Finance Manager, ANZ

  • Full-time

Company Description

Block is one company built from many blocks, all united by the same purpose of economic empowerment. The blocks that form our foundational teams — People, Finance, Counsel, Hardware, Information Security, Platform Infrastructure Engineering, and more — provide support and guidance at the corporate level. They work across business groups and around the globe, spanning time zones and disciplines to develop inclusive People policies, forecast finances, give legal counsel, safeguard systems, nurture new initiatives, and more. Every challenge creates possibilities, and we need different perspectives to see them all. Bring yours to Block.

Job Description

We are looking for a Finance Manager to join our team! In this role, you will report directly to the Senior Finance Manager and be responsible for managing the Afterpay ANZ accounting team (a team of 5). Alongside process to ensure accuracy of the monthly ANZ results, as well as the quarterly and full year end close processes.

This is junior Finance Manager role and ideal for someone with 1-2 years experience managing a team, looking for their next challenge! The role will ideally be based in Melbourne where our team is located. Here at Block we have a hybrid approach to work between the office and WFH, with true flexibility.

Financial Leadership:

  • Manage and lead the ANZ month end, quarter end and year end close process for both under US GAAP and IFRS
  • Support the APT & Block group team for the quarterly review, full financial year end and SOX audit processes
  • Support and review the ANZ statutory accounts under IFRS
  • Review monthly and quarterly APRA reporting
  • Review quarterly and year end audit for AFSL reporting
  • Support the tax team for monthly BAS returns
  • Review ANZ balance sheet reconciliations
  • Provide leadership and guidance to the ANZ financial accounting teams for month end journals and financial operations
  • Lead and participate in testing new initiatives and products
  • Manage the ANZ financial accounting team and review their workings for completeness and accuracy
  • Deliver best practice work papers, review and documentation
  • Working closely with the product team for continuous new initiatives to ensure appropriate finance operation, compliance and accounting consideration

People Leadership:

  • Work with the APT group accounting teams, Products, Technology etc to identify and drive process improvement opportunities to create operational efficiencies
  • Manage key financial communications associated with ANZ business project work and initiatives
  • Adopt and drive consistent group processes, policies and procedure improvements that support the ANZ business growth

Systems, Process and Policy Leadership:

  • Ensure that key policies are followed and applied consistently by the ANZ accounting teams
  • Ensure compliance across ANZ finance operations

Client and Stakeholder Leadership:

  • Build and manage relationships with key ANZ internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrate effective peer, direct report and team management skills


You Have:

  • CA or CPA qualified;
  • Have exceptionally strong financial reporting and analytical skills
  • Prior experience working in multinational, SOX reporting, fast paced and energetic environments
  • Have previous leadership experience, where were able to drive results in a positive and inspiring way, coach and mentor team members
  • Strong communicator and an ability to communicate across all levels of the business, and remote international teams.
  • Strive to continually improve, including making changes to internal accounting processes and controls.
  • Ability to time manage and problem solve effectively in a high-pressure environment, consistently meeting tight deadlines.
  • Focus on exceptional customer service ensuring all stakeholder needs are exceeded

Additional Information

We’re working to build a more inclusive economy where our customers have equal access to opportunity, and we strive to live by these same values in building our workplace. Block is a proud equal opportunity employer. We work hard to evaluate all employees and job applicants consistently, based solely on the core competencies required of the role at hand, and without regard to any legally protected class.

We believe in being fair, and are committed to an inclusive interview experience, including providing reasonable accommodations to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process. We encourage applicants to share any needed accommodations with their recruiter, who will treat these requests as confidentially as possible. Want to learn more about what we’re doing to build a workplace that is fair and square? Check out our I+D page


We want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:

  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources

Block, Inc. (NYSE: SQ) is a global technology company with a focus on financial services. Made up of Square, Cash App, Spiral, TIDAL, and TBD, we build tools to help more people access the economy. Square helps sellers run and grow their businesses with its integrated ecosystem of commerce solutions, business software, and banking services. With Cash App, anyone can easily send, spend, or invest their money in stocks or Bitcoin. Spiral (formerly Square Crypto) builds and funds free, open-source Bitcoin projects. Artists use TIDAL to help them succeed as entrepreneurs and connect more deeply with fans. TBD is building an open developer platform to make it easier to access Bitcoin and other blockchain technologies without having to go through an institution.

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