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21 days ago

Senior Financial Report & Planning Specialist

You will assist the Head of Group FR/FP&A in creating annual budgets and forecasts, utilizing predictive planning and multi-scenario analysis.

  • Based North West of Melbourne CBD
  • Established National business
  • Be part of the senior leadership team


  • Category: Accounting
  • Sub Category: Finance Manager
  • Location: Melbourne
  • Work Type: Permanent / Full Time

Are you a seasoned financial professional passionate about providing insightful financial reports and analysis? Are you skilled in financial modeling, planning, and forecasting? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where your expertise can significantly impact a company's performance and decision-making? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you!
Position: Senior Financial Reporting and Planning Specialist
Department: Group Financial Reporting & FP&A
Key Responsibilities:
As the Senior Financial Reporting and Planning Specialist, you will play a crucial role in shaping the organisation’s financial strategy.
Your primary responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with finance and operations teams to prepare accurate financial reports for multiple entities/branches, including P&L commentary.
  • Providing perceptive metrics and insights into the company's financial performance.
  • Monitoring and tracing financial performance against targets, identifying potential risks and opportunities.
Planning and Forecasting:
  • Assisting the Head of Group FR/FP&A in creating annual budgets and forecasts, utilizing predictive planning and multi-scenario analysis.
  • Coordinating with internal stakeholders to ensure adherence to pricing guidelines for contracts/projects.
  • Fostering a culture of continuous performance awareness, identifying risks and opportunities related to performance expectations.
  • Conducting comprehensive financial analysis, recognizing trends, and offering actionable recommendations for strategic decision-making.
  • Performing profitability reviews and analysis for specific contracts/projects, including variance analysis and performance driver commentary.
  • Developing financial models and scenario analyses to support business case evaluations.
  • Evaluating new initiatives, improvements, and cost-saving opportunities through ad-hoc financial analysis.
  • Ensuring timely completion of all financial reporting deadlines, both internal and external.
  • Promoting a cash-focused culture within the business.
  • Maintaining data integrity and reliability for financial forecasts and management reporting through sound accounting processes.
  • Identifying and implementing process improvement opportunities across the organization.
  • Responding proactively to financial performance issues and facilitating timely solutions.
Experience Required:
  • 8+ years of experience in Accounting/Finance within a business/division.
  • Proven expertise in financial reporting, planning, and financial & business analysis roles.
  • Experience with ERP systems and month-end processing with associated variance analysis.
  • Strong understanding of business operations and commercial acumen.
  • Strategic mindset with critical thinking and innovative problem-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated stakeholder management and relationship-building skills.
Qualifications Required:
  • Tertiary qualification in accounting or commerce (essential).
  • Professional accounting qualification (e.g., CPA / CA) is desirable.
Skills Required:
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Intermediate-Advanced skills in Microsoft Access, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Working knowledge of standard accounting/finance software packages.
  • Strong financial management aptitude and commercial awareness.
  • Detail-oriented, analytical, and capable of working under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Team-oriented with excellent communication skills.
  • Professionalism and confidence in the client and external party interactions.
  • Effective prioritization skills and responsiveness to questions.
  • Ability to present numerical data effectively.
Join the Team:
If you're looking for a challenging yet rewarding opportunity to contribute to a company's financial success and strategic decision-making.  We invite you to apply for the Senior Financial Reporting and Planning Specialist position. In this role, you'll have the chance to showcase your expertise, collaborate with cross-functional teams, and impact the organisation's growth.

To Apply:

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We look forward to reviewing your application and considering you for this exciting role!

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