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  • pbourke2

Head of finance - Melbourne

At Leon Cycle, we specialize in providing high-quality electric bikes to customers worldwide. Our roots began in Germany, where we started as an online retailer in 2014. Since then, we've grown into a passionate team of sales and technical staff, all with hands-on experience and extensive training in electric bicycles. We take pride in our work and are always looking for enthusiastic individuals who share our passion for bikes and enjoy working in a startup environment. Join us at Leon Cycle, where we are dedicated to being your go-to e-bike specialist.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Plan, implement, and oversee overall Finance & Accounting strategy for both Australia and New Zealand.

  • Manage and take responsibility for all accounting operations including accounts payable/receivable, cash receipts, general ledger, payroll and utilities, treasury, budgeting, cash forecasting, taxes, reconciliations, check runs, fixed asset activity, debt activity, etc

  • Direct the development of annual operating plans, departmental budgets, monthly/quarterly forecasts, cost reduction initiatives/recommendations, and profitability analysis.

  • Implementing and managing the strategy and process of the organization

  • Oversee the supply chain, including warehouse & logistic management and demand planning.

  • Oversea HR department and payroll

  • Successfully complete monthly closing cycles to properly reflect the company’s financial position, profit & loss, capital base, cash from operations, and operational metric reporting.

  • Provide financial analysis support/guidance to all line managers and directors. Monitor the financial policies, practices, and procedures of the operation.

  • Ensure the necessary internal controls (and compensating controls) to safeguard the company’s assets and adhere to management policies.

  • Direct the activities and provide leadership to the finance & accounting team, ensuring all Leon Cycle values are inherent in the daily performance of responsibilities.

  • Adhere to proper Finance & Accounting methods, policies, and principles.

  • Assess current practices and procedures and make recommendations for improvements.

  • Prepare, review, and analyse financial statements to ensure accuracy and completeness.

  • Develop staff by managing performance, setting goals, providing ongoing training, and maintaining strong employee relationships.

  • Work with external auditors to ensure correct and timely closing and reporting at year-end.

  • Other special ad hoc projects as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance and CPA accreditation

  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant leadership experience in a high-growth company

  • Experience with setting up new processes and procedures or in a start-up company preferred.

  • Experience with reconciling and analysing financial data.

  • Experience in leading, coaching, and mentoring team members preferred.

  • The high degree of accuracy, extremely detail-oriented, and ability to multitask.

  • Computer-literate, with experience in Excel, office applications add our internal systems (i.e., Neto / Maropost, Web Browser, Outlook and Xero)

  • Ability to work within a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision, and to work well under pressure to meet deadlines.

I possess outstanding analytical abilities, adept problem-solving skills, effective communication prowess, and excellent interpersonal capability

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