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Job Overview

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    Full Time

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  • Job type:

    Finance & Accounting

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Head of Financial Planning and Analysis – Performance & Analysis

Hello. We’re Virgin Australia. We’re the airline that’s always done things a little different. Our way. The Virgin way. We’re on a mission to make flying better than ‘nice’. And to do that, it takes a team of talented people who are passionate about customer experience, doing the right thing always, with a focus on safety – in the air, on the ground and in our workplaces. A team who values real diversity and inclusion, in a big brand with big ambitions.

What you’ll be doing

This is a unique position, where you will be using your extensive Financial Planning & Analysis, Commercial or Management Consulting skills, to help us drive meaningful projects and changes across the business.  

Further responsibilities: 

  • Active involvement in supporting potential IPO preparation including prospectus, forecasting and investors presentation. 
  • Build and validate complex business cases in connection with initiatives and business transformation, ensuring to justify potential investment and quantifying benefit, in support of the company’s growth strategy
  • Drive route profitability across the Group, as well as assist teams in optimising where and when we fly
  • Engage with cross functional teams to manage the business and drive continuous improvement.
  • Support the CFO, GMs and ELT members with Ad Hoc analysis and insight into the financial performance of the group and divisions.
  • Support business group delivery of successful financial outcomes through analysis and KPI monitoring.
  • Oversee, manage and improve divisional, line and/or route profitability and identify opportunities for improvement and optimization
  • Systematize financial models and reports
  • Monitor, review and prepare the presentation of the management financials for discussion with the relevant executive member and their leadership team, including supporting the executive in reviewing the financial performance of their leadership team’s departments
  • Oversee the provision of rolling reforecasts and any recurring structured budget development, ensuring accurate and appropriate use of key business performance metrics and relevant function owner support
  • Support the Transformation Program, through baseline analysis, development of benefits realisation KPIs and tracking of performance against business cases
  • Oversee and provide advice for preparation of Board Papers by GMs and executives
  • Develop business partners and analysts into future leaders
  • Leadership of the Financial Planning and Analysis teams both your direct reports and the wider team
  • Assess and implement the most appropriate team structure, ensuring team leaders have the right leadership skills and subject matter capability for their respective functions
  • Proactively work with internal stakeholders across the VA Group

You’ll be great in this role if you…

  • Tertiary qualification in Business, Economics, Finance or similar
  • Extensive experience in developing forecast models and complex business cases
  • Outstanding Leadership skills and a demonstrated track record of developing junior team members
  • Extensive experience in Business Partnering and Finance Support of the business units, or Management Consulting experience
  • Development of KPIs and performance hurdles for new business proposals
  • Proven track record in improving processes and delivering against deadlines
  • Experience in preparing presentations and analysis for executives and boards
  • Excellent presentation skills and ability to work with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to think strategically and implement initiatives in a way that delivers business outcomes
  • High level of knowledge and understanding of the commercial drivers for the profitability of a large, corporate business 

We’re committed to looking after you, with some of the best benefits and conditions in the industry – including (but not limited to):

  • Discounted flights for you and your loved ones (including $1000 worth of travel credits per year)
  • A flexible, hybrid work style. Work from home or the office, adapt your location to suit your style and needs
  • One of Brisbane’s most admired head office locations, with South Bank train station, a supermarket, pharmacy, and lunch options downstairs plus a 5-minute walk to the Busway, a rooftop restaurant and onsite gym (with a low membership fee) and South Bank Parklands just across the road
  • Discounts on travel insurance, lounge membership, car hire, accommodation, and experiences worldwide
  • Cheaper hospitality, retail, technology, beauty and wellness services
  • Free counselling and access to a wellbeing app to support your physical, mental, social and financial health
  • ‘Dress for Your Day’ – enjoy the freedom to wear whatever makes you feel great for the type of work you do and the day you have ahead of you.

When everyone is included, everyone wins

We’re all individuals. And we love that. That’s why we encourage applications from Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those from diverse cultural backgrounds, our friends in the LGBTQI+ community, and anyone else who wants to join our family.

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