Finance Business Partner - Commercial at Koala

Finance, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia sydney finance
Posted a month ago

Koala’s mission is: Better furniture experiences, designed with the World in mind. Combining customer-centric products, a world-class technology and fulfillment platform, incredible customer service and social good; we are changing the way people buy and enjoy furniture to create happier, healthier habitats.

Why we have this role @ Koala

To support achievement of sales targets, improve forecast accuracy and drive financial effectiveness of marketing spend. The role also partners with the business to deliver commercial insights, develop promotional and pricing strategies, optimise return on investment (ROI) of marketing investments and assess other commercial initiatives. 


What key responsibilities does this role have @ Koala?

  • Partner closely with the key commercial stakeholders in the business including the Chief Commercial Officer, Head of Commercial Planning, Head of Growth and Head of eCommerce.
  • Work with stakeholders to prepare budgets/forecasts and support financial analysis of initiatives and projects 
  • Presenting financial results and analysis to Global & Australia leadership teams and senior leaders
  • Drive insight and ROI analysis of marketing spend to ensure most efficient use of investment
  • Preparation and analysis of e-commerce / customer KPIs
  • Preparation and analysis of other commercial KPIs, category and product-level revenues/profitability and evaluation of promotional activity and marketing spend
  • Preparation & review of business cases for key responsibility areas
  • Continuously improve and enhance forecasting models and methodology to drive forecast accuracy, including efficiently leveraging technology and data & analytics to assist decision making
  • Lead an efficient and accurate month end close process for Marketing related expenditure 
  • Key contributor to target setting for sales and marketing as part of the Annual Planning process
  • Identification of risks and opportunities to budget/forecast

Ideal background…

  • 3-8 years' experience working in a similar finance partner role and a solid understanding of the marketing space
  • Intermediate to Advanced Excel or Google Sheets user.
  • Retail e-commerce experience highly valued 
  • Ability to embrace ambiguity, be adaptive and thrive in a constantly evolving environment.
  • Passionate about the details and focused on data accuracy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven ability to interact, engage and influence stakeholders across the business.
  • Proven track record of leveraging analytical skills and insights to deliver business results.
  • Understanding of non-financial metrics pertaining to e-commerce and marketing
  • Creative problem solving skills with strong financial modelling experience.
  • Ability to interpret financial statements, P&L and cash drivers.
  • CA/CPA qualified or qualification underway (preferred).
  • Highly analytical, with an ability to work with multiple data sources. 


Treehouse Perks and Privileges…

Koala is only great when its employees are happy — and we’re one happy bunch! 

  • WFB/Hybrid working - We’re mixing it up with a couple of days back in the Alexandria Treehouse (office) and work from bed/home (WFB); we want you to do your best work the way that works for you, including from anywhere on the globe (T&Cs apply)!
  • Take a break - Generous time off - volunteer, parental, Koala life leave and more to help keep your work-life balance, balanced. 
  • Tuesday lunches, Monthly barbies, socials and stocked kitchen - With an emphasis on healthy, local and organic produce.
  • Pet-friendly - The Koala Treehouse is as pet-friendly as they get!
  • Surprise & delight - The two-word combo at the core of everything we do. All Koalas can expect to enjoy free Koala products with ‘mates rates’ for your friends and fam. 
  • Support & wellbeing - Our employee experience respects and embraces all families, formed, found and evolving. You’ll have access to our Employee Assistance Program, which includes unlimited sessions for financial, work, relationship, family or wellbeing support.
  • Accelerate your career - via our Learning Management platform Juno, as well as individual and team growth budgets and dedicated days. 
  • Short and long-term incentive plans ensure you benefit as Koala succeeds!  
  • Community & connection - We believe that simply doing ‘no harm’ isn’t good enough  So, how are we doing our part? BCorp Certified, WWF Partnership, volunteer days, a member of SoftLanding,  1% and so much more.

All in all, the Koala Kommunity is a great place to hang out and belong to!

Koalities we look for…

At Koala, we do things a little differently and we don’t shy away from the fact that we expect a lot from our employees! We are ambitious. We are curious. We are selfless. We want you to challenge expectations, always look to make a difference and give us something different from the norm. We want people that bring great energy, that have a long-game focus and are always trying to find new angles and approaches to the way we work. We're a team full of entrepreneurial spirit and have a relentless focus on 'what's next' but while always reviewing 'what's been done' and learning, growing and adapting. We're confident, but NEVER arrogant and we adapt to change like Steve Smith under a short ball.  Honesty and empathy drive everything we do, as well as a total focus on exceeding our customers’ expectations. So if you feel like this could be you... well what the bloody hell are you waiting for? Drop us a line, and let's see what you've got! ;)

There’s no such thing as a ‘perfect’ candidate, Koala is a place where everyone has opportunity. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day. We’re an equal opportunity employer, and recognize that a diverse workforce is crucial to our success as a business.

To read more, check out our careers, LinkedIn, or the great work we do with Work180.