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Advertised executive recruitment utilising the disciplines and expertise of an internationally acclaimed executive search firm.


Established in 2016, PacPartners is a niche executive recruitment offering for roles that fall below C-suite and Non-Executive Director level. It provides an avenue to recruit both Permanent and Contract/Interim resources into public and private interest entities.

PacPartners provides for advertised executive recruitment leveraging off Pacific Search Partners’ nationally recognised brand and the personal network of our experienced consultants. In addition to online job boards, we attract high calibre talent pools with a range of social media applications and traditional press advertising where appropriate.

Providing flexibility and a bespoke experience to our clients is imperative – this allows us to combine an active recruitment program with proprietary database searches as appropriate to each individual role. Our methodology is disciplined, thorough, confidential and professional. From our initial client briefing through to the negotiation of an accepted offer and beyond, we are transparent and ethical to the fullest degree.

Our Expertise

Working across a variety of industries, our consultants are highly knowledgeable and experienced in recruiting for multiple job functions. Below is a selection of our most recent engagements.

Accounting & Finance

Corporate Finance Manager, Boutique advisory firm
Finance Manager, Co-working hub
Financial Controller, Private membership organisation
Commercial Finance Partner, FMCG (beverage)
Senior Bookkeeper, ASX listed financial services
Senior Bookkeeper, Sustainability
Business Services Accountant, Professional services
Financial Accountant, FMCG (beverage)
Senior Bookkeeper, Manufacturing

Human Resources

People & Culture Manager, creative professional services
HR Advisor, Professional Services
HR Manager, Hospitality & Agriculture

ICT & Project Management

Business Consultant, International SaaS
Project Manager, International SaaS
Head of Marketplace Operations, High growth technology
Application Support Consultant, International SaaS
Service Desk Manager, International SaaS

Professional Support

EA to Managing Director, Property
Office Manager, Agriculture
Accounts Officer, FMCG (beverage)
Business Services & Support Manager, Retail
EA to COO, Construction
Department Manager, Accounting

Sales & Marketing

Marketing Coordinator, International SaaS
Business Services & Support Manager, Retail
Customer Relationship Manager, Property
Marketing & Communication Manager, Membership Organisation
Digital Marketing and Communications Coordinator, International SaaS

Current Opportunities


Financial Controller – High growth SaaS

+ High growth global SaaS business seeks newly created Financial Controller in Melb. New CBD office fit out, cashflow +ve & strong financial backing...

  • Melbourne based SaaS business, national and international customers
  • Strong $ package on offer, outstanding offices in Melbourne CBD (new fitout)
  • Undisputed market leader, dynamic office incl. Melbourne based development team
Our client is a leading Software as a Service (SaaS) provider with Australian and global operations. Backed by a private Australian group, and with exceptional executive and non-executive talent in the business, they have a strong culture that delivers high retention of employees and customers. The business is cash flow positive, and with an enviable enterprise value, they are about to launch into the most significant phase of their growth plans to date. They are seeking a dynamic, motivated, smart and ambitious Financial Controller to join the team in Melbourne after a recent move into new offices in the CBD.

The Financial Controller plays a pivotal role in translating and implementing the vision, strategies and business objectives for the company in terms of financial management and shareholder returns. The FC undertakes all aspects of financial management, regulatory and financial reporting, maintenance of the system of accounting records, budget and forecast preparation as well as internal controls to mitigate risk.

