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Senior FP&A Analyst


Location: Wellington

Job Type: Full time


Xero is a beautiful, easy-to-use platform that helps small businesses and their accounting and bookkeeping advisors grow and thrive.

At Xero, our purpose is to make life better for people in small business, their advisors, and communities around the world. This purpose sits at the centre of everything we do. We support our people to do the best work of their lives so that they can help small businesses succeed through better tools, information and connections. Because when they succeed they make a difference, and when millions of small businesses are making a difference, the world is a more beautiful place.

How you’ll make an impact

This role has a unique opportunity within the FP&A team to support Xero through consolidated group wide reporting, analysis and insights, as well as play a role in improvement initiatives and FP&A projects. You will need to develop an understanding of the Xero business environment and insight into its current and changing requirements and develop and refine financial models within Xero’s cloud based planning solution to meet these changing needs. You will build strong relationships throughout the business and communicate insights to many different levels and people throughout the company.

What you’ll do

  • Provide consolidated group wide reporting, analysis & insights, including variance analysis to drive improvements in forecast accuracy and insights
  • Streamline and continuously drive improvement of internal processes, including monthly and quarterly planning processes
  • Be a key subject matter expert on the FP&A tools, including providing advice to support change initiatives
  • Support the annual Budgeting and quarterly Forecasting process
  • Provide ongoing maintenance & support for Xero's cloud based planning solution, including training of users and model security & integrity
  • Review, refine and develop financial models within Xero’s cloud based planning solution to support changing business needs
  • Support the business to develop best-in-class analytics, including Dashboarding
  • Complete month-end procedures in the FP&A tools to enable Finance Business Partners and the
  • Financial Accounting Team to complete monthly reporting
  • Support the Manager Business Insights & Improvement with the delivery of optimisation initiatives and project work
  • Contribute to and provide support for FP&A projects/initiatives (including M&A integration)
  • What you’ll bring with you

  • Demonstrated excellence in reporting and insights
  • Experience in reviewing and building financial models
  • Advanced analytical and problem solving skills, innovative thinker
  • Understanding of SaaS Metrics and the levers to drive value
  • Commercial acumen
  • Collaboration and communication
  • Team player, flexible, comfortable in a fast paced environment
  • Able to prioritise work, meet deadlines with attention to detail and accuracy
  • High energy level, self-starter, proactive and results oriented
  • Experience with Workday Adaptive Planning or Anaplan is preferred, but not essential
  • CA qualified or equivalent (preferable but not essential)
  • Minimum 4 years of relevant experience
  • This role can be based at anyone of our #beautiful NZ offices or be 100% remote:
    -Hawkes Bay

    Our collaborative and inclusive culture is one we’re immensely proud of. We know that a diverse workforce is a strength that enables businesses, including ours, to better understand and serve customers, attract top talent and innovate successfully. At Xero we embrace diversity and inclusion and value a #challenge mindset.

    Research has shown that women and underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single competency or experience. If you are excited about this role, but your past experience doesn't align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You could be just the right person for this role and Xero. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application and throughout the interview process.

    Xero is an NZ Immigration Accredited Employer and Rainbow Tick certified too.