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Financial Planning & Analysis Lead

  • Queensland, QLD, Australia
  • Flight Centre Travel Group
  • Full time

About the Business:

Global Corporate Finance is currently a team of 5 located at South Bank head office within Flight Centre Travel Group Limited (FCTG).

The key focus of the team includes:

  • Leading the quarterly forecasting process across the Group, preparing analysis and reports for the Global CFO and Board
  • Maintaining the forecast system and future customisations
  • Focus on creating a transparent view of the current and future liquidity position of the FCTG and individual businesses and countries
  • Supporting FCTG’s M&A strategy through target identification, coordinating the deal team, financial due diligence and post-acquisition monitoring
  • Complete strategic market and comparable company benchmarking research, analysis and planning

The team works closely with the Global CFO, Australian finance community, regional and nation CFOs (ANZ, EMEA, Americas, Asia) and Global Expert Teams including treasury, global financial reporting, tax and legal.  Work can involve international travel to visit new and existing businesses.

 

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Lead the quarterly 3-way forecast process across the Group, preparing analysis and reports for the Group CFO and Board
  • Work closely with the local CFO’s and finance teams to review forecasts and validate assumptions
  • Maintain the forecast system, liaising with Super Users across the Group to facilitate training and updates
  • Utilising forecasts to prepare trend and comparative analysis to drive business decisions
  • Support capital management decisions using forecasts and scenario analysis to understand the Group’s future liquidity position
  • Commercial support involving market research, financial analysis of new initiatives or review of existing businesses to provide insights into key business drivers and identify opportunities to improve
  • Developing business cases for new and existing opportunities capitalising on current competitive advantages
  • Benchmark and review competitor results and strategy to FCTG performance to provide useful insights to senior management and Board
  • Commercial support for Investor Relations
  • As and when required, assist in financial due diligence for acquisition opportunities considered by FCTG, liaising closely with operational sponsor, external advisors and FCTG Global Expert Teams. Responsibilities include assisting in the preparation of finance due diligence reports and acquisition board papers
  • Assist in post-acquisition reviews including a review of financial performance against forecast expectations, synergies realised and a critical review of the due diligence process

  

About You:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a Finance role post qualification
  • Relevant degree/qualification
  • CA/CPA completed
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel
  • Ability to work with large amounts of data in varying forms
  • Power BI experience an advantage
  • Develop structured approach and framework for resolving key business issues
  • Interpret financial management reports
  • Financial modelling experience
  • Strong accounting knowledge
  • Knowledge of travel industry and/or Flight Centre business would be beneficial

 

What’s in it for you? 

  • Work with Australia’s largest travel retailer
  • Global career opportunities in a network of brands in more than 20 countries
  • We embrace a hybrid workplace with work from home and office options available
  • Travel discounts on flights, hotels and insurance for you, your family and friends
  • Thrive in a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Discounted financial, health and beauty services
  • Access to our 24/7 gym and end-of-trip facilities
  • Rooftop café, bar and barbecue
  • Find our full list of benefits here: https://www.fctgcareers.com/why-work-with-us/benefits-in-each-country/australia

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