Head of Finance

About Askable:

Hey, we’re Askable - the world’s most loved user research platform. Loved by whom you ask? Woolies, Qantas, Canva, BUPA, CommBank, NAB, Telstra, BBC, Mastercard and hundreds more. Not bad right? Although we spent our first five years living the bootstrapped life, we’ve recently secured a significant venture capital round to, well, scale up. Headquartered in Brisbane, and with operations now spanning Australia, the UK, and the US, we’re looking for the right person to take the financial reins and help strategically accelerate Askable towards our somewhat lofty goals.

Role Overview:

As Head of Finance, your leadership will be crucial as we navigate this exciting phase of expansion. You will be responsible for scaling and leading our finance operations, ensuring excellence in financial reporting, modelling, and analysis across our global SaaS business. Your strategic insights will be vital in shaping executive decision-making processes.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Planning & Analysis: Lead the preparation of financial reports, budgets, and forecasts, providing critical insights to inform strategic decision-making. Develop robust financial models to identify growth opportunities and support decisions, being mindful of market dynamics and international expansion.
  • Group Restructuring: Oversee efforts to ensure an optimal corporate structure for tax efficiency, risk mitigation, and transfer pricing. Collaborate closely with external tax advisors across all jurisdictions to maintain compliance and best practices. Lead key projects to align our accounting and revenue recognition with GAAP standards.
  • Operational and Commercial Efficiency: Partner with the CEO and Head of Product to devise effective customer pricing models. Lead the development of scalable accounting systems to enhance financial operations globally, ensuring precision and efficiency.
  • Corporate Governance: Manage reporting obligations to directors and investors, ensuring transparency and compliance with business milestones and objectives. Establish robust treasury practices to manage cash and investments efficiently.
  • Team Leadership and Development: Recruit and develop top finance talent, fostering a culture of excellence, innovation, and collaboration. Mentor the finance team to enhance their skills and capabilities, promoting a supportive and high-performance work environment.

Secondary Skills:

In our high-growth environment, the ability to wear multiple hats is valued. We encourage you to tell us about any secondary skills or interests—from legal expertise to data security—that can enrich your career and contribute to our company’s success.

Working together

While we believe in the advantages of working together from the office, we equally value work-life balance. Our office hours are structured to ensure you have ample time to spend with family and friends, helping you recharge and maintain a fulfilling life outside of work.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

  • Experience in investment banking or corporate finance, followed by financial leadership within a high-growth technology business.
  • Exceptional financial modelling skills.
  • A proven track record of managing finance functions within fast-growing technology firms.
  • A deep understanding of the dynamics and growth levers in a SaaS environment.
  • Familiarity with financial regulations in Australia, the UK, and the USA.

Employee Benefits at Askable:

  • Leadership Team Opportunity: Join the leadership team and play a pivotal role in steering our strategic direction.
  • Extended Annual Leave: Enjoy an extra company-wide day off each month, totaling 7 weeks of annual leave per year.
  • Vibrant Office Culture: Engage in a dynamic workplace driven by a mission-focused team.
  • Salary Package: Benefit from a great salary and benefits
  • Professional Development: We support continuous learning and growth through access to professional development courses and industry-related conferences.
  • Opportunity for occasional Travel: Participate in important investor meetings and forums, and provide face -to-face guidance to our tax advisors/accountants and support our local sales teams.

Final thoughts

If you’re reading this and are excited but a little scared because you don’t think you have it all, research shows that some people are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single criteria so that’s a normal feeling. At Askable, we are committed to building diverse teams so please apply even if your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with the requirements. Our Head of UK started out in sales, with literally 0 sales experience but had the attitude of learning it, and learning it quickly. So if that sounds like you, you might just be the perfect addition to the team!

Please no recruiters or offshore enquiries.

Brisbane, Australia

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