Reference Code:  101647

Finance Director, Oceania

Richemont

Sydney, NSW, AU

Permanent
  
  

Richemont owns some of the world’s leading luxury goods Maisons, with particular strengths in jewellery, fine watches and premium accessories. Each Maison represents a proud tradition of style, quality and craftsmanship and Richemont seeks to preserve the heritage and identity of each of its Maisons. At the same time, we are committed to innovation and designing new products which are in keeping with our Maisons’ values, through a process of continuous creativity.

Be a part of our Team!

We are looking for an experienced Finance Director to lead the Finance function in Oceania. This position plays an instrumental role overseeing Accounting, Internal Control and FP&A functions by managing all aspects of finance operations, compliance, taxes, treasury, key projects and initiatives.

If you are a proven Finance leader with a heart for luxury, we welcome you to apply now! 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU MAKE AN IMPACT?

Group, statutory and tax reporting

  • Responsible for statutory and Group records, in compliance with Group (IFRS) and local accounting standards.
  • Coordinate and follow up local tax matters, and international tax agreements.
  • Manage the partnership with local banks and ensure mid- and long-term visibility to anticipate cash situation and financing needs.

 

Business support

  • Be a strategic partner to both Maisons and Richemont functions to drive sustainable growth and achieve company financial objectives.
  • Analyse financial performance, prepare short- and medium-term business plans.
  • Build a strong and permanent communication flow with local, regional and Group stake holders, to ensure transparency and visibility.

 

Finance Operations

  • Ensure effective and efficient finance operations by building and managing a highly structured and process-driven accounting function.
  • Drive consistently accounting process optimization and improvement.
  • Build a strong retail back office backbone to support retail operations and ensure compliance in all transactions.

 

Internal Control and Compliance

  • Maintain the internal control and risk mitigation framework, processes, and policies to ensure high level of compliance.
  • Manage relationship with auditors (internal and external).
  • Participate and animate the local Compliance Committee.

 

Team management

  • Assess, manage and develop through an effective performance management process, including clear definition of roles and responsibilities, expectations and objectives.
  • Define and actively manage succession and individual development plans while ensuring permanent alignment of resources with business needs.
  • Inspire, animate and coach the team, strongly promote cross-functional activities and communication.
  • According to business growth, build over time a strong local planning / controlling team.

                     

 

HOW WILL YOU EXPERIENCE SUCCESS WITH US?

  • Degree in Finance or similar, CPA or comparable qualification
  • Minimum of 15 years of functional experience, of which +/- 5 years in a similar management position with an international company.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, comfortable to deal with all levels of people
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to influence stakeholders
  • Developed organisational skills, familiar with finance-related systems and project management
  • Highly agile to work in a complex environment and able to deal with ambiguity
  • Independent, mature and self-motivated, demonstrating a proactive and “can-do” attitude
  • Analytical and detail-minded but with good global view
  • Good knowledge of International Accounting Standards and SOX, exposure to Australia / New Zealand statutory accounting and tax regulations is an advantage.

 

WHAT MAKES OUR GROUP DIFFERENT?

Our true power does not lie in our similarities but in the rich diversity of our arts, cultures, and human skills, as well as our specific ability to foster untapped potential.

  • We value freedom, collegiality, loyalty, and solidarity.
  • We foster empathy, curiosity, courage, humility, and integrity.
  • We care for the world we live in.

 

YOUR JOURNEY WITH US:

  • If your application is selected, our Talent Acquisition partner will reach out to you for an introductory call.
  • The next step from there would be interviews with Head of HR, SEA Finance Director, COO, and Senior Stakeholders at Regional and Group level. These interviews will allow us to assess your fit for the role and business whilst also allowing us to share insights on our team dynamics, our company culture and strategic plans for the future.