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Senior Finance Analyst/Finance Manager - Bankwest Finance

Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Perth, Australia
Closing date
Mar 11, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
See yourself in our team

Join us at Bankwest as we strive to be the best by delivering what matters to our customers. Enjoy working with friendly colleagues, along with genuine opportunities to grow a career where your contribution really counts. Bankwest Finance provides strategic financial advice and performance reporting services to internal Bankwest customers and the CBA group. Our team is responsible for a range of financial matters that are important to our customers, including:
  • Monthly, half-yearly and annual management reporting;
  • Identification, measurement, and monitoring of profitability drivers;
  • Insights and in-depth analysis of key areas;
  • Planning & forecasting for future growth; and
  • Advising on the financial implications of strategic decisions.

Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager, this role will work closely with key stakeholders including the leadership team and their respective business units, project teams, cross functional finance teams to manage the Change Investment Portfolio for Bankwest. This includes supporting the business with timely, accurate reporting, analysis and insights and understanding of forward-looking trends.

We are open to considering candidates for either a Senior Analyst or Manager position in this team.

Do work that matters

The Business Partnering Finance teams play a critical role in providing financial analysis and business recommendations to the division, ensuring senior executives have necessary, accurate and predictive financial information to make critical business decisions affecting their line of business. Critical to the success of the role is building strong and trusted relationships with the business.

The role would include but is not limited to:
  • Delivery of insights and in-depth value add analysis that are relevant and enable commercial enhancements to the business
  • Preparation and delivery of high quality monthly performance reporting and analysis to the business
  • Develop and refine the financial strategies and models to support Bankwest's strategic investment plans
  • Supporting the stakeholders with the groupwide Change Investment Portfolio strategy and ensuring the successful implementation and realisation of key outcomes. This includes system upgrades, process implementations, impact assessments and risk mitigation strategies
  • Preparation of monthly and quarterly forecasts, and the annual plan
  • Strong and pro-active engagement with a broad range of stakeholders across the CBA group (for example, Finance and Business stakeholders across business units and divisions)
  • Maintaining a high level of financial control and risk awareness, including managing the integrity of the general ledger and support with balance sheet reconciliations
  • Other ad hoc reviews/ deep dives into business/ financial performance as required

We're interested in hearing from people who have
  • Professional qualification (CA, CPA equivalent)
  • Experience in financial reporting & analysis, e.g. trend analysis and knowledge of applications including Oracle, Essbase, Tableau etc. is desirable
  • Strong experience in financial performance management
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to interrogate large amounts of data and understand how it relates to business
  • Strong customer service and stakeholder engagement skills
  • High degree of commercial acumen
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Superior time management skills and ability to manage multiple deliverables with conflicting deadlines

If you're already part of the Commonwealth Bank Group (including Bankwest, x15ventures), you'll need to apply through Sidekick to submit a valid application. We're keen to support you with the next step in your career.

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