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Finance Manager

Kent Town, South Australia 5067

KOJO seeks an experienced Finance Manager to join our team on a 12-month contract starting in March 2024.

About you and the role.

In this position, your responsibilities will encompass supervising the financial operations of KOJO across Australia and New Zealand, along with overseeing growth into other markets. Collaborating closely with the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Directors, and the KOJO Executive Team this role requires robust financial and commercial expertise to provide strategic insights, financial advice, and make improvements to our processes to enhance efficiency within our company’s financial procedures.

You will work in partnership with the CFO to share strategic thinking, new ideas and be an advocate for new thinking that drives a strong return on investment.

The focus of this role includes:

  • to manage the day-to-day operations of the finance function, providing oversight on the finance team and directing their workload; and
  • to improve productivity and efficiency by seeking out relevant software systems and solutions to automate and simplify financial tasks across our business.

Beyond the technical proficiency required for this role, you are a people-oriented professional dedicated to supporting non-financial staff, assisting them in developing their financial understanding of the business. Your commitment to ensuring the entire team operates efficiently in their finance-related responsibilities sets you apart.

The daily tasks for this role will include:

  • leading the month-end process, including oversight and completion of Journals, General Ledger, and Balance Sheet reconciliations, as well as the production of P&L statements
  • You will provide commentary around budget variances
  • Handle Cash Flow forecasting
  • Submit taxation returns (BAS, FBT, GST) and liaise with external tax specialists and accountants
  • Financial system evaluation, management and deployment
  • Attend to ABS Surveys
  • Management of finance team members

A strong communicator, you will connect effectively with the broader KOJO team, consistently bringing a positive influence to the business.

You can be based in any of our (AU) office locations - ADL, BNE, MEL, PER, SYD. This is a parental leave back-fill role offered for an initial period of 12 months.

About KOJO.

At KOJO, we have a Big Hair Audacious Goal to Captivate the World. We live for the moment when the story completely consumes you, and thrive at the intersection of strategy, creativity, and technology. Our inhouse team of experts deliver full-service, innovative solutions to captivate audiences across premium film and television productions, memorable brand development, engaging marketing campaigns, premium events, or immersive sporting experiences.

KOJO is recognised as one of the Best Places to Work in Australia two years running, and constantly strives to create a flourishing culture where our people can grow and thrive. This role is critical to helping us do this. It's also critical to help us 'level-up' our Finance systems and processes to ensure the experience our people have of working at KOJO befits a world-class organisation.

Our values guide everything we do; we are genuine, caring, curious and fearless. Whilst we are in the business of creativity, we always do business with heart. Come and be part of realising our dream to be one of the world’s greatest creative studios.

If this sounds like you, please APPLY NOW to find out more.

IT Systems Support Specialist

Melbourne, Victoria 3000

We are looking for an IT & Systems Support Specialist to join our team, based in Melbourne on a full time, permanent basis.

One of KOJO’s core differentiators is our ability to seamlessly merge strategy, technology and production to deliver premium brand experiences, marketing, film & TV and sport, to create compelling stories that connect with audiences and drive commercial outcomes.

A fundamental part of achieving this is ensuring our core IT systems are set up and working well, and that our people and clients have the support they need to make best use of them. This role aims to do just that.

The key elements of this role include:

  • Provide technical support to end-users across KOJO and troubleshooting for hardware, software, and server-related issues.
  • Maintain accurate documentation of IT assets, software, and user support requests.
  • Plan, install, configure, and maintain IT systems and infrastructure, and peripherals. Assist with procurement & retirement of ICT equipment.
  • Manage and administer Microsoft and Macintosh endpoints.
  • Administration of Slack, Dropbox, Adobe Creative Cloud, Office 365, Microsoft Active Directory and Google Workspaces
  • Monitor IT systems for security threats, virus attacks, and other risks and take appropriate action.
  • Collaborate with managers and team members to identify and implement IT solutions to enhance productivity and efficiency, and to maintain smooth IT operations.
  • Support the management and migration of legacy internal systems and applications
  • Regular reviews of systems and platforms to optimise our usage and reduce costs
  • Assist in the setup and maintenance of audiovisual equipment for meetings and presentations.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging technologies and industry trends to ensure continuous improvement of IT services. Research and evaluate new technologies to improve efficiency and effectiveness across KOJO.

This role requires someone who has:

  • Proven experience in providing technical support and troubleshooting desktops, servers and cloud platforms.
  • Strong knowledge of computer hardware, software, backup/storage and server environments.
  • Experience or knowledge in Cybersecurity, threats, risks, and challenges
  • Proficient in operating systems (macOS and Windows). Experience in productivity software (G Suite and Microsoft Office) helpful.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical users.
  • A positive can-do attitude and customer service ethos to contribute positively to our flourishing culture.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks effectively while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Qualifications in, Information Technology, or a related field.

Technology and our IT systems are at the foundation of everything we do at KOJO. Without the ability for our people to work efficiently and effectively, to communicate with each other and our clients, we simply do not have a business. This role is therefore a vital part of everything we do at KOJO. Whilst this is a stand-alone role based in Melbourne, you will work closely with our Adelaide-based IT Consultant as well as our Digital & Tech Services teams from a technical point of view, and interact with our entire team providing IT support to them. Consequently, it's important that you like working with people as much as you love tech.

Why KOJO?

At KOJO, our dream is to be one of the world's great creative studios, captivating audiences with creativity that influences, entertains and inspires. We live for the moment when the story completely consumes you, and thrive at the intersection of strategy, creativity, and technology.

KOJO is recognised as one of the Best Places to Work in Australia two years running, and constantly strives to create a flourishing culture where our people can grow and thrive. This role is critical to helping us do this.

Our values guide everything we do; we are genuine, caring, curious and fearless. Whilst we are in the business of creativity, we always do business with heart. Come and be part of realising our dream to be one of the world’s greatest creative studios.

If this sounds like you, please APPLY NOW to find out more.

Sports Presentation Producer

Perth, Western Australia 6000

KOJO has an exciting opportunity for a Sports Presentation Producer to join our Perth team and contribute to our purpose to captivate audiences with creativity that influences, entertains, and inspires. We live for the moment when the story completely consumes you.

At KOJO, how we do business is as important as the business we do so…. first things first, you must be a great human! Our team is close knit and caring and we all work to and within our values.

A very close second, you must be a little bit of a sport nut! KOJO’s services cover the entire fan journey: brand and strategy development, marketing, digital, social, sports presentation, game-day production, content production, broadcast, streaming, commercial and activation work. Our clients include major events, significant tournaments, national sporting bodies, clubs and commercial sponsors.

About the role:

Based at one of the most beautiful sports facilities in the world, Optus Stadium, and reporting to the Head of Delivery, this role will work within the KOJO Sport team to lead and support as a producer primarily in Perth but also across KOJO’s work globally.

  • You’ll manage the sports presentation and experience services for some of KOJO’s clients including pre-production, game day, rehearsals, club and commercial game day assets and activations, performers and entertainment, as per the client’s brief.
  • You will work with our team to actively develop KOJO’s accounts, identifying opportunities and growth areas for new business in the Perth market.
  • You will actively learn, understand and apply the KOJO Sport philosophy, including the FanX model and strategy and look to apply this knowledge to developing shows for our clients.
  • Outside of producing and showcalling game day events, your role is to also manage and develop ongoing relationships specifically with our Perth based clients. Through your experience and strong relationships, you will develop and manage work executed to the highest quality, ensuring our planning, communication and delivery make us easy and enjoyable to work with
  • One of your core responsibilities will be to perform game day crew roles. Having experience as a showcaller, or the desire to grow in that role is a definite plus. You will also be required to cover other game day roles as required; from floor-manager to production coordinator depending on the requirements on the day. Adaptability is something you pride yourself on.
  • You’ll get to work with an exceptional, tight knit team with ‘behind the scenes’ access to world-class sporting events.

About you:

  • You are an experienced Producer who’s adept at pulling together production schedules, ideas, plans, documentation, training material, budgets, run sheets and reports, and able to perform game day crew roles (e.g., Showcaller, Floor Manager etc).
  • You’re able to identify and help build on the ground teams (including suppliers, contractors, freelancers and KOJO employees) and confident in running client facing and internal meetings.
  • You thrive under pressure, remaining cool and calm at all times.
  • Fast paced environments are your thing – you love tight deadlines and getting things done no matter what.
  • With your superior attention to detail, you are extremely organised and able to pull together a clear and detailed event run sheet and stick to it as required, right down to the second something needs to happen.
  • You are agile and adaptable, thinking on your feet effortlessly.
  • You have the ability to apply problem-solving skills to production challenges, juggling multiple tasks at once.
  • You are able to work both independently and as a member of a dedicated team, and proactively offer and communicate new ideas with your colleagues.
  • People love to work with you because you are caring, genuine and positive even in the toughest of situations, always representing KOJO’s values and how we play
  • You understand that working with sport is not a traditional 9-5 gig and will be happy to attend shoots, match days and rehearsals at venues across Australia, which will often fall outside traditional working hours.
  • You are willing and able to travel interstate and internationally as required

About KOJO:

KOJO is an independent, sport, experiences and entertainment company. With nine locations across Australia and New Zealand, we exist to captivate audiences globally with creativity that engages, entertains and inspires within the sport, activations, events, film, TV and streaming industries.

KOJO Sport is a market leader in developing fan first sports marketing and sports experiences. We specialise in creating closer connections between sports, brands and fans. With over 20 years of experience in live sport, we draw on a deep understanding of what matters to fans, delivering compelling, memorable and commercially focused sports experiences. We're proud to work with our valued clients and partners to create world-class integrated sporting experiences.

KOJO is proud to be recognised on the Best Places to Work in Australia in 2022 and 2023 and constantly strives to create a flourishing culture where our people can grow and thrive.

Our values guide everything we do; we are genuine, caring, curious and fearless. Whilst we are in the business of creativity, we always do business with heart. Come and be part of realising our dream to be one of the world’s greatest creative studios.

If this sounds like you, please APPLY NOW to find out more.

Post-Production Coordinator

Richmond, Victoria 3121

We are seeking a highly organised and skilled Post Production Coordinator to join our content creation team, ideally based in Melbourne.

ABOUT THE ROLE.

As the Post Production Coordinator, you will be responsible for overseeing and implementing the post-production processes of our agency short-form projects, ensuring seamless collaboration between various teams, and delivering high-quality content that exceeds our clients' expectations.

As a Post Production Coordinator within our team, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth execution and delivery of sport and creative short-form agency projects, contributing to our commitment to excellence and creativity.

ABOUT YOU.

You have 3-5 years experience in post production, with an understanding of and interest in resource coordination. You’re interested in data management, motion design, editing and content creation. We don’t expect you to be an expert in all these things but we do hope you have a willingness to learn and develop your knowledge and skills in this space.

You are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and keen to contribute to creating a positive experience and working environment for our team and clients by being proactive and anticipating the needs of the team, using your excellent communication skills, and applying your strong attention to detail and organisational skills.

As is the nature of our business/industry, you’re also willing and able to work after hours and weekend work when required from time to time.

ABOUT KOJO.

KOJO is a dynamic and innovative creative agency specialising in sports, strategy, motion, and content creation. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional and engaging content to our clients, elevating their brand presence and driving business success.

KOJO is listed on the Best Places to Work in Australia and constantly strives to create a flourishing culture where our people can grow and thrive. This role is critical to helping us do this.

If you’re interested in this role or would like to know more about it, please APPLY NOW.

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