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Commercial Finance Manager

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Work type: Full time perm
Location: Australia - New South Wales - Sydney
Categories: Accounting

Ventia Commercial Finance Manager - Potts Hill, Yagoona


About Ventia

As one of Australia's largest services businesses, we have a strong, inclusive culture that values our people and provides clear direction in our professional activities and our personal behaviours.  We pride ourselves on safely delivering a high level of services for our clients.

With strong leadership and an ability to drive excellence through the commitment of our people, Ventia aims to provide an unrivalled opportunity for our people to develop their careers in a flexible, supportive and inclusive work environment that values work-life balance and diversity.

About the role

Accountable for the Commercial Finance function for our Sydney Water Contract as part of the Contract leadership team.  The Contract combines operational mechanical and electrical maintenance and facilities maintenance, servicing over 4.6 million residents in 1.8 million homes in the Sydney, Illawarra and Blue Mountains region. Sydney Water’s operations include 30 water and wastewater treatment plants, 260 reservoirs and over 800 pumping stations and 2,400 buildings across 1,250 sites extending across 13,000km2.

The role is responsible for the finance, commercial, contractual and administrative functions.  The key objectives of the role are:

  • Maximise contract revenue, margin and cash flow
  • Add value to the contract for both the Client and Ventia through proactive involvement in procurement, cost management, cash management and profit & loss reporting
  • Manage Commercial items through robust negotiations and contract lifecycle management
  • Ensure Ventia’s operations are efficient and effective in meeting business and customer requirements by presenting effective budget management information and identifying/implementing opportunities to maximise financial outcomes whilst minimising risk
  • Ensure smooth and effective administration duties in support of Operations
  • The role has 5 direct reports.

About you

  • 5-7 years’ experience in the key facets of financial management including developing and maintaining multiple budgets, maintaining cash flow, overseeing creditors and debtors, producing financial reports and ensuring statutory compliance
  • Extensive experience in financial operations, including payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, budgeting, forecasting and other general accounting services
  • Ability to understand and analyse commercial conditions in contracts, and the ability to apply and comply with statutory legislation and regulations
  • Previous people management experience
  • Educated to Degree level preferably in a Business, Finance or Commercial field
  • Previous experience in a services or utilities company (highly regarded)
  • Demonstrated strong Customer engagement and stakeholder management skills
  • Communication skills both written and verbal, along with demonstrated negotiation and analytical skills are critical
  • Previous experience in IBM Maximo, JDE, Primavera 6 and Kronos (advantageous but not essential)

The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, enjoy working in an established, successful team with a strong collaborative culture and a practical and analytical approach. 

Apply today to join an organisation that delivers innovative, safety-focussed and performance driven solutions that can provide genuine opportunities for growth and development of your career.

For further information regarding this position please contact Stephanie Oliver –

N.B. We respectfully request no agency approaches

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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