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Financial Controller

  • Queensland, QLD, Australia
  • Global Land Supply
  • Full time

About the Opportunity

We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic individual looking for the perfect opportunity to join Global Land Supply (GLS). GLS is a global business (a pillar of the Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG)) which operates in over 20 countries, across multiple brands and various segments within the travel industry. It consists of 5 pillars to support the customer's experience in-destination and throughout their travel journey including Global Experiences, Global Procurement, Global Touring, Global Hotels and Global Shared Services.

Global Shared Services supports the GLS strategy by effectively managing $1.4B of transactions in a mix of 50 currencies and being a centre of excellence. Teams are located onshore in Brisbane and Sydney, supported by offshore partners. Global Shared Services combines the disciplines of Accounting, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Process Automation with a goal to improve service, reduce costs and enhance reporting and financial control over what could be achieved independently.

 

What You Will Be Doing

The successful candidate will be responsible for the preparation and presentation of the consolidated financial information including the financial performance and position, cash flows of GLS Shared Services and the businesses which it supports (Global Product Network and Wholesale).  They will be responsible for the relationship with key stakeholders, ownership of Financial Control and understanding and providing insights on the financial performance and key indicators.

Due to the diverse nature of the business, the successful candidate will have sound technical skills, including multi-currency reporting, an understanding of financial standards and requirements, along with understanding all areas of balance sheet reporting. This role incorporates monthly reporting, financial control compliance review and recommendations, support for new businesses as well as being involved in key projects and initiatives that the business undertakes.

This is a growing finance function where FCTG is centralising and globalising functions. A passion for working with project team and stakeholders to ensure efficiency and that goals are met, along with instilling strong processes and ownership across the business are important. Based on the global nature, managing key relationships and communicating results and risks with overseas Financial Controllers and General Managers across multiple communication channels is key.

 

What You Will Need

  • Ability to understand, interpret and report on financial information including commercial and strategic impact
  • Ability to work with large amounts of data
  • Experience in multi-currency consolidation and reporting
  • Advanced knowledge of Finance Systems (preferably SUN/Oracle/Dynamics365) and Microsoft Excel
  • First class communication skills - both written and verbal
  • Ability to build relationships across a global business including differing time zones and cultures
  • Business / Commerce Degree
  • CA/CPA Qualified (or Equivalent)
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in an Audit or Commercial role
  • Experience going through a transformation, or system changes is desirable

 

Benefits

  • Generous remuneration structure
  • Travel discounts, in-house financial, health and welfare services
  • Global career opportunities in a network of brands and businesses
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • Fun, flexible and inclusive work environment
  • Proud Corporate Social Responsibility platform



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