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Manager, Financial Control - WIB Finance

Westpac Banking Corporation
Sydney, Australia
Closing date
May 18, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Description

  • Opportunity to join Westpac's Institutional Bank
  • Established career path and progression opportunities
  • Sydney Based

How will I Help?

Westpac Institutional Bank (WIB) is a key Global Business unit within the Westpac organisation, with offices in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, UK and US. WIB is Australia and New Zealand's leading provider of financial services, to corporates, institutions and government agencies.

This role will be responsible for month-end Commercial Accounting activities including, Reconciliations, Journals, Balance Sheet Reviews, Intra-Group Reporting, as well as Eliminations. The successful candidate will the above experience within a banking environment.

WIB Finance consists of over 180 finance professionals across the globe providing sophisticated finance and accounting services to support our products and sales, as well as WIB's distribution and regulatory requirements. This role will report to the Senior Manager, Financial Control, WIB Finance.

Accountabilities Include:
  • Control Environment - pro-actively improve end to end finance control processes that ensure the accuracy and completeness of the financial records of the WIB and Treasury (TSY) business. Timely identification of issues is a crucial part of the financial control function. Deep knowledge of the WIB & TSY business and systems used to identifying key controls. Ability to partner across departmental lines to effect change to the control process.
  • Balance Sheet Reviews - prepare balance sheet reviews and commentary for one of the WIB and TSY businesses.
  • Co-ordination of the WIB and TSY intercompany process - ensuring all breaks are understood, supported and breaks are minimized over time
  • Central co-ordination for the consolidation of certain notes to the accounts.
  • Continuous Improvement - Articulation of business and finance requirements with project and process improvement teams, to ensure smooth operational delivery of IT and other projects.

What's in it for me?

This role will establish strong working relationships with Senior Leader / Directors across WIB and Treasury Finance as well as Head of WIB Finance, CFO Treasury Finance, CFO of WIB International, Group Finance, and the WIB finance continuous improvement and change team. Through these interactions you will expand your professional network and further refine your business and commercial acumen.

On a personal note, whatever shape your family takes, we offer generous paid and unpaid parental leave for your nominated primary and support carers. This includes leave to organise adoptions, surrogacy, and foster care arrangements. And we continue to pay your super contributions while you take all the time you need to get your new family settled.

What do I need?

To be successful you will have the following:

Previous Experience:
  • 4+ years banking experience at a minimum
  • Commercial Accounting experience required (month-end accounting practices - reconciliations, journals, balance sheet reviews, intra-group reporting, eliminations)
  • Experience in implementing significant improvements to enhance a control environment
  • The following skills are highly advantageous to this role:

Academic Qualifications:
  • Qualified CA or CPA or equivalent

Technical Skills:
  • Accounting standards - IFRS
  • Financial Control / Accounting
  • Product knowledge

Strategic/Corporate Skills:
  • Good communication skills
  • Forward thinking, with ability to ask "what if?" and determine "so what?"

Strong Business and Financial Services Knowledge:
  • Demonstrate commercial and strategic capability
  • Good understanding of risk
  • Strong analytical ability and commercial acumen

Systems and tools:
  • Murex, Calypso, TLM, Fusion, Oracle
  • Advanced MS EXCEL/ACCESS

What is it like to work there?

For the past 200 years, we've been backing people, businesses, communities, and ideas. As Australia's first bank, we've adapted and evolved, inspired by our customers and a genuine desire to create better futures.

Together, we're creating better futures for all our people, customers, communities, and shareholders. This has been our enduring Purpose.
  • We inspire our people and together we are creating better futures. It's our passion for embracing diversity and creating opportunities that enables them to dream big and fulfil their potential.
  • We empower our customers. It's our strength, agility and heart that gives them the confidence to navigate change and forge new paths. Empowered, our customers are creating better futures.
  • We make change happen in the community. It's our shared vision of a safer, greener and more inclusive world that sees us back new ideas, innovations and individuals who are creating better futures.
  • We deliver for our shareholders by creating better futures together. It's our ability to generate value for this generation and the next, which makes our shareholders proud to invest in us.

How do I apply?

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At Westpac we are committed to providing a supportive culture and creating diverse, inclusive, and accessible workplaces, branches, products and services for our customers, employees, and community. This role is open to experienced candidates seeking a discussion around workplace flexibility. We invite candidates of all ages, genders, sexual orientation, cultural backgrounds, people with disability, neurodiverse individuals, and Indigenous Australians to apply. If you have questions about the recruitment process, please email

Do you need reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process?

We can provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability and/or neurodiversity. If you require an adjustment to be made during the recruitment process at any stage, please call 1800 655 592 Option 2.3 or email

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