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Financial Analyst - KU Children's Services

KU Children's Services
  • Exciting opportunity to join a sector leading Employer of Choice
  • Great central CBD location
  • $75k - $85k + super
  • CPA or CA qualification essential

About Us

KU Children's Services (KU) is a leading not for profit provider of childhood education and has been recognised as a Winner of The Australian Business Awards for Employer of Choice in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, demonstrating our commitment to making your work with us as interesting and rewarding as we possibly can.

KU Children’s Services is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people and has zero tolerance for child abuse. KU is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives.

KU operates nearly 140 early childhood education and care services across NSW, VIC, the ACT and QLD. Established in 1895, KU is one of Australia’s most experienced and respected providers of long day care, preschool, outside school hours care, occasional care, family programs and early intervention services. KU also operates brokered programs on behalf of the Commonwealth Government and provides professional services to the early childhood sector and the wider community.

The role

This is an exciting analytical support role, where you will assist a Senior Financial Analyst and FP&A Manager. You will be required to assist in data collation and processing, budgeting, forecasting, report production, monthly analysis, and other ad hoc tasks. This role will also support the day-to-day processing of operational transactions and management of month-end accounting processes.

You will join our passionate and supportive team on a Permanent basis working Full Time Monday to Friday 8 hours accruing a monthly Rostered Day Off (RDO).

Ideally you will be a Financial Analyst in a similar role who excels in a support role and can take ownership of tasks or a confident Junior Financial Analyst with 1-2 years’ experience looking to build upon analytical experience while continuing to assist a Senior Financial Analyst.

Your key responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Provide support to the Senior Analyst and FP&A Manager as directed
  • Produce high volume monthly reports (including assisting in the preparation of Executive/Board reports) ensuring detailed accuracy and timeliness.
  • Monthly variance analysis and commentary, proactively managing any associated corrective actions or process improvements as required.
  • Month End Journals
  • Assisting with annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting processes, this will include high volume data population, data processing, data compilation, and data review (for high volume number of cost centres)
  • Support multiple internal stakeholders regarding financial analysis queries (regarding but not limited to queries about budgets, revenue, budget performance, employee costs, statistics, trend analysis, audit queries and Government funding)
  • Own analysis and drive investigations regarding performance of Centres, reporting to management findings with recommendations.
  • Business partnering with operational and non-financial managers/staff to provide link with the Finance Team. Help increase the financial acumen of non-financial staff.
  • Provide support in the production of financial models and analysis to assist in ongoing business growth, including providing information for tenders.

About You

With mandatory experience in financial/analytical supporting roles, to be successful in the role you will have:

  • CPA or CA qualification required
  • Logical, Analytical and Critical Thinking skills
  • The ability to work independently, be self-motivated and can self-manage according to required deadlines.
  • High attention to detail, especially with high volume data
  • Budgeting experience required
  • Problem solving skills
  • Prior experience in extracting, integrating, manipulating, and analysing data from various systems using automation where possible.
  • Proven ability of analytical skills and providing key insights and recommendations.
  • Advanced excel and financial modelling skills.
  • Strong systems experience, TM1 or similar required
  • A positive, proactive, resilient and ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Confidence in responding to ad hoc business queries and requests

Unlocking Endless Possibilities

KU has been awarded Employer of Choice each year since 2016 and is committed to continuing the development of a workplace culture of inclusion and diversity. We actively promote the employment of people from across the spectrum of society.

We encourage applications from people with a disability, and from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Through communicating individual needs during the application process, it allows KU to adapt your recruitment processes to meet an individual’s physical or cultural requirements. We encourage you to talk to us about what your needs are to make your interview a success.

The KU Difference

  • We Reward - We offer sector leading pay and benefits including salary packaging and discounted private health insurance.
  • We Build Careers - We enable and encourage our people to grow and evolve with us
  • We Grow Our People - We provide opportunities to learn, grow and enhance your professional practice through KU’s high quality professional learning program
  • We Offer an Inclusive Culture - We’ve created a diverse and inclusive working culture with a shared vision and common values.

If you're interested in this role, click 'Apply Now' to submit your cover letter (detailing your experience with supporting the budgeting, reporting, analysis functions) and resume

For inquiries, please contact Anthony, HR Generalist on 02 9268 3930 or via careers@ku.com.au, using the subject line: Financial Analyst - KU Children's Services enquiry via EthicalJobs (please note: applications are not accepted via this email).

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