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Finance Controller

Date: 20-Jan-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3194

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply chilled, frozen, and shelf-stable products to Australia's major retail and foodservice markets.


We are home to some of Australia's most loved and trusted food brands, including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggo's, John West, and Chiko. We have six Australian manufacturing sites and employ more than 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focussed on bringing to life Aussie grown produce. We embrace sustainable practices that care for our planet's precioius resources today and for generations to come. We are an integral part of the global JR Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits


At Simplot, we are fuelled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values: 


  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People


The safety and wellbeing of our people, contractors, and communities are priorities for us, which is why we require any new starter to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, 2021 to work with us. 


We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.


Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

The Perks


  • Flexible working arrangements and a variety of engaging Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Diverse Leadership Development Programs and Professional Development Support
  • Employee Reward and Recognition Program 
  • Bonus incentives 
  • Discounted Health Insurance and Gym Memberships
  • Sensory Club Program – Enjoy and taste our new product launches and access to our Culinary cooking sessions
  • Novated Car Leasing Agreements
  • Income Protection Insurance 
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave 

About our role


  • Exciting leadership role, reporting directly into Global Services - Controllership (Located in Boise, ID, USA)
  • Provide financial guidance, expertise, and recommendations to Business Management
  • Direct and manage the overall Record to Report financial reporting activities 
  • Safeguard our assets by maintaining robust internal controls via sound financial systems and qualified financial teams

What will you do


  • Establish and maintain effective reporting/monitoring /accounting controls, systems and procedures to ensure the integrity of financial information and data
  • Oversee and coordinate monthly, quarterly and annual financial reporting in accordance with US GAAP and Australian GAAP (IFRS).
  • Assist Category in monitoring controls and identifying operational costs and revenue drivers
  • Manage and lead the R2R Process for assigned business areas/entities
  • Oversee assessment, design and monitoring of controls over financial reporting 
  • Lead and/or participate in governance and optimization of R2R activities
  • Liaison to Supply Chain Finance and FP&A teams
  • Specific activities as applicable to customer or stakeholder needs
  • Diverse leadership role, develop your team’s professional development and growth through results oriented focus, clear communication and direction, delegation and active career development and coaching
  • Continually evaluate, alter and improve the function to respond to changing needs of the organization, new products, new business, individual initiatives and other activities

About you


  • Significant Financial Management experience, including leadership responsibilities with a diverse and engaging leadership style
  • Chartered Accounting qualifications and experience
  • Growth mindset and the ability to accelerate and drive business and process improvements
  • Strong business partnering and support experience
  • Experience in strategic planning, driving performance, and providing strategic, commercial, and financial insight.
  • Technology savvy and digitally aware
  • To be successful you must have relevant Tertiary qualifications in Accounting and be CPA Qualified. 
  • FMCG experience preferred


Crucial to success will be the ability to develop relationships that foster structured information flow and decision making for both operational requirements and strategic initiatives.  The role requires requisite technical abilities to integrate, interpret and deliver financial insight together with the confidence and presentation skills to facilitate and drive discussions.


This role presents as a great opportunity to make your mark with a highly regarded business in a challenging, varied and highly visible role.


If this sounds like you, then please apply online now! 

Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you.  If you require technical assistance, please email us at