Finance Manager

Location: Sydney


PLAYGROUND XYZ is an advertising technology business headquartered in Sydney with operations in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles and New York. Our mission is to build scalable, amazing mobile ad formats that work harder and perform better.

Our mission is to master the art and science of maximizing attention. To do this, we’ve built the world's first AI that can measure how long an ad was looked at (a metric we call Attention Time). Fuelled and verified by real eye tracking data, but able to throw off the shackles of panels and instead scale infinitely across the world wide web, our AI is set to revolutionize the way that digital media is measured, bought and sold.

We're a young, fast growing business with every major agency group and great list of top tier publishers using our technology. We’re a team of mobile experts with an unrelenting focus on quality products and tech.

Our tech is being used by top 100 brands across the globe. We've won coveted 'Marketing Technology Company of the Year' awards from both B&T and Mumbrella and featured twice as a Rising Star in the Deloitte Fast 50 Technology Awards.

We're a passionate, enthusiastic team who are genuinely spending our days doing what we love the most - creating new disruptive technologies and products for big brands.

The Opportunity

As the Finance Manager of PLAYGROUND XYZ, you will be working closely with the Head of Finance as well as senior leadership within the organisation. You will be the go-to person for all Accounts and Finance matters within a rapidly growing business in the martech space. 

What you'll be doing

Financial Accounting

  • Manage the day to day accounting operations of the Group’s entities
  • Payroll processing and related payroll reporting 
  • Preparation and submission of periodic IAS, BAS and overseas VAT returns
  • Management of the AP and AR functions, ensuring ageing analysis and turnover days is closely monitored
  • Ensuring that all balance sheet accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis
  • Preparation of Company Income Tax returns across the Group’s entities 

Treasury and Cashflow

  • Maximising working capital and available cashflow
  • Ensuring ensuring that Credit Limits are established for every client and adhered to on an ongoing basis

Financial Reporting

  • Accurate and timely reporting of financial results and
  • Ensuring the statutory accounts are prepared in accordance with local GAAP
  • Identification of any emerging issues at an early stage

Budgets and Forecasts

  • Assist the Head of Finance in ensuring that Budgets and Forecasts are accurate and realistic and prepared in a timely manner, with monthly updates throughout the year
  • Liaising with department heads on a monthly basis to reforecast revenues and major opex areas

Internal Processes and Controls

  • Identify and implement Group Finance Policies in readiness for an external audit engagement
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant local financial legislation and standards
  • Ensuring that financial systems are adequate for the needs of the business and are functioning as intended
  • Ensuring that internal processes are efficient and working effectively, and are adapted as necessary to take into account changes in the business as new services are developed

Who you are

  • Finance experience in the advertising/media sector would be beneficial but not essential, as is experience in working in a startup environment would be favourably considered
  • Previous experience in a Big4 or mid-tier accounting firm would be advantageous
  • CPA/CA qualified
  • Good understanding of US and Australian GAAP
  • Company Tax computation and reporting 
  • Influencing and problem solving skills
  • Ability to adapt to rapidly changing business requirements
  • Team management

To apply

Send a CV to with a brief cover letter describing why you think this is the right role for you.