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Senior Analyst

Sydney, Australia
Closing date
Jun 10, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Challenger Limited is an ASX-listed investment management firm managing $105 billion in assets (as at 30 June 2023). Life with us is fast moving and always exciting. Together we're driving to deliver our vision to provide our customers with financial security for a better retirement.

We achieve this goal by providing a work environment where people from diverse backgrounds, with a range of skills and experiences can contribute and succeed.

Join us as a Senior Analyst in our Group Performance & Analytics team.

  • Our Performance & Analytics team is a high performing, collaborative and business orientated team that work closely with the Divisions, Treasury and Finance teams to support Challenger's overall strategy.
  • In this key role you'll provide insights to a wide range of stakeholders which will support strategic decision-making.
  • At Challenger, we support you to "grow and realise your potential" and you can expect to learn new skills, whilst being supported with on the role coaching and development.
  • We work flexibly from our Sydney CBD Office where you can expect to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home.

What you'll do:

As a Senior Analyst you'll be providing financial analysis and management reporting on the Challenger Group results, working with key stakeholders across the Group including the Customer Division on commercial sales analysis.

Reporting to the Head of Group Business Performance & Analytics, you'll have a customer centric and business partnering approach to your portfolio of work and your key focuses will be.

  • Budgeting and forecasting - collaborating with your stakeholders to develop and maintain budgets and forecasts.
  • Regulatory reporting - Analyst pack metrics and various market disclosures
  • Management reporting - monthly financial packs and board paper reporting to senior stakeholders within tight deadlines
  • Stakeholder Management - Build strong relationships with your key stakeholders and business unit managers presenting results and analysis to key stakeholders including business unit owners and senior finance personnel.
  • Supporting the Head of Group Business Performance on a range of regular and ad hoc deliverables for Senior Management

We'll also look to you to identify opportunities to innovate and improve business processes to increase efficiencies and reduce risk.

The skills you'll need:

You'll need to be CA / CPA (or equivalent) qualified, or close to completion. You have a strong financial background with at least 3 years relevant experience from a financial control, financial assurance or within a management accounting, business performance and analytics type role.

You'll be a strong user of MS Office in particular Excel and be comfortable working with large amounts of data with the ability to synthesise into meaningful insights and analysis. You'll use your strong communication and interpersonal skills to help communicate complex data in a concise and clear manner to your stakeholders and wider team.

You'll also have:
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with a history of breaking down problems, finding key issues and resolving with a range of different options.
  • Experience of influencing & managing multiple stakeholders, with competing priorities.
  • The ability to translate and present financial concepts and reporting to none finance stakeholders.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Experience with Anaplan or other forecasting & reporting tools (e.g., PowerBI, Workiva) is highly regarded but not essential.
  • Experience working in Financial Services highly regarded.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment, you'll be as comfortable working collaboratively as you are when working independently.

Working at Challenger means being part of a diverse, connected team that has fun and loves what they do. We're small enough, but big enough to accelerate bold ideas, realising what's possible for our customers and partners.

At Challenger, we provide access to a range of exclusive employee benefits that will support you both personally and professionally and a hybrid work environment. Visit our benefits page for more information.




We value inclusion and diversity of thought, promote flexible working practices so our people can integrate their work and personal lives, and are proud to be a Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality.

We believe in bringing your authentic self and a belonging in our culture. We are prideful in participating in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) as a national benchmark on LGBTQ+ workplace inclusion and best practice in Australia. We offer the opportunity for a broad career experience and value people who are inquisitive and rigorous and are driven to make a difference.

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