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Reports to: CEO
Agreement: Initially flexible or full time
Direct reports: TBC
Key relationships: Senior Management, Board of Directors, Third party accounting, Finance
Location: Christchurch

About Onside

Onside is building a realtime network of movements among rural properties to revolutionise
biosecurity. We do this through our digital check-in software, connecting rural people,
streamlining operations and protecting businesses. Today, Onside is used by over 30,000
people on over 13,000 properties across New Zealand, Australia and the UK and has mapped
over 1m movements. Onside is backed by both private and public investors including K1W1,
Icehouse Ventures and NZ Growth Capital Partners and has recently been nominated as a
Finalist in the Hi-Tech Startup Company of the Year. The business is rapidly scaling and on the
hunt for great people to power our global expansion.

About the role

Lead the Onside finance and commercial functions to allow the business to scale globally
effectively and efficiently. This is an entry level CFO role for someone who has a strong finance
background (either Finance Manager, Financial Controller or similar role) and ambition to learn
and develop into a seasoned CFO in a high growth global technology company over time. The
role will be supported by the CEO and Chair (who has a CFO and finance background) and a
formal development plan will be put in place for the role.

Key objectives

● Capital plan executed to provide required funding for growth
● System and processes to allow business to scale
● Timely and accurate reporting
● Effective resource allocation and investment decisions
● Strong culture of financial ownership across the business


● Produce monthly management financial reporting and variance commentary – P&L,
Cash Flow and Balance Sheet
● Work with external accounting and tax advisors to produce Annual Financial Statements
● Cost centre reporting for each functional area
● Sales commissions for sign off by sales
● Board reporting on a monthly basis
● Shareholder reporting on a quarterly basis


● Manage payroll and remuneration processes
● Ensure GST and PAYE is processed accurately and in a timely way
● R&D Tax Loss application
● RDTI application
● Claims from grant providers – NZTE, SFFF, SA Govt
● Coordinate applications for new grants – NZTE
● Companies office reporting

Systems & Processes

● Develop reporting system and process strategic plan
● Implement new financial reporting systems as required
● Manage billing and payment platforms


● Lead annual budgeting process
● Lead quarterly forecasting for YTG financial year
● Manage longer term forecasting process – five year


● Work with senior team on business cases for new expenditure/projects
● Review key customer contracts
● Work with team on business model development and pricing changes
● Review and negotiate key supplier agreements with input from the senior team

Capital Planning

● Work with the Board to develop a capital plan to ensure business has adequate funding
● Input into presentations and pitch decks
● Lead due diligence process
● Work with legal advisors on documentation
● Engage with investors/shareholders
● Manage capitalisation table

About you

Skills and experience

● Relevant tertiary qualification in accounting
● 10+ years finance experience
● Experience in a SaaS company ideal
● Proficient in all the tools of the trade
● Team player and self-starter who takes initiative to effect change and help drive the
business forward.

Fit with Onside’s culture and values

Customer’s rule – Without our customers, there’s no Onside. We know to be successful; we
need to make them successful.

Need for speed – We go fast and meet our audacious goals.

Innovate to win – We take on any challenge and back each other to find amazing solutions.

Better together – We believe in the power of connections. Sharing information and working
together makes everything better.

Simple is cool – We do the legwork to make complex things simple. We strive for simplicity in
both our product and our company.

Act like an owner – Every dollar counts, and we treat it like our own. Profitability helps us
change the world.

How to apply

If this role sounds like you, get in touch with Ryan on +64 27 526 1829 or email
[email protected]