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Financial Controller


Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3194

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.


The Financial Controller will direct and manage the overall Record to Report (R2R) financial reporting activities for an assigned area. Responsible for the safeguarding of assets by maintaining good internal controls via sound financial systems and qualified financial teams. Provide financial guidance, expertise, and recommendations to Business Management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage R2R Process for assigned business areas/entities.
  • Oversee assessment, design and monitoring of controls over financial reporting (irrespective of where such activities occur.)
  • Lead and/or participate in governance and optimization of R2R activities.
  • Liaison to Ops accounting and FP&A teams.
  • Specific activities as applicable to customer or stakeholder needs.
  • Interview, train, develop and motivate employees to foster their 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.

Typical Education

Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

10+ years related experience and/or training

Required Certifications

MBA preferred. Licenses: CPA required, CMA preferred. 

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