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Project Finance Manager, Expense Management

Westpac Banking Corporation
Sydney, Australia
Closing date
May 25, 2024

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

  • Based in Sydney
  • Flexible hybrid work arrangements, 3 days in office
  • Full-time, permanent

How will I help?

This role is part of the Finance Services team that will be supporting the Technology Division. Working with a group of professionals this role is accountable for delivering strong financial control through the adherence to policies, processes, and standards; provide financial insights and advice to help our business leaders achieve target outcomes; and build and maintain strong relationships with our stakeholders.

The Finance Services team provides financial control and business partnering to the Technology function. It also provides finance, tax, and finance system operation services for the Group. You will support the Senior Project Finance Manager to provide business partnering, financial support, advice, and solutions to key stakeholders for the portfolio that you are responsible for.

  • Maintain effective business analysis and advice to the portfolio and programs and other stakeholders in line with the Finance Control Framework.
  • Provide commercial insights through analytical review of data and business drivers and performance.
  • Lead month end project accounting processes in a timely manner ensuring adherence to accounting standards and finance policies.
  • Monitor the Project/Program business case including project spend, ongoing operating expense and benefits timeline investment governance and assumptions.
  • Actively challenge underlying business assumptions in financial forecasts and ensure lead indicators are owned and tracked by the Programs. Identifying any risks/issues and opportunities to the financial forecast and plan
  • Assist with the development of Investment return and financial tracking metrics.
  • Assist in the development, validation, and critique of the Project Investment Business Case. Support the set-up of new projects to ensure project financials can be accurately measured across end-to-end capability/scope.
  • Understand linkage of commercial (e.g., Statement of Works and invoices) to the project spend forecast.

What's in it for me?

You will play an important and significant part in the future of a business that has been around for 200 years. Our vision is to become one of the world's great service companies. So, we will back you in the development of your career, with internal career prospects and flexible working. You will also be backed by a fantastic team of people in a can-do, supportive structure.

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?
  • 5+ years' experience in financial management and the financial services industry
  • Professional accounting qualification completed - ACA, CPA, CIMA or equivalent.
  • Ability to effectively influence, negotiate and manage expectations at senior management level.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining productive relationships.
  • Thorough understanding of all technical finance & accounting competencies
  • Qualifications in commerce or business-related discipline
  • Project execution (including Agile) and Technology experience an advantage.

What is it like to work there?

As well as a great culture, joining the Westpac family means you'll get some of the best banking, wealth, and insurance benefits in the market. We back our employees by coaching and facilitating training and providing career planning tools for you to grow with us. As an equal opportunity employer, we're proud to have created a culture and work environment that values diversity and flexibility - and champions inclusion.

How do I Apply?

Start here. Just click on the APPLY button.

As part of our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, this role is open to experienced candidates seeking a discussion around workplace flexibility. We invite candidates of all ages, people with a disability and Indigenous Australians to apply.

The health and wellbeing of our employees is our priority and we will ensure that physical distancing requirements are met in all our workplaces if required.

The Westpac Group has implemented an Entry to Workplace Policy that requires employees and others entering our workplaces to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by relevant dates set out in the policy (subject to applicable medical exemptions). Our employees are required to comply with the policy regardless of whether they are in customer-facing or non-customer-facing roles (as employees in non-customer-facing roles are required to attend the workplace under our Hybrid Working Strategy). Further, the Westpac Group is required to comply with State/Territory issued public health orders/directions which require relevant workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to enter workplaces.

By applying for this role, you acknowledge that you are aware of our Entry to Workplace Policy, and if you secure employment with us, you will be required to comply with the policy.

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