Financial Controller - Sydney Based Remote
Financial Controller - Sydney Based Remote

We're on the hunt for a company Financial Controller who will be responsible for managing all finance and accounting operations in the company. You will oversee all accounting, manage financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting, compliance and financial regulations.

A bit about us!

Not to toot our own trumpet but we think we’ve become one of the most innovative wine retailers in the world, by re-imagining what the online wine retail experience can be. We're a dedicated team that thrives on innovation, accountability, and a growth mindset who together delight more than 60,000 wine lovers in both Australia and the UK, shipping out almost 2 million delicious bottles a year!

Who’s a good fit for GPD?

At Good Pair Days, we're passionate about bringing a fresh approach to wine. Here’s what makes someone a perfect fit for our team:

  • Innovative Mindset: You thrive on creativity and innovation. You're not just open to new ideas; you're the one suggesting them. You're constantly looking for ways to improve processes and enhance the customer experience.
  • Accountability: You take ownership of your tasks and responsibilities, delivering results with integrity and precision. You're self-motivated and disciplined, ensuring that every detail is perfect.
  • Growth-Oriented: You possess a growth mindset, eager to expand your skills and knowledge. Challenges are opportunities in your eyes, and you're always ready to learn from both successes and setbacks.
  • Team Collaborator: While this role is independent, you understand the value of cross-functional collaboration. You're adept at communicating and working in sync with others, even from a distance, to achieve the best outcomes for the business.
  • Adaptable: You are highly adaptable, capable of thriving in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. You're comfortable with change and uncertainty, ready to pivot strategies and workflows as the business evolves and grows.
  • Passion for Excellence: You are committed to excellence and go the extra mile to ensure that our customers and team are delighted. Your passion for your work is evident in the meticulous care and effort you invest in every task.

What we're looking for in the role!

As the Financial Controller at Good Pair Days, you will be the sole authority managing our financial operations with some administrative support. This role requires a meticulous and self-driven professional who can handle all financial reporting, payroll, and compliance activities independently, ensuring our financial health and compliance across operations in Australia and the UK. Whilst this is a remote role, the preference is for someone Sydney based so you can catch-up face to face with core team management every now and then.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Reporting: Prepare and manage all aspects of financial reporting, ensuring accuracy and compliance with accounting standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Budgeting and Forecasting: Oversee the budgeting and forecasting processes, offering critical financial insights to inform strategic decisions.
  • Internal Controls: Establish and maintain strong internal controls to safeguard financial integrity.
  • Tax Compliance: Manage all tax-related obligations including PAYG, superannuation, and other statutory requirements in Australia and the UK.
  • Cash Management: Handle cash flow planning and manage bank balances and financial investments.
  • Payroll Management: Administer payroll for all employees in Australia and the UK, ensuring accurate and timely processing, including PAYG and superannuation contributions.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Engage with external auditors and financial institutions to support financial activities.
  • Strategic Input: Provide financial insights that assist in strategic decision-making at the executive level.


We're seeking a candidate who meets the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field. CPA, ACCA, or similar certification highly regarded.
  • At least 5 years of experience in financial management, with substantial expertise in financial reporting, tax planning, and payroll management.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of accounting principles, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
  • Detailed knowledge of Australian payroll systems and compliance requirements.
  • Experience with financial reporting requirements.
  • Strong proficiency in accounting software, databases, and system. Knowledge of Xero, QuickBooks, or similar systems is preferred.
  • Excellent analytical and numerical skills.
  • Sharp attention to detail with an ability to spot numerical errors.
  • Outstanding leadership skills and ability to manage teams.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

Please note that the above qualifications are intended to represent a broad range of skills and experience. We understand that not every potential candidate will meet every requirement. If you feel passionate about our mission and believe you have what it takes to excel in this role, even if you don't meet every qualification, we encourage you to apply.

Why join us?

  • Autonomy in Your Role: At GPD, we trust you to steer the financial helm. Enjoy the freedom to innovate and apply your expertise to shape our financial strategy. Your insights will directly influence the course of our operations and open new avenues for our success.
  • Room to Grow: Step into a role where you’re positioned to grow into a core executive team member. As we expand, your role will evolve, offering you opportunities to take on increased responsibilities and lead major strategic initiatives. It's your chance to play a pivotal part in shaping the future of a dynamic company.
  • Freedom to manage your time: Here at GPD we're focussed on outcomes and not clock watching. We trust our staff to manage their time around their commitment and energy. We've got lots of work to do, but we let our team figure out how they can be most productive themselves.
  • Competitive Compensation: We're offering a A$130-150k total cost to employer package, plus generous employee share options.

Next steps

If after reading the above, our mission, culture, and the role description sound right up your alley, then please send through at least your CV and cover letter to:

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