Yume is hiring for a Finance Manager!

Company Accountant (Full-time)

Meet Yume – a B2B marketplace for surplus food that connects suppliers with buyers through our online platform to avoid good food going to waste.

Each year 7.3 million tonnes of food gets discarded in Australia including 4.1m tonnes in the commercial sector alone. Join us on our mission of a World Without Waste and become part of an ethically driven business creating revolutionary change in the food industry! Yume is a business driven by the passion and grit of each and every one of its team members. The team loves to work at Yume because they feel part of something that is making a positive impact on their community and planet.

Yume has made great traction in growing trade on its marketplace. This growth has created an opportunity for us to employ a full-time accountant to combine financial accounting with data analysis to provide quality reports to inform business decisions. You will get to make your mark as the role requires a process improvement mindset as the business scales.

Discover more about Yume and our journey here: Yume on ABC's War on Waste, Yume partnerships, Katy Barfield Explains: What is Yume Food? or hear directly from our Founder Katy Barfield.

About the Role

Reporting to the CFO the company accountant will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the accounts in XERO, financial reporting, and statutory financial requirements along with data analysis. This role will also support the CFO on strategy and growth projects. It includes but is not limited to:

  • Lead the month-end process including reconciliations, business metrics and preparation of financial reports (for Internal, Board and investors)

  • Oversight of accounts receivables and accounts payable and set direction for bookkeeper and accounts coordinator in relation to billing and invoicing.

  • Prepare and report on budgets and forecasts.

  • Maintain cashflow forecasts

  • Manage payroll, taxation and statutory obligations including GST, PAYG, Superannuation, Workcover, R&D tax incentive

  • Support operations by performing data analysis on marketplace data (buyers, suppliers, products, orders) to inform strategy and aid decision making.

  • Support CFO on strategy and growth projects

  • Process Improvement with CTO and Business Development team to prepare finance processes to scale with platform growth.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Degree Qualifications in Accounting or Finance

  • Strong excel skills - advanced Excel viewed favourably

  • Experience in processing and preparation of accounts

  • A quick learner and an ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment

  • Experience with or knowledge of Australian statutory tax and accounting requirements

Yume Perks

  • Working in the heart of Windsor, meters from Windsor Station in Melbourne

  • A great culture and team, working in a flat structure, who love to laugh and are incredibly passionate and dedicated to the Yume mission

  • Serviced office with great coffee, snacks and pet-friendly

  • Know that every day when you wake up you are having a positive impact on the environment and a real tangible impact on reducing good waste

If this sounds like you - please apply directly to eat@yumefood.com.au by sending a CV and telling us why you’d be a great addition to the Yume team.

Key responsibilities

Xero management and processing

  • Day-to-day management of Xero accounting system incl. cash allocations, oversight of bookkeeper, management of accounts payable & receivable and assistance to the sales team as needed (in respect to invoice, POs, credit notes, etc).

  • Weekly payments and fortnightly payroll runs.

  • Billing non-trading revenue.

Month-end Reconciliation

  • Reconcile trading platform to Xero.

  • Balance Sheet management.

  • Profit and Loss management.

  • Cash flow reports.


  • Run and maintain financial and operational metrics.

  • Prepare graphs and tables for team, board and investor reports.

  • Prepare and manage budgets and forecasts.

  • Prepare cash flow forecast and manage working capital.

  • Communicate month-end results and data insights to the team by preparing monthly emails and presenting at team meetings.

Tax obligations & contract management

  • Manage all taxation and statutory obligations (year-end accounts, income tax, GST, PAYG, Superannuation, Workcover & R&D).

  • Manage all insurance policies.

Business intelligence

  • Support operations by performing data analysis on marketplace data (buyers, suppliers, products, orders, clearance rates) to inform strategy and aid decision making.

  • Review and maintain existing data dashboards.

  • Work with Business Development/Sales manager to identify trends or anomalies that can inform team decisions.

Process Improvement

  • Work with the CTO and wider team to simplify Xero/Trading Platform processes.

Human Resources

  • Manage all employee data, staff leave, staff expenses, new starters, staff termination, IT licenses and subscriptions, staff IT equipment, employee policies, volunteer onboarding and staff incentive, bonus or ESOP schemes.


  • Review and approve Terms and Conditions or NDAs as required.

  • Ownership of all contract templates.


  • Support CFO on growth projects as required