Finance and Business Administration Manager

Job Title: Finance and Business Administration Manager
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Vidalia, United States
Salary: $64 per annum, Benefits: Yes
Start Date: 2018-09-13
Reference: BH-89750-1
Contact Name: Shawna Leatherwood
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 14, 2018 22:51

Job Description


This key leadership role will be responsible for business administration and financial control of the project and operations in the USA including, but not limited to; governance, compliance, finance and administrative functions.


? Develop Business Administration and Finance functions for the Group’s operations in the USA.

? Financial management and establishment of project, general business administration and financial controls.

? Provide Financial advice and general business support to the project team and to the wider Group as required.

? Partner with the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and the Group Finance team based in Melbourne (Australia) to develop Business Administration and Financial systems.

? Lead the implementation of Business Administration and Finance policies and processes and ensure they are consistent with Group practices, but also tailored to meet local requirements.

? Provide strategic advice on delivery of Business Administration and Finance functions including the management of service providers and consultants.

? Manage relationships with financial institutions, taxation, accounting, legal, and other business service providers.

? Ensure compliance with relevant legislation, policies, procedures, standards and maintain effective governance to ensure that legal and regulatory obligations are met.

? Oversee the management of a range of general risk and compliance areas, to ensure that proper practices are adopted and followed by staff.

? Anticipate emerging financial risks and work with the Management Team to mitigate risk / minimize the impact.

? Assist the COO in the development of a bankable feasibility study to secure funding for the expansion of production capacity.

? Collaborate with the COO and the Manufacturing Leadership Team to identify opportunities for improving the cost of the Client’s products.

? Collaborate with the COO in engaging state and Parish officials to optimize the short and long term tax structures for the client. 


? Establish and maintain financial, management and operational reporting standards and ensure these are aligned to Group reporting requirements, including general ledger reconciliations.

? Implementation and maintenance of all financial controls and systems within the business, including overseeing the implementation of Group’s ERP system across the business.

? Preparation of financial reports (with commentary) for both group reporting and local statutory reporting requirements.

? Drive the end-to-end budgeting and forecasting process for the business.

? Compliance with statutory financial reporting, taxation and other state and federal regulatory reporting obligations.

? Manage external audit process for group and local statutory reporting purposes.

? Build and maintain key internal relationships.

? Other reasonable business requirements as requested by the COO and Group Finance team.


? Bachelor of Commerce/Business Degree or similar.

? CPA or CA qualified, having trained in an accounting firm environment.

? At least 10 years commercial experience in an engineering, manufacturing or construction environment.



? Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines and multi-task.

? Prior experience in project controls (in a start-up environment will be highly valued).

? Awareness of end-to-end business processes and best practices for a well-controlled environment.

? Self-management & integrity. Works well autonomously as well as part of a team.

? Excellent interpersonal skills.