Detailed responsibilities in the role will include, but not be limited to:
  • Contributing as a key member of the executive team for strategic direction, along with the CEO, COO & Solutions Delivery Manager;
  • Management of all accounting operations including AR, AP, bank reconciliations & payroll;
  • Complying with local, state and federal government reporting requirements and taxation affairs;
  • Cash management and cashflow reporting, plus job costing, inventory accounting and appropriate revenue recognition as a SaaS business;
  • Preparation of annual budget and financial forecasts, and variance reporting and reforecasting thereof;
  • Preparation of monthly financial statements, including commentary reporting of insights into business performance;
  • Developing and documenting business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls;
  • Managing the annual external and internal audits (currently conducted by a Big 4 firm);
  • Working with the CEO and Executive Chairman on ad hoc project work and involvement in the continuous improvement process;
  • Assistance with financial management, tax and regulatory reporting of two associated entities on behalf of the shareholders; &
  • Stewardship of Xero (finance), Unleashed (inventory) and Salesforce (CRM) software, ensuring maximum operating efficiency of each system.
Working closely with the development and operations teams, the Financial Controller will have the ability to identify opportunities for business improvement. A leader who takes ownership of a situation, demonstrates pride in their performance, is positive and proactive and wants to immerse themselves in the software will be highly regarded throughout our search process. 
The ideal candidate will also have:
  • An undergraduate degree in accounting/business, and be either CA or CPA qualified;
  • Have at least 6+ years of professional accounting experience (time in Audit/Business Advisory/Corporate Finance in a well-regarded accounting firm will be highly regarded);
  • Be proficient in financial modelling and stakeholder reporting, with advanced Excel and IT skills;
  • Be an aspiring leader, capable of hiring, developing and retaining ‘A’ players and growing into a CFO role in the coming years;
  • Be able to make a meaningful contribution to strategy as part of the executive team, and then translate that into clear operational priorities;
  • Be highly resourceful and able to make things happen against the odds;
  • Be able to execute at a speed whilst maintaining high quality;
  • Be flexible to embrace the challenges of working in a privately owned, entrepreneurial business; &
  • Outstanding interpersonal, personal presentation, negotiation and communication skills.
The SaaS business has appointed Tom Hutchinson from PacPartners as their advising consultant to assist in this search. Confidential enquiries regarding the role can be directed to him on +61 3 9631 1500.

 is a Melbourne based executive recruitment firm established in 2016, operating as a specialist division of Pacific Search Partners. See more about our services and expertise at


Finance & Administration Manager

+ Globally recognised member-based club in the Melbourne CBD seeks to appoint Finance & Admin Manager. Key management role, rich history and tradition.

  • Globally recognised member-based club, Melbourne CBD location
  • Financial stewardship plus leadership support within club to General Manager
  • Food and beverage focus, hospitality or club work experience highly regarded
Our client is an internationally recognised member-based organisation, located in the Melbourne CBD. With a rich history and tradition, the club seeks to appoint a Finance & Administration Manager to join their management team in a permanent role. In addition to managing the financial affairs of the club, the Finance & Administration Manager will play an important support role to the General Manager in managing the club’s affairs.

The Finance & Administration Manager is a key leadership position within the club, and owns the responsibility for preparation and analysis of key financial metrics for both trading and investment operations. They will manage one junior accountant, and oversee the stock control system that manages food and beverage margins and Cost of Sales analysis across the club.

Reporting directly to the General Manager, the Finance & Administration Manager will:
  • Prepare the monthly P&L statement and balance sheet;
  • Prepare and review subsequent variance reporting for the annual Club budget;
  • Maintain and prepare the Club’s investment reports, including property and equity holdings in consultation with external advisors;
  • Prepare reconciliations and payments for group tax, payroll tax, superannuation and statutory payments including BAS and GST;
  • Manage banking affairs for the club;
  • Maintain Club Asset Register and depreciation schedules;
  • Manage I.T. vendor relationships with software and hardware providers, External auditors and Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation;
  • Work closely with food and beverage executives on inventory management, costings and margin calculations; &
  • Work effectively with membership sub-committees as required from time to time.
In order to secure this role, the successful candidate will display the following skills and experience:
  • An undergraduate degree in Accounting / Commerce and completion of the CA or CPA qualification;
  • Proven experience in financial and management accounting, whilst Business Services or Audit experience in a well-regarded accounting firm will be highly regarded;
  • Experience in hospitality, cost accounting and stock control systems;
  • Finance related experience in a club environment such as a golf/tennis/social club (highly regarded);
  • Be a strong communicator, both written and verbal form;
  • The highest standards of personal presentation, manners and courtesy and customer service ethos;
  • Manage time and competing deadlines to a very high standard;
  • Be a natural leader; &
  • Relish the challenge of working in a private member-based organisation, and embrace the opportunity to build success for the future of the club.
The club has appointed Tom Hutchinson from PacPartners as their advising consultant to assist in this search. Confidential enquiries regarding the role can be directed to him on +61 3 9631 1500.

is a Melbourne based executive recruitment firm established in 2016, operating as a specialist division of Pacific Search Partners. See more about our services and expertise at

Contact Us

For more information on the PacPartners suite of services, please contact:

Tom Hutchinson
Client Partner
T 03 9631 1500

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