Financial Controller

Location: Brisbane

Who are we looking for?

We are currently looking for a Financial Controller to join our growing team in Brisbane.

In this position, you will take ownership of the integrity of financial and business reporting as well as the financial control environment in a demanding, yet highly rewarding setting.

You will lead a team of finance professionals to deliver insightful and accurate reporting and maintain compliance with statutory requirements, whilst ensuring that robust controls are in place to enable meaningful business insight and ensure accountability across the business. 

The role requires both leadership and a hands-on approach to successfully execute on the scope of the role. 

Your responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Financial reporting and general ledger integrity across the group, cash forecasting and treasury management
  • Analysis of key business ratios and metrics

  • Managing and mentoring direct reports whilst contributing to the building of capabilities across the Business Services team

  • Preparing all management, board and investor reports/statements within tight reporting deadlines

  • Preparing group budgets and forecasts, ensuring proper internal control processes

  • Drive and oversee the refinement of all finance processes and procedures.

  • Evaluation, selection and implementation of relevant finance, HR and BI systems and tools.

  • Compliance with relevant accounting practices, managing the annual audits, liaising with external auditors, advisors and consultants.

  • Submitting relevant grant, incentive and other applications

  • Engaging with non-finance managers in order to improve information and data flows

  • Management of all statutory and regulatory compliance requirements including Tax filings.

  • Oversight of payroll and related tasks

  • Extensive stakeholder management across the business

  • Completion of ad hoc projects as required


Position Requirements

  • CA/CPA (or equivalent) qualification

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a broad full function Financial Controller role

  • Experience in Technology/SaaS industry highly regarded

  • Experience in high growth businesses highly regarded

  • Advanced MS Excel/MS Office/BI tool skills

  • Extensive experience with multi-jurisdictional budgeting, financial reporting and analysis, statutory compliance and cash-flow management

  • System selection and implementation experience

  • Solid understanding of accounting standards and consolidation principles

  • Ability to lead teams across functions and partner with senior stakeholders

  • Exceptional time management and communication skills

  • Strong attention to detail


Meet GO1

Originally a Y-Combinator startup, GO1 is now an established and global leader in online learning and education, and continues to work alongside some of the largest companies in the world.

Inspiring education and learning are at the very core of what we do at GO1. It is our mission to unlock everyone’s positive potential through a love for learning.

We're on a mission to make learning easier no matter who you are, where you are located, or what you are working on. We are hard workers, independent thinkers, open communicators and are driven by our passion for learnings.

We pride ourselves on producing high-quality work and ongoing support to everyone we interact with throughout our organisation.


Why you will love working with us

  • Vibrant & Dynamic – We love what we do, we work hard to do it but we’re flexible and we have fun in the process 

  • Smart & Authentic – We’re a clever bunch and we love to share knowledge and experiences with each other – we’re also not afraid of some robust discussion

  • Great work space – Enjoy free coffee, snacks and regular celebrations on site. We have been listed as a 2018 Australian HR Awards finalist in the Employer of Choice category

  • We are passionate about Learning - Enjoy unlimited access to the GO1 Learning platform - thousands of training modules are waiting for you!

  • We’re in serious growth – GO1 is on a stable and rapid-growth curve and you’ll have the opportunity to grow with us



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