FP&A Lead

Pet Circle

Pet Circle

Accounting & Finance
Sydney, NSW, Australia
Posted on Thursday, May 23, 2024
At Pet Circle, we want to create a world where pets and their families are healthy, happy and spend more time together - and we are looking for fantastic people to help us do that!
Over the past ten years, we’ve scaled to become one of Australia's Top 5 eCommerce companies and the No.1 player in the Online Pet industry. We will accelerate our growth as we continue on our mission to disrupt the way that pet parents discover & shop for the products they love.
The pet industry is booming (it’s a $15billion dollar industry!) and pets are holding bigger spaces in our hearts and homes than ever before. Online penetration of the pet industry is going to grow exponentially in the next 5 years. This is a unique opportunity in your career to be part of our exceptional growth story!
Founded and headquartered in Sydney, our team is now over 700 people strong and are based across Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines.
The Opportunity
Reporting to our Director of Commercial & FP&A, our FP&A Lead will be instrumental in leading the FP&A function with additional opportunities to assist the Commercial team in providing decision support to the business. This role has the ability to expand exponentially as you grow your knowledge of the underlying business and are able to add additional value through decision support and assistance in strategic project execution.

Your Responsibilities

  • Working with Business Unit & Functional Heads to build annual budgets, forecasts and to consolidate information into meaningful executive and board reports
  • Creating and owning the Company Financial Plan (as part of the broader Annual Operating Plan process) - partnering with Marketing, Supply Chain, Customer Service and Merchandising teams to drive specific project planning and execution
  • Supporting the business with financial / operational modelling including scenario and sensitivity analysis to understand the key drivers impacting the business
  • Enhance and maintain budget/forecast model including Core Business and Adjacent business units
  • Owning the company level reporting (both financial and operational)

What Success Looks Like

  • Working collaboratively with the executive leadership team to prepare the annual company budget and a coherent business plan that Pet Circle can execute on
  • Demonstrating thought leadership and being comfortable with proposing changes to evolve the current planning process
  • Taking a hands-on role in owning the financial forecasting process including understanding all the key drivers and forecasting different scenarios for the business
  • Working autonomously with limited guidance or uncertain information
  • Collaborating closely with Commercial, Investor Relations and broader Finance teams

Your Ideal Experience

  • Degree in Business/Finance/Accounting (CA/CPA qualifications highly regarded)
  • Experience in business partnering and working in a cross-functional team environment
  • Advanced Excel/Gsheet skills
  • Proven experience in building financial models
  • Excellent analytical skills and business acumen
  • Strong communicator being able to synthesise unstructured data and explain to non technical stakeholders
  • Self starter attitude, learn quickly and adapt to an ever-changing environment
  • Ability to change gears quickly from low level detail to guiding strategic direction in one conversation
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and be comfortable dealing with imperfect information/inputs
  • Relevant Industry experience (eCommerce, retail, FMCG etc.) or experience in advisory, in-house FP&A, Commercial Finance or Strategy roles, with a strong preference on working at a fast-paced company

Why Join?

  • We’re passionate about what we do and our love for pets is the centre of our why. Becoming a pawsome Pet Circler means you’re committed to help shape an entire industry - pretty exciting stuff! We’re a stable, innovative and low-ego group of people who relish challenges and aren’t afraid to do what’s right. Here’s what we stand for;
  • We’re Better Together
  • We operate with Humble Hearts and Hungry Minds
  • We truly believe that Pets Matter; pets and pet parents always have a seat at our table
  • We’re Instinctively Curious. Always

What else is in it for you?

  • A focus on you and your development - think learning tools, stretch projects, focus groups, secondments and other internal mobility opportunities!
  • We’re committed to flexibility and understand that it means different things to different people.
  • Your wellbeing is non-negotiable. We seek to provide a collaborative, caring and safe environment, allowing you to present your full self each day.
  • Pet Better with up to 50% employee discount, product sample giveaways and Pawrental leave.
  • Join us on our animal welfare mission: we donate 10,000kg of pet food and supplies per month to pet shelters and support our communities through team charity volunteer days.
Role Location
At Pet Circle we believe that collaboration and team connection is key for success. This role will be based in Sydney with a blended working arrangement of up to 4 days per week in our pet friendly offices and the remainder working from home (or the office, if you prefer!) Our working arrangements and your required office day are subject to change in line with business requirements.
Belong at Pet Circle
Our unique expertise unites us to achieve our goal of helping pet parents, pet better. We value diversity in all forms and perspectives, always. No matter your background, please apply if our roles ignite an excitement in you to bring your full self to work each day.