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Finance Officer

We’re looking for early-mid career finance professionals to join our business administration team.

Working directly with the business partners, you’ll design and manage workflows and processes across invoicing, bookkeeping and accounting.

The ideal candidate has about 3 years of experience and strong skills in data manipulation, visualisation and analysis.

We’re looking for someone who wants to be part of the growth of our business, drive best practices and aim for clean and accessible finance

This role will be supported by the incumbent Bookkeeper, business partner and business analyst.

THE ROLE

Champion finance process efficiencies for continued growth

Key Responsibilities

  • Build on the existing invoice workflow to aim for precision and speed in raising client retainer invoices.
  • Audit historic and timesheets to monitor for missed spend and activity.
  • Manage client prebills, credit notes and invoice queries, liaising with relevant teams.
  • Work with the Business Analyst to create business and team reports to visualise team and client margin, utilisation, and service and client growth.
  • Work with the external Accountant to prepare IAS and BAS submissions.
  • Prepare monthly financials – P&L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow.
  • Prepare budgets, forecasts and actuals.
  • Manage daily transactions and reconciliations across Sparro and Jack Nimble in the Xero platform.
  • Define and manage bookkeeping workflows and processes. 
  • Improve expense categorisation and analysis. 
  • Manage receivables and payables. 
  • Manage fortnightly payroll, leave and any staff salary queries.
YOU

You live for results, drive change and Expect only the best.

You are adaptable and have a strong appetite to learning new skills and knowledge sharing. You’re also not afraid to dive right in and solve challenges by rolling up your sleeves.

You will have proven 3 + years of experience in a similar role and looking to further develop your career in finance.

Your contribution to the agency’s offering, direction, culture, and knowledge will be invaluable, as will the solutions you produce and lead for our company. 

Your skills

  • Effective project management, high attention to detail and an independent, ambitious approach to tasks.
  • An exceptional grasp on strategic thinking, problem solving and process.
  • Strong platform skills in Xero and Excel/Google Sheets, or similar.
  • Confidence in data analysis and forecasting.
  • Ability to conceptualise and manage new processes, gaining stakeholder support and adoption.
PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT

The performance of the Finance Officer will be determined based on their ability to:

  • Precisely manage receivables and utilisation reporting, creating strong transparency and consistency in margin.
  • Identifying opportunities and risks in billables, utilisation and expenses.
  • Independently solve business problems and processes.
  • Become a trusted partner to the business and senior leaders. 
  • Contribute to the values and culture of Sparro.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Profession + Leadership Training /01

Continuous learning is a huge part of our workplace culture. We provide off-site training with professionals and specialists who are better skilled and knowledgeable in your chosen profession. Providing opportunities to boost work progress and performance as well as build your network.

With our dedicated learning and development team and onsite performance coach, we offer in-house training sessions to upskill your qualifications and knowledge.

We also provide a 20-week leadership training course with our founder and general manager. Through this training, we explore the vision of Sparro, how to manage expectations, elevating conversation and much more.

Mentoring + Support /02

We’re proud to say that Sparro spends 31,200 hours and $1m a year on training and mentoring our team. 

The Finance Officer will work directly with the business partners and senior leaders, as well as the existing business administration team. Who will provide support for the ongoing development of the employee to ensure their fulfillment and success within the company. 

Through our in-house training and support, we also look beyond our company to aid our staff’s professional development, with access and encouragement to attend industry events, workshops and paid external courses.

Career Pathways /03

Excellent opportunities to become a trusted partner and work closely with the business leaders. With the potential to progress into a more senior financial role within the company.

We have a transparent direction for our business and clear pathways for all staff; supported by regular reviews, training courses and personal development plans.

Sparro Culture /04

We value culture as a top priority. We know that we succeed by working collaboratively, drawing on our shared knowledge and growing together. 

Culture isn’t just a set of behaviours, backgrounds, or interests – it’s a growth mindset, no ego, and having an openness to learn, challenge, be challenged, and share ideas.

We host regular social and sporting events, lunches and drinks. We love getting everyone together to celebrate our successes. We work hard and smart while providing flexible working hours for all team members. We offer remote workings, a pet friendly plant-filled office with casual working areas, and fully stocked fridge.

APPLICATION
Morris Bryant
Cameron Bryant
Sparro Digital Marketing Level 2, 727 George St,
Haymarket, NSW Australia
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