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Divisional Accountant (Finance Business Partner)

Powerlink Queensland

Location: Virginia

Job Type: Full time


Powerlink is a leading Australian provider of electricity transmission services, delivering safe, cost effective and reliable solutions. Our purpose is to connect Queenslanders to a world-class energy future, providing electricity to five million Queenslanders and 238,000 businesses.

About the role

We're growing! Powerlink will be playing a critical role in delivering the Queensland Energy & Jobs Plan over the coming years.

As a result of an internal promotion we have an opportunity for an experienced accounting professional to play an integral role in delivering high quality financial budgets, analyses, reporting and advisory services to the Executive Manager and Group Managers of a division to drive operational and strategic decision-making across the business.

We are going through an exciting time of transformation and this role gives you the opportunity to challenge our status-quo, initiate change and work directly with senior management.

In this role you will:

  • Develop and maintain detailed knowledge of the relevant Division’s business strategies and processes, and effective working relationships with the division’s leadership team to enable the delivery of useful, relevant and informed financial planning, analysis, reporting and advisory services.

  • Develop, communicate and manage the divisional budget and forecast processes in a timely manner to establish a set of budgets and forecasts that properly reflect the relevant Division’s strategy.

  • Develop and provide financial reports (including informed, purposeful commentary) to the Executive Manager and Group Managers to ensure they are fully apprised of relevant division’s financial performance and position, enabling fulfilment of their financial accountability objectives.

  • Identify and present opportunities for reporting, process and system improvements and work with other teams as necessary to implement enhancements to improve the end-user experience.

  • Perform and present various financial and workforce analysis, both proactively and upon request, to support informed business decision making by divisional management.

  • Partner with stakeholders to provide timely, practical and pragmatic advice on financial related matters and issues that support decision making to support the achievement of short term and strategic outcomes.

This is a permanent, full-time role, however, flexible working is a key part of our business and we are happy to discuss flexible working options that work for you and for the business. Come and speak to us about the flexibility you will need.

About you

You are an experienced accounting professional and can really make a difference by leading and guiding leadership teams and fostering trusted relationships that will help to create change with a positive and proactive approach.
You are recognised for your highly developed problem-solving, decision-making and negotiation skills and look forward to collaborating with leaders of all levels on the opportunities and deliverables that this diverse role offers.

We are looking for an individual with passion and desire to make a difference who will be comfortable in being an influential and clear communicator across all levels of an organisation.

To be successful for this role, you will have the following skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Degree qualifications in Finance, Accounting or Commerce. CA/CPA Qualification desirable.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of management accounting systems, processes and techniques relating to budgeting, reporting and financial analysis.

  • Demonstrated ability to design and administer participative budget processes for a division within a large business.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and produce tailored and user friendly financial reports, with concise, insightful commentary, to support operational and strategic decision making.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of the use of financial models to support planning and forecasting objectives through the use of scenario analysis.

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a cross-divisional team to contribute to the delivery of positive whole-of-business outcomes, while maintaining long term business relationships based on openness and trust.

  • Experience in Financial Modelling and Excel.

  • Experience working with SAP/SAP Analytics Cloud and TM1 would be an advantage.

What's next?

If you see yourself in this opportunity, then we want to hear from you!

To apply please click on the Apply button to be taken to our careers page to start the application process, attaching your resume and cover letter responding to the ""About you"" section above.

Please monitor your email for further communication regarding the progress of your application.

Applications close on Sunday, 5 February 2023, at 11.59pm.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity or to request a copy of the position description, please reach out to the Recruitment Team at

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About Powerlink

Powerlink is a leading Australian provider of electricity transmission services, delivering safe, cost effective and reliable solutions. Our purpose is to connect Queenslanders to a world-class energy future, providing electricity to five million Queenslanders and 238,000 businesses.

Our people strategy focuses on balanced leadership, values diverse backgrounds and fosters a culture of inclusion.

At Powerlink, we are an equal opportunity employer and proud to be a Work180 Endorsed Employer for Women.

Providing employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People is also an important part of our commitment to Reconciliation.

The purpose of the Divisional Accountant role is to provide accurate and timely financial budgets, analyses and reports to inform Powerlink’s strategic and operational decision-making and management.

At Powerlink, we offer:

  • Family friendly and flexible working arrangements
  • 14 weeks paid parental leave - at full or half pay
  • Substitution of Public Holidays
  • Bright, open office layout
  • Free undercover parking and charging stations for electric vehicles
  • Access to a corporate health plan with employee discounts
  • Annual flu vaccinations
  • Onsite gym facilities
  • Access to an employee assistance program
  • Various other forms of leave that support you to support your community

Our attractive employment terms and conditions are enhanced by a broad range of benefits including, salary packaging novated lease vehicles, and access to an onsite credit union and cafeteria.