Finance and Business Manager

Job Description

Our client, Herron Todd White, is one of the largest independent property valuation and advisory groups in Australia. Their vision is to be the most respected and trusted property advisory organisation, and they are committed to providing solutions of superior quality and value to help their clients reach their goals.

From humble beginnings in 1968, with just one valuer and one secretary, in a room under a house in Rockhampton, founder Kerry Herron went on to build a valuation practice with a simple vision to provide independent, professional property valuation services to rural clients for an agreed fee.

Now, 50 years later, Herron Todd White has expanded to include more than 800 staff across 64 offices throughout Australia. As specialists in valuation, their extensive experience, robust systems, and absolute professionalism are second to none. In addition, they understand that people are their most important assets and underpinning a culture based on teamwork, are the values of collegiality, professionalism, innovation, fairness, equity, and accountability.

A Herron Todd White business which has 65 staff in 9 offices and has responsibility for operations in regional Queensland is currently seeking an experienced Finance and Business Manager to join their team in a permanent capacity. The primary responsibility of the Finance & Business Manager is to ensure organisational effectiveness by providing leadership to the finance and business functions of the company. Flexible working arrangements and part time hours will be considered for the right applicant.

To be successful for this role, you will have a solid background in business and finance, strong leadership skills, and the ability to direct the work of others and make decisions based on the core values of their company.

Responsibilities for the position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist the Directors with preparation and implementation of plans, policies, strategies and budgets for the growth and profitable operation of the company. 
  • Lead the finance function including management of debtors, creditors, fixed assets register, bank and credit card reconciliations, balance sheet, P&L (inc. salaries} and suspense account reconciliation, general journals, and cash flow management. 
  • Prepare and submit BAS, IAS, SGC, Work Cover, PAYG and Payroll Tax and ensure legislative compliance
  • Manage the payroll functions
  • Provide advice to Directors and Staff on all aspects of human resource management
  • Oversee the HR operational function to ensure the effective delivery of onboarding and induction programs
  • Provide Support to the Management Team with general business management responsibilities including the coordination of WHS compliance and helping lead IT changes
  • Manage and oversee property (office) leases and assist with business insurance renewals.
  • Oversee the Operations division and assist the Team Leader, Operations in the management of performance.

In this role, you will stand out with your ability to relate to a diverse group of people and lead by example in the management of your team. The successful candidate will join the regional Queensland management team which is well supported by the national executive. 

To be considered for this position, you will need:

  • Relevant Accounting Degree with CA/CPA Certification or intention to commence study towards certification.
  • Proven leadership and management capabilities
  • Minimum 4 to 5 years of experience in accounting, experience in the property or service industry will be an added advantage. 
  • Previous HR management and/or operational experience is highly desirable. 
  • Experience performing month end close and sound knowledge of accounting standards.
  • Mid-size ERP experience essential (NetSuite preferred). 
  • Proficiency in using the Microsoft Office suite
  • Intermediate to advanced excel/google sheets skills 
  • Demonstrated experience building effective relationships with a range of external and internal stakeholders.

The work that Herron Todd White does is driven by the passion of their team and their commitment to provide outcomes that exceed their customer’s expectations.  If you would like to work for an organisation that understands people are the foundation of their success, please apply via SEEK. 

For a position description, please ring Nic Willis on 0487 895 796 or email: nic@nicwillisconsulting.com.au

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.