Group Financial Controller at Catapult Sports

Finance, Melbourne, Australia melbourne finance
Posted a month ago

Our mission is to improve the performance of athletes and teams, which we do by engineering the premier technology platform for sport. We've been at the forefront of sports technology and science since 2006 - we don't just work in the sporting industry, we are actively changing its future.  Our solutions are designed to help athletes and coaches “play smart” in a world where 1% can literally mean the difference between winning and losing.

We work with over 3,800 teams around the world, empowering coaches, managers and trainers in premier teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS, EPL, AFL, NRL, NCAA and more. We provide the information they need to optimize athletes’ health, game-day readiness, and performance, as well as in-game tactics.  Our software solutions include wearable technology, video analytics, and athlete monitoring solutions, and we are passionate about helping sports organizations at all levels to better scout, recruit, teach, and win.


The Group Financial Controller is a highly influential position reporting to the CFO. Based in Melbourne, the role is responsible for overseeing and managing all of Catapult’s global accounting, auditing, financial reporting, and taxation functions. This includes managing a team of approximately 20 staff located in the US, UK, and Australia, and supervising financial reporting and statutory compliance requirements spanning operations in 25+ countries, including the Company’s listing on the ASX. A key responsibility will be ensuring a robust internal controls and policies framework is adhered to for strong governance and financial integrity.

This senior role will suit a confident, commercially astute, dedicated, and highly motivated senior finance leader who can manage an international team, and work both independently and collaboratively with a wide variety of stakeholders.  In particular the ideal candidate will have a strong leadership presence, with the ability to coach, inspire, and develop members of this global team.  

The successful candidate will have extensive experience in financial accounting and reporting, know what “great” looks like and can convey this to their team, can work autonomously, be proficient in stakeholder management at all levels, provide key insights, debate opinions, execute processes on time, and autonomously drive outcomes. As a key “face of the team” internally, they will have a major impact on our business and the ability of the finance team to successfully assist management decisions made in support of our customers.


  • Be actively involved in thought leadership regarding system and process improvement initiatives and lead change management initiatives across the group finance function.
  • Be instrumental in propagating a high-performance team culture;  inspiring pride in the team’s work, enhancing cohesion through a shared understanding of values and what success looks like.
  • Fostering a sustainable career pathing structure for your team, and ensuring that each team member has a development plan, is clear on how they are performing; and have clarity on possible career pathways open to them.
  • Managing all accounting and financial control operations globally, including audit, tax, financial reporting, billing, general ledger and consolidation, cash, cost accounting, inventory accounting, revenue recognition, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll.
  • Providing input into the budgeting, planning, and business analysis functions of the company.
  • Managing critical external relationships, including with auditors, and tax advisors.
  • Manage and comply with government audit, reporting and tax requirements.
  • Undertaking a range of special projects, including investor presentations, due diligence, and Board reporting.


  • At least 10 years of experience, with at least three working in a similar Group Finance Manager or Group Financial Controller position for an ASX-listed company and in a complex international and multi-regional environment.
  • CA/CPA qualified, you will have demonstrated extensive experience in a commercial finance role, ideally within a high growth, complex, global, and ideally SaaS environment
  • You have strong attention to detail and a drive to ensure accuracy and consistency in the financial models and processes we share with the business
  • A proven track record of motivating and leading a diverse finance team, through inspiring communication of team visions, goals and standards
  • Experience in transforming finance teams from a transactional reactive mindset, to  a business partnering mindset, where the team provides their expertise to assist in commercial decision-making.
  • Development focused leadership style, with experience in coaching, mentoring and co-creating individual development plans in order to deliver tangible growth & career progression for team members, in alignment with Catapult’s vision and company goals
  • Proven ability to implement efficiency-driven change management in core finance processes, systems, workflows, and controls that result in a material and positive change to the way the company operates 
  • A passion for working cross-functionally to optimize processes and enhance organizational efficiency, particularly in a scale-up environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with proficiency in preparing reports and presentations.
  • Familiarity with NetSuite, Workday Adaptive, and Salesforce would be advantageous.


  • We have amazing people. We can promise you will work with some of the most ambitious and intelligent people in an exciting industry, and you will do some of the best work of your life.
  • We encourage our people to have constructive, open and honest communication in order to make Catapult extraordinary; innovate and create smart solutions; establish a collaborative, yet challenging, environment to develop our performance and the performance of our customers.
  • Our workforce spans more than 25 countries, you'll have the opportunity to work across multiple nationalities and cultures, and build your global awareness and capability 
  • We value improvement and development. We are challenging ourselves to continuously grow and become a high-performance company. That means we maintain a growth mindset in everything we do, and our people are always looking for ways to do things better. There is unlimited opportunity to grow, do more, and do better.

Whether you’re interested in sports or not, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing your work is supporting some of the most successful teams and athletes on the planet! 

Research shows that while men apply for jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalised groups tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but don't meet every single point in our job ad, please still get in touch! We would love to have a chat and see if you could be a great addition to our team. We are building the future of sports performance.  Our priority is to find the brightest talent that can add to our team culture, those who actively contribute and who are excited about what they do.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to undergo a national police check and (where applicable) verify their qualifications and employment history.