Besides having the right visa and skills/qualifications/certifications, the following is the general job profile of a “Financial Controller” in Australia:

– Oversee general finance functions
– Oversee accounting staff and specific reporting timelines
– Provide Quarterly Balance Sheets and cash flow reports
– Provide Quarterly KPI Reports
– Coordinate, compile and review financial statements
– Oversee all legal documentation for Audits, Tax, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll and Administration

Tip: You can use the above mentioned while creating a Cover Letter for a related job opening

Who needs you? Where to look for related Jobs?

ECU Student Guild which is the main representative body for the students of Edith Cowan University (Perth) generally has openings for a “Financial Controller”

Here is a sample resume:

(This is just an example if you plan to apply for a related job)


Jim Courier

Joondalup WA


To engage a position in Finance in a management capacity utilizing my talent, skills and status as a CPA and to attach myself to an organization offering tenure and growth based on my contributions and productivity serving the client base and community in my career

Career Summary

Tertiary Qualified Finance Professional with a broad range of experience in financial controlling, management, cost management, financial & performance analysis, financial planning, strategic management accounting and international business strategy.

Work Experience

Financial Controller
Australia International Education Services
2012 to Present


all financial controls, budget projections and allocations – MYOB accounts payable & receivable, reconciliations, spreadsheets
– taxation & wages requirements
– job allocation, event management and planning
– stock and inventory control

Financial Controller (Part Time)
Global Business Centre
2009 to 2012

I was responsible for the total financial, service and administrative functions of the company both local & interstate.

Management Accountant
All Accounting
2003 to 2008

Key role:

• Development budgets, business accounting models, cost accounting, annual financial reporting/analysis of business issues/forecasting and development of business system requirements and processes



Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Computer Science
Finance University, Western Australia

Skill Highlights

• ATO – Registered Tax Agent
• MYOB Premier/ AO / Quickbooks
• Microsoft Office Suite
• Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants
• Strong Communication Skills
• Effective Time Management
• Strong Communication Skills
• Attention to Detail

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