Finance Manager

Job description

Supporting the CFO and managing a bookkeeper, this is a diverse role in a creative and flexible work environment. Bolster group works with clients in the music and events space and need an experienced Financial Manager to keep accounts payable/received, payroll, and balance sheets in order.

Experience in creative or digital agencies is required due to the nuances in working with media in and out on campaigns, as is strong Xero experience in those environments. In return we offer great flexibility and a great work environment and culture. This is a full-time role but would consider 4 days a week and there is an opportunity for some days to be from home. 

Check out our employee handbook for an inside look to our culture


If you’re up for the challenge, you’ll be responsible for:

  • End-to-end billing of client fees and media budgets throughout the month.
  • End of project/campaign reconciliations as required
  • Reconciliation of media spends vs billings as required
  • Supporting the client service team & digital campaign managers with data as required and help with client queries
  • Supporting the Finance, Operations and Leadership teams with various functions and reporting.
  • Managing with monthly payroll
  • Handling of account enquiries from clients and staff.
  • Assistance with AR collection
  • Assisting with monthly & quarterly reporting
  • Working with our off-shore finance assistant


You stand out thanks to your:

  • Experience working in a finance role in an agency environment, such as digital, creative or media.
  • Experience working with media/advertising spends (Facebook, Adwords, Publishers) 
  • Working knowledge and commercial experience with Xero.
  • Previous experience in AR/AP
  • Payroll management experience 
  • Strong working knowledge of excel and google sheets
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Ability to build rapport with account managers, clients and various stakeholders
  • Accounting or Financial qualifications 

Bolster, the back-story

Established in 2015, Bolster was born out of a love of music, a curiosity for data and tech, and unmatched knowledge of the digital and entertainment spaces.

With its specialism in music, events and entertainment, in a short space of time, Bolster has become a strategic digital, creative and product partner to many amazing brands such as Splendour in the Grass, St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Falls Festival, Groovin’ the Moo, Chugg Entertainment, ALH, Pinot Palooza and Future Classic, plus global lifestyle brands such as YouTube Music, JBL, Red Bull Music, Sapporo and Blundstone.

We create and develop digital products for ourselves and our clients. Some notable mentions include Linktree, (a social tool with >3.5million users) and two Webby Award nominated projects: Buzz, a social listening tool for BIGSOUND, and LNWY, an online music publication we collaborated on with Laneway Festival.

You’ll be involved in all parts of the finance operations, helping to keep the business operations humming. You will enjoy the agile and dynamic startup environment combined with the stability of a well established business.

Bolster is an equal opportunity employer - you're welcome no matter who you are, what you look like or what your background is.