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Head of Finance

Sydney or Remote

(This role is open to either onsite or remote from anywhere in Australia. Available as a part-time or full-time role.)

At Qwilr, we've packaged up the perfect way to create documents: amazing, design-perfect pages, which anyone can create.

They come with payment, e-sign, easy integration into your CRM, and all the other functionality you wish your old PDF documents had.

We have made a beautiful product that solves customers' needs, and that in turn has made us a strong business, with a multi-million dollar ARR, consistent growth and incredibly low churn.

It's now time for us to scale this growth and we want you to come and be part of it.

About the Role

At Qwilr you will have the opportunity to work closely with our founders, investors and key stakeholders. This role is based in Sydney & you will report into one of our founders.

We are open to working with the right candidate on a part-time or a full time basis (with a minimum of 3 days per week).

We are very much a startup, so your role will be both operational, as well as strategic, having the ability to make and support decisions that impact the business. 

What You'll Do

  • Managing the budgeting and re-forecasting for the business, including revenue, expense, cash, and forex requirements
  • Creating financial modelling frameworks for various business models, revenue attribution and cost attribution that will help guide the business
  • Own full responsibility of annual Australian Tax filing, BAS, IAS and US tax obligations
  • Manage a team of bookkeepers
  • Owning monthly payroll for employees and overseas contractors
  • Owning the finance strategy, including the forecasting of cash / currency requirements and short term cash strategies
  • Preparing financial reports, monthly financial updates and analysis provided to founders, and investors, as well as helping the founders prepare quarterly board reports
  • Running and presenting regular management reports with operational information and commentary to assist business decisions
  • Researching and preparing the business for relevant grants
  • Assisting founders with fundraising
  • Getting involved with ad-hoc business projects and initiatives (we are a startup after all!)

  • About You

    Our ideal candidate will have

  • Ideally between 5 - 10 years of relevant experience, including at least a year in a commercial environment
  • CA/CPA (or equivalent) qualified
  • Experience with building and presenting management reports, budgeting, forecasting, financial modelling and analysis
  • Advanced skills in using Microsoft Excel
  • Experience using Xero
  • Bonus points for experience working in SaaS &/or with US entities
  • Exceptional communication and stakeholder management skills
  • Self motivated with a desire to learn
  • Highly organised with the ability to work under pressure and within set deadlines

  • Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other folks in minority groups tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet every single point above, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit. You can find more about diversity and inclusion at Qwilr here.


  • Meaningful equity  
  • Amazing company-wide retreats every year (to be resumed ASAP post COVID)
  • Budget for work setup, further education, conferences and books 
  • Leave entitlement for holidays, sick days, mental health, those terrible period cramps and when life happens
  • Remote-friendly, parent-friendly, and support for flexible working arrangements
  • But, the real benefit is that at Qwilr you'll get to do challenging, rewarding work with smart and dedicated teammates.
  • Our Team


    Way finding in startups is hard, that's why Qwilr is driven by our principles.


    We'd love to hear from you.