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Job Details

Location
Sydney
Salary
$140000 - $155000 per annum, Benefits: + Super
Job Type
Contract
Ref
BH-157732-1
Contact
Andrew McPherson
Contact email
Email Andrew
Posted
about 2 months ago
Our client is one of the largest and most successful insurance groups in Australia. They are currently going through an exciting and prolonged phase of both through organic and acquisitive growth. They are an employer of choice with a progressive culture, superb work life balance and flexibility and a dynamic finance team. 

Due to an internal secondment they have a great opportunity for an experienced leader within the financial planning & analysis or business partnering space to join the team initially on a 12 month contract but with a strong chance of rolling onto a longer term or permanent engagement. Reporting into the Head of FP&A for this key insurance business unit you will deliver commercial insights into business performance as it relates to forecast & plan, key business drivers and strategic targets. Specific deliverables will include:

  • Provide high quality financial analysis to support commercially astute decision making for initiatives
  • Manage performance through monthly review of divisional level actual vs forecast/plan, including inquiry, analysis and commentary with comprehensive analysis of channel and product drivers
  • Identify monthly performance issues through development of MIS/excel based analytical tools (eg standard analytics, driver based analytics)
  • Analyse results by using key drivers and ensure the BU results are adequately explained with excellent commentary to group
  • Perform ad - hoc analysis as required (revenue, expenses, provisions, balance sheet, net margins, net flows, New Business and other key drivers
  • Provide financial performance analysis to enable successful delivery of performance metrics and scorecards
  • Analyse business performance and key business drivers to identify issues requiring addressing and emerging trends.
  • Work with the team to ensure divisional planning, forecasting and target setting is best practice
  • Analyse & review allocation of resources and performance metrics including benchmarking of keys results and business drivers
  • Make recommendations on financial impacts (costs and benefits)
  • Develop reporting analysis including identification of opportunities within the division, and areas of further improvement
  • Work with the team to contribute and develop productivity initiatives and best practice cost management approach through the Group/Division
  • Motivate, develop and manage the performance of direct reports to ensure quality output and team cohesion
This is a great opportunity to join one of the largest insurance groups in Australia in a highly commercial business facing finance role. Although initially a 12 month contract it is highly likely to roll on for a second 12 month term and potentially become permanent.

Required Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a manager/leadership level role within FP&A, Business Partnering and Decision Support
  • Deep knowledge of business drivers gained within a large complex financial services group (insurance would be preferable)
  • Very strong planning and forecasting experience
  • Excellent analytical and presentation skills with experience in data visualisation
If this opportunity is of interest and you have the required skills and experience please apply using the link including a copy of your resume on Word format.