Company Information

Smit Lamnalco is the leading provider of safe, reliable and cost-effective integrated midstream marine services to the following on and offshore terminals: oil & gas; LNG, FLNG, FSRU; SPM; FPSO, FSO; and minerals export. We own, operate and manage a modern diverse fleet of approximately 150 vessels. With more  than 1700 crew and staff worldwide, Smit Lamnalco is dedicated to providing marine support services tailored to the operational needs of global customers in local markets. Active in over 30 countries, Smit Lamnalco specializes in bringing international standards on safety, logistics, mooring and towage to onshore and offshore operations in challenging environments. The HQ is based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. For more information on Smit Lamnalco, please visit our website: 

Job Description

Smit Lamnalco currently has an opening for a:

                                   Business Controller Australia

In this ‘hands-on’ Business Controller role you are responsible for the Financial Management of the region Australia whilst acting as true Business Partner for the Regional Management Team. The role reports to the Managing Director of Australia with a functional reporting line to the CFO (based in the Netherlands). You are a member of the regional management team and you will lead a team of 4-5 accountants. The position is based in Sydney.

  • Manage the ‘day to day’ accounting in line with the companies accounting framework.
  • Minimize financial risks/liabilities and advise on maximizing revenues for each contract.
  • Support the business in strategy setting and execution and translate outcomes into annual plans/budgets.
  • Pro-actively advise and support in solving contractual escalations and ensure maximum attainment.
  • Actively manage cash flows and working capital of contracts and assigned entities in the region, in cooperation with Treasury.
  • Advise on business and financial improvements and drive change proposals.  
  • Drive the start-up of new contracts/entities and be the PoC and liaison for relevant Group Functions.
  • Implement applicable accounting, legal and tax structures and minimize liabilities.
  • Monitor legal, tax and covenant's compliance and flag non-conformities. 
  • Manage statutory accounts (with support of internal/external auditors) and all related tax-filings.
  • Process budget and forecast data and ensure a  timely submission of budgets and forecasts reports to the Group.
  • Provide timely monthly management reports and conduct variation & trend analyses and reviews.
  • Act as the 1st Point of Contact towards the Group for regional accounting, reporting, tax, treasury, legal and ERP related matters. 
  • Review and assess financial terms and assumptions during tenders, contract extensions and - renewals.  
  • Implement Group internal control policies, procedures and (IT)systems & ensure compliance. 
  • Manage, appraise and develop direct reports. 

Job Requirements

 To be successful in this role you will have:
  • A master’s degree in finance and accountancy. Preferably RC.
  • 5-7 years’ experience in similar role.
  • In depth knowledge of IFRS.
  • Experience in an international (maritime) setting.
  • Fluency in Dutch and English.
  • Strong analytical skills, to the point with a well-developed business sense.
  • Ambitious, critical, pragmatic and persistent in delivering high quality.
  • Good communicator who is able to communicate with stakeholders at different levels within the organization.

Employment conditions

Employment conditions:
Smit Lamnalco offers a competitive Compensation & Benefit package. We offer you the opportunity to develop yourself in a challenging, dynamic and truly international environment.

Are you not living in Australia at the moment? We will support your relocation.

Applications can be submitted via our website to the attention of Henriette Donath, Group Manager HR. Please note: only applications submitted via our website will be taken into consideration!

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