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Senior Sales Finance Analyst
Bega Cheese Limited

Bega Cheese Group is home to many trusted and wholesome food brands enjoyed in Australia and around the world. Our growth story of becoming a successful ASX listed company with a turnover in excess of $1.5 billion and over 2000 employees is made possible by our values and outward-looking perspective. If you believe in building a Great Australian Food Company, you are curious and creative and invested in the success and growth of others as much as your own, then you might be the one we are looking for!

With a strong regional focus and dedication to the community, we are proud of our heritage which continues to build outstanding opportunities for people to develop and thrive.

The opportunity

Reporting to the Commercial Finance Manager, the Senior Sales Finance Analyst is responsible for providing financial reporting and analysis to support the Bega Foods’ Sales team. Bega Foods is a business unit of Bega Cheese focused on selling and marketing brands including Vegemite, Bega Peanut Butter and Farmer’s Table. Acting as a key business partner to the Sales team, this role will enable better decision-making on future risks and opportunities facing the business and insightful analysis of past performance.


Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Preparation and review of monthly business forecasts including analysis of actual performance against budget and prior forecasts
  • Analysing the effectiveness of promotional spend and its impact on sales volume and profit margins
  • Assist with trade spend governance and ensure accurate reporting of all promotional activity
  • Being a key contributor to the Integrated Business Planning process providing support to the risk and opportunity review meetings, Demand Review meetings and Management Business Reviews
  • A strong understanding of the P&L and Balance Sheet in a commercial organisation is required, with clear communication of impacts and issues to the Sales and Management Team and an ability to explain financial concepts to non-financial colleagues.
  • Assisting with month end closing activities

To be successful in this role

We look for potential, not only performance. To be successful you will be open about your strengths and weaknesses and prepared to challenge yourself. We value the diversity of thinking, experiences, perspectives and listening. Bega people support each other to achieve together.


Additionally you will have:

  • An understanding of a commercial sales organisation and key drivers of volume, gross revenue, and net revenue within an FMCG environment
  • A willingness to learn and adapt to changes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including partnering, influencing, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong EXCEL skills
  • Tertiary qualifications in Finance or Accounting
  • Full or near completion of the CA/CPA qualification
  • Previous accounting experience within FMCG highly desired


We want to learn about you.  Send us a cover letter describing your strengths and how you might apply them in this role.


Applications close: Midnight 12th May 2019


We accept applications from all people with the right to live and work in Australia.


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