Senior FP&A Analyst - Cashflow at Waddle

Finance, Permanent, Sydney, AU sydney finance analytics full-time
Posted 15 days ago

Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive. 

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

How you’ll make an impact

This role has a unique opportunity within the FP&A team to support Xero through consolidated and currency Cash Flow, group wide reporting, analysis and insights, as well as play a role in improvement initiatives and FP&A projects. You will need to develop an understanding of the Xero business environment and provide insight into its current and changing requirements, developing and refining financial models within Xero’s cloud based planning solution to meet these changing needs. You will build strong relationships throughout the business and communicate insights to many different levels and stakeholders throughout the company.

What you’ll do

  • Develop and drive Xero’s Cash Flow forecasting governance framework and standardised processes to ensure Cash Flow forecasting meets the business needs
  • Own the annual, quarterly and monthly Cash Flow Budgeting and Forecasting process
  • Work with the Business to understand key business drivers and trends to accurately forecast Cash Flow
  • Analyse and report monthly on key Cash Flow information between actual, budget or forecasted results
  • Drive Cash Flow initiatives that improve insights, accuracy, timeliness and decision making
  • Support Treasury with hedging and currency management decisions through ownership of the 18month and 90 day currency cash flow forecasts
  • Work closely with the business to understand initiatives and priorities that impact Cash Flow (i.e. M&A)
  • Work closely with the Financial Reporting team to streamline the Cash Flow reporting process
  • Develop Cash Flow and Non Cash Flow related ad hoc financial reports, models and insights to aid in effective planning, forecasting and performance evaluation
  • Maintain existing system models to support Cash Flow forecasting, including alignment between systems, and support the design and build of future enhancements.
  • Identify and support the design and build of scalable solutions for ongoing business initiatives
  • Build commercial skills across the business, understand strategic direction and highlight potential areas of risk or value
  • Work collaboratively with the EGM Financial Control and EGM Financial Planning & Performance to drive initiatives and performance targets
  • Communicate complexity in a way that the audience clearly understand the insights, opportunities and risks
  • What you’ll bring with you

  • 10 years of relevant experience
  • A deep understanding of and demonstrated ownership of Cash Flow Forecasting processes
  • Business planning, budgeting/forecasting and modelling experience
  • CA qualified or equivalent
  • Ability to contribute to performance management
  • Ability to understand SaaS Metrics and the levers to drive value
  • Strong commercial acumen
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills, innovative thinker
  • Strong reporting and insights capabilities
  • Interpersonal, communication and relationship building / stakeholder management skills
  • Team player, flexible, comfortable in a fast paced environment
  • Able to prioritise work, meet deadlines with attention to detail and accuracy
  • High energy level, self-starter, proactive and results oriented
  • Operate with full transparency and unquestioned integrity

  • Why Xero?

    At Xero we support many types of flexible working arrangements that allow you to balance your work, your life and your passions. We offer a great remuneration package including shares plus a range of leave options to suit your well-being. Our work environment encourages continuous improvement and career development and you’ll get to work with the latest technology.  

    Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. We are a member of Pride in Diversity, in recognition of our inclusive workplace. So, from the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel welcome and supported to do the best work of your life.