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Finance Manager - Melbourne

Are you looking for a challenging role, with plenty of future opportunities in a fast growing company?

We are on the look for a Finance Manager to join our Melbourne team, that will look after our Australian Finance function.

Going to work shouldn't feel like a chore, at TR Group we thrive because our teammates are driven towards awesome results and an awesome environment. No two days are the same here, and that's not a platitude - We go out of our way to ensure we look after our customers and are always looking to be better than yesterday.

Since 1992 we have come a long way from a one-man-band to the team of 200 we are across 15 branches in NZ and Australia today. Since acquiring a small trailer business in Australia in 2019, we have opened two further branches and invested over $80M into new Trucks and Trailers. We now have more than 1,500 vehicles worth over $100M in our fleet, with revenue growing at more than 70% year on year. TR is a robust and profitable business with plenty of potential.

The role of the Finance Manager – AU:

Reporting to the National Business Manager and a dotted line to the Group Financial Controller in New Zealand, this role will lead two direct reports and is responsible all things Financial in Australia. It is perfect for someone who is hands on, excited by the challenge of implementing new systems & structures, a great communicator and a team player.

Specific responsibilities for the job are;

Lead a sub-team with two direct reports;

  • Create a positive work environment
  • Support and encourage personal and professional development
  • Annual performance appraisals

Lead the day to day Accounting processes, including;

  • Oversee & provide support for Accounts Payable, Payroll and Accounts Receivable tasks
  • Maintaining the Accounting & Tax Fixed Asset Registers and ensuring appropriate insurances & securities are in place over our vehicles

Monthly Financial Reporting for TR’s AU operations, including;

  • Month end journals & reconciliations
  • Work with the Group Financial Controller on monthly forecasts
  • Liaise with our external accountant to complete BAS returns

Support with the delivery of Statutory reporting, including;

  • Key contact for the annual audit of AU’s operations
  • Completing quarterly statistics returns
  • Support the Group Financial Controller with producing the Annual Financial Statements

As well as having the skills for the job, you just can’t beat a good attitude.

The key attributes required in this role are; a positive leader, a motivated self-starter, a good communicator, excellent time management, pride in the ownership of your work, a team player and have a high level of accuracy

Personal traits are just as important to us, does this sound like a bit of you?

Willingness to listen and learn

Be receptive to what you hear, being present is in the forefront of your mind. You are proactive with learning and feedback and see it only as an opportunity to grow.

Adaptability and flexibility

You are someone who can follow directions one day and figure out your own direction the next.


It's more than just working together it's about collaborating. In our team it's not about who does the job, but that the job gets done.

What do you get out of working with TR Group?

We are a team, and we are a family. We look after each other in the good times, and the tough times. Our values speak to who each and every one of us are.

TR Group is so much more than a business, we make a lasting imprint on each other and the community we live in. We are dedicated to the personal growth of our team, whether that's new ways of thinking, doing or simply taking time to work on yourself, all with the intent of a better customer experience.

You can expect to learn and develop both personally and professionally, and we believe that the better person you are at home, is the better person that comes to work. It’s not just a job.

Applications close 4 February 2022
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