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Chief Operating Officer

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Manufacturing company in Brisbane South seeks chartered accountant for CFO / COO role - national business, family owned

Chief Operating Officer: Manufacturing

The Company:

Based on the South Side of Brisbane in a modern, state of the art facility, this manufacturing company produces the finest homeware products on the market, with a thriving manufacturing and wholesale business involved in import and wholesale for the Australian market. Family owned, they have around a hundred employees and major expansion plans. They have offices in multiple states and are expanding both their domestic and international business sections.

The Role:

The role will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the business, ensuring alignment with strategic plans and operational and capital budgets.

Reporting to the Managing Director, you will bring to the role a demonstrated broad breadth of business skills including financial acumen and strategic thinking.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with strategic direction of each portfolio company and report on progress to each
  • Setup the operational reporting framework and improvement projects
  • Identify growth opportunities within the business units and lead management team to execute on strategy
  • Oversee HR and people objectives are aligned with the business goals and direction
  • Improve, develop and look after the annual budgeting & forecasting process within each portfolio company and on a group basis
  • Oversee month end and year end financial and management reporting to ensure the accuracy of financial results and reports
  • Manage relations with external advisors and work flow with each - auditors, tax accountants and legal
  • Lead change and improvement activities to create efficiencies in line with business requirements / process improvement, creating efficiencies and automation where possible
  • Manage IT team, development projects and automation integration

The Person:

You are highly regarded for your ability to foster a high-performing innovative culture and for your advanced stakeholder engagement skills. Excited by this amazing opportunity, you will bring energy, passion, and commitment to the role.

  • Bachelors' degree or higher
  • Chartered Accountant (CA or CPA
  • Someone happy walking around the factory floor, talking to staff, understanding the real world situation
  • Someone capable of steering the finance team as the 2IC in the company
  • Chartered Accounting background in corporate finance or Audit
  • Manufacturing experience / understanding of (eg: SKU’s – eg: up to 3000 products across eight core product families), inventory, import/export, wholesale, custom made products)
  • People Skills – an operational focus
  • Someone who can bring new ideas from another manufacturer on how to better run a finance function

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