Finance Business Partner - Financial Services at Xero

Finance, Permanent, Melbourne, AU melbourne finance full-time
Posted 20 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.

About the role: 

Directly supporting the Head of Finance - Financial Services & Ecosystem, this role will be pivotal in providing expertise and insight to deliver financial, planning and analysis across our Financial Services business and in particular the Lending portfolio.

You will need to develop a thorough understanding of the Financial Service business environment, with a particular focus on Lending and the Waddle business to provide insight into their requirements for forecasting, budgeting and performance evaluation.

You will build strong relationships globally throughout the business, become a trusted advisor to the Lending Leadership team - actively influencing and engaging to support the needs of small business customers.

What you'll do:

  • Be a Finance Business Partner for Xero’s Financial Services team with a particular focus on Lending
  • Support the finance component of planning and forecasting for Lending, translating strategy into financial targets and tactical plans and delivering on cost management challenges
  • Analyse business results, interpret and provide analysis of management information through modelling, inquiry and challenge
  • Support the Head of Finance - Financial Services with ad hoc requests and build upon your commercial skills to provide risk/reward decision making and value management
  • Track and report performance against strategic initiatives, highlighting potential delivery or business case challenges and recommending actionable solutions   
  • What you'll bring with you:

  • 3+ years of progressive financial experience within a commercial finance/ FP&A team including revenue analysis/forecasting 
  • Experience creating/maintaining financial models. You are very comfortable with data analysis and leveraging your analytical and commercial modelling skills and ideally have spent time supporting the revenue planning cycle
  • Experience operating effectively in a newly created / evolving role and/or environment that requires you to lean in and understand the outcomes
  • Commercial acumen. You are able to rapidly synthesise and distil information to shine a light on the activity, decisions and outcomes  that really matter.
  • Intellectually curious. You possess an innate desire to learn and ask why -  you leverage your learning to continuously add value to your stakeholders.
  • Comfort with navigating ambiguity. You thrive in being a frontier and are comfortable with owning the route to an outcome. 
  • At Xero we embrace diversity and inclusion and value a #challenge mindset.

    Research has shown that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single competency or experience . If you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be just the right person for this role and Xero.

    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.

    Xero strongly encourages employees and contractors to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to work from a Xero office, or engage in any face-to-face Xero business.