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Associate Director, Head of Group Financial Reporting

Sydney

  • Contribute to a world class financial reporting team
  • If you are a strong people leader who enjoys working in a complex reporting environment own your career and apply today

Joining our team in Sydney as the Head of Group Financial Reporting you will lead a high performing financial reporting team.  You will work closely with the executive Leadership team, your voice, passion, and vision will empower and steer this crucial team towards meeting their objectives.

It’s an exciting time at Macquarie Group as we recently announced a 56% increase in net profit across our well diversified business groups. Supporting this record growth, we are looking at transforming and uplifting our capabilities and leadership across our Financial Management Group. We are investing heavily in data, automation, technology solutions and our people to better the way we work and how we operate. As a result of this, we are looking to complement our existing leadership team with diverse talent to join us on this journey.

In this diverse role you will have the opportunity to develop breadth and depth of expertise, demonstrate measurable value and lead the financial reporting to its external stakeholders, including shareholders and other providers of capital.  You will be responsible for assisting in the production and review of key group external financial reporting deliverables that include group, bank and non-bank interim and annual financial statements, related regulatory reports and other reports that rely on related financial information.  You will also be responsible for driving the production of several deliverables for the consideration of internal board and governance committees, leading and participating in several financial reporting-related projects that contribute to the continued success of this function as well as supporting other finance teams' projects with respect to input from a financial reporting perspective.

Your deep knowledge of financial reporting and controls will be leveraged to regularly engage and consult with business units, data and risk management teams and the senior leadership team.  You will also be interested in improving operational processes, providing financial reporting advice, interpreting regulatory reporting requirements within a business context and enjoy communicating with a variety of stakeholders.

You will be a people leader with extensive experience managing large financial reporting teams. You will be part of a purpose driven team dedicated to strengthening our foundations and enabling growth in this versatile work environment. You are a goal oriented, hardworking, people-focused individual with banking, audit and control improvements’ experience. It is also desirable that you have working knowledge of regulatory risk concepts and standards, and familiarity with financial services businesses.

Your technical skills and qualifications will include:

  • a tertiary degree in Business/Commerce and 10+ years’ post-qualification control improvements in the financial services or investment banking industry
  • previous experience and knowledge of Financial Statements and Accounting requirements and standards (Australian Accounting Standards / International Financial Reporting Standards)
  • extensive people management of large sized teams
  • have knowledge and a passion for data and regulatory reporting in a control environment
  • strong relationship building skills and stakeholder management skills will also be paramount to your success in this role.

You will have tenacity, agility and a proven ability to sustain high levels of performance in a fast-paced, output focused environment and be a natural collaborator who can initiate and lead conversations with business leaders regarding anticipated and emerging opportunities.

If you are a strong people leader who enjoys working in a complex reporting environment own your career and apply today.

About the Financial Management Group

The Financial Management Group provides financial, tax and treasury services to all areas of Macquarie. The group is focused on providing strategic analysis and advice to Macquarie's businesses and senior management, managing Macquarie's funding, liquidity and capital position, ensuring Macquarie continues to meet regulatory and compliance obligations and managing Macquarie's corporate affairs.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable environment enables us to deliver innovative and sustainable outcomes for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. From day one, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’ is as inspiring to you as it is to us, please apply. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways.

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage candidates to speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you, and the type of working arrangements that would help you thrive.

About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 17,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

Find out more at www.macquarie.com/careers

Job no: FMG-962659
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Sydney
Category: Accounting & Finance
Group: Financial Management Group
Division: Finance
Recruiter: Fred Howe
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