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Assistant Financial Controller

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Thanks for checking out our vacancy, we’re delighted you want to learn more about Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC.

Dechra are a growing, global specialist within the world of veterinary pharmaceuticals. Our expertise is in the development, manufacture, marketing and sales of high quality products exclusively for veterinarians worldwide.

Here at Dechra, our values are embedded within our culture and thrive within our family of almost 2000 colleagues globally. From manufacturing to marketing, (D)edication, (E)njoyment, (C)ourage, (H)onesty, (R)elationships and (A)mbition are at the heart of our everyday operations and the way we do business

The Opportunity 

With a growing diverse portfolio of quality animal products Dechra Veterinary Products (Australia) is seeking an experienced and passionate Assistant Financial Controller. This role will primarily be responsible for providing financial support to the NZ business (from Australia), in all areas of financial control and account management. 

Role Responsibility

So, what will you be doing? This role has a broad and varied remit and the successful candidate will have responsibility for duties including:

  • Management of the NZ purchasing process
  • Inventory and working capital management and tracking
  • Provide support to the NZ Country Manager on S&OP tasks and liaise with Australia supply chain team
  • Export sales management: Take ownership of the portal, process and documentation for all export sales including planning and invoicing for all Export sales
  • Accounts management: bank reconciliations, cash applications and NZ invoicing (payables)
  • Support with Australia invoicing (payables)
  • Take ownership of the NZ Balance Sheet, month-end closing processes and reviews
  • Update and maintenance of the NZ Price List
  • Update and maintenance of the NZ Supplier and Customer Lists
  • NZ internal controls implementation and tracking
  • Support on audit requirements for the NZ business
  • Ad-hoc Finance projects and other duties as required

The Ideal Candidate

Here at Dechra we pride ourselves on being an inclusive employer and we embrace candidates from all walks of life. We’re particularly keen to hear from those who have/are:

  • 2-5 years' experience in a similar finance or accounting position
  • Tertiary qualifications in finance or accounting, or working towards (desirable)
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills                              
  • Sound experience of Microsoft Office, Power BI and ERP systems (Xero) 
  • Demonstrated time management skills
  • Unrestricted working rights in Australia

Package Description

What we offer our employees

  • A competitive remuneration is on offer (based on experience)
  • Participation in annual incentive scheme
  • Employee assistance program
  • Well-being benefits
  • Product benefits
  • Hybrid working environment

About the Company

All applications received are reviewed by our internal talent acquisition team and we will get in touch if your skills and experience match what we’re looking for. Should you not hear back from us within 28 days please don’t be too disappointed – we may keep your CV on our database for any future vacancies which may be suitable and we encourage you to keep an eye on our careers site. For any questions or queries, please contact us at

Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC

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