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Financial Controller

Fluent Commerce

Fluent Commerce

Accounting & Finance
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024
As the Financial Controller of Fluent Commerce, you will be joining a high performing and qualified team of finance professionals where you will be challenged and inspired to add value to the company and the brand as part of your day-to-day work. You also like to have fun and reward yourself for your achievements, whether it's at a team outing or a game of table tennis in the office, it is important you are a good team-player.

The limits of your role are defined by you and your personal ambitions. The finance team is empowered to partner alongside key business stakeholders from all departments within the organization, from senior management and the executive team, to international colleagues based all over the world.

The Financial Controller is the key touch point for all financial operations across all departments across the Company. Working with the Financial Planning & Analysis team on the budgeting and forecast process and driving actionable business insights alongside the Data Team.

This role involves managing and coordinating the key functions of accounts payable, financial reporting, financial planning and analysis, internal controls, risk management and regulatory and statutory compliance. The Financial Controller ensures accuracy in all financial activities, providing strategic financial insights to support business decisions.
Application Deadline
August 31, 2024
Employment Type
Permanent - Full Time
Workplace type
Reporting To
Keith Chong

This role's hiring manager:
Keith Chong

Key Responsibilities:

Financial Management:
  • Oversee daily financial operations including accounting, accounts payable and receivable functions, cash and FX management, monthly management reporting (incl actual vs budget analysis) and input into periodic budgeting and forecasting processes.
  • Manage cashflow and capital requirements to support business operations and growth
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial reporting and statements, complying with regulatory requirements (global)
  • Develop and implement financial policies and procedures to enhance and streamline processes.
  • Work closely with senior management to provide financial guidance and support for decision-making
Risk Management and Compliance:
  • Identify and mitigate financial risks to safeguard the company’s assets.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant local, state, and federal financial and tax regulations (global)
  • Coordinate and lead the internal and external audits and implement recommendations.
  • Liaise with insurance brokers and recommend appropriate insurance coverage/structures
  • Continuously identify opportunities, and implement processes, to improve overall financial processes, systems and controls within Finance and providing continuing enhancement and support to other departments
Team Leadership:
  • Lead and manage the accounting team, ensuring relevant coaching, training and development for each individual to deliver their best.
  • High quality coaching and development to direct reports and stakeholders across the business including on-the-job training and performance review processes
  • Establish and maintain financial controls with the accounting team.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external stakeholders, including investors, debt providers, international service providers, auditors and banks
Strategic Financial Projects:
  • Participate in strategic planning and execution of projects.
  • Support strategic investment initiatives by providing financial insights and due diligence.
  • Drive process improvements and implement financial systems that enhance efficiency.

Skills, Knowledge & Expertise:

  • Qualified CA/CPA accountant with a minimum of 10 years of experience in accounting/finance.
  • Proven experience as a Financial Controller, Finance Manager, or similar role.
  • High energy and a drive to continuously improve processes and get things done
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Exceptional organizational ability, managing multiple priorities and adhering to strict internal and external deadlines
  • Strong understanding of accounting, financial and tax regulations and compliance requirements
  • Strong financial analysis and reporting skills, with the ability to communicate complex financial information to non-financial stakeholders
  • You are a problem solver with the ability to understand data sources and make data-based decisions
  • You are a natural and passionate people leader and coach and are able to see the potential in people
  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy.
  • Determined self-starter
  • High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance.
  • Ability to handle pressure and meet tight deadlines.
  • Ability to operate in diverse cultural environments


  • We value flexibility – Work how, when and where it suits you.
  • Centrally located tech office (SYDNEY ONLY) – Located in The Rocks, Sydney, we have a fun new office space with outdoor terrace and views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge!
  • Flexible and supportive leave policies – Including generous paid parental leave and paid leave for your birthday so you can celebrate you.
  • Culture is key – We have a great team and enjoy regular social events to foster a collaborative, supportive and fun work environment.
  • A share in Fluent Commerce’s success – Share options scheme for all employees.
  • Advance your career – We invest in your future by providing an allowance to help accelerate your learning and professional development.
  • Bring your whole self to work: At Fluent, we strive to create and nurture a culture where every employee can bring their whole self to work, feel inspired, and empowered to do your life’s work (or be your best self).

About Fluent Commerce

Working with some of the world’s leading brands and retailers, we’ve created a powerful and exciting cloud-native Order Management platform designed to reinvent how businesses serve their customers’ needs efficiently and cost effectively. We’re disrupting the status quo to help our clients adapt quickly to their ever-changing needs. It’s a huge opportunity and we’re proud to be at the heart of it.
Globally headquartered in Sydney, Australia—and with teams across Europe, US and APAC—we’re growing quickly with new opportunities both nationwide and internationally. Are you ready to change the world of commerce? Then we’d love to hear from you!

At Fluent Commerce, we celebrate a variety of perspectives and experiences. We are not looking for someone who checks every single box, we’re looking for lifelong learners and people who can make us better with their unique experiences.

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