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Head of Finance at Shippit

in Sydney, NSW

Job description

Recognised as one of Australia's fastest growing tech leaders, Shippit is a logistics software company that's rapidly changing the face of retail & logistics on a global stage. Our unique technology powers exceptional delivery experiences for thousands of iconic retailers such as Sephora, UNIQLO, Glue Store, Harvey Norman (and many more) across Australia, New Zealand & South East Asia.


Shippit's unique software & delivery as a service solution saves retailers time, money and helps them keep their customers happy.


The Role

Reporting to the CEO, the Head of Finance will facilitate and lead the finance function across the Shippit business. This role is a pivotal part of the Shippit leadership team and will have a significant impact on Shippit’s future growth - both domestically and internationally.


With a dedicated internal resource and an offshore support function managing the day to day operational finance aspect; this role will lead and guide decision making for the leadership team based on sound financial planning, whilst ensuring proper financial controls are established and adhered to. You will own the planning and reporting process, including financial model, annual budget, monthly forecasting, and cash flow management. You will also work closely with the leadership team and investors to guide sound investment decisions to ensure there is sufficient capital in the business and it is being deployed efficiently and effectively.


Finally, the Head of Finance will guide business process development to enhance internal productivity as well as assist the leadership team in key strategic decisions such as international expansion, pricing, industry verticals and the like. The Head of Finance will guide the leadership team and lead the navigation of future mergers and acquisitions.



  • Own the financial model, monthly re-forecasting and cash flow management whilst working proactively with the leadership team on long term strategic planning.
  • Deliver timely, accurate and informative reporting including development and reporting of key financial metrics and other KPIs;
  • Advise internal management on capital raising strategies and actively lead all future debt and/or equity capital raising efforts.
  • Implement and maintain financial and operational systems and processes.
  • Oversee and lead all financial reporting and accounting functions, taking full ownership of the month-end process.
  • Produce regular and ad-hoc reporting for internal and external audiences.
  • Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic and operational initiatives and influence business decisions via data and insights.
  • Implement and maintain operational systems and processes across functions; Develop the acumen of the organisation.
  • Responsible for Shippit’s ASIC & ATO statutory requirements as well as all business grant applications;
  • Actively assist the CEO to lead Shippit’s board reporting, investor relations, and corporate secretarial services;
  • Business partnering across the organisation on pricing, commission structures, target setting, commercial proposals, project plans and any projects requiring investment.

About You

As part of our continued growth, we are looking for a Head of Finance with SaaS or online retail experience. This is a developing role set to grow with the business. A strong financial leader with the drive to build the function and elevate their own career trajectory to CFO will be the ideal fit.


Desired Experience

  • A strong foundation of Finance & Accounting experience preferably developed in a reputable firm or Big 4.
  • Management experience in a SaaS or online retail business &/OR highly transactional business models.
  • Strong corporate development experience including proven success leading mergers and acquisitions.
  • Excellent process design and forecasting capabilities.
  • CA/CPA qualifications at a minimum.

If the role sounds like the ideal fit for you, we look forward to receiving your application.

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