Senior Finance Planning Analyst

Location: Sydney, New South Wales AU


Job Number: 605

External Description:

Who is Equifax?

Equifax is a leading global data, analytic and technology company, supporting customers across 24 countries. We have been serving the Australian and New Zealand markets for over 60 years. Through continuously adapting to our environment, not only have we remained a market leader, we drive and challenge ourselves to do better to help our customers live their financial best.

Our people are what makes us great at what we do - we see every member of our team as an integral piece of a jigsaw. We celebrate differences and recognise that each person brings with them unique talents and perspectives. We provide our people the support and flexibility to manage their work-life balance. At Equifax we genuinely care about our people and our ability to come together as #OneEquifax.

The perks of being an Equifax employee within the Finance team?

There are lots of perks of being an Equifax employee – we offer additional leave days as we recognise the importance of taking time out, whether that’s to catch up on some rest, celebrate a birthday, or give back to our community by volunteering. We are committed to the wellbeing of our people and provide them with discounted health cover through BUPA, access to comprehensive hearing services and discounts, and offer 24/7 support through our employee assistance program. Our leadership team fosters a culture of ownership, they will lead, coach, mentor and listen. We support one another to feel confident to speak up and hold each other accountable to work with integrity.

Our leaders practice transparency and encourage us to take full ownership of our work, debate ideas and create solutions that drive positive change for our customers. Our progressive and outcomes focussed culture sees everyone making an impact, at every level.

We assume the best in each other and collaboratively work together to achieve the best possible results. We are supported in driving our own development and are given every opportunity to work on interesting and challenging projects. Working with our diverse Finance team means that you will see firsthand the impact you can make not only for our business, but also our customers.

What you’ll do:

The Senior Finance Planning Analyst plays a key role in supporting planning for revenue and operating costs for the Product and Marketing COE, analyse trends, identify drivers & opportunities to optimise revenue & costs.

You will be required to produce accurate monthly forecast and up to date monthly reporting & analysis of the Product and Marketing COE. You are responsible for variance analysis against budgets & rolling forecasts, identification of emerging risks &/or opportunities within the P&L. You will also assist in supporting segment analysis and planning.

You will perform critical analysis of financial results and key drivers affecting the business to provide meaningful insight and recommendations for senior leaders. You will coordinate monthly forecasts, annual budgets, and long-term strategic planning for Revenue generating COEs P&L. You will be involved in internal financial reporting : Dashboards, product reports, president letter, monthly business review, P&L Reporting. You will be responsible for continuous improvement of planning infrastructure – systems, inputs, outputs. You will also be involved in performing other duties and ad-hoc financial analysis as required.

 What are we looking for?

  • Accounting or post graduate degree (CFA/CA)
  • 3-5 years’ experience within a M&A/FP&A team or Big 4s (Audit)
  • Strong working knowledge in Tableau
  • Exposure to Oracle/Essbase/Tm1
  • Experience in financial modelling skills
  • Comprehension of the role of business drivers and ability to reflect drivers in analysis and forecasting models
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to deliver high level of customer support

Success attributes of an Equifax employee; does this describe you?

  • Accountable
  • Brave
  • Curious
  • Collaborative
  • Individualist
  • Trustworthy
  • Dedicated

At Equifax, there is no such thing as the 'perfect candidate'

Seeing responsibilities and competencies laid out on paper can be confronting. At this stage of the application process, sometimes imposter syndrome can creep in and mess with our confidence. Please know, we list these items to give you an opportunity to show us your potential and how you can grow and transform with us. 

Your ability to demonstrate that you possess/have the real potential to develop the required capabilities, knowledge, experience and qualifications to perform in our roles is what we would like to hear from you. Where possible, you should support your claims with specific examples of what you have done and how you did it. 

However you identify, and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come to work every day! 

Job Number: J00118797

Community / Marketing Title: Senior Finance Planning Analyst

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