Finance Manager at Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers

  • Shift Full-Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor

Job Description

Finance Manager at Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers

  • Are you looking for a new challenge that will enable you to further develop your career as a Finance leader?

  • Work with our diverse portfolio of businesses to positively influence decision making.

  • Great incentives, benefits and development opportunities.

  • Permanent, Full time position located at Murdoch with flexible working arrangements available.

Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers (WesCEF) enriches the lives of people and business activities every day by manufacturing and distributing essential products that sustain modern living. We have operations around Australia and employ around 1,400 people nationally. Our diverse businesses are well-recognised industry leaders in their own right and continuously strive to find innovative and sustainable ways to meet customers’ needs in existing and new chemical, energy and fertiliser markets.

As we believe in a safe and sustainable future for all, our decarbonisation journey includes building upon our strong track record of emissions reductions, as well as seizing exciting growth opportunities presented in a decarbonising world. We are committed to an interim target of a 30% reduction by 2030 and net zero emissions by 2050. One example of this is WesCEF’s significant investment in the Mt Holland lithium project which will produce lithium hydroxide for battery electric vehicles.

About the opportunity:

Do you have well developed finance leadership experience and are looking for your next role as a Finance Manager? This is a fantastic opportunity for you to join a reputable organisation that will encourage your personal and professional development.

This is a newly created role reporting to the General Manager of Finance, Reporting and Procurement where you will get given the opportunity to provide leadership to the Finance Business Management Accounting and Divisional Planning and Reporting teams, ensuring relevant stakeholders are provided with timely, accurate and insightful financial and non-financial information and positively influence decision making across the various WesCEF businesses.

 Other responsibilities will also include:

  • Proactively identify, develop, lead and deliver finance initiatives and projects across WesCEF and its business units.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders such as – WesCEF Executive Leadership Team, Wesfarmers Group etc.

  • Provide leadership to a team of finance professionals, coaching them to further develop their financial and commercial acumen.

  • Prepare business unit and divisional monthly financial statements and provide insightful commentary.

  • Co-ordinate the divisions forecasting, budgeting and corporate planning processes.

  • Develop appropriate control measures to ensure the mitigation of financial and operational risks.

  • Develop and implement finance system transformation.

What you bring:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in a business-related discipline.

  • Membership of CPA Australia, Institute of Chartered Accountants or equivalent.

  • A person of high intellectual capacity who can work collaboratively, navigate change, complexity, is a trusted business partner and attentive to detail.

  • Experience across all accounting disciplines including business planning, financial accounting, tax, assurance, risk and finance technology and systems.

  • Develops & empowers others for high performance & growth.

  • Understanding of financial drivers and commercial levers.

We value our employees by offering:

  • Competitive remuneration with allocation of Wesfarmers shares and participation in our annual incentive plan.

  • Employer parental leave payment up to 16 weeks.

  • Inclusive work environment that celebrates diversity and uniqueness of individuals.

  • Ongoing professional development and career opportunities across our diverse businesses and the Wesfarmers Group.

  • Access to a range of health and wellbeing initiatives including private health insurance discounts, our employee assistance program, annual flu vaccinations, support resources and our safety-first culture.

  • Salary sacrifice opportunities, including novated lease vehicle packaging.

  • Access to employee benefits across Wesfarmers including staff discounts at Bunnings, Kleenheat, Kmart, Target and Officeworks and Wesfarmers Arts sponsored events, free annual membership with OnePass ( etc.

This is an outstanding opportunity to build your career in line with our clear vision for growth. At WesCEF, we offer you the opportunity to build the career you want. We are looking for people who are excited by the challenges of our business and variety this role offers. In return, we offer the recognition and rewards you deserve for making a real impact every day.

We are committed to building a positive and diverse workforce that is representative of the people who live in the communities where we operate. Fostering an environment where diversity of thinking, skills and experiences are embraced, delivering innovation and better business results. We welcome and encourage people from different backgrounds and particularly, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

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