First listed on: 08 July 2024

Senior Finance Business Partner


Who we are

In Melbourne, water is essential to our way of life.

As caretakers for Melbourne’s water cycle, we care for water, life and land throughout Melbourne: both its people and its biodiversity.

Each time you drink from the tap, flush a toilet, run through a backyard sprinkler, or kayak down the Yarra—we’re there. Primed and ready, quietly delivering some of the world’s cleanest water for over five million residents and wildlife that call Melbourne home —just as we have for over 130 years.

If you value making it count, diving in with curiosity, and doing what’s right, you're in the right place.

About the Role

Reporting to the Senior Manager Business Performance & Analytics, this is a pivotal role within the Business Performance & Analytics team.

As a Senior Finance Business Partner, you will be responsible for providing strategic finance and operational advice to the allocated portfolios to enable informed business decisions and help drive improvement in financial performance. This will be achieved through:

  • Being a direct key point of contact for all finance services and ensure compliance with financial regulations
  • Deliver high quality and insightful management reporting and financial support
  • Lead the allocated portfolios in meeting all internal business reporting requirements
  • Manage the monthly forecast and annual budget process for allocated portfolios
  • Participate in the executive discussions for the development of mid- and long-term strategic initiatives with particular reference to financial sustainability
  • Provide ongoing financial education to key stakeholders to improve commercial capability in the organisation
  • Develop strong working relationships to successfully identify and understand the business strategy, goals and identification and embedding of efficiencies into budgets and forecasts
  • Provide highly relevant insight into performance management and assist in the decision making process by providing insightful information and financial analysis

About you:

Our successful candidate will have a tertiary degree in Finance, Commerce, Management, or Accountancy and will be CPA/CA qualified; and must have recent experience as a Finance Business Partner, or either as a Management Accountant, or a Finance Accountant.  You are commercially astute, apply internal control procedures, and have a strong reputation for sound financial modelling and analytical skills. We are a supportive team, and we have success in ensuring Melbourne Water’s financial sustainability, as a team.

This is a genuine partnering role. You have an appetite to learn how your allocated portfolios contribute to maintaining the standard of living for all Melburnians. You have a career to date of enthusiastically immersing yourself and showing genuine interest in your portfolio allocation, as you partner with your internal clients. You have a reputation for providing comprehensive, high quality internal engagement, lateral thinking, educating non-finance staff and minimising risks.

You are very accustomed to working in high public profile organisations with high profile internal stakeholders. To this end you are professional and have excellent interpersonal skills, which will be utilised on a daily basis.

We are required to work in the Docklands office 2 days a week, with 3 days working from home. This is an 18-month opportunity with an immediate start. Applicants from any industry or sector are welcome to apply.

For more information, please see the attached Position Description: Download File Role Mandate - Grade 16 - Senior Finance Business Partner.pdf

Why join us:

At Melbourne Water, we care about water and all life that springs from it.

Our people are fuelled by passion, and with safety at the forefront, we have an unwavering sense of purpose, and are on a mission to protect every Melburnian’s way of life, one drop at a time.

We walk the talk when it comes to flexible working – but that’s not all. Our culture of purpose, safety, results, and learning permeates everything we do. We're dedicated to doing what's right, and this commitment extends to the meaningful work we do in a supportive and inclusive culture that encourages you to make the most of your talents.

Our long-standing commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging means that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, LGBTIQ+ individuals, people living with disability, mature age and young jobseekers from all cultures can apply with confidence knowing they are safe, affirmed, and celebrated.

If you’re curious, action-orientated, outcomes-focused, and care deeply for public resources, community, and the environment, we'd love to receive an application and learn if you could be a great fit.

How to Apply

Click the 'Apply Now' button below and complete our online application form.

Closing date: Wednesday 17 July at 11:55pm AEST

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