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Financial Controller

Who We Are

Cell Therapies Pty Ltd (CTPL) is an incorporated Australian Proprietary Company which manufactures and deploys advanced cell-based therapies to the global cell and gene therapy (CGT) market.

The evolution of Cell Therapies Pty Ltd will continue through its commitment to supporting local and international research and development activities in addition to a pipeline of new commercial contracts supplying Australian and International patients.


About the Role

We are seeking a motivated Financial Controller who will report to the Chief Financial Officer and be responsible for leading CTPLs financial management and compliance requirements. Partnering with all areas of the business, the role will provide financial advice through reporting, forecasting and trend analysis, whilst supporting the cyclical financial activities for CTPL.

A week in this newly created role will have you demonstrating adaptability and a strong focus on both short-term financial performance and long-term strategic objectives while managing day-to-day operational activities.

Start by checking in with the finance team to ensure month end and year end timelines are on track. Support and guide the team to perform at the highest standards, and conduct performance reviews and provide continuous feedback.

Analyse financial performance and collaborate with functional managers to gather information on upcoming projects, expenses, and revenue forecasts. Identify variances between actual and budgeted figures and implement corrective actions through effective business partnering.

Prepare financial reporting, ensuring accuracy and compliance with accounting standards and provide financial insights and recommendations to the Leadership Team and relevant stakeholders.

Prepare cash flow projections to ensure sufficient liquidity and manage working capital effectively. Monitor accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll activities, identifying any potential cash flow issues.

Attend cross-functional meetings to discuss financial implications of business initiatives. Review and update financial policies and procedures and identify opportunities for process improvements by implementing automation and technology solutions to streamline financial processes.

This is a Full-time Position,  located at our new, state-of-the-art Melbourne facility, in the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre on the edge of the CBD in Australia’s most dynamic biomedical precinct.


To be successful in this role 

CTPL is seeking candidates who are CA/CPA qualified who have a broad financial toolkit, built through experience in a similar end-to-end accounting role. Preferred candidates will be able to demonstrate results and impact through:

  • Demonstrated commercial acumen and proficient knowledge of financial functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and end of month/year processes.
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying workflow challenges, making recommendations and process improvements across a range of functions whilst ensuring stakeholder buy-in.
  • Strategic thinker and excellent communicator
  • Ability to liaise with both internal and external stakeholders, providing professional support and excellent attention to detail.
  • Able to multitask a variety of financial duties with multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to lead change and drive continuous improvement of finance systems, policies, and procedures.
  • A background working in a high-growth (pharma or biotech an advantage) environment is desirable


This is a great opportunity for a driven, collaborative and curious professional to join an organisation with purpose, passion for excellence and the aspiration to be a global leader in cell and gene therapy.

At CTPL we are passionate about the work we do but equally passionate about our people. We want everyone to bring their true self to work. We support the wellbeing of our staff through mindfulness sessions, continuous improvement activities and 5 wellness days a year.

In applying please provide a cover letter that addresses the key selection criteria. Applications close on 8 April 2024.

* We will not be liable for any fees and cost associated with unsolicited CVs sent to us from recruitment agencies. 


Employer questions

Your application will include the following questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • How many years of accounting experience do you have?
  • How many years of people management experience do you have?
  • Have you completed a chartered accountant (CA) qualification?
  • What’s your expected annual base salary?

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