Indigo is a company dedicated to harnessing nature to help farmers sustainably feed the planet. With a vision of creating a world where farming is an economically desirable and accessible profession, Indigo works alongside its growers to apply natural approaches, conserve resources for future generations, and grow healthy food for all. Utilizing beneficial plant microbes to improve crop health and productivity, Indigo’s portfolio is focused on cotton, wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, and rice. The company, founded by Flagship Pioneering, is headquartered in Boston, MA, with additional offices in Memphis, TN, Research Triangle Park, NC, Sydney, Australia, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and São Paulo, Brazil. www.indigoag.com

The role of the Financial Controller is a highly visible role in the finance team. The individual will primarily be responsible for owning the day-to-day operations, including the monthly close process, payroll, accounts payable, local tax accounting, local statutory reporting, and internal controls. This role requires a solid foundation in U.S. GAAP accounting, strong analytical and communication skills, and a passion for operational excellence. This position will report directly to the Senior Director of Finance Operations based out Charlestown, MA.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a business partner to the Head of Country and the International team
  • Work closely with US finance team for month, quarter and year-end accounting close and annual audit requirements including compliance to Sarbanes Oxley control activities, month end accruals, and variance analysis of balance sheet and income statement accounts
  • Lead activities related to local filings for statutory compliance related to tax, payroll, FBT and GST
  • Manage payables and purchasing activities including GST claims for local and international locations
  • Prepare journal entries for review, access system for data entry and reconcile financial accounts following the month end close calendar
  • Treasury approval and payment process for weekly payment runs
  • Interact with tax, accounting, and legal service providers, including managing TMF
  • Become the subject matter expert for the Finance team’s various systems, including Oracle and Concur
  • Manage all other major processes including accruals, fixed assets, and prepaids
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities to improve the process, controls, and information systems.
  • Coach, develop, and motivate direct reports as we build out the team over the next twelve months

 

Competencies:

  • Demonstrates strong analytical and communication skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail, doesn’t compromise on accuracy
  • Ability to innovate and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Manages process well, and can influence others to adhere to company processes in a thoughtful way
  • Experience with the monthly close process, accounts payable, and payroll
  • Experience with FBT, GST and statutory filings
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently while understanding the importance of elevating questions/concerns promptly
  • Passionate about health and wellness
  • Willing to roll up sleeves and participate in many different projects and has a strong work ethic

 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree, or local equivalent
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP
  • 10-15 years equivalent experience
  • Oracle proficiency is preferred
  • CPA or equivalent is preferred
  • Experience working with international companies’ a plus

 

Location: 

  • Sydney, Australia 

 

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