Chief Financial Officer - Payments







  • Thrive in fast paced, innovative and entrepreneurial environments?

  • Want to be part of a journey of significant growth, transformation and change?

  • Keen to contribute to leading-edge marketplace payment services & solutions?

PromisePay is an Australian-based payment services company transforming marketplace and platform payments in Australia and the USA. Our customers are some of the largest brand-name marketplaces globally who turn to PromisePay to offer their buyers and sellers a trusted and seamless payments experience.


PromisePay is dedicated to building the internet’s most powerful payments engine, game-changing the payments industry, and reinventing e-commerce across the planet.


Due to organisational growth, the role of CFO has been created, based in Melbourne reporting to the CEO.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the company’s finance, accounting, investor relations, legal, taxation and payroll functions

  • Design and maintain a framework for continuous corporate planning, forecasting and cost reporting

  • Develop a performance management system which links both qualitative and quantitative key performance indicators to the strategies and outcomes of the organisation

  • Collaborate with CEO to establishing strategic relationships and capital raising with investors and partners

  • Collaborate with CEO and Financial Controller on financial and taxation strategies in line with organisational objectives

  • Develop and implement continuous improvement initiatives for the company's processes and procedures

  • Ensure the delivery of accurate financial reports, both management and statutory, within mandated levels

  • Leading and building a scalable and disciplined finance function including budgeting, financial modeling, sales incentive plans, employee equity schemes and deep data analysis

  • Support CEO with communication and financial reporting to investors & board

  • Manage international entity expansion including banking set-up

  • Manage and control risk identification, risk management and assessment across the company and ensure appropriate risk management controls are in place

  • Ensure that the company complies with all legal and regulatory requirements

  • Maintain relations with external auditors and investigate their findings and recommendations, as required

  • Provide strategic advice to the CEO on all matters pertaining to the financial health of the organisation and recommend KPI’s, accordingly


  • Proven experience in a Chief Finance Officer, Finance Director or equivalent role & relevant tertiary qualifications

  • Start-up experience in an equivalent role, plus originating and closing equity deals

  • Experience in working in an entrepreneurial set-up or a start-up venture

  • Extensive knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles.

  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems

  • Working knowledge of federal and state financial regulations & statutory requirements

  • Experience in capital raising & funding activities

  • Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections

  • Experience in M&A preferred

  • Experience in international entity expansion including banking

  • Experience with credit card acceptance would highly desirable

  • Excellent written communication, verbal communication and presentation skills

  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders across a diverse range of technical expertise and seniority

  • Post-graduate qualification in accounting or business administration

  • Membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ACA) or Certified Practising Accountants (CPA)

PromisePay is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salary packages.


Some interstate and international travel will be required in this position.


Please note that applicants must have the permanent legal right to work in Australia. Any offer of employment at PromisePay will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.

Please note applicants must have permanent legal rights to work in Australia.  No Relocation or Visa support is offered for this role.  


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