General information

All posting locations: Southbank, Victoria, Australia

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Date Published: 07-Aug-2023

Ref #: R-66350

Description & Requirements

Based In Melbourne- The Commercial Finance Analyst will provide commercial support to the Head of Finance for our Retail- Foodservice and Exports team across different areas such as Finance analysis and month-end reporting- Financial Modelling- Financial Planning and Process Improvements.

About the Role

  • Assist with Month-End reporting using variance & root cause analysis to explain actual performance vs. internal benchmarks (i.e. Budget- Forecast- Prior Year). Ensure results are clearly understood and communicated to key stakeholders through commentary and Price Volume Mix analysis.
  • Assist with monthly Financial Forecast & annual budget submission by preparing inputs and carrying out analysis including engaging with key stakeholders to ensure Forecasts are up to date and accurately recorded in the system.
  • Work alongside Sales- Trade Finance & Controllership to monitor trade spend vs. internal benchmarks and trends over time. Ensure discrepancies are rectified to ensure reliability and completeness of data in the GL & Forecast.
  • Partner with Sales to assess and financialize Risks & Opportunities in order to close gaps vs. plan.
  • Add value by ensuring cross functional teams receive timely information which supports the business in better decision making.
  • Make recommendations around business process improvement in order to improve efficiency & free-up resources.
  • Assist in other ad hoc requests including financial modelling / scenario & sensitivity analysis.

About You

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance/Accounting- Business/Commerce or related discipline.
  • 2+ year’s work experience that involves analytical training / financial business partnering. FMCG experience is an added advantage.
  • Strong analytical skills and financial acumen to assess data and arrive at root cause- with ability to succinctly explain key drivers to senior audience.
  • Understanding of ERP / Planning systems and dataflow is an added advantage.
  • Must be comfortable working with large complex datasets to identify- fix- transform- upload and prepare data for the purpose of presentation.
  • Passion for accuracy and high working standards.
  • Can-do attitude and eagerness to make a positive impact.
  • Excellent communication and business partnering skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office Suite; Excel & Access

Benefits Program:

  • Hybrid Working- flexibility around when and where you work.
  • Gatherings - monthly drinks & nibbles- End of Year Celebration.
  • Wellbeing - annual health checks & flu shots- onsite wellbeing sessions & webinars.
  • Volunteering – volunteer days with Foodbank- meal packing events for our Global partner Rise Against Hunger.
  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers.
  • In-house training programs - Access to our online learning platform- Ownerversity for continuous learning and development.
  • Career Development - Opportunity to be mentored by excellent leaders and have on-the-job skill development and coaching.
  • Cultural Leave - Two days paid leave per calendar year for the purpose of fulfilling or observing religious- ceremonial or culturally significant days.

The Kraft Heinz Company Australia & New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces- promotes and values diversity and inclusion. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds hesitate to apply for roles if they feel they don’t meet 100% of the criteria. So- if this opportunity excites you and you think you have skills and experience that can add value (even if not specified)- please don’t hesitate to apply!

We are proud to announce that we have been recognised as a Skilled Workplace by Mental Health First Aid Australia.


About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Underrepresented Ethnic Minority Groups/Women/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity and other protected classes.