Finance Business Partner - Sales Accounting

Job Description

Title: Finance Business Partner - Sales Accounting

Company Name: Coca-Cola Amatil

Vacancy: 2

Job Location: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney, CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs, sydney

Employment Status: Full Time

Only at Amatil

At Coca-Cola Amatil, you always know you’re part of something special and iconic. We are international in presence but local at heart. We are the faces that make our nations’ favourite beverages and food brands a reality. Firmly invested in our local economies and the communities we love; our focus is on building portfolios defined by relevance and choice.

 

In all that we do, our passion for individual businesses and the pride of being part of the greater Amatil story shines through. It fuels our pursuit of a shared vision: to create millions of moments of happiness and possibilities every day. With world-class sales and manufacturing capabilities, unrivalled relationships, reach and execution, we are the power behind the region’s favourite brands.

 

The team

As trusted business advisors, the Finance team works together with our customers, stakeholders, brand owners and suppliers to support CCA’s focus on growth and execution of the Australian Accelerated Growth Plan.  We create value everyday partnering with our customers and building on our strengths with an ambition to become the leading finance team across the Coke System and best in class in Australian FMCG’s.  Through best in class capability we provide outstanding sales analysis and insight, governance, transactional excellence, and maximised asset returns to deliver our strategy and win with pride.  Our commitment to continuous improvement and innovation enables us to deliver simple and effective solutions.

 

The Retail Finance team is responsible for management of the Retail P&L, provision of high-quality performance reporting and insights to support business decisions, and to support the Retail Sales team to achieve business targets.

 

The Retail Sales Accounting team is responsible for ensuring that relevant financial customer account information is accurately maintained, including management of rebates, pricing and claims for Retail customers.

 

 

The role

The Finance Business Partner – Sales Accounting & R&A provides support to the Retail Finance and Sales teams and is responsible for managing the processes and controls to ensure the accuracy of customer pricing and rebates, provides analysis of claims versus accruals and develops members of the Retail Sales Accounting team. This includes challenging the team to provide high quality support to stakeholders, deliver process improvements and efficiencies, build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, be involved in system/process changes and to own and drive their personal development and career progression.

 

This role also supports the reporting agenda for the Retail channel, helping to shape the future of the Retail reporting landscape and driving improvements to reporting routines (including simplification, standardisation, and automation of reporting). 

 

Key responsibilities for this role will include:

  • People & Leadership
  • Build a high performing team by energising the team to step up and deliver their best work. Delegate clearly, build trust and generate the desire in others to take ownership. Coach and develop team members and monitor their performance to drive a culture of high performance.
  • Oversee all aspects of team leadership including recruitment, performance, reward, coaching, capability building, development, and succession planning
  • Build and maintain strong and effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including Finance Business Partners, Sales, and Internal/External Auditors
  • Encourage and drive the team to implement enhancements to processes to ensure that future business needs are met
  • Work with Finance Business Partners to streamline price rise changes, processes and to ensure that the correct controls are in place

 

  • Financial Governance, Compliance & Risk Management
  • Enhance controls through financial governance and drive efficient and effective claims management to reduce and minimise outstanding claims
  • Ensure that the team completes appropriate accrual creations and pricing changes in time and checked to ensure accuracy
  • Ensure that reconciliations of claims versus accruals are accurate, up-to-date, and reviewed regularly with the Finance Business Partners and Sales teams
  • Liaise with external auditors to satisfy external audit requirements for rebates and manage testing of balance sheet accruals and revenue claims from Retail customers
  • Participate in internal audit reviews of internal controls for rebates, and support implementation of any audit recommendations to improve internal controls

 

  • Reporting & Analytics
  • In partnership with the Finance Business Partners, define reporting requirements, and assist in prioritising Tableau builds and reporting requirements
  • Identify, streamline, and optimise reporting outputs via continuous improvement initiatives
  • Collaborate with Finance Business Partners to highlight and provide recommendations with respect to future opportunities and risks to performance and tracking of insights

 

To be successful in this role you will have

  • Tertiary qualifications in Finance, Commerce or Accounting
  • CA/CPA qualifications highly regarded
  • 3-5 years experience in a finance / commercial role
  • Demonstrated experience in developing high quality management reports
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to collect, organize, analyse, and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrated experience in contributing to period-end close (month/half/year ends)
  • Robust problem-solving skills and an ability to use data and a common-sense approach to help find solutions to operational and strategic initiatives
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Good knowledge of and experience with reporting packages (Tableau), advanced excel and PowerPoint
  • Prior experience in building Tableau reports highly regarded

 

The Culture

 

We are committed to providing a healthy and safe work environment for our people. We see each day as a chance to write the next exciting chapter in the Coca-Cola Amatil story and to the world in which we live. We are passionate about being part of our sustainability commitment and ensuring we support a better future for our consumers, customers, employees and communities. Together, we can continue building on our amazing heritage for years to come.

 

Apply now and Join the World of Amatil

 

Coca-Cola Amatil is committed to equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a safe work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

 

Applications will close on Friday 14th May 2021

 

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