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Commercial Finance Analyst

Date: 24-Sep-2022

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3194

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply chilled, frozen, and shelf-stable products to Australia's major retail and foodservice markets.


We are home to some of Australia's most loved and trusted food brands, including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggo's, John West, and Chiko. We have six Australian manufacturing sites and employ more than 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focussed on bringing to life Aussie grown produce. We embrace sustainable practices that care for our planet's precious resources today and for generations to come. We are an integral part of the global JR Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits


At Simplot, we are fuelled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values:


  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People


We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.


Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities

The Perks


  • Flexible working arrangements and a variety of engaging Health and Wellbeing programs
  • Diverse Leadership Development Programs and Professional Development Support
  • Employee Reward and Recognition Program
  • Bonus incentives
  • Discounted Health Insurance and Gym Memberships
  • Sensory Club Program - Enjoy and taste our new product launches and access to our Culinary cooking sessions
  • Novated Car Leasing Agreements
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Opportunity to purchase additional annual leave


Simplot Australia values the innovation and relationship building that comes from face to face connection but also recognises the need for flexibility in the lives of our team members. This is why we have a hybrid work environment, with one dedicated day per week where we all come together to maintain our successful culture of innovation, connection and collaboration.

The Role


Support all financial planning and analysis activities for the Commercial division, including the provision of timely and insightful information and analysis to support decision making and strategic priorities of the division.  Support the continuous improvement in financial reporting, planning and insight in partnership with the Finance teams across the division.

What will you do


  • Delivery of accurate and timely reporting and analysis for the Commercial teams regarding financial performance of the division to support timely, fact based decision making
  • Provide best in class business partnering with key stakeholders across the organisation
  • Implement efficient and effective financial planning, reporting and processes
  • Prepare, analyse and interpret Category and Customer financial reports on a weekly and monthly basis to support decision making
  • Support the consolidation of financial information and commentary for delivery to senior stakeholders
  • Provide accounting and analytical support to the Commercial Division for day-to-day operational tasks and projects
  • Support the annual budget process to ensure timely, accurate and consistent consolidated output
  • Support, where required, the forecast cycle to ensure accurate input into monthly IBP cycle
  • Support the alignment and tracking of key Commercial KPIs and integrate into the IBP cycle
  • Provide visibility of key strategic priorities and support efficient resource allocation
  • Key input to the focus and output of the Commercial Finance Reporting & Analysis team
  • Provide information and liaise with the Commercial Marketing & Sales Teams and other areas of Finance as required

About you


  • Significant experience in a similar Commercial Analyst role combined with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience in FMCG/Retail, commercial considered favourably
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel & Powerpoint
  • Ability to meet deadlines and influence others to meet deadlines
  • Strong financial analysis, modelling and forecasting skills
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA) or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Knowledge of financial systems (SAP/JDE), proficiency in BI tools particularly relevant (Power BI)


If this sounds like you, then please apply online now! 

Job Requisition ID: 10652 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): Chifley Business Park Office - Melbourne 

Country: Australia 


Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you. If you require technical assistance, please email us at