A Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is responsible for overseeing and managing the financial operations and strategy of an organisation. They typically report directly to the CEO and the board of directors.

Typical Responsibilities:

  1. Financial Strategy and Planning:
    • Develop and execute the financial strategy aligned with the company's overall objectives and long-term growth plans.
    • Drive the annual budgeting and forecasting processes and provide financial guidance to the executive team and board of directors.
    • Identify and evaluate potential investment opportunities, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures to support business growth.
  2. Financial Reporting and Compliance:
    • Oversee the preparation and integrity of financial statements, ensuring compliance with relevant accounting standards, regulations, and ASX listing rules.
    • Provide accurate and timely financial reports, including profit and loss statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, and financial performance analysis.
    • Manage external audits, liaise with auditors, and ensure compliance with taxation and regulatory requirements.
  3. Capital Management and Fundraising:
    • Develop and implement strategies for effective capital management, including cash flow optimization, working capital management, and debt/equity financing.
    • Collaborate with the CEO and executive team to evaluate and secure funding options, including debt facilities, equity issuances, and capital market transactions.
    • Monitor the capital structure and make recommendations to optimize the company's capital position and cost of capital.
  4. Risk Management and Internal Controls
    •  Establish and maintain robust internal controls, policies, and procedures to safeguard the company's assets and ensure compliance with legal, regulatory, and corporate governance frameworks.
    • Identify and assess financial risks, including market, liquidity, credit, and operational risks, and develop risk mitigation strategies.
    • Monitor and report on key financial and operational metrics, highlighting potential risks and opportunities to the executive team and board.
  5. Investor Relations and Stakeholder Management:
    • Serve as a primary point of contact for investors, analysts, and financial institutions, representing the company's financial performance, strategy, and future prospects.
    • Provide insights and guidance to the executive team on investor sentiment, market trends, and shareholder expectations.
    • Collaborate with the CEO and communication team to develop and deliver investor presentations, annual reports, and other financial communications


Typical Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, or a related field (MBA or CPA preferred).
  • Proven experience as a CFO or in a senior financial leadership role within a similar or related industry
  • Strong knowledge of industry development, investment, and management practices.
  • Thorough understanding of financial accounting, reporting standards, and corporate finance principles.
  • Experience in leading financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes.
  • Excellent analytical skills with the ability to identify financial risks and opportunities.
  • Proficient in financial modeling and advanced knowledge of financial software systems.
  • Outstanding leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and influence key stakeholders.


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