Finance Business Partner

Sydney, Australia Requisition Number R0036011

Are you looking to work with a passionate and entrepreneurial business, which happens to be a household name brand in Australia? Join Gumtree’s local marketplace team that is also part of a diverse global community under the eBay Classifieds Group present in 20+ countries around the world. Gumtree’s purpose is to empower people to create economic opportunity and to be Australia’s favourite local marketplace for all of life’s needs.

About the Gumtree team

Gumtree Australia is a vibrant community marketplace and our role is to connect buyers and sellers in the local community to buy, sell and find just about everything! We have a dynamic and open company culture with the support of a global network of brands.

Job Description:

To support the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) team at Gumtree Australia, we are looking for a Finance Business Partner. You are translating the latest trends into accurate forecasts, providing transparency towards the business and our corporate counterparts. You are a strong contributor with unquestioned integrity, combining intellectual curiosity with superb analytical, finance and accounting skills, driving positive business results. In an ever-changing working environment, you will have the chance to grow together with the team.

The FP&A Team at Gumtree Australia:

  • We are a trusted business partner for all teams within Gumtree Australia

  • We help guide decisions and resource allocations through the analysis of trends and drivers

  • We drive comprehensive and efficient reporting

Location: Sydney, Australia

Key responsibilities:

  • You partner successfully with the business, our analytics and other finance teams to understand performance drivers, impacts and business forecasts

  • Structure complex and ambiguous questions related to display and text advertising. Use analytical skills to synthesize objective and actionable insights

  • You prepare weekly reporting and ad-hoc analyses, monitoring actual performance against targets

  • You support our month end close activities, preparing P&L reporting incl. fluctuation analyses and commentary

  • You will be deeply involved in developing, analyzing and modifying our annual budget

  • You collaborate closely with our central finance, controllership and other teams across the eBay Classifieds group globally

  • You continuously improve our processes, by finding opportunities to drive efficiencies in month-end close and planning processes, with focus on enhanced forecast modelling

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Accounting, Finance or related

  • 5+ years of finance experience with proven proficiency in financial modelling

  • Relevant FP&A experience within the online publisher business highly regarded

  • Strong analytical skills as well as very good MS Excel knowledge, experience manipulating large data sets, interpreting data trends, and extracting business insights

  • Comfortable with ambiguity and defining business requirements

  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills as the role requires to partner effectively with various business divisions and levels within Gumtree

  • Proficiency in English, written and spoken

  • Ability to balance tight timelines

What do we offer:

  • Dynamic, international teams with very skilled personalities, a passion for e-commerce, professionalism and a good sense of humor.

  • Competitive salary, flexible working possibilities and outstanding benefits, e.g. conference & education budget (language courses, soft skill training and mentoring), employee stock plans, mobile phone for business and personal use

  • International career opportunities throughout eBay

  • Excellent CBD location and an excelling working environment

We love creating opportunities for others by connecting people from widely diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and geographies. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day.

We want to ensure that as an employee no matter who you are or where you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. To learn about our Diversity and Inclusion click here: https://www.ebayinc.com/our-company/diversity-inclusion/.

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