Simon Cox

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POSTED 31st May, 2019   REF NO. BBBH8310

Director Financial Planning and Analysis

The Organisation:

This high profile institution is driving a major modernisation agenda across all corporate and core functions. They require a high performing, future thinking CPA/CA to support the development of best practice contemporary financial management. With significant commercial revenues and unique commercial operations, this will be a fascinating challenge for a commercially astute CPA/CA to apply their experience.

The Opportunity:

If you an analytical management accountant that loves tying together data, measures of business activity to forecasting, budgets and reporting this is for you. You will work closely with the CFO and Executive to tie the business strategy to financial information to form a platform for strategic decision making. You will manage a team of two high performing EL1’s and get to make a major impact on the organisation and its industry for the long term.

Consider this a greenfields role where you will set up best practice, intuitive financial management practices from scratch. You will gain strong exposure across the Executive team and apply what you learn to your work.

The Role:

The Head of Financial Planning and Analysis works closely with the Chief Finance Officer in managing the strategic financial planning, analysing financial performance and income generating capability and managing commercial revenue streams, trusts, and endowments.

The focus is on delivering strategic, insightful analysis and advice that is critical to the senior management and board to support delivery of the exciting new vision.

Take ownership of the financial planning and analysis for the organisation, with key duties including:

  • Developing and maintaining the financial strategic plan and long-term financial sustainability plan to support achievement of the business strategy and vision
  • Managing and analysing data, business activity and performance indicators to deliver high quality financial performance reports with insightful analysis and sound financial forecasts
  • Analysing and driving improvements and growth initiatives for the Agency
  • Developing and maintaining internal budget principles and five-year internal budget allocations that support income generating capability and achievement of the financial strategic plan
  • Commercial analysis and financial management of diverse sources of income including investments, endowments, trusts, and a variety of commercial ventures
  • Partnering across the business areas, understanding key financial drivers and providing financial management support across the organisation
  • Delivering accurate external budgets, new policy proposals, and costings in accordance with the financial framework, including updating the Central Budget Management System administered by the Department of Finance
  • Preparing the financial tables and associated analysis for the Portfolio Budget and Additional Estimates Statements for tabling in the Parliament
  • Planning and directing the activities of the team to support streamlined processes, continual improvement, and an achievement orientated environment
  • Providing leadership and managing staff including developing, coaching and mentoring to build commitment to achieving the agency’s better practice vision
  • Interacting, collaborating and influencing the senior leadership team

The Person:

You are a highly capable CPA/CA with excellent judgement, analytical skills and advanced competencies with budgeting/forecasting, producing financial analytics, KPI’s and metrics, and management reporting. You are highly capable with systems (strong MS Excel) and can develop streamlined processes to maximise efficiency. You have strong commercial acumen and have applied this to a range of commercial challenges.

The ideal person has a strong commercial background in FP&A, analytical management accounting or Commercial Analysis, before transitioning to Federal Government, but this is not essential.

The Salary/Rate:

A competitive EL2 salary will be negotiated for the successful candidate. Transfers considered from other agencies. If outside the APS the role will start with a long term contract with a view to permanency.

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Simon Cox on 02 61084878, quoting Ref No. 8310

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