Chief Operating Officer

Working as the Chief Operating Officer for WLF Accounting & Advisory based in the Hobart CBD.

Your new company
Hays is proud to partner with WLF Accounting & Advisory (WLF) in their search for a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to join their team on a permanent full-time basis.

WLF is Tasmania’s leading accounting and advisory firm, with an impressive legacy of knowledge and a reputation for delivering the highest standard of service to our clients for more than 130 years.

WLF takes a contemporary and innovative approach to the way they conduct business. They recognise that the relationships they build with clients are as important as the technical expertise. They are committed to delivering efficient results and solutions that add value to clients, and more broadly to Tasmania.

Your new role
Due to a period of continual Growth, the new COO will be working with the Partnership to develop and implement a revised corporate structure to support the firm’s objectives. The COO will have dual primary functions, being:
  • directing the implementation of the firm’s strategic plan; and
  • overseeing the operational functions of the firm, including finance, human resources, information technology, marketing, quality and compliance, and the Corporate Services and Support team, which includes front of house.

The COO will work closely with the Heads of Divisions, ensuring a level of support to enable them to best serve their clients.

The role will also be responsible for overseeing compliance activity, including WHS; delivering the finance function for the firm, including budget setting, maintaining accurate and complete financial records, accounts payable and receivable, payroll and financial reporting; maintaining an asset register; developing and maintaining a suite of firm policies and procedures; and leading risk management and quality management systems.

What you'll need to succeed
As the successful candidate, you will be CA or CPA qualified professional who has a minimum of 5 years’ experience in senior management roles, or high-level practice administration. You’ll have demonstrated expertise in:
  • change management / project management
  • financial management, accounting and payroll systems
  • financial reporting
  • leading and motivating a corporate support or administrative team
  • using contemporary technology to support and streamline business processes

You will have high levels of capability in the areas that align to firm attributes: leadership, relationships, communication, technical and business development. You will be highly regarded amongst your peers, and actively champion a positive workplace culture.

Highly developed communication skills, an exceptional attention to detail and an analytical mindset which lends itself to problem solving are essential. You’ll also enjoy liaising with key stakeholders at different levels right across the business.

The successful applicant will be required to have, or provide, a current criminal record screening.

What you'll get in return
You’ll receive an attractive salary, excellent working conditions and the potential to work with a great team who are passionate about providing the best accounting and advisory services to Tasmanian businesses, organisations, families and individuals.

You’ll be joining a recognised employer of choice, and also have the opportunity to continually improve processes, systems, and strategy with a high level of autonomy.

What you need to do now
If you’re interested in this position and believe you have the expertise and capabilities that WLF are seeking, then please get in contact with Stuart Martin at Hays on 62349554 or or Rachel Callen for a confidential discussion and an a copy of the candidate pack. Please note that applications close COB Sunday 14th August.

LHS 297508 #2684441


Job Type
Accountancy Firms
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: 62349554

Similar jobs to Chief Operating Officer

  • College Registrar

    Full time permanent role with Dominic College for an enthusiastic College Registrar
    TAS, Hobart