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Finance Partner

AustralianSuper - Melbourne, VIC

Banking & Finance
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Job Description:

We are Australia's largest superannuation fund, here to help members achieve their best possible retirement outcome. Working with a wide range of stakeholders, we create meaningful value for members and our communities through our diverse workforce of highly competent and highly motivated employees.

Your new team

Our Finance and Operations group ensures the Fund's considerable financial, commercial, legal and operational activities are timely and accurate. Dedicated to continuous improvement, it is a team led by managers who advocate for their people, are open and approachable and who share their knowledge. Our environment enables you to seize exciting career opportunities, to feel trusted and respected, and to lead a fulfilling life with true workplace flexibility.

Your new role

Finance Partner, Investments will have ownership over providing accurate and timely financial management reporting, as well as ad hoc reporting for the Investments department. This will include commentary and actionable insights into performance against the group's strategic goals and objectives. You will conduct quarterly forecasts, annual business planning and longer term strategic planning process through target setting and benchmarking. This role will maintain the cost model and bespoke software system used to calculate the Fund's indirect investment costs and ensure costs are allocated accurately to investment sectors. You will also ensure that reporting aligns with ASIC Regulatory Guide 97 and contribute to the industry discussions regarding improvements to disclosures.

You will become a “Trusted Advisor” with the Investments team by delivering timely advice and expert guidance on financial matters. As such, you will contribute and present on financial matters in a number of forums, including reporting to senior leaders, various governance committees (e.g. Investment Committee, Finance & Audit Committees.) You will also be in a position to Asist with responses to queries from regulators and internal auditors. Below are other key duties but not limited to;

  • Identify opportunities for commercial and process improvements, including driving continuous improvements with the finance function
  • Manage the collation and input data from various sources, including the Finance team, Project Office, Custodian, Investment Managers, various internal Investment teams to produce the Investment Cost Ratio for all investment options, with relevant reporting on a monthly basis
  • Ensure risks within area of responsibility are effectively managed in line with Fund risk appetite and compliance requirements.
  • Develop and maintain the longer term forecast in relation to the Investment product.
What you'll need
  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting or Finance with a CA or CPA.
  • Advanced analytical skills, including the ability to identify when data and analysis is materially incorrect, and obtain solutions;
  • Developed ability to review, challenge and add value
  • Ability to coordinate tasks, set priorities and operate independently;
What you will get in return
You will be working with a manager who values and supports your personal growth, in a growing, dynamic and authentic organisation that promotes integrity and puts members first. Other benefits include a competitive salary, genuine flexible working arrangements, discounted travel, income protection insurance and generous leave entitlements.
We are committed to the recruitment, development and support of a diverse workforce into an environment which is inclusive, embraces diversity in all its forms and is a place where you can be you. All roles can flex at AustralianSuper and we're happy to discuss what this can look like for you.
We are proud to be a WGEA certified Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (8 years running) and to be recognised as one of Australia's top 10 workplaces for Dads.

What next
Please apply now, if you share our values of Energy, Integrity, Generosity of Spirit and Excellent Outcomes and would like the opportunity to work in a challenging, growing and rapidly evolving team to deliver outstanding results.

Be Inspired, Be Bold, Be you

Agencies please note: this vacancy is being managed directly by AustralianSuper's Recruitment team. We will contact our preferred agency partners should we require additional support. Thank you.

About Us: The AustralianSuper Story

As a profit-to-member superannuation fund, AustralianSuper is run only for members, and is here to help members achieve their best possible retirement outcome. We don't pay profits or dividends to shareholders, so the money we make goes back into the fund.

We're an organisation of talented, inspiring colleagues and passionate leaders. As we continue to grow in size and complexity, we need people who will challenge our thinking, deliver outstanding outcomes and most importantly, share in our purpose.