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Finance Manager, Group Performance & Analytics

Challenger Sydney, Australia
Posted 4 days ago Permanent Competitive
Finance Manager, Group Performance & Analytics
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 Finance Manager in our Group Performance & Analytics Team partnering with our Customer Division

  • 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.
  • A key role where you'll be responsible for overseeing and managing all financial reporting and analysis for our Customer Division, operating as a true business partner, and providing insights and guidance which support strategic decision-making.
  • We work flexibly from our Sydney CBD Office where you can expect to work 3 days in the office and 2 days from home.

About the Role

As Finance Manager you will be responsible for overseeing and managing all financial reporting for our Customer Division. You'll take the lead on providing management reporting, budgeting, and planning, as well as financial and commercial analysis You'll partner with key stakeholders across the Group, particularly within the Customer Management Team.

Drawing on your strong financial acumen, business partnering and financial analysis expertise some of the things you will be responsible for are:

Financial and management reporting

  • Understanding the monthly Challenger sales result and conducting analysis across the Challenger Life sales and Funds Management flows and FUM results.
  • Preparing monthly financial packs and Board papers reporting to senior stakeholders within tight timeframes.
  • Preparing quarterly ASX FUM, half year end and year end analyst pack metrics, various market disclosures and analysis.

Budgeting and forecasting

  • Collaborating across Finance and the Business to develop the Life sales and FM flows budget and 3-year plan and prepare presentations for senior management.
  • Preparing and maintaining the sales budget and rolling forecast within Anaplan (a cloud-based planning platform).
  • Support Group BP&A to coordinate and consolidate Group budgets and maintaining rolling forecasts.

Business Partnering & Stakeholder Management

  • Building strong relationships with key stakeholders including the Customer Chief Executive and the Management Team, and broadly across Finance, HR, Life and Funds Management Divisions.
  • Presenting results and analysis to key stakeholders including the Customer Chief Executive, Group CFO as well as business unit owners and senior finance personnel.
  • Proactively identifying and driving opportunities for efficiencies and simplification

Sales Incentive Program

  • Understand and maintain the sales incentive program.
  • Preparing sales incentive budget based on the annual sales budget targets.
  • Prepare quarterly reporting on tracking the Distribution team's progress on the sales targets and forecasting expected payout from the sales incentive program.

The Skills & Experience we need.

The successful candidate will be organised, dynamic, a strong communicator and an accounting all-rounder who has a proactive approach and customer centric partnering approach. Your communication and interpersonal skills will be second to none - you're a natural collaborator, influencer and partner to senior stakeholders.

You'll need to have excellent technical accounting knowledge with 5+ years post qualification (CA/CPA or equivalent accounting qualification) experience in a senior accounting capacity. As well as

  • Strong understanding of business and financial drivers and impact of possible outcomes
  • Demonstrable commercial acumen with the ability to provide timely and insightful analytics to the broader business.
  • Strong ability in conveying complex financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Understands and utilises business models, strategic analysis, and business planning.
  • Good experience in MS Excel and other MIS operating systems including forecasting tools.

Additional Information

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.

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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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Job ID  R1858
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