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Career Opportunities: Commercial Finance Manager | BIG W (204998)


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 04/09/2017

Job Category:

Accounting / Accountant / Assistant Accountant

Job description:


What we're like


BIG W's best and most valued asset is its team of 22,000 passionate people in Australia and Asia. We believe the most vital ingredient to driving our business success is our people and we aim to empower every individual to make a positive contribution, extend career skills and ultimately maximise their potential.


• Join one of Australia's largest retailers

• Exciting turnaround culture driven by focussed and experienced leaders

• Opportunity to be an integral part of the new BIGW Customer Value Proposition

• Flexible work arrangements



The role



We are currently recruiting key talent into newly created roles to support the business as it rolls out their new Customer Value Proposition

This is a unique opportunity to join the BIG W Finance Team to play an integral part in driving the Business’ turnaround. You will be part of the newly formed Finance Business Partnering Team, reporting into the Head of Commercial Finance.  


Aligned to a category and working side by side with the Commercial Leaders, your role will be to develop deep category knowledge and provide strategic and forward thinking commercial insights and analysis to drive, challenge and influence commercial decisions.



  • Leading the analysis and reporting of Sales, GP, Inventory and Strategy for the Commercial Team

  • Supporting the business with the delivery of accurate commercial insights and analysis, identifying risks and opportunities

  • Influencing better, forward-looking decision support to drive optimal business outcomes

  • Improving commercial commentary, insights and analysis

  • Driving sales and GP target setting, forecasting and budgeting insights and analysis

  • Identifying and driving process and category specific improvements

  • Partnering with business providing support, insights and recommendations

  • Thinking conceptually building new frameworks for process improvements

  • Ad-hoc commercial analysis and decision support



About You



To be successful in this position you will need to be able to demonstrate the following core career experiences:


• Proven track record in a senior finance role, in a successful multi million dollar business

• Strong Commercial Acumen - Strong analytical thinking with the ability to interpret results, analyse and plan for the future.

• Strong change leadership skills

• CA/CPA Qualified




About Us



For over 50 years BIG W has been the trusted backstop of Australian households. We have clothed Australian families, furnished Australian homes and filled Australian toy boxes. We opened our first store on the outskirts of Newcastle in New South Wales in 1964 and have 185 stores operating across Australia today.


BIG W is proud to provide Australian shoppers with a broad range of quality general merchandise products at low prices. From women's, men's and children's clothing and shoes to homewares, electronics, pet food, cleaning items, party goods, toys and books, BIG W is a popular one-stop-shop for customers seeking great design, brands and value across the country.



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