Financial Planning and Analysis Analyst

Macquarie University
April 08, 2024
Offerd Salary:$104,726 to $113,545
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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• Salary Package: From $104,726 to $113,545 (HEW Level 7), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. • Full time continuing role. Based at Wallumattagal campus, North Ryde. • High performing team. Hybrid working arrangement.


To provide expert financial analytics and technical insights into business activities across the University Group and perform financial planning and analytics activities for an allocated stakeholder group.

Key accountabilities:

  • Preparation of monthly management reports and analyses and long-term planning for allocated stakeholder group
  • Critically review trends and analyses in consolidated management reports for discussions with Business Partners
  • Prepare detailed 5-year budgets of the entity, for discussions with Business Partners
  • Support and develop stakeholder relationships within Finance and throughout the business.
  • Support and develop stakeholder relationships within Finance and throughout the business.
  • Support the implementation of change initiative
  • About You

    You have an excellent written and verbal communications skills and enjoy working in a fast-paced environment.

    You will build and uphold exceptional relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, whilst maintaining a professional demeanour to achieve shared goals. Critical to your success in this role, will be your strong experience in a similar role within a large organisation with complex accounting and reporting requirements.

    About Us

    Group Finance is responsible for providing a broad range of financial services to support the University's core mission of teaching and research. Group Finance will be organised into the following functional areas:

    Finance Shared Services – provides efficient transactional finance services to the University Group, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Purchasing.

    Financial Operations – provides general accounting activities, including month-end and year-end financial closure of businesses across the University. The team will have full responsibility for month-end close activities and will be responsible for the primary review of University Group-wide results.

    Financial Performance and Business Partnering – provides planning, reporting, analysis, and business partnering activities for business units across the University Group. Positions will be organised across 2 teams:

  • Financial Planning and Analysis – full responsibility for the budgeting and forecasting processes, and financial reporting of all business units across the University Group. The team will also work closely with Finance Business Partners to provide analysis and insights for stakeholders.
  • Finance Business Partners – full responsibility for providing a concise suite of high impact, value added services to Executive Group members and their teams. This will include providing critical analysis and insight, scenario modelling and cost-benefit analyses, commercial evaluation, and strategic financial advice. This team will include a specialist business partnering for MQ Health Finance role with specific responsibilities to the MQ Health CEO and COO.
  • Financial Control, Tax and Treasury – provides technical accounting, tax, treasury, control and compliance advisory for business units across the University Group.

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    To Apply To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter that outlines how you meet the selection criteria below:

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (particularly Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Good understanding of financial modelling and scenario analyses
  • Good understanding of accounting principles and procedures
  • Business Intelligence systems and reporting platforms skills e.g. PowerBI, Tableau, Cognos TM1, Calumo
  • Strong experience in forecasting financials and budget preparation responsibility
  • Relevant experience in accounting, finance, or equivalent
  • Experience conducting research and analysis with a commercial focus
  • Strong financial modelling expertise to produce business models
  • Strong experience working with large Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems (preferably FinanceOne)
  • This position requires a criminal record check.

    Role-specific Enquiries: Alison Palmer, Head of Group Financial Planning and Analysis via [email protected]

    General Enquiries: Rainki Kan, HR Administrator via [email protected]

    Applications Close: Monday, 8 April 2024 at 11:59pm (AEST)

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    08/04/2024 11:59 PM

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    Innovation and ingenuity thrive at Macquarie University when diversity, equity and inclusion take centre stage. At the University, we embrace a culture where diversity of background, experience and perspective are fundamental to our success.

    We do not discriminate on gender identity, age, culture, disability, sexuality, Indigeneity, family and caring responsibilities or religion. See our journey towards leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education.

    Flexible Work

    At Macquarie, we believe by providing flexibility in when, where and how work is done, we can support our staff to manage their personal commitments, while optimising their work performance and contributions to the University. See how we lead in flexible work to enable an outcome focused and inclusive workplace. To learn more about our culture and hiring process, explore our Candidate Resource Hub.

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