Group Financial Controller

Our story

Owned and run by the Hemmes family for over 60 years, Merivale began as a fashion house that catapulted Sydney into the swinging-sixties for all things music and fashion. With a knack for creativity, “The House of Merivale” injected a new energy into the theatre of Sydney transforming the brand to what we know now as one of the largest leading hospitality group in Australia.


Remaining true to our heritage, our aim is to bring a little magic into the everyday. We are constantly growing and pushing the boundaries in over 80 venues to encapsulate a unique dining experience. Each space is carefully executed with the same attention to detail across a seemingly endless supply of inspired concepts, restaurants, bars, cafes, pubs, night-life and retail.



The Role

One of Sydney's best known, and largest private hospitality groups is seeking a Group Financial Controller to join the Finance department in our Head Office in Sydney CBD.


This role will play a major part in driving the next level of evolution of our finance function and building the optimal structure to set up the business for growth in the coming years.


Reporting to the Group CFO, you will be leading a medium sized team overseeing the financial control function. Key responsibilities of this role will be to:

  • Operate as a senior financial leader in the business and support business leaders in setting operational direction and focus
  • Manage aspects of treasury including ensuring appropriate management of cashflow and banking relationships ​
  • Oversee the annual audit process, and the corporate and tax compliance activities
  • Meet all statutory and legal requirements with timely completion on deliverables
  • Lead process improvement for finance through identification of opportunities and work with the business to identify solutions and deliver the improvement & simplification strategies


As the ideal candidate, you will also have the following skills, knowledge and attributes:

  • CPA/CA accounting qualifications
  • Minimum of 10 years post qualification, both commercial and FMCG/Retail experience will be viewed positively
  • Considered candidates will already be in a senior finance role in a medium to large organisation with a proven track record
  • Proven ability to mentor, lead and further develop the finance team in a manner that encourages them to strive for excellence  
  • Strong technical skills including knowledge of current accounting standards
  • Commercial experience that can be applied to everything you do
  • Proven ability to provide a strategic and practical finance advice to the business
  • Customer service oriented and commercially astute - ability to engage and influence the wider Finance and Senior Management teams
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills


The Reward

It is an exciting time for our business as we rebuild our industry. This role truly has an opportunity to make a group-wide impact as we continue on our expansion journey and will provide opportunities for career progression. You will be joining a high performing business that strive for excellence and will play a critical role in the success of Merivale.


We are moving quick with this one, so if this sounds like your ideal next role, apply now.


Merivale is looking forward to a strong and bright future, this includes being a registered ‘COVIDsafe’ organisation. Keeping the health & safety of our guests and employees is at the forefront of how we operate, and under the directive of the Government, we will continue to maintain a ‘COVIDsafe’ environment for all.


(Please note only suitable candidates with working rights in Australia will be contacted)

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