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Senior Finance Manager (ACA/CPA) - Superb International Opportunity

Delano Wheatley Consulting Limited
Papua New Guinea (PG)
Circa $180,000 + Bonus + Expatriate benefits
Closing date
17 Feb 2023

Are you a qualified accountant (ACA/CPA) keen to develop your international experience with a market-leading and rapidly developing listed business? If so, our client has superb global and local connections - offering great potential for you.



Steamships Trading Company, ( was founded in Port Moresby in the early years of the last century. Initially a shipping business, the firm diversified significantly and successfully to become a sizeable mini-conglomerate and one of the leading employers in Papua New Guinea. 



In recent years the company has refined its strategy to focus on three major sectors; its property business (comprising an industrial, commercial, retail and residential investment property portfolio), its hospitality business (comprising a chain of operated hotels and restaurant chains) and its logistics business (comprising national liner and projects shipping, towage and salvage, stevedoring and transport).  



The company is listed on both the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and Papua New Guinea National Stock Exchange (PNGX), however, is majority owned by John Swire & Sons Ltd (, for whom it plays a key role within their wider portfolio.  Finance professionals with Steamships Trading Company have gone on to work with Swire businesses in Asia, N. America and Europe. So, this is a superb opportunity with further great potential.






The company now seeks a new diligent, dynamic and energetic Finance Manager to support the Finance Director and Executive colleagues in preparing the business portfolio to meet the positive challenges of the developing markets they serve.



Specific responsibilities include:



Ensuring that your teams provide accurate and timely financial and management reporting for the portfolio businesses, and manage an effective and efficient budgeting and analysis process and reporting.



Managing the further development of the finance team and Business Partnering (with commercial and operational management) to ensure business and project success. This will include contributing to the efficient and effective implementation of a new ERP system.



Ensuring that the finance team accurately report all performance metrics to ensure appropriate decisions can be taken to ensure they are delivered on time and on budget.



Building and developing the most effective Financial Planning and Analysis capabilities to ensure that non-finance colleagues get the best possible guidance on their options - presented in a clear and useful fashion.



Maintaining a strong relationship with all stakeholders - within businesses, across Steamships Trading Company entities, with Directors, with banks and all external partners.






To be considered for this opportunity, you will need to have the following skills and experience:



  • Qualified Accountant (ACA, CPA equivalent) with circa 3 years post qualified experience


    Demonstrable experience within a cross functional business


    Leadership and management skills


    Sensitivity to working with diverse colleagues


    Excellent communications skills


    Excellent systems skills and knowledge; ERP systems implementation experience


    Experience of business partnering with C-Suite professionals


    Prior experience of business improvement with tangible outcomes


    Ability to articulate Finance data and analytics to a variety of stakeholders (Finance and Non Finance)


  • Drive, energy, candour, assertiveness and humility.



Direct applications will not be considered.



To apply, or to have a confidential exploratory conversation, please contact the advising consultant Mark Wheatley at Delano Wheatley Consulting Limited on or 00 44 (0) 203 797 1032 or 00 44 (0) 7561 344833.


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