Finance Manager

| Sydney, New South Wales, AUS
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Who We Are

Optiver is a global market maker founded in Amsterdam, with offices in London, Chicago, Austin, New York, Sydney, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taipei and Mumbai. Established in 1986, today we are a leading liquidity provider, with close to 2,000 employees in offices around the world, united in our commitment to improve the market through competitive pricing, execution and risk management. By providing liquidity on multiple exchanges across the world in various financial instruments we participate in the safeguarding of healthy and efficient markets. We provide liquidity to financial markets using our own capital, at our own risk, trading a wide range of products: listed derivatives, cash equities, ETFs, bonds and foreign currencies.

Optiver’s Sydney office is one of the primary players within Asian markets, trading a range of products. Established in 1996, we're an active participant on the Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Japan exchanges, and act as Optiver’s APAC head office. 


What You’ll Do

The Financial Control team provides reliable and timely management information that lays the foundation to drive business decisions at Optiver.  The team ensures all Finance-related risks and controls are managed, external and internal reporting is completed, and services are delivered effectively and efficiently.  The team consists of 8 finance professionals who are responsible for accounting, controlling and reporting.  Although each team member may focus on specific topics, we work together to achieve our goals, supporting each other on a daily basis.

As the Australia Finance manager, you will work closely with the local, regional and global Finance Teams and senior stakeholders from other business departments to provide accurate, relevant and timely financial information within the guidelines of our control framework. You will be exposed to talented people across Finance, Tax, Legal, Middle Office, Risk and Trading. This role offers opportunity for growth and the ability for you to help support decisions that impact the business.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring all internal and external financial reporting and filings for all Optiver’s Australia and Technology legal entities are completed accurately, timely and are fully understood in the context of the business’s operations.
  • Manage all AASB / IFRS technical accounting considerations including sustainability reporting requirements
  • Manage both the external audits and relevant internal audits
  • Lead the tax accounting aspects of these entities in partnership with the Tax team (including transfer pricing, income tax, GST, FBT).
  • Manage the non-Trading treasury requirements for the business, ensuring robust cash and capital management, FX management, optimising returns on non-trading liquid assets while maintaining a high standard of control and accuracy.
  • Leading a team of three, with responsibility for their individual development plans
  • Help to drive the CFO change (automation) agenda throughout the region and support the global change initiatives
  • Identify continuous improvement opportunities in processes, controls and workpapers, and ensuring these are well documented
  • Helping to further enhance the Control Framework across Finance to ensure risks are identified, mitigated and controlled.
  • Supporting Group Finance with all reporting requirements and accounting policies / papers


Who You Are

You have a keen interest in financial markets and wish to broaden your experience in financial services. With 15+ years’ professional experience you will be able to provide clear examples of operating successfully in a fast-paced environment, managing successful teams, driving change programs, analysing financial information and providing management insights and solutions. You will be self-motivated and act with autonomy to adapt quickly and effectively manage competing priorities. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and approach tasks with a problem-solving and controls-based mindset, with a constant focus on continuous improvement.

Essential criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Commerce, or Business
  • CA/CPA certification or equivalent
  • 15+ years’ experience in financial control, with a proven ability to lead successful teams
  • Proven track record in finance management, advisory roles, and practical application
  • Experience in process and systems enhancements, particularly with technology change initiatives
  • Experience with accounting systems (NetSuite preferred)
  • Ability to impact business decisions and manage senior stakeholder relationships
  • Strong analytical skills, attention to detail and a commercial mindset
  • Experience with control frameworks and commitment to producing high-quality work
  • Excellent multitasking skills, with the ability to manage shifting priorities effectively
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills with ability to package information clearly and concisely
  • Strong business acumen and stakeholder management capabilities
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • An ongoing commitment to professional development and learning
  • Preferred: Product Control experience and familiarity with analytical tools like Tableau, PowerBI, or Alteryx


What You’ll Get

  • The chance to work alongside diverse and intelligent peers in a rewarding environment
  • Competitive remuneration, including an attractive bonus structure and additional leave entitlements
  • Training, mentorship and personal development opportunities
  • Gym membership plus weekly in-house chair massages
  • Daily breakfast, lunch and an in-house barista
  • Regular social events including an annual company trip
  • Guided relocation, a competitive relocation package and visa sponsorship where necessary.


As an intentionally flat organisation, we believe that great ideas and impact can come from everyone. We are passionate about empowering individuals and creating diverse teams that thrive. Every person at Optiver should feel included, valued and respected, because we believe our best work is done together.

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is hardwired through every stage of our hiring process. We encourage applications from candidates from any and all backgrounds, and we welcome requests for reasonable adjustments during the process to ensure that you can best demonstrate your abilities.

More Information on Optiver
Optiver operates in the Fintech industry. The company is located in Austin, TX and Chicago, IL. Optiver was founded in 1986. It has 1600 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Open door policy, Open office floor plan, Hiring practices that promote diversity, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability insurance and Dental insurance. To see all 42 open jobs at Optiver, click here.
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