Finance Analyst

Hawthorn East, Victoria, au
Company: Bunnings Warehouse
Category: Business and Financial Operations Occupations
Published on 2021-07-23 06:15:13

About us:

At Bunnings, we believe home improvement should be accessible to everyone. When it comes to working with us, the same applies.

To create a work environment where our team members feel like they belong, we do our best to nurture a supportive culture. Our trust in each other gives us confidence to make an impact in our roles and to our customers.

Our team members are encouraged to lead their own way. Our teams are empowered and encouraged to be accountable for making an impact, no matter how big or small.

In our support offices, we may not quite resemble our iconic green sheds, but working behind the scenes are a team of people that make our stores come to life.

About the role:

The Finance Analyst  will be tasked with providing commercial support and analysis to the General Manager and Category Managers within the Merchandise Leadership Team.

Reporting into the Finance Manager - Merchandise, this position will be responsible for preparing regular post investment appraisal reviews, collaborating with the Merchandise team to deliver recommendations. This role will also be responsible for preparing financial models for growth strategies, business cases, trials, and concepts, and ensure reporting in place to measure progress and success of growth strategies.

Our ideal candidate will have completed their CPA or CA, and have a minimum of 5 years' experience working in a financial role within the retail or FMCG industry. They will also have previously worked with large data sets, strong analytical skills, be team and customer focused, action oriented, and have strong commercial acumen.

As the Finance Analyst, you can expect to:

  • Provide independent financial and commercial support and advice to the Merchandise Leadership Team
  • Provide and develop value adding analysis to facilitate efficient and effective decision making across the department (drive better outcomes)
  • Prepare high quality, timely, accurate and relevant monthly and periodic information (financial, commercial, and statistical) for all key stakeholders, ensuring they have a strong understanding of performance and future trajectory
  • Prepare financial models for all Merchandise Growth Strategies and business cases and ensure reporting in place to measure progress and success of growth strategies
  • Provide analytical support and commercial advice to assist in effectively allocating resources to meet business financial outcomes
  • Prepare and deliver timely and insightful analysis that drives decision making
  • Prepare regular post investment appraisal reviews, collaborating with the Merchandise team to deliver recommendations
  • Challenge financial thinking regarding expected economic /competitor influences on the monthly forecast
  • Continuously innovate and initiate new reports to drive better outcomes for the merchandise team
  • Develop and maintain key business relationships within the Merchandise and Merchandise Planning team
  • You'll need:

  • A tertiary qualification in Commerce, or Business degree with relevant accounting and finance majors
  • 5+ years' working experience in a finance function, for a large-scale retail operation or similar
  • Experience leading a team of accountants
  • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles to enable robust monthly reporting, forecasting, and budgeting models
  • Ability to manage multiple key stakeholders across the business to deliver an accurate budget/forecast/corporate plan in a timely manner
  • Strong commercial orientation and commercial acumen
  • Proficient computer literacy (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive, SharePoint, TM1, Cognos)
  • What's in it for you:

  • Competitive salary package
  • Team member and partner discount
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave for eligible team members
  • The opportunity to participate in Wesfarmers Share Plan
  • Access to discounted offers from corporate partners
  • Ongoing career development and training
  • Work in a fun and informal team
  • Offers flexibility in an inclusive work environment
  • Chances to create a real difference in your community and environment
  • Retaining an inclusive, family feel while growing into one of Australia and New Zealand largest and most widely recognised brands has come naturally to us and we'd love to welcome you to the family.

    Please note that if your application progresses to the reference check stage, you may be required to submit a police check. If your search returns a criminal record, Bunnings will assess whether the record impacts your ability to perform the key requirements of the role.

    External Agencies please note: We request you do not reach out or send unsolicited resumes to HR or any Hiring Managers within the business. Bunnings will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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