JOBS AT RUGBY AU

Commercial Program Manager – Rugby Australia - Moore Park

Rugby Australia (RA), the governing body of Rugby Union in Australia, is looking for a pro-active, well-organised, detail focussed Commercial Program Manager. Reporting jointly to the Senior Partnerships Manager (40%), Head of Events & Hospitality (40%) and General Manager, Commercial (20%).

This is a key role in the co-ordination of the RA Commercial Team events and minor supplier level partners to ensure all commercial stakeholders requirements and objectives are satisfied to the highest standards.

The Commercial Program Manager will:

  • Co-ordinate commercial division and sponsorship partner events – annual partner workshop, commercial group internal & stakeholder facing events and activities
  • Respond to internal and external enquiries and information requests – as required by the Commercial team to project manage projects that may arise
  • Perform other duties as requested, including the management of minor sponsor partners and support to commercial sales and event marketing
  • Maintain an up to date central register of commercial information (overall sponsorship inventory mix, sponsor/licensee contract list) within digital Portal housed on Salesforce, including commercial database list (SCRUM)
  • Generate group correspondence and commercial meeting itineraries as required by General Manager, Commercial Partnerships
  • Action the coding and payment for invoices and purchase orders and keep up to date in relation to commercial events and support the General Manager, Commercial.
  • Manage the collation of Sponsor match tickets and lanyards and coordinate distribution with internal ticketing department for all Rugby matches or tournaments in a timely manner
  • Develop and implement the management of partnerships hospitality functions and workshops sessions including the annual full partner workshop. Commercial events include Test match corporate partners functions in line with the overall Hospitality program
  • Assist on Match Days (Weekends) with focus on Partnerships Corporate partners function at domestic Test matches and other RA controlled events and partners activities
  • Generate and maintain a central contact and partner benefits registry for allocated partners & suppliers
  • Work with Partnership Managers in providing up to date information for partners, as well as post season reports
  • Support signage development plan for Rugby events. All aspects of signage, invoicing, maps, backdrops and Game Day signage.

The successful applicant will require:

  • Tertiary Education – Communications, Sports Business or PR/Marketing
  • Strong digital understanding and content development for web and social media platforms
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Ability to work flexible hours including weekend work that may require travel.
  • Computer literacy – Demonstrated excellence in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Power Point and Excel
  • Focus on detail and planning delivery of projects
  • Proactive in approach through calculated initiative
  • Ability to prioritise and provide updates as required
  • Solutions orientated to overcome issues
  • Experience in sports sponsorship management
  • Understanding of Salesforce content management tools, or equivalent
  • 2-3 years previous experience working with a sporting organization or sponsorship agency in a junior project management role

To apply please send your CV and cover letter supporting your application to Rachel Buckling at Rachel.Buckling@rugby.com.au. Alternatively, you can call on +61 2 80055528 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close Monday, 27th November 2017

Rugby Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to improving employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians.

Financial Accountant – Rugby Australia - Moore Park

Rugby Australia (Rugby AU) is the governing body of Rugby Union in Australia, is looking for a strong astute Financial Accountant. Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the role will be responsible for the smooth running of Rugby Australia’s financial operations and assist the Chief Financial Officer in financial management responsibilities, as required.

The successful applicant will assist Rugby Australia achieve its finance and organizational strategy objectives, through the continuous improvement of the overall accounting function efficient financial service delivery, cantered around statutory accounting, tax compliance, balance sheet reconciliation and project work as required.

The Financial Accountant will:

  • Report to all external bodies – eg. ATO, ABS, OSR
  • Report to Government funding bodies on utilization of funds (acquittal reporting)
  • Prepare the annual financial consolidated statutory accounts for Rugby Australia and related entities
  • Ensure adherence to legislation and accounting standards.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements by collecting data; analysing and investigating variances; summarizing data, information, and trends
  • Monthly Bank and Balance Sheet Reconciliations review
  • Record and review of financial transactions and records in preparation for yearly external audits
  • Liaise with auditors and manage audit process
  • Cash flow management
  • Bank account management
  • Identify accounting needs and implement strategies effective for improving operational efficiency
  • Oversee complex industry specific reconciliations eg. Memberships and Ticketing
  • Oversee management of Fixed Assets register
  • Ad-hoc reporting
  • Monitor accuracy of coding and authorization of invoices and expense claims
  • Monitor adherence to GST legislation
  • Accurate recording of revenue and expenses.
  • Assist the CFO in the ‘continuous improvement’ of financial services, optimise efficiency and minimise risk
  • Assist the CFO on ad-hoc projects as required
  • Assist the CFO in developing the junior members of the finance team
  • Assist the CFO conduct analysis of business operations, investments and liability to determine the financial status of a company.
  • Ensure high level engagement with stakeholders
  • Other designated projects as required, by the CFO
  • Manage the day to day operational and tactical aspects of designated projects

The successful applicant will require:

  • Tertiary Education – Finance
  • Professional Accounting Qualification - hold and maintain a CA/CPA qualification and have experience in a similar level role for a minimum of 2 years.
  • Intermediate/Advanced Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint skills.
  • Netsuite experience highly regarded
  • Word/Outlook
  • Statutory accounts preparation
  • FBT, BAS reporting
  • Solid understanding of current Accounting Standards
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Relationship building
  • Organizational awareness
  • Verbal/Written Communication
  • Attention to detail
  • Relevant experience in a professional services environment or senior member of a commercial finance team

To apply please send your CV and cover letter supporting your application to Rachel Buckling at Rachel.Buckling@rugby.com.au. Alternatively, you can call on +61 2 80055528 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close Monday, 30th October 2017

Rugby Australia is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to improving employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians.

Chief Executive Officer – Rugby Australia - Moore Park

For further information and to apply, please contact Rebecca Reed, Head of Sport & Entertainment, Australia/New Zealand, Odgers Berndtson.

E: rebecca.reed@odgersberndtson.com

T: +61 (2) 8905 3730