FP&A Systems Analyst at Waddle

Finance, Permanent, Sydney, AU sydney finance analytics full-time
Posted a month 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

As part of our Strategic Finance team, you will develop a thorough understanding of the Financial planning systems (Adaptive / Anaplan) and operational environment. Working closely with the business, you’ll be responsible for ensuring Xero gets the maximum benefit out of our systems.

To do this, you will build strong relationships throughout the business and become a trusted advisor, particularly to the FP&A team.

What you’ll do

  • Routine and ad-hoc Financial Planning systems administration and maintenance tasks, including training of users and model security & integrity
  • Manage user access permissions and role development
  • Develop reports, queries and enhancements as required
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate monthly actual uploads to cloud-based tools
  • Monitor and escalate user queries or other system issues to external and internal support teams for issue remediation
  • Ensure a high quality of internal control is maintained, including change management for the
  • Sandbox (testing) and Production environments
  • Complete testing plans for custom changes and planned system updates, and document testing results
  • Assist in developing and maintaining guidance documentation on key processes within Finance Systems
  • Develop and maintain specifications, diagrams and flowcharts to capture current use of systems, and to inform future integrations/projects
  • Consult with the wider Finance team and users to determine the needs of the system
  • Assist the team in designing the system to meet business needs and goals, and educate the Finance team on best use
  • Participate in significant corporate or company-wide finance projects and initiatives as directed by the EGM of Strategic Finance, GM FP&A and Manager Revenue Planning
  • What you’ll bring with you - Critical competencies and experience

  • Business planning, budgeting/forecasting and modelling
  • Performance management
  • Understanding of SaaS Metrics and the levers to drive value
  • Management reporting
  • Commercial acumen
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills, innovative thinker
  • Collaboration and communication
  • 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
  • Operates with full openness and transparency and unquestioned integrity
  • CA qualified or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience
  • Xero lives and breathes it values, one being #human. In your cover letter please address not only your technical fit with the role, but how you bring #human to the workplace. Applications close: 12th July.

    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.