be working with the leadership team to develop and execute long term financial plans, strategic decision making is a critical requirement for this role. You will need to execute, provide financial input into decisions such as capital allocation and work with our existing finance staff to support the on-going function within Josephmark Group.

A strong background in financial analysis is expected along with strong competency in research and insights. The technical skills for this role required are:

  • Financial reporting including audit experience.
  • Tax compliance.
  • M&A.
  • Financial analysis including venture capital investing.
  • Legal, risk and governance.
  • CA/CPA qualified or equivalent qualification.

This is a full-time position that offers a competitive salary, equity and flexible working hours. We prefer this position to be in close proximity to our Brisbane office but are open to fully remote applicants who can align with Brisbane (AEST) time and for cross-collaboration projects, LA (PST) time zones.

At JM, we know better products start with diverse teams. We are an inclusive workplace committed to fostering a sense of thriving and belonging for all. That's why we strongly (see bold and underline usage) encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply. If you share our values and our venture mindset, you’ll find a home (with your work bffs) at Josephmark.

If you’re reading this and thinking, “Oh no, I only tick a few of those boxes so I’m not going to apply...”, don’t be silly. If you’re a standout human, we want to hear from you!

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