Commercial Financial Analyst


Williams Landing, AU

Category:  Finance
Work Type:  Permanent Full Time

Who are We?


At Target our vision is to “inspire families to live better everyday by making it easy to afford quality and style”. This is our reason for being - why we get out of bed in the morning!
We have 6 pillars in our Target strategy to guide us on what we have to do to deliver on this. We’re focused on Improving our product offer, accelerating online, enhancing our stores, inspiring our team, growing our brand and simplifying our business.

That’s Target!

What will you do?


We have a great opportunity to join the amazing Commercial Finance Team as a Commercial Financial Analyst supporting the Merchandise and Marketing functions. The primary purpose of this role is to support key stakeholders on strategic and commercial projects including business cases; deliver regular reporting and insight to support the planning and actions for improving sales, EBIT and ROC; and support the annual strategic planning and budgeting processes
This is an important role within Target Commercial Finance with strong relationships across all areas of the business to drive major end to end business initiatives. This role will be highly visible with senior leadership at Target and it is a great pathway to build a successful career within Target Commercial Finance and the broader Group.


 Other key responsibilities may include:
• Deliver regular reporting, perform ad hoc analysis and develop tools and processes to deliver insights, identify risks/opportunities and support commercial decision-making
• Review daily and weekly trade performance, conduct variance analysis vs forecasts and budgets, assess promotional plans and provide recommendations to address gaps and drive trade
• Review COGS, cost of doing business and manage marketing spend vs forecasts and budgets to assist in delivering the company’s bottom line targets
• Work with stakeholders to implement appropriate action plans to address risks and opportunities
• Support key stakeholders on strategic and commercial projects and contribute to business cases, investment appraisals and contract evaluation
• Support key investment programs through appraisal evaluation, and performance tracking of actual versus planned benefits
• Support the corporate planning process through financial analysis and forecasting and by actively working with key stakeholders
• Assist with budgeting and monthly forecasting/planning processes, ensuring inputs and outcomes make financial and commercial sense

What are we looking for?


The ideal candidate will have a tertiary qualification in Finance, Commerce or related discipline along with previous experience in a Commercial Finance Analyst or Business Partner role.  Strong previous experience in commercial, analytical, accounting, strategy or management consulting is essential as is excellent stakeholder engagement skills, advanced Excel knowledge, and strong verbal and written communication skills.
We are also looking for someone that  is a self-starter, ambitious, and technically proficient professional. Highly detail originated with a strong understanding of our Target customer. Ability to lead people with experience and build strong working relationships to achieve objectives and provide sound reasoning to decision making. You are someone with excellent communication skills, high levels of enthusiasm, and the ability to work in a fast paced environment. 

• Post graduate qualifications (or commencement) in CA/CPA, CFA or MBA/Masters
• Ability to draw insights, make recommendations and deliver outcomes
• Ability to engage with and influence stakeholders
• Ability to build strong working relationships

What will you get?


Target has some great benefits, including:


•Great career opportunities across the Wesfarmers Group
•Team Member discounts across Target, Kmart,Bunnings,Officeworks and Catch Membership.
•Access to Employee Assistance Program
•Convenient location next to freeway and train station, with onsite parking and a café!
•Novated leasing options
•Paid parental leave scheme
•Flexible work arrangements

 Target values diversity and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse and multicultural communities of which we are a part.

 As part of our recruitment process, we will be conducting Pre-Employment Checks with our successful candidates – this will include a police check.  Talent Acquisition will provide further updates to candidates as they progress through our recruitment process.

 Candidates interested in this position should apply directly to this advertisement as we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies.

“We are a 2022 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant”


We don’t just look for people based on their skills and experience, our people work together and champion the Target values and behaviours.  We are a business where our values and people matter, and we need like-minded people to join us!

Target values diversity and we pride ourselves on representing the diverse and multicultural communities of which we are a part.

Agencies will only be engaged if required. Please do not contact us or send applicants to us unless requested to by the Talent Acquisition Team.