Group Financial Controller



Accounting & Finance
Australia · New Zealand
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

We build tools to help the best software teams stay happy and productive. We’ve rethought how CI/CD should work and have built a platform that is fast, reliable, secure, and is able to scale to the needs of the most demanding high-growth tech companies including Shopify, Pinterest, Wayfair, Cruise, PagerDuty, Culture Amp, and Canva.

Buildkite’s mission is to unblock every developer on the planet. And our CI/CD platform is used by the best engineering teams in the world, including Airbnb, Shopify, PagerDuty, and Lyft.

The Financial Controller will report directly to the VP of Finance and will be responsible for maintaining the company group financial records. Buildkite has a presence predominately in AU and US, and this role will own all controllership activities across all jurisdictions. This includes financial reporting and compliance with all relevant regulations. The ideal candidate will have a strong finance and accounting background, with previous experience in similar roles.

A typical day may include:

  • Owning of all end to end accounting, payroll and financial reporting activities including month end close and year end close.
  • Ownership of accounts receivable (AR), accounts payable (AP) and bank reconciliation functions
  • Manage our cash and banking balances and ensure that we have money in the right places to do business.
  • Ensure that the companies' statutory reporting, annual audit requirements and tax obligations are met.
  • Maintain compliance within AU and US, ensuringall local obligations are met, including tax and payroll needs.
  • Support ad hoc projects as needed, including identifying process improvements and scaling the organisation.
  • Running the external audits in AU
  • Manage specific compliance needs including transfer pricing & R&D

What we’re looking for

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) or Chartered Accountant (CA) designation
  • Previous Controllership experience or in similar roles
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and working experience credit card and expense processing systems, Google Suite, MS Office, Xero and Weel will be advantageous
  • Detail-oriented and able to work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Knowledge of Australian Accounting Standards and tax regulations
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Previous experience in managing people.

Nice to have

  • Experience working in a SaaS company or technology industry
  • Experience in Group Accounting, including US Subsidiaries
  • Global Tax knowledge, including Transfer pricing.
  • Familiarity with venture capital and startup financing structures
  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, superannuation, and flexible paid time off.

Buildkite is a differently shaped company that values work-life balance and supports staff to work the ways that make sense for them. From the beginning, our goal has been to build a company that is people-centered, supportive and just a little bit weird 💚