Assistant Finance Analyst

Eurofins Scientific Services
Dandenong, Victoria, Australia
Competitive salary
03 Aug 2021
06 Aug 2021
Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate. Eurofins believes it is a global leader in food, environmental, pharmaceutical and cosmetics products testing and in agroscience CRO services. It is also one of the global independent market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, CDMO, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies.

In over just 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to over 50,000 staff across a network of more than 900 independent companies in over 50 countries and operating more than 800 laboratories. Eurofins offers a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products, as well as providing innovative clinical diagnostic testing services, as one of the leading global emerging players in specialised clinical diagnostics testing. In 2020, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR ₠ 5.4 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

Eurofins Environment Testing Australia New Zealand is an Environmental testing network of fully accredited laboratories. With a staff of over 200 our laboratories are located in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Auckland and Christchurch, with Client Service Offices located in Adelaide, Darwin, Newcastle and Wollongong. We also operate field sampling services out of Melbourne and Sydney. We specialise in all areas of Environmental analysis, including Contaminated Soil, Sludge, Sediments, Leachate, Soil Vapour, Trade Waste Effluents, Sewage Effluents, Stack Emissions, Work Place Air, Ambient Air, Dust, Drinking Water, Surface Water run off, River & Stream Monitoring, Seawater, and Groundwater.

Job Description

Eurofins Environment testing Australia & New Zealand is currently looking for an Assistant Finance Analyst to fill a newly created position to join our National Business line support services team at our head office in Dandenong South, Melbourne. The Assistant Finance Analyst will work closely with the Commercial Finance Manager of the Environment Testing business in Australia & New Zealand in order to manage the financials of the companies with the business line.

Position Responsibilities & Objectives
  • Assist in periodic detailed financial analysis and reporting reviews.
  • Identify budget variances and provide detailed review for operational managers.
  • Maintain integrity and consistency in financial processes & reporting.
  • Generate ad-hoc detailed reviews and periodic trend reports for performance matrices.
  • Assist with controls on accounting processes to maintain accuracy of financial reporting.
  • Recommend & assist with expense management initiatives to prevent overspending.
  • Assist in preparation of models to facilitate budget & forecasting by operational managers.
  • Assist with consolidation and upload of operational budgets to TM1.
  • Provide hands on assistance as and when required to AR, AP, HR and Payroll functions.
  • Evaluate current financial processes and recommend improvements.
  • Use appropriate statistical and analytical methods to perform & present financial analysis.
  • Additional accounting/finance related tasks as per required.
  • Maintain confidentiality of financial information, investment decisions, or any other tasks assigned by the organization.
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures.


  • A minimum of Bachelor's degree in accounting, business finance, or related discipline
  • Ideally working towards CA or CPA qualification
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in a finance or accounting function

Preferred Skills and Success Profile:
  • Strong computer, analytical / numerical and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail
  • Team player with a can-do attitude and eagerness to help
  • Critical thinking, problem-solving and root cause analysis abilities
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
  • Computer skills (expert in excel / powerpoint)
  • Ideally, knowledge of TM1 or other budgeting software

Additional Information

All candidate CV's and cover letter's will be reviewed, however please note that we are not always able to respond to every expression of interest submitted.

This opportunity is only open to candidates who are eligible to work in Australia/New Zealand, and already have work rights or an appropriate working visa.

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