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Associate Director, Finance Transformation, Banking & Financial Services


Join our Banking and Financial Services Group as a Finance Transformation Leader.

Bringing your strong foundation in Finance and transformation to lead a team of highly skilled professionals to partner with Banking & Financial Services Financial Management and Product and Technology to deliver Finance Transformation and Simplification objectives. You will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with the business on key technology initiatives, offering Finance SME support, refining and offering solutions and representing Finance requirements.

Key things you’ll be responsible for include:

  • Key contact for initiatives which impact Finance team
  • Identification of downstream impacts of key initiatives on the wider Financial Management team, including Financial Control, Tax, Regulatory and Management Reporting impacts
  • Gathering and communication of Finance, Tax and Regulatory requirements for consultation with Finance and Tech
  • In partnership with other key stakeholders, a key contributor to the design of solutions that meet Finance requirements
  • Ability to understand and articulate existing data flows for BFS products, including data flows both upstream and downstream of the General Ledger
  • Participate in initial testing and ongoing User Acceptance Testing of proposed development changes with a focus on identifying improvements and flagging issues/gaps
  • Support to Finance team members, to enable change approvals, including demonstrations, workshops, and contribution to Change Papers and Finance Impact Assessments

What we’ll expect from you

We are looking for a strong leader with solid knowledge and experience working in a large, diverse financial services organisation. This requires an individual with strong initiative, excellent interpersonal skills, critical thinking, natural curiosity, and an entrepreneurial mindset.  A detail orientated mindset and the highest levels of personal and professional integrity are essential.

  • Experience in driving Finance transformation initiatives
  • An ability to understand and articulate finance requirements and work with technology teams to design solutions
  • Innovation mindset with a proven record of process redesign and improvement, able to identify opportunities to enhance efficiencies and add value
  • Strong accounting knowledge including an exposure to IFRS accounting standards (preferred)
  • Strong knowledge of system data flows
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills
  • Strong risk and control mindset
  • Familiarity with Agile framework and tools used to manage workflow, including JIRA and Confluence preferred

You will have tenacity, agility, and a proven ability to sustain high levels of performance in a fast-paced, output focused environment and the ability to initiate and lead conversations with business leaders.

If you are a strong people leader who enjoys working in a dynamic environment own your career and apply today.

About Banking and Financial Services

Banking and Financial Services is Macquarie’s retail banking and financial services business, providing a diverse range of personal banking, wealth management, business banking and vehicle finance products and services to retail clients, advisers, brokers and business clients. 

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 

The diversity of our people is one of our greatest strengths. An inclusive and equitable environment enables us to deliver innovative and sustainable outcomes for our people, clients, shareholders and communities. From day one, you'll be encouraged to be yourself and supported to perform at your best. If our purpose of ‘empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future’ is as inspiring to you as it is to us, please apply. With the right technology, support and resources, our people can work in a range of flexible ways.

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We encourage candidates to speak with a member of our recruitment team if you require adjustments to our recruitment process to support you, and the type of working arrangements that would help you thrive.

About Macquarie

A career at Macquarie means you’ll have the opportunity to develop and utilise new skills, explore interesting fields and do challenging work that will impact the lives of people around the world—whether it’s accelerating the green energy transition, helping sustain global food supplies, financing social housing projects or investing in essential infrastructure. At Macquarie, we’re empowering people to innovate and invest for a better future.

Our size and international presence means your work can take you anywhere—across business groups, disciplines, sