Financial Planning Analyst in Education

Location: Sydney
Contract Type: Contract
Specialisation: Accounting & Finance
Salary: AU$100000 - AU$106000 per annum + Super, prorata
REF: 252668

Are you looking for another adventure that will not only utilise your technical reporting skills but also enhance your commercial mindset and business process improvement exposure? Let's talk!


Your next employer is a leading name in the education sector and has a long history of supporting the community through producing world class leaders. Their group finance team is looking for a motivated FP/A analyst to support then team in delivering management reports and have an active role in their current process improvement projects.


  • Critically review trends and analyses in consolidated management reports information packs for discussions with Business Partners
  • Preparation of monthly management reports and analyses
  • Prepare long-term planning, including operational revenue and expenditure, and capital spend projections
  • Finalise detailed 5-year budgets with discussions with Business Partners
  • Assist in the preparation of financial performance sections of Board papers
  • Conduct research and analysis to develop financial models, financial evaluations and cost-benefit analyses for new and/or existing business initiatives
  • Support the redesign and implementation of the new budget process and liaise with the relevant IT teams
  • Work with Business Partners in the provision of monthly management reports and other standardised reports
  • Work with Financial Operations to provide accurate trend analyses in the preparation of budget, forecast and long-term planning bottom-up builds
  • Support in the drafting of budgets and forecasts, for Business Partners to finalise with individual business unit(s)
  • Seek advice from Financial Control on technical accounting matters as required to produce reliable budgets and forecasts for individual business units, and long-term planning


  • CPA / CA qualified or equivalent
  • Criminal check
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (particularly Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Good understanding of financial modelling and scenario analyses
  • Good understanding of accounting principles and procedures
  • Strong experience in analysing, manipulating and summarising large volumes of data in a robust and controlled manner
  • Demonstrated experience forecasting and re-forecasting against financials
  • Strong financial modelling expertise to produce business models
  • Strong experience working with large Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems (preferably FinanceOne) Other Specific Conditions


  • Learn from the leading brand in education in the Australian market
  • Supportive management, open and friendly team culture
  • Higher than industry superannuation
  • Convenient location with parking, with option to work from home
  • 6 months fixed term contract

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If you think this is you, please click apply now, or reach out to me for more details at or through my mobile, 0492191649.