Finance Analyst Planning

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Key finance role to support delivery of the annual budget and forecasting for Kmart.

Summary about this job

Strategy & Planning

Company: Kmart

Location: Melbourne

Work type: Full Time

Salary: n\a

Phone: +61-3-1994-9717

Fax: +61-2-7593-8982

E-mail: n\a


Detail information about job Finance Analyst Planning. Terms and conditions vacancy

  • Help drive strategic finance initiatives
  • Key custodian of Kmart budgets and forecasts
  • Based at National Office in Mulgrave with free parking and staff benefits

At Kmart, we are where families come first for the lowest prices on everyday items and our vision is to make everyday living brighter for all our customers, every time and everywhere they shop with us. 

As Australia’s brightest retail star, we have experienced great success in recent times but for Kmart this is just the beginning of our exciting journey ahead! We have big plans in place to ensure we deliver our vision and significantly expand our business. With more new stores opening across Australia and New Zealand, the growth of our online business and expansion into new markets, we are on a mission to improve the Kmart shopping experience for all our customers, who are at the heart of everything we do. There has never been a more irresistible time to join Kmart!  

Reporting in to the Finance Manager Planning, the newly formed role of Finance Analyst Planning is responsible for delivery of budget and forecasts. This role will also be pivotal in driving value add continuous improvement opportunities to support the Kmart strategy. Other key responsibilities of this role will include;

  • Reporting and analysis to drive effective Admin cost control
  • Reporting and analysis to identify opportunities and risk
  • Continuous improvement to budget and forecast processes and outcomes
  • Provide commercial planning support to Renewal & IT
  • Identify and drive efficiency opportunities across Renewal & IT financial processes

To meet the challenges of this role, you will ideally possess the following skills and experience;

  • Degree qualified in Finance, Commerce or related discipline (required) combined with Advanced degree or professional qualification CA/CPA/MBA (preferred)
  • Strong experience in Budgeting and Forecasting (ideally within large, fast-paced, high volume environments)
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills (particularly Excel with knowledge of VBA/Macros) and advanced analytical and financial modelling skills
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP)
  • Experience in the use of Financial Systems (preferably SAP) including accounting and general ledger experience
  • Ability to drive improvements and meet tight deadlines combined with advanced structured/unstructured problem-solving skills
  • Possess a proactive mindset for development of opportunities to improve performance
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Solid understanding of executive/management reporting requirements

Proven ability to build relationships with stakeholders across all levels of an organization

You will benefit from joining an amazing business and a dynamic team who are all committed to the success of Kmart and providing our customers with a great shopping experience. Our values – Think Customer, Take Care, Live Integrity, Grow Together and Reach Higher will resonate with you deeply and you’ll enjoy being part of a growing, iconic Australian business that has a fantastic culture that is non-hierarchical, diverse and inclusive. Your work environment will be highly collaborative, fast-paced and progressive, with no two days the same!

You will be afforded autonomy and accountability in your role and have access to development opportunities across both Kmart and the Wesfarmers Group, excellent remuneration, an uncapped bonus scheme & access to Wesfarmers share plan (both for eligible team members), free parking and benefits program including a discount card for Kmart, Coles, Target and Officeworks.

So if this sounds like the perfect role for you – apply now!

At Kmart we aim to ensure our teams reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate.

Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.

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