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Financial Controller – AVP [15 month contract]

Written by Anton Murray Consulting on .

Location: Sydney

Salary description: $500 p/d AUD

  • $100-150k AUD Equivalent
  • Contract or Temporary
  • 3 to 7 years of experience

This is an interesting position working in close support of the Foreign Exchange / Treasury trading division at a leading global investment bank in Sydney.

The ideal applicant will come from a strong product control or treasury accounting background. Good experience within P&L reporting, hedge accounting, financial reporting and management reporting would be ideal.

A clear understanding of treasury trading products, and their derivatives, would be preferred to be able to perform well in this role. This is a middle office focused position, with a strong accounting focus.

Role Objectives:

  • Take responsibility for PnL & Balance Sheet activities relating to the production of data be it onshore or offshore.
  • Responsible for month end close activities as part of the FX and Treasury business line
  • Monitor and control accuracy and completeness of underlying data used in the Financial Statements to mitigate operational & reputational risk.
  • Process re-engineering – continually questioning processes in an ever changing environment & striving for best of breed.
  • Provide support for Global Markets month end close activities as part of wider team involvement

Responsibilities:

Financial Control Function

  • Defining and implementing control procedures both onshore and offshore to ensure quality and timeliness.
  • Exception management and escalation of issues to senior management.
  • Develop and implement consistent controls and processes across business lines.

Pnl and Balance sheet activities

  • Ensure MAFA breaks are investigated and resolved
  • Ensure all account balances are substantiated as per guidelines
  • FX exposures management from both Management and Financial accounting perspectives.
  • Assist in issue resolution and training for offshore support staff.
  • Ensure all Regulatory and Head Office reporting is completed per required deadlines.

Month end process and Transfer Pricing process:

  • Perform review and approval of month end adjustments.
  • Develop and implement consistent Transfer Pricing controls and processes

Prerequisites:

  • CPA/ CA Qualification
  • Treasury Product Control or Treasury Accounting background
  • Strong excel and ideally SAP
  • IFRS experience
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