Senior Finance Manager


SIR, is an Australian privately-owned company which designs and manufactures high-end women’s fashion. Clothing is sold online nationally and internationally as well as through a number of wholesale partners. We currently have 3 retail stores across Australia and plan to significantly increase the store footprint in the coming years. The office is located in Rosebery, Sydney.


The SIR Finance team is responsible for co-ordinating budgets and forecasts, cash flow management, payroll, business analysis and process efficiency. The team also delivers accurate, timely and relevant financial and management reporting, and analysis and advice to support business decision making. As the Senior Finance Manager you will play a critical role in managing 2 members of Finance and owning the end-to-end financial and management accounting duties.


  • Specific responsibilities of this position include:

    • Provision of accurate and timely reporting of monthly management accounts and analysis to support decision making:
      • producing the monthly management pack.
      • producing monthly store and department P&L reports.
      • assisting department heads with analysis or ad hoc reports.
    • Maintaining the company’s Xero system GL to ensure it is updated accurately, enabling management to have confidence in the integrity of data.
    • Reviewing the monthly accounts for all entities within the group.
    • Effectively managing and developing the Corporate Financial Accountant and the AP/AR Accountant to maximise productivity and engagement. Including, ensuring all month end procedures, receipting of cash from customers and
    • payments made to suppliers are performed on a timely basis.
    • Management of the payroll function and workers compensation renewals, including working with the outsourced payroll function to ensure accurate and timely processing of fortnightly Payroll.
    • Leading the month-end close process, P&L analysis and preparing the management accounts.
    • Compliance with all statutory and taxation requirements including GST/VAT return preparation and lodgement, superannuation and income tax in conjunction with external tax advisors.
    • Identifying finance process efficiency opportunities and documenting new procedures.
    • Cost monitoring and assisting with business improvement projects.
    • Working closely with internal customers to coordinate the flow of information across the organisation.
    • Assisting with budgeting, forecasting and cash flow reporting.
    • Ad hoc projects deemed necessary by the business.


  • CA/CPA qualified with at least 2 years’ experience in a similar position.
  • Strong analytical and leadership skills.
  • Extensive experience with Xero.
  • Strong knowledge of a retail business.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Ability to build relationships across the business and lead by example.
  • Pro-active approach in identifying financial and operational areas for improvement and experience in re-engineering business processes & managing change.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communications skills and the ability to effectively communicate with non-financial people.