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Senior Finance Analyst - Capital/Strategic Projects

Date: 21-Feb-2021

Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU, 3194

Company: Simplot

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. We are a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution. 

The Role


We now have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Finance Analyst - Capital/Strategic Projects to join our dynamic and growing business.


Reporting to the Finance Manager - Central Supply Chain, you will be an integral player to support the function with a focus on capital governance and strategic analysis.  This role will support the business by providing key financial modelling, accounting and business data analysis, advice and recommendations in relation to capital management and strategic projects. 

What will you do


  • Implement efficient and effective financial planning and reporting processes with a focus on delivery of end of month, forecasts, budgets, long range/strategic plans for Capital.
  • Provide insightful, timely and accurate reporting for Capital, with a focus on ensuring performance drivers are understood, business wide implications are clearly articulated, and gap measures are identified.
  • Provide best in class business partnering, and support Capital, Business Development and total Supply Chain in development of capital initiatives and strategic projects.
  • Identify, analyse and evaluate the commercial viability of various business proposals or strategic projects for Capital and Business Development.  In particular, lead the financial governance and analysis/modelling of complex or confidential supply chain projects.Provide input and support into the asset road map strategy and prioritization matrix for capital spend.
  • Build internal relationships across the business to help facilitate information flow and decision making.
  • Comply with all legislative / statutory obligations and company policies including balance sheet reconciliations, oversee capital governance (approvals, overspends, capitalisations and disposals) and support audits. 

What will you bring


To be successful in this role, you must have a growth mindset, a strong commercial focus with proven experience in developing budgets and monthly reporting and planning.  You will possess both strong communication and presentation skills, coupled with analytical methodologies and modelling skills you can apply.  


You will have a passion for excellence and be outcome orientated with a desire to drive improvements and streamline reports and processes where possible.  You will be inquisitive and enjoy interacting with the wider business by nature and operate well in a team environment.  A strong financial background and experience in strategic analysis would be viewed favourably.


  • Bachelor degree in a relevant area (i.e. accounting, economics etc)
  • Experience in Supply Chain within FMCG advantageous
  • Advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel
  • Demonstrated understanding of financial information systems, JDE/SAP preferred
  • A high level of experience in business case development, underpinned by strong financial analysis, modelling and forecasting skills
  • Experience with end of month, budget / strategy processes
  • Able to meet deadlines and influence others to meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail whilst seeing the big picture
  • Strong financial analysis, modelling and forecasting skills

Benefits and Culture


  • Option to purchase additional Annual Leave
  • Parental Leave policy for Primary Carers  
  • Variety of Flexible Work Arrangements 
  • Awards recognising long serving and high achieving employees  
  • Short Term Incentive Benefits for Employees  
  • Offerings including Financial, Novated Leasing and Discounted Products and Services


If this sounds like you, please Apply online today. 


Applications close on 12th March.


Job Requisition ID: 3809 

Travel Required: None 
Pay Grade: Global Grade 4 

Location(s): Chifley Business Park Office - Melbourne 

Country: Australia 


**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**