Finance Director

Blackdot is a global management consultancy with a head office in The Rocks in Sydney. The business is on an exciting growth trajectory with expansion in both APAC and EMEA, and was recently named in Westpac’s Top 200 Businesses of Tomorrow and awarded Best IT and Digital Experience in the Kentico Site of The Year Awards.

We’re focused around the common goal of helping our tier-one clients to transform their marketing, sales and service. We deliver integrated people, process and technology solutions that help our clients transform the customer experience and accelerate growth.

About the Role:

As a result of ongoing growth and global expansion, we are seeking a full-time Finance Director. This is an exciting opportunity to join the executive leadership team, reporting to the founding Managing Director of a growth company.  The role offers the opportunity to work in a business with smart, ambitious people with great culture and the best attributes of a small and profitable growing company.  While maintaining this dynamic culture the role will be a key enabler of building maturity and deeper operational capabilities that will make it a successful mid-tier consulting organisation.

About You:

As the Finance Director you will be an individual who can make a valuable contribution to the strategic direction, financial performance and growth of a small to medium business. This role is a fantastic opportunity for a qualified individual with 10 years' experience in a Finance role who is looking to develop their career by joining the executive team of an expanding global business. To keep up in this fast-paced environment, you will need to have strong commercial acumen, versatility and be able to liaise with multiple stakeholders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Strategic Focus (20%)
 
  • Contribute to the strategic and functional business plans as a member of the Executive Leadership Team
  • Pro-actively advise the MD on key business decisions through sound commercial judgement, high-lighting options, trade-offs, opportunities and risks
  • Develop and implement strategies to increase the overall value and attractiveness of the business for future sale
  • Define and implement a strategy for building the future finance function
Commercial Finance, Planning & Analysis and Compliance (45%)
 
  • Ownership of a robust and detailed budgeting and forecasting process
  • Ownership of the regular financial reporting including detailed analysis of revenue streams, profitability, cost base, cash flows and risks
  • Preparing ad-hoc and regular presentations to the MD and Leadership team with management reports and financial updates
  • Provide commercial financial analysis to support initiatives including internal business initiatives and incentive schemes
Operational Excellence (25%)
 
  • Manage the Finance team to ensure a consistent high standard of output from the team
  • Identify and implement opportunities to increase the value, robustness and efficiency of financial processes and reporting
  • Ensure consistency and compliance across the multiple geographies
  • Review contracts and agreements, for clients, suppliers and employees, focusing on commerciality with an eye to identify legal and operational risks
  • Liaison with external accountants and lawyers as required
People and Knowledge Development (10%)
 
  • Develop the skills and capabilities of the Finance Team to increase the efficiency and value add of the team
  • Increase the knowledge and understanding of all staff across the organisation of the fundamentals of financial performance of the business

Skills and Experience Required:
 
  • Undergraduate qualification in Finance, Accounting or related discipline
  • Sound finance technical skills
  • 10 years’ operating in a fast-paced business environment 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, fluency in English and a good communicator
  • Unafraid to deal with confrontation, ability to challenge existing thinking
  • Self-driven and motivated to achieve mutually positive outcomes
  • Experience with cost allocation and transfer pricing across business units
  • Ability to delegate effectively and manage by outputs, not micro-managing tasks
  • Strong pro-active and pragmatic problem-solving skills
  • A proven ability to manage a diverse set of activities concurrently
  • Excellent logical reasoning skills and ability to work independently
  • Driven to continuously improve processes and operational excellence
 
Skills and Experience Preferred:
 
  • Experience working in a services business that provides solutions to large and mid sized corporations
  • Working with overseas offices and multi-currency / geographies.
  • Contract negotiation experience and basic contract legal knowledge
 
Why Blackdot?
 
  • Dynamic high-performance workplace and culture
  • Collaborative, entrepreneurial and team focused environment
  • Industry-leading culture of individual development & success recognition
  • High levels of autonomy and ownership
  • Competitive remuneration and bonus scheme
  • Exciting Tier 1 clients & transformations projects
  • Access to best practice sales & marketing thought leadership
  • A range of benefits; casual Friday's and drinks, social events and rewards
  • Excellent working environment and a focus on work/life balance
  • Funky loft-style offices in The Rocks (Sydney CBD)

Send your CV & cover letter to careers@theblackdot.com.au