Job Openings Finance Controller

About the job Finance Controller

About the Umart Group

Founded in 1999 in Brisbane, the Umart Group has become the largest company of its kind in Australia with 5 Distribution Centres, 24 Retail Locations and over 200 employees & contractors - pretty impressive for a family-owned and operated business.

We are obsessed with providing world-class service and exploring innovative ways to reduce our costs to provide the highest quality products and premium service at the lowest price to the Australian Market. Unafraid to challenge the status quo, we get excited about new ways of working and leveraging technology to assist our team and be the number-one choice for customers in Australia.

About the role

The role of the Financial Controller at Umart Group is both pivotal and multifaceted. Located in the Philippines but deeply ingrained with our Australian operations, this position is the critical bridge linking intricate financial details to the broader strategic vision of the company.

Candidates in this role must have an excellent understanding of Australian GST and taxation intricacies, ensuring a smooth and compliant financial operation spanning both countries.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Direct and oversee the operations of the accounting and finance departments.

  • Monitor budget variances, reporting discrepancies, and making recommendations to enhance financial efficiency.

  • Ensure the accurate and timely preparation of all financial statements, including detailed monthly and year-end closing reports.

  • Handle comprehensive financial and board reporting, ensuring compliance with ATO requirements.

  • Evaluate company performance against both internal objectives and industry benchmarks.

  • Supervise the annual budgeting and financial forecasting processes.

  • Safeguard the company's adherence to statutory law, financial guidelines, and tax regulations specific to Australian GST.

  • Regularly update and maintain accounting procedures and policies to reflect best practices.

  • Resolve complex accounting challenges and liaise with external auditors for regular reviews.

  • Explore opportunities to refine business operations, control expenditures, and recommend strategies to improve financial health.

  • Collaborate closely with the Executive Leadership team to deliver analytical reports, discuss potential risk factors, and identify financial opportunities.

This role demands synergy across various departments, ranging from marketing to HR to logistics. Establishing and nurturing relationships with external stakeholders, including auditors, banking partners, and technology solution providers, is essential.

While the responsibilities listed provide a structured overview of the role, the Financial Controller will also undertake other related tasks and projects as directed by senior management.


  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field.

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is essential.

  • Proficiency in Xero accounting software.

  • A minimum of 3-5 years in a Financial Controller or similar role.

  • Strong experience dealing with Australian clients and Australian financial regulations.

Key Competencies:

  • Excellent written and spoken English.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • Analytical mindset with a keen attention to detail.

  • Strong leadership qualities with experience managing teams.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

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Chief Operating Officer

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