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Business Analyst

Gordon Brothers
Sydney, Australia
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
The Associate, Business Analyst provides effective analysis of business data providing timely and accurate information in clear usable reports. This role will provide operational and data analytics support for retail transactions. The Associate, Business Analyst works throughout the project lifecycle in support of both the Retail Analysts and the Retail Accountants in analysing and summarising client data.
About Gordon Brothers APAC:

Gordon Brothers APAC is part of the Global Business headquartered in USA with operating locations in over 40 countries. For over a century, Gordon Brothers has honed our understanding of tangible and intangible retail assets through thousands of transactions and across millions of recovery data points. From inventory and accounts receivable, to equipment and real estate, to brand names and trademarks. We develop customised solutions for complex transactions to help clients understand the value and/or monetise their retail assets and navigate an ever-changing industry. Pro-Cure® provides value-added services to retail dispositions, including strategic inventory augmentation, integrated operational and supply chain management, furniture, fixtures and equipment realisation, property exits, and customer migration and acquisition. Additionally, Gordon Brothers provides both short- and long-term capital to retail clients and financing partners undergoing transformation beyond traditional asset-based lending. In doing so, our firm maximises liquidity, transformation and growth.

Responsibilities / Essential Job Functions:
  • Work within small project teams to provide advice in relation to and undertake valuations of business tangible assets such as inventory and Accounts Receivable for the purposes of lending, accounting, M&A and insolvency scenarios.
  • Build and present financial models / proformas and provide recommendations for sign-off.
  • Provide analytical support including due diligence, analysis / financial modelling, and data collection for potential new deals for valuation and or / lending purposes.
  • Perform detailed asset and operational analysis on client's key financial performance indicators such as inventory composition / productivity, sales trends, gross margin, and operating expenses.
  • Conduct site inspections for Accounts Receivable and Inventory field examinations.
  • Conduct valuations research to offering value-added insight into comparable companies and transactions, industry trends and market conditions.
  • Communicate directly with bank clients and appraised companies to understand company-provided information and its business and operational challenges.
  • Take ownership for delivery of projects within each team. You will be the key person responsible for preparation of valuation reports, working alongside our analyst team and investment professionals.
  • Provide ad hoc research on companies and market sectors as required.
  • Support financial modelling and analysis for assigned Store Closing Projects.
  • Think critically, identify issues and propose strategies related to the advice being provided.
  • Maintain positive, productive, and professional relationships with client personnel and colleagues.
  • Maintain and expand professional business relationships with existing clients and new client prospects.
  • Provides effective financial analysis of business data.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of Australian insolvency system not necessary but good to possess.
  • Experience using Salesforce or other CRM beneficial.
  • Comprehensive understanding of financial statements, including income statements and balance sheets.
  • Experience utilising various valuation techniques and methodologies (market comparable, discounted cash flow, etc) and for different purposes (e.g. lending, insolvency, acquisition accounting / PPA) within a business valuation firm or practice or in venture capital, investment banking, commercial banking, financial research, national valuation firm or experience in a corporate finance role for an organisation, preferably for lending, insolvency and M&A activities.
  • Advanced proficiency with MS Excel, Word and Power Point, including pivot tables and advanced functions and formulas.
  • Superior project management skills with the ability to meet deadlines on multiple client engagements.
  • Excellent analytical, communication, organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both individually and as part of a team.
  • Strong attention to detail and care for the quality of their work.
  • A strong desire to continually develop themselves and others.
  • An open, curious mind which can help us to enhance the way we work and bring creative solutions to client's problems.
  • Work across multiple projects to meet deadlines while managing your time effectively.
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required.

Education & Experience:
  • A degree in finance, accounting, economics or business, with demonstrated aptitude in quantitative and qualitative analysis advantageous.
  • 3+ years' experience working in a retail, warehouse or supply chain environment.
  • Strong finance or accountancy knowledge
  • ASA certification or similar valuation qualifications would be looked upon favourably.

Gordon Brothers is an equal opportunity employer with an ethos of developing growth and career development. All applications will be treated with the strictest of confidence.

Gordon Brothers offers a competitive total compensation package including base salary and incentive plan, expense allowance, superannuation, time off benefits, and more.

Gordon Brothers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Individuals seeking employment at Gordon Brothers are considered without regard to race, ethnicity, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, registered domestic partner status, caregiver status, marital status, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other legally protected category. Reasonable adjustments are available for qualified individuals with disabilities, upon request.

In compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, please contact the Human Resources department if you have a disability and need reasonable accommodation with any part the application process. Requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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