Commercial Finance Manager - Investment Management

News Corp Australia
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Competitive salary
27 Sep 2020
30 Sep 2020
Experience level
  • Join Australia's most influential and dynamic media organisation.
  • Exposure to global operations and networks
  • Surry Hills location

Reporting to the General Manager - Investment Management, this role is responsible for managing the News Corp Australia investments. In this role you will:
  • Review business cases submissions prior to review by Investment Management
  • Provide financial support in the ongoing strategic review of all growth & efficiency initiatives
  • Manage the minor BAU capex pool of investments
  • Ensure the pipeline of investment and forecast cash flows are accurate
  • Prepare monthly management reporting and forecasts on projects
  • Assist with the transition of projects to the NCA project management tool

What's the role?
  • Deep dive in the review of business cases submitted to Investment Management, including review/challenge of financial models, returns and hurdle rates.
  • Monitor & ensure the future pipeline of investments is up to date and reflects the enterprise-wide view of upcoming submissions and expected cash flows
  • Maintain the investment initiative register to ensure financial information is up to date
  • Assist in the investment prioritisation and re-calibrate funding across strategic pillars
  • Develop a benefits tracking process against KPIs to assess project performance and how the investments contribute to overall financial targets in the Long Range Plan
  • Assist with developing processes in the newly created investment management function and rolling-out to the business
  • Monitor and manage the BAU capex investment budget
  • Collaborate with the Project Management Office and Strategic Program Office with the adoption of Planview (project management tool) across the business and become the Finance SME
  • Ensure month-end reporting is optimised (including dashboard review), data is complete and financials are accurate in Planview.
  • Build collaborative partnerships with key stakeholders, including the Strategic Project Office, FP&A and respective Finance GM's.

Who are you?
  • 5+ years of proven experience Commercial Finance position(s) and/or Corporate Finance
  • CFA or CA/CPA qualified (preferred)
  • Strong written & communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability in process improvement
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Commercial acumen

What's in it for you?
  • Collaborative environment
  • Opportunity to innovate, challenge the norm and pioneer the way forward
  • Variety of work where no two days are the same
  • Exposure to global operations and networks
  • Make a difference as part of Australia's most influential media organisation

Who are we?

The nation's most influential media organisation, News Corp Australia reaches an unduplicated audience of 16 million Australians every month. We operate over 150 household name brands across print, digital and multimedia and have the largest online news audience in the country, with a bigger digital footprint than Facebook.

What next?

Apply now or for more information on careers at News Corp Australia visit

Type: Permanent

Category: Finance

Reference ID: AU1234AC000722

Date Posted: 25/09/2020

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