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Senior Analyst

Rural Funds Management Limited Alice Springs, Australia
Posted 17 days ago Permanent Competitive
Senior Analyst
About the opportunity:

Rural Funds Management (RFM) has a rare opportunity to join the investment and operations team as a Senior Analyst/Associate. As a Senior Analyst/Associate you will provide investment and asset management functions. This position works across the entire investment lifecycle including new investment opportunities, ongoing operations, asset development and asset divestment, and is based in our Canberra Head Office.

The successful candidate will enjoy a role that is tailored to suit their skills, experience, interests and strengths. After completing the initial training period, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to work from home every Wednesday each week.

Key Responsibilities:

Your responsibilities will include:
  • Financial reporting and forecasting including annual budgeting, monthly variance reporting, and capital expenditure reviews
  • Asset and lease management including, revenue forecasting, asset valuations, water resource monitoring and compliance
  • Manage development projects for existing assets
  • Maintaining systems and processes to deliver ongoing performance
  • Developing and maintaining detailed financial models for potential acquisitions, divestments and developments
  • Undertaking in-depth due diligence as part of a transaction team, and assist with legal documentation
  • Sponsoring various projects from end-to-end at the direction of the senior management team
  • Preparing proposals for consideration by senior management and the Board of Directors
  • Supervising, mentoring and training junior staff.


You will be a driven individual with an analytical and entrepreneurial mindset. You will be analysing business opportunities, developing, and evaluating financial models and managing existing assets and operational processes. Ideally, you will have transactional experience in corporate finance or real assets. You will develop strong relationships with key stakeholders throughout the business, be able to build rapport, trust, and credibility, and navigate objections.

To be successful in this position:
  • You will be tertiary qualified in finance, accounting, economics or relevant field
  • Have obtained or have the desire to pursue post graduate studies
  • You will be experienced in a similar role. You will be highly regarded if you have 5+ years analytical or project management experience
  • You will have a strong quantitative aptitude, be detail oriented, rigorous and creative in developing, and refining financial models
  • You will have prior experience negotiating, interpreting and providing instruction on contractual agreements
  • You will have a high level of expertise with MS Office Suite, particularly MS Excel
  • You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You will have the ability to work independently and prioritise tasks in a time-pressured and dynamic environment.

Applicants with prior experience, or a background in agriculture will be highly regarded for this position.


  • A competitive salary range of $100,000 - $140,000 dependent on your previous experience, skills, and qualifications
  • Company provided laptop
  • Salary continuance and life insurance, and annual discretionary bonus subject to eligibility criteria

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, please submit a covering letter addressing the criteria mentioned above and your resume via our website by 10 April 2024. Please note that candidates may be evaluated before the closing date.

About Rural Funds Management:

Rural Funds Management (RFM) is an industry leader managing approximately $2.0 billion in agricultural assets on behalf of retail and institutional investors, including the ASX-listed Rural Funds Group (RFF). We have over 26 years' experience owning, developing, and operating farms in most Australian states.

At RFM, our culture is built on the core principle of 'Managing good assets with good people.' We believe in being precise, offering variety, rewarding effort, and providing a friendly workplace.

Joining RFM means becoming part of a dedicated team of over 240 professionals, including fund managers, finance experts, horticulturists, agronomists, and farm managers. Whether you are seeking a corporate or operational role, RFM has a place for individuals who are passionate about agriculture and finance.
Job ID  78145E95AB
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