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.
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