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Senior Finance Analyst - FP&A

Date: 20-Jul-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


We now have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior FP&A Analyst to join our dynamic and growing business. Reporting to the FP&A Manager, you will be an integral player to support the Enterprise Planning and Reporting function with a focus on budgeting, forecasting and management reporting. This will include being responsible for the successful functioning, optimisation and administration of the Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) application (Axiom) and related processes to support business-critical planning and reporting.  Provide analysis of financial data and performance reporting to support effective management and the strategic decision making process across the organisation.

What will you do


  • Contribute to the development of budget and periodic forecast updates
  • Development of budgeting and forecasting presentations for senior executive management and board review
  • Preparation of the monthly reporting package to senior executive management, tracking financial performance of actuals versus budget and forecast
  • Load and complete the reconciliation of budgets and forecasts in multiple systems 
  • Provide financial analysis across the group financial results (P&L and Balance Sheet)
  • Implement efficient and effective financial planning and reporting processes
  • Key finance support for FP&A strategic projects providing financial analysis and modelling as required
  • Provide value adding business partnering to finance teams
  • Provide internal customers with information and advice on financial and other business-related issues, leading to improved financial awareness and knowledge for internal customers

What will you bring?


  • Proven experience in a similar role in Financial Planning & Analysis 
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (CA) or a Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret data and draw meaningful insights
  • Excellent presentation and visualisation skills (Story telling)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to collaborate and influence across multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to meet deadlines and influence others to meet deadlines
  • Experience with business budgeting, planning and forecasting
  • Experience with financial modelling and analysis
  • Intermediate to advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel and Powerpoint
  • Knowledge of financial systems (SAP/JDE) and proficiency in BI tools (Power BI/Axiom) preferable but not essential


If this sounds like you, please Apply online today. 

Job Requisition ID: 10259 

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