Chief Financial Officer

CFO for the Sypkes Family Office, based in Hobart, Tasmania

Your new company
Hays are proud to partner with the Sypkes Family Office (SFO) in their search for an exceptional CFO. SFO have been building and investing in businesses and properties for over 60 years and currently manage a diverse portfolio of leading private technology ventures, public equities and managed funds, plus commercial properties and businesses based in Tasmania. With a head office based in Hobart, they are seeking a CFO who shares the family’s twin passions for business/investment and high-impact philanthropy to assist the disadvantaged.

Your new role
A newly created role, as the CFO you’ll be leading a Finance team of 3 including 2 Chartered Accountants and a Bookkeeper. You’ll be reporting directly into the Managing Director and will act as their key financial advisor, while also becoming a trusted advisor and confidant to other family members over time. You’ll be a hands-on and proactive thought-leader and love problem solving and working on complex transactions and tax issues. Other functions will include:
  • Oversight and quality control of the Finance teams work products, including accounts, BAS, tax returns, payments & payroll, and company secretarial records
  • Cashflow tracking, forecasting and liquidity planning
  • Inter entity, family member and charitable distribution planning
  • External relationship management with the ATO, Accountant and Auditor
  • Managing Tax and Philanthropic Foundation governance and compliance
  • Financial controls and continual improvement of internal systems and procedures
  • Production of Family Board reports

What you'll need to succeed
As the ideal candidate, you’ll be CA/CPA Qualified and have 10+ years experience within a Chartered Accounting firm in client advisory and/or tax with exposure to complex family/HNW/private clients, or have worked in a senior role already in similar organisations. You’ll be a proven manager, have exceptional Tax, Accounting and structuring knowledge, be energised by solving complex problems, and have an engaging personality that lends itself to working well with the SFO team of 10 professional staff. You’ll be keen to get efficiency gains, and ensuring processes are best practice.

This is an excellent opportunity for a proven CFO or a person looking for their first CFO opportunity.

What you'll get in return
You’ll be working for a family business which enjoys an incredibly low turnover and has a deep sense of purpose that combines commercial business/investing and philanthropy to support the disadvantaged. You’ll receive an attractive salary package set above the benchmark for Director-level at professional service firms in Hobart, relocation support (if required), participation in the team bonus/co-investment program and matched giving program, excellent working conditions, and flexible work arrangements if required.

What you need to do now
If you’re interested in this position, please contact Stuart Martin at Hays via email or 03 61085509 for more information or a confidential discussion about the position. Please note that applications close COB 19th July.

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Job Type
Technology & Internet Services
TAS, Hobart
Senior Finance

Talk to a consultant

Talk to Stuart Martin, the specialist consultant managing this position, located in Hobart
Level 12 NAB House, 27 Elizabeth St

Telephone: 0361085509