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Financial Controller

Tauranga, New Zealand

SwipedOn is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Financial Controller to join our team.

We're an established and successful SaaS business, headquartered in sunny Tauranga. This is a rare opportunity to join a fast growing company, with a truly global customer base and footprint.

A switched on and commercially focused Financial Controller is sought, for this newly established role. We’ll need you to wear more than one hat each day and you’ll be more than comfortable switching gears as needs arise. Whether that’s financial compliance, commercial analysis or broader business analytics.

Here’s what you will be doing:

  • Report to the CEO with timely and accurate financial information
  • Perform analysis on sales, P&L, SaaS metrics to assist driving business performance
  • Act as direct financial liaison with our UK listed, parent company (SmartSpace Software Plc)
  • Collating and reporting high level SaaS metrics on a frequent basis
  • Assist the CEO, presenting to stakeholders and board members
  • Oversee the accounting process including cash management, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and bank reconciliation functions
  • Review all financial plans and budgets regularly to look for cost reductions
  • Liaise with external tax advisers to ensure timely and accurate returns are prepared and submitted
  • Create monthly and annual reports to identify results, trends and financial forecasts
  • Review monthly cash flow and cash flow forecast including analysis
  • Manage and track capex expenditure
  • Assist in the preparation of the company’s budget, forecast and strategic plan including budget cash flow
  • Liaise with external auditors, manage the statutory audit and ensure compliance is achieved
  • Review internal controls and procedures and drive process improvements

What you will bring to the role

  • At least two years’ experience in a similar or complementary role
  • Strong analytical skills with initiative to resolve issues or pursue business opportunities as they are identified
  • Experience with practical financial management, delivering commercial and strategic financial advice
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to deal with change, growth and pressure
  • Tertiary qualified in Commerce, Business, Finance, Accounting or Economics
  • CA or CPA qualified
  • A high attention to detail
  • A can do attitude, willing to assist across all finance functions when required.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the CEO as a standalone finance employee in New Zealand, the Financial Controller will be responsible for the end to end accounting functions for the business and act as a business partner for other key functions. They will be working closely with the UK parent company and finance team, aligning practices and procedures.

Why you should join SwipedOn...

Team: You’ll be part of an experienced, motivated team of talented people. We’ll swap ideas, knowledge and have a great time doing it.

Opportunity: SwipedOn is an established, successful business and an equal opportunity employer. We're embarking on an ambitious programme of improvement and growth. We’re well-funded (recently purchased by listed UK company SmartSpace), and in control of our destiny. It’s a great time to make your mark in an encouraging and open environment.

Lifestyle: SwipedOn is in Tauranga because we value the incredible lifestyle the Bay of Plenty can offer (sun, surf and software!). We’re shortly moving in to our new seaside offices right on The Strand. We believe in working hard and the satisfaction of a job well done, but we also value quality of life.

If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you. Please apply with a cover letter and CV.