Finance Shared Services Controller (901949)


Location: Cavan

Job Type: Full time


About Woolworths Group

Woolworths Group is a food and everyday needs retailer united by the shared purpose of creating better experiences together for a better tomorrow. With more than 1,400 stores across its Woolworths Supermarkets, Countdown Supermarkets (New Zealand) and BIG W brands, and fast-growing eCommerce businesses, Woolworths Group is Australia and New Zealand’s largest retailer. A top 10 company on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX), Woolworths Group employs more than 180,000 team members and serves more than 20 million customers a week.

  • Key role within our Financial Control team to perform with full autonomy and accountability
  • Enjoy benefits of agile and flexible ways of working
  • High visibility role with exposure to divisional and corporate finance teams

About the role

We are currently seeking an experienced Controller to join our Finance Shared Services team located in Adelaide. Reporting to the Head of Finance Shared Services, the primary responsibility of this role is to manage the Cost Of Doing Business (CODB) team and provide business partner support for various business units within the Group. In this role, you will

  • Play a key role in periodic financial reporting, including
  • Ensure periodic CODB results are prepared in a timely manner with useful and effective insight
  • Provide account reconciliations for the relevant Balance Sheet accounts, complete with commentary and risk assessment
  • Assist with the delivery of half/full year results with supporting notes
  • Ensure compliance with corporate governance processes.
  • Drive innovation and continuous improvement in key financial reporting processes, including process and system improvements
  • Lead and motivate an effective service team (4 direct, 41 in total)
  • Strive to build and maintain a outstanding working relationship with your key business partners and in so doing create an environment of trust and cooperation
  • Ensure the integrity and accuracy of the financial data through an effective governance regime and robust controls
  • Perform adhoc tasks to support the Head of Finance Shared Services

About You

In Finance we have an overarching capability framework that brings to life 5 key capabilities that shape who we are, what we do and how we work together, these are; value co-creator, inspiring leader, trusted advisor, agile learner and insights generator. We are looking forward to hearing how you may have demonstrated these capabilities whilst also thinking about your experience in:

  • At least 5 years working in a Shared Services environment;
  • Driving change, leading innovation and partnering closely with your customers;
  • End to end process ownership;
  • Strong experience using financial systems in a commercial environment e.g. Excel (pivot tables, vlookups, macros), Google Suite, SAP, BPC, GCP;
  • Able to communicate complex financial information to a broad audience; able to make the complex simple;
  • Ability to synthesise large amounts of data from a variety of sources and then use data tools, models and visualisation;
  • Strong presentation and storyboarding skills;
  • Ability to adapt in an ever-changing environment;
  • Finance-related degree with CA or CPA qualification and
  • You are an outstanding and inclusive people leader who can create an engaged and high performing culture

Grow with the Group

As an inclusive, team-first company, our people are at the core of everything we do.

We care deeply about creating a workplace where our team members feel valued, respected and empowered. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage. We are proud to be recognised as a Gold Tier Employer in the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTQ+ inclusion and as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

As our Group continues to evolve, innovate and support our communities, we encourage our team members to do the same with their own careers, by providing ongoing opportunities to grow and make a real difference.

We value flexibility, and encourage our team members to work in ways that meet their work/life commitments and support their wellbeing.

We work hard to create a safe and inclusive environment for all, and most importantly, we're all about creating better experiences – for our customers and for each other.

We’d love to hear from You

If you meet a number of the requirements, but not all, we encourage you to submit your application. You can learn more about working with us on LinkedIn or via #LI #work180.

Our Talent Acquisition Team and Hiring Leaders kindly request no unsolicited resumes or approaches from Recruitment Agencies. Woolworths Group is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

You’ve got this!