Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Finance

Melbourne, VIC, AU

Business Controller, Oceania

Kalmar keeps global trade moving. Our innovative solutions contribute to every fourth container movement in the world and help transform the future of cargo handling. We believe in collaboration, delivering on our promises and that people make the difference.

Purpose of the position

The Business Controller is responsible for the Oceania market financial support, management accounting and reporting, including monthly reports and estimates. The target of the Business Controller is to ensure harmonized, efficient and high quality support for sales and service operations in Oceania by securing availability and reliability of adequate financial information to support the business in decision-making and in the implementation of Kalmar strategy, targets and processes. 

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Provide and prepare Region and local management teams with financial information, business review and analysis and use this information to participate in planning, budgeting, decision making and controlling.
  • Work as a business partner with areas of the business to support and/or prepare  financial plans and estimates of future business plans, budget and strategy. Challenge the business, structure and organization set up to improve and optimize financial performance.
  • Monitor and analyze monthly results for the assigned units against budget/forecasts and initiate/implement improvement and corrective activities. Present financial performance reports according to corporate/BA guidelines and controls. 
  • Lead, manage and coach a team of finance professionals to ensure that accounting activities are completed accurately and on time. Challenge team members to continuously improve key skills; keep them challenged, while emphasizing a learning orientation and managing performance effectively
  • Implement all Group, Kalmar BA and Divisions policies, processes and tools in Oceania

What you’ll need to succeed


  • University degree in business and economics or other relevant field of study


  • 7+ years in Finance with experience in the industrial segment, preferably in Sales organization for machinery industry.
  • Experience of managing and leading a support organization in a global environment, with offshore reporting deadlines.
  • Experience of having worked collaboratively within a matrix reporting structure.


  • High knowledge and experience in finance and business control processes and activities
  • Ability to drive and develop  processes and activities and clearly communicate and implement policies and principles
  • Ability to deal with complex analysis, forecasts and business cases on a major global scale
  • Willingness to improve current ways of working, tools, methods and processes. Ability to drive and execute change. 
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build relations and trust with key stakeholders in the organization
  • HFM/ or other reporting systems
  • Advanced english proficiency
  • Google Suite

You will be part of

We offer you an opportunity to put your skills and experience into work and make an impact in our global organisation and the cargo handling industry. You will work together with great colleagues from various backgrounds inspired by shared, ambitious goals. We value collaboration in our open and inclusive culture. With us, you will have the opportunity to develop yourself professionally. Join us to make a difference - and have fun while doing it.

Interested to join?

If you are excited about this opportunity, click Apply and submit your application and CV.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar is the global leader in sustainable cargo handling for ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. With our extensive electric portfolio and global service network, we help our customers move towards safer, more eco-efficient and productive operations. Together, we develop innovative solutions that shape the future of our industry, improving our customers’ every move.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.