Financial Controller

Canberra Racing Club - Thoroughbred Park
March 2, 2021
Job Type
Base Salary (AUD)
Australian Capital Territory


The Organisation

The Canberra Racing Club (CRC) is responsible for thoroughbred horse racing and is the principal racing authority in the ACT. As a member based organisation, CRC conducts 25 race meetings per year including ACT's premier races, the Black Opal Stakes, and the Canberra Cup. CRC is also undertaking a Territory Plan variation process. This will allow the club to change the zoning of underutilised land at Thoroughbred Park for commercial and residential uses.

CRC conducts a diverse range of business activities spanning functions and events, sponsorship, and marketing as well as equine services for the 270 horses located on-site. The Thoroughbred Park site will also be developed to provide a financially sustainable thoroughbred racing industry in the ACT. The aim is to develop a site that will be recognised as a modern racing and entertainment precinct with the capacity to expand and growth thoroughbred racing.

The Opportunity

This is an opportunity to play a critical role in CRC's growth. Working closely alongside the CEO and COO, the Financial Controller will lead the finance function and provide strong strategic support to the senior executive. This is a hands-on role where you will oversee the work of two staff members who manage the BAU and day to day accounts processing. In return, you'll be rewarded with a position that will allow you to:

  • Be an instrumental part of the modernisation project across CRC and Thoroughbred Park which includes the development of a new commercial project
  • Strong support from the CEO and COO and be given the autonomy to achieve outcomes

The Role

Key responsibilities include:

  • Preparation and presentation of monthly financial reporting
  • Preparation of the financial statements and audit process
  • Preparation of the budget and monitoring of the financial performance and position of CRC
  • Statutory reporting including BAS, FBT etc.
  • Oversight of the accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll function
  • Management of insurance policies

You will also be responsible for leading a small team and providing mentorship/guidance.

Your Background and Experience

This is an excellent opportunity for a finance professional looking to take the next step in their career. You will have experience in a complex commercial environment with both financial and management accounting and a strong commercial acumen.

You will be highly organised, outcomes focused and have very strong written and verbal communication. You will thrive on managing multiple priorities working closely with the business to solve financial challenges. Process and performance improvement will come naturally.

CA/CPA qualifications are essential.

Those with a racing / property and development background will be highly desirable.

Salary / Rate

  • $120K - $130K + Super
  • Permanent position
  • Free parking

How to Apply

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link.

Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Kristelle Gadd on 02 6108 4878 quoting ref no. 13162.

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