Senior Finance role within attractive, growing business
CFO succession pathway
About Our Client
FGB Natural Products is a thriving Australian-owned company which manufactures and markets a range of safe, natural and effective products. With a range of proprietary brands including Bosisto's and Euky Bear, the company is also the exclusive distributor for Vicks Home Health and Braun Health & Wellbeing in Australia and NZ. FGB's team of highly skilled employees are driving year on year growth in product sales both in Australia and selected export markets.
FGB is seeking a high calibre finance and accounting professional to manage the Company's Finance team and, as part of a clearly defined succession plan, assume the role of Chief Financial Officer within a 6-12 month time frame. The successful candidate will have a proven track record in managing and overseeing both control and commercial aspects of a Finance function and have the ability to grow and develop FGB's finance team and capabilities to align with and support future business growth.
The Finance Director will report to the CFO and be directly responsible for the management of the Finance team. As a member of the Leadership Team, your primary focus is to ensure the financial control and commercial functions are delivered, to support timely and considered decision making.
This position oversees all internal financial and management reporting, budgeting, financial forecasting, cash and working capital management, as well as business partnering across manufacturing, S&OP and commercial functions to assist management in evaluating business opportunities and driving improvements to overall company performance. You will also support the CFO in relation to external parties and statutory bodies, to ensure compliance and satisfactory risk mitigation strategies are in place. As a leader in the business, you are expected to develop and mentor Finance team members and help them achieve key deliverables, as well as continually refine business process to drive efficiencies and deliver best practice standards.
In parallel to fulfilling these duties, you will partner closely with the incumbent CFO to facilitate a smooth CFO succession and ensure the business is set up for future success.
The Successful Applicant
FGB are looking for a Finance Director who is ready to step-up and succeed as a CFO. Degree level qualifications in Accounting and a current CA / CPA membership are mandatory, as is previous experience in an FMCG / manufacturing organisation. Strong technical accounting skills are important in this role and they should be complimented with an analytical skillset. The role will involve a high level of stakeholder management across the wider business, so a proven track record of having worked at Executive Leadership Team level is necessary. Leadership skills are essential to drive the Finance team, as is the ability to influence senior stakeholders and provide strategic support to the CEO.
What's on Offer
This is a rare opportunity to join an established and reputable organisation, with a succession plan into a CFO role and where you have an active role to shape and influence future business direction. FGB has made some key transformational changes in recent years, which has given them a strong growth pipeline and financial position. The role offers a competitive remuneration as well as a clear path of succession to the CFO role.