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Finance Officer

Date: 10-Jun-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

About our role


  • Provide financial, accounting and business data analysis to our Procurement/Logistics or Manufacturing/Agricultural services department
  • Support the planning and budgeting process and preparation of various management reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Ensure effective reporting and control of financial transactions, including capital expenditure
  • Evaluate new business opportunities 

What will you do


  • Support and provide best in class business partnering with key stakeholders 
  • Support the development and validation of productivity opportunities and capital initiatives
  • Contract analysis and crop/material analysis
  • Implement efficient and effective financial planning, reporting and processes
  • Assist in the delivery of weekly, EOM, forecasts and budgets 
  • Provide insightful, timely and accurate reporting with a focus on ensuring performance drivers are understood, business wide implications are clearly articulated, and gap measures are identified
  • Support raw material, packaging material and outsourced product standardised costing
  • Approach tasks with a continuous improvement mind set
  • Support the development and execution of strategies and projects
  • Build internal relationships across the business to help facilitate information flow and decision making by way of regular contact with key stakeholders
  • Comply with all legislative / statutory obligations and company policies, including preparations of balance sheet reconciliations, post capital audits and fixed asset and inventory stock takes

What will you bring


  • Intermediate to advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial information systems ideal
  • Ability to meet deadlines and influence others to meet deadlines
  • Financial analysis, modelling and forecasting skills
  • Attention to detail whilst seeing the bigger picture
  • Relevant and previous accounting qualifications/degree
  • Desire to become a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA) or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Excellent reporting and presentation skills


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

Job Requisition ID: 9413 

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