Position

Finance Manager

Team

Management

Location

Australia

Job Description

A bit about Antler

Antler, globally, in under four years of operating, has grown to have a presence in 15 cities around the world, including offices in most major startup ecosystems, such as New York, Berlin, London, Singapore and Bangalore. This has resulted in investments in nearly 500 companies. Here in Australia, we have just had our third birthday and are making more early-stage bets than anyone else in the country. To date, we have welcomed >350 founders to our platform and invested in ~80 companies.

We are founder-first and awesomely ambitious in all our endeavors. We are on a mission to fundamentally improve the world by enabling and investing in the world's most exceptional people. We help to build complementary co-founder teams, supported by deep business model validation and we provide a global platform for quicker scaling, due diligence, and problem-solving. To date, Antler globally has invested in and helped build over 300 companies, 40% of which have at least one female co-founder.

Antler is Australia’s only truly global VC platform, enabling exceptional people and teams to build the defining companies of tomorrow. We support founders from the building phase through to series C, providing an unparalleled capital pathway with more than 75% of our companies raising third party capital within six months of our initial investment. Our portfolio companies are also supported by a global network of 500 experts in technology, entrepreneurship, business, and academia, and the world’s fastest growing community of founders, with 500+ new members every year.

A bit about you

Founder first

You will understand and thrive knowing the value that you are delivering to our founders by optimising work-flows to ensure they receive the payments they need, when they need them, effectively.

Critical thinker

You will get your kicks by continuously seeking and delivering process optimisations and cost savings for both local Antler operations and our Founders at every opportunity.

Across the numbers

You know the devil is in the detail and you are at home with complex data sets, deriving insights and checking the numbers always add up. You will have relentless attention to detail.

Communication

You believe in being open and honest. You are a clean and concise communicator able to deliver complex messages with clarity.

Team player

We have a one team approach. We win together and take risks, acknowledging this means backing and recognising each other’s efforts and offering support when needed.

A bit about the role

Our headcount in Australia has been steadily growing and we currently span offices in Sydney and Melbourne. To further strengthen our finance operations, we are looking to secure a full-time Finance Manager.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Member of the senior leadership team reporting to the Managing Partner, APAC and Head of Finance, APAC
  • Contribute to and help guide the strategic planning process
  • Supervision of all financial and other back-office operations for Antler Australia working with our external accountants on:
    • Day-to-day financial tasks including; Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Tax, Payroll, Financial and Management Accounting
    • Preparation and submission of Financial statements, Corporate Tax Returns, BAS, IAS and FBT returns
    • Expense control to ensure compliance with our global expense policy
    • Creation of the monthly management accounts for the operating company
    • Creation of monthly and quarterly accounts for the ESVCLP Fund
  • Review and provide analysis of performance KPIs of the monthly management accounts with Global Finance and Partners
  • Manage cashflow, budgets and forecasting tightly across the business
  • Own the quarterly reporting processes and ensure that Fund Performance is prepared and distributed each quarter, all ESVCLP compliance is submitted on time and all documentation is maintained.
  • Run the yearly audit for the Fund with external auditors and ensure Financial Statements, Tax Distribution Statements and the Tax Returns are submitted on time.
  • Work closely with our Head of Finance, APAC, Global Finance function and local management to improve and maintain Antler’s Finance, Control and Reporting functions
  • Work with Local Partners in managing the cash flow and payments related to fund investments and expenses 
  • Supporting Local Partners in managing the investment processes for follow-on investment rounds of portfolio companies
  • Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders such as Limited Partners of the Fund, founders, banks, consultants, grant advisors and the broader Global Team.
  • Develop and implement risk management controls, cost behavior and savings.
  • Work with our external HR advisor and our Head of Operations to ensure all employee and OH&S documentation/policy is up to date
  • Work with our external legal advisors on any legal matters that arise
  • Other ad hoc projects as and when required

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience overseeing a finance function
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, or related field, and professional membership of either CA, CPA or equivalent
  • Leadership skills, with steadfast resolve and personal integrity
  • Exceptional skills in budgeting and forecasting
  • Experience with group reporting
  • A solid grasp of data analysis and performance metrics
  • Be able to diagnose problems quickly and have foresight into potential issues

A bit about our Australian operations

  • Raised a local AU$46m Fund I to invest in early stage companies.
  • Attracted over 5,000 applications from entrepreneurs seeking to build their next company.
  • Invested in ~80 companies, over 40% of which have a female co-founder with over 30 nationalities represented.
  • Put on the largest Demo Day in Australian history at Sydney Town Hall with 1.2K viewers.
  • Launched Antler Education, a global edtech business helping aspiring entrepreneurs across the world with startup know-how.
  • Helped shape Fusion, Antler’s proprietary leading data and technology platform.
  • Worked with 250+ amazing Antlerites across 15 countries around the world.

Who we are and what we value

We are all here to make a difference in the lives of founders and building companies that are solving real world problems. Joining Antler should be the best work of your life, and you should love what you do every day.

We are here to help people build the defining companies of tomorrow from Australia.

Antler Australia is a values-led team and by joining us, each day, you will surround by a team who are:

Awesomely ambitious

We’re constantly moving forward, looking for opportunities to re-envision, reinvent, and reimagine the way we do things. We create impact at scale, and when we reach great we seek to be greater.

Love what you do

We seek to create an environment and mission that means everyone can do the best work of their life. Every day, as a team, and individually, we aim to show leadership, be positive and respectful to build a culture that we can be proud of and others take notice of.

Win together and learn together

We take risks and lean in. We recognise each other's, and our own, effort, as well as our outcomes. And sometimes that means we might fail, but we acknowledge what happened and rally together to learn from it and move forward.

Open and honest

At Antler, we are open and honest. We believe it’s important to start with empathy, and communicate proactively. By taking ownership and accountability in this way, and being transparent and truthful, we are a stronger, happier, more productive team.

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