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Job Overview

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Senior Finance Partner

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

As the Senior Finance Partner (internally known as Finance Leader), you will collaborate with the Head of Financial Planning & Analysis to support the Chief Commercial Officer (and his General Managers) to drive the planning, efficiency, productivity, revenue opportunities and cost management across his departments.   The successful candidate will perform detailed analysis, generate insights and recommendations, regularly engage with (and present to) senior management and executives and drive the identification of risks and opportunities to improve performance. This position sits within our high-performing Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) division. You will have one Finance Partner reporting into you. 

Further responsibilities include:

  • Ability to hold partners accountable to performance metrics and budgets, while providing support to identify and mitigate risk
  • Ownership of planning and reporting process for relevant departments
  • Periodic reporting of actual results and insight into the drivers of results for revenue and cost 
  • Monthly reforecasting of costs, revenue, taking into account changes to commercial metrics and emerging risks & opportunities
  • Facilitate annual budgeting process, with deep engagement with the Commercial teams to ensure department ownership of the plan
  • Act as a de facto Commercial team member, take the lead on finance matters within the Commercial departments
  • Co-develop business cases for investments and initiatives, developing a detailed understanding of financial implications of proposed changes / projects / initiatives
  • Develop detailed understanding of airline economics and financial drivers for Commercial functions
  • Bring together airline financials, commercial drivers and operational statistics to deliver analysis on key drivers of financial performance for the airline
  • Regular and ongoing engagement with Department GM's to drive improvement and transformation
  • Ideation and implementation of revenue opportunities/cost reduction part of the transformation support within the commercial organization 

You’ll be great in this role if you…

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance or Science-related field
  • Extensive experience in Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and/or an analytics-based role, or equivalent experience in Management Consulting/ Big 4/ MBB
  • Experience in a fast-paced, demanding environment
  • Demonstrated experience partnering with senior stakeholders and presenting to General Managers etc.
  • Advanced financial modelling capability (Advanced Excel) and pragmatic approach to producing revenue/cost estimates under tight timelines
  • Strong presentation skills (PowerPoint development and ability to present to stakeholders)
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to grasp complex concepts and models quickly, and distil analysis and insight to simple, easy to understand output
  • Familiarity working in a ASX 200/ public company and an understanding of the economic drivers in commercial divisions

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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