BMT • AUS - Brisbane

Financial Controller

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

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Job Description

Work for a global high-end design house and technical consulting firm solving complex real-world problems.

We Design. We Guide. We Protect. We Sustain. We Train. We Transform

Learn more about your next company - (Welcome to BMT)

BMT is a leading international design, engineering, science, and risk management consultancy with a reputation for excellence. We're driven by a belief that things can always be better, safer, greener, and more efficient. We provide our customers with the capability, capacity, and confidence to enable them to make the right decisions at the right time by drawing upon the expertise of over 1,300 professionals located in UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia Pacific, and the Americas.

Delivering independent, complex design and consultancy capabilities for over 37 years, we pride ourselves on being equipped to support our customers to tackle the most complex design and systems issues, and challenges, which enables the industry to deliver safer, cleaner, and more fuel-efficient shipping for the future. We draw upon a wide range of experience and expertise to provide high-quality, high value products and services across the maritime sector. The group's assets are held in beneficial ownership for employees.

Your next exciting job opportunity –

Reporting to the Finance Director, the Financial Controller is responsible for Managing the financial, treasury and payroll units ensuring all financial information is accurate and compliant with the relevant accounting and taxation standards.

In this role you will be:

  • Responsible for leading the year-end Financial Reporting process ensuring all Reports are prepared in accordance with UK GAAP/IFRS.

  • Responsible for leading the internal and external audits.

  • Review and provide analysis into the monthly management accounts including profit & loss, balance sheets, cash flow and headcount.

  • Review and maintain the general ledger and balance sheet reconciliations covering fixed assets, leases, prepayments, accruals and intercompany transactions.

  • Overseeing the treasury function and cash flow forecasting.

  • Ensuring the company has sufficient working capital and referring debts to third party collection agencies when necessary.

  • Developing and maintaining three-way cash flow forecast model to proactively advise the business of working capital requirements.

  • Review all local taxation compliance requirements including Payroll Tax, PAYG, BAS, FBT and yearly consolidated tax returns.

  • Provide all ad-hoc taxation compliance advice in areas of Permanent Establishments, Overseas Employment, withholding tax, transfer pricing and double taxation agreements.

  • Development and maintenance of accounting policies and procedures.

  • Managing the budget and forecasting process for APAC Global Business Services (GBS) units.

  • Working closely with the APAC GBS Leaders to deliver reports, analysis, forecasts and budgets.

  • Measuring APAC GBS units against internal and external benchmarks.

  • Provide change management to the finance team in systems and process improvements.

  • Develop, manage and mentor the accounting, finance officers & payroll departments to ensure appropriate Segregation of Duties and cross functional collaboration.

  • Ensure all reporting team deadlines and targets are met.

  • Dual accountability of developing and maintaining all financial systems, including the implementation of new software.

Relevant Education, Experience, and Skills:

  • Degree qualified

  • Minimum of 3 years demonstrated business experience working in a similar role

  • Demonstrated experience working with computerised accounting software.

  • Advanced level of computer literacy including Microsoft Office suite of products, in particular Microsoft Excel.

  • Proficient in management.

  • Experience with project management accounting software is advantageous.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and autonomously.

  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to demonstrate initiative.

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills, including written and verbal.

  • Demonstrated ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.

  • Able to provide evidence of Right to Work in Australia.

Our Benefits -

Our employee benefits are designed to ensure you have the resources you need to thrive. We value your contribution by offering the following benefits –

  • BMT genuinely believe everyone performs at their best when they have the flexibility to make working for BMT work best for you! We’re officially ‘flexified’ with Flexa.
  • Competitive salary offering
  • A performance-related bonus scheme based on personal, and company performance.
  • Access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), comprising confidential health, legal and financial advice on a 24/7 basis.
  • Learning and Development opportunities to support you in achieving your business and personal objectives and releasing your full potential.
  • We are passionate about driving culture to embed sustainability into the core of our business.
  • We are a workplace that values diversity and individual talents.

Where possible, our benefits are globally harmonised to ensure equality and consistency across our collaborative teams; we also tailor benefits to ensure they remain competitive with the local geographies in which we operate.

BMT genuinely believe everyone performs at their best when they have the flexibility to make working for BMT work best for you! we are interested in speaking to skilled talent with ADF capabilities regardless of where your located within Australia, we have offices located in Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Perth and offer flexible work arrangements including work from home and hybrid.

Our Values –

We believe that an organisation can only be number one in its market if everyone in it works together as one. How we behave is just as important as what we do and BMT has a strong set of values that are embedded into the foundation for all our activities. Trust I Innovation I Passion I Respect I Collaboration

Notice to Recruitment Agency & Related Services -

Please note BMT receive job applications exclusively via our ATS system only. BMT do not warrant or agree to any unsolicited CVs submitted via any contact method including physical hard copies left with any employee at BMT or within our operational teams. We will not progress CVs shared on a speculative basis by email, and you accept our right to pursue such candidates with no obligation to third-party terms and conditions or liability to a fee.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – After 1 years service, enhanced maternity to max 18 weeks
26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Wellbeing budget - £250 per annum
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at BMT

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

Teddington, Bath, Southampton, Fareham, Bristol, Plymouth, Weymouth, Leeds, Aberdeen, Glasgow

Hiring Countries





United Kingdom

United States

Awards & Achievements

Most flexible companies

Most flexible companies

Flexa100 2024
Professional Services

Professional Services

Industry awards 2023

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