Financial Controller

About Blonde Robot

Blonde Robot (part of the Midwich Group of companies) is an importer and distributor of professional products for the photographic and video industry throughout Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.

We service over 700 resellers in 17 countries and have offices in Malaysia and Australia and warehouses in Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore and New Zealand.  This role reports to the APAC CFO and the Business MD. 

About the Role 

Financial Reporting & Compliance

  • Compilation of monthly management accounts and reporting packs in compliance with group accounting policies and IAS
  • Compilation and submission of monthly BAS, State payroll taxes in Australia and the GST reporting of the New Zealand business.
  • Assist in the compilation of annual FBT, ITR, ASIC and other ad hoc returns
  • Process payroll, superannuation, commissions, staff claims
  • Ensure compliance with various tax and statutory organisations in various countries and to undertake pro-active monitoring of various statutory requirements and deadlines
  • Plan & manage the company’s annual audit process
  • Ensure corporate compliance such as health & safety, anti-bribery, etc
  • Manage customer credit terms, credit & general insurance policies
  • Prepare ad hoc accounting reports and information as required by regional and head office
  • Monitor, keep-track and provide solutions to meet cash conversion, DSO, DIO, DPO, inventory ageing KPIs

Financial Management 

  • Monthly financial commentary regarding sales, GP and profitability analysis, variance reporting of actual vs budget
  • Preparation of annual budgets, quarterly re-forecasts to keep budget on track
  • Regular forecasting and management of working capital to maximise efficiency and minimise cash investment
  • Management of RF banking facilities, cashflow and FX contracts
  • Manage the accounting of customer/retailer rebate incentives

Business Partnering and Projects 

  • Assist with integration projects of existing and acquired businesses
  • Lead and take initiative to improve accounting and operational efficiencies in various processes
  • Check regular customer price list updates
  • Negotiate supplier terms and conditions to maximise cashflow
  • Assist in the implementation of ERP projects
  • Provide support to sales and operations departments
  • Undertake projects to develop processes to improve customer experience and costs savings

Skills and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role in a high-volume distribution/retail business for a listed or multinational subsidiary company
  • CA or CPA qualified or equivalent
  • Degree in accounting or related discipline
  • Ideally, 3 years’ work experience in a professional accounting practice, preferably from audit or business services
  • Understanding of the reporting requirements and the key drivers of a sales and marketing distribution business
  • Manage a small team of finance assistants
  • Must be hands-on & attention to detail
  • Ability to organise, multi-task, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Hands on experience in Netsuite, Dynamics, Sage or SAP ERPs, ADP payroll or similar
  • Proficient in using Excel pivot tables, vlook-up, power point, etc
  • Commercially astute, highly motivated, positive and proactive attitude.
  • Sociable team player who enjoys working collaboratively in an open and supportive environment

For a full position description please email [email protected]

The Blonde Robot office is located in Melbourne is located in Thornbury with free, onsite parking. Due to growth, we will be relocating to a new premises at Preston in early 2022.  


Please apply via link below with your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience. 


About Midwich Group

Midwich Group is a leading, global distributor of audio visual solutions and unified communications and services to the trade market, bringing over 40 years of unrivalled specialist industry expertise to help people create, collaborate and communicate more effectively. Our long-standing relationships with over 500+ vendors, including blue-chip organisations, sees us proudly operating as the sole distributor for a number of brands in their respective product sets.

Midwich has over 1,000 employees around the world and continues to grow, with a large and diverse base of over 20,000 customers globally, most of who are professional AV integrators and IT resellers. Midwich is involved in the design, installation and facilitation of AV solutions for businesses small and large both locally and internationally. 

Financial Controller


Jobs / Accounting

Melbourne VIC

Annually - Full time

8 months ago

About Blonde RobotBlonde Robot (part of the Midwich Group of companies) is an importer and distributor of professional products for the photographic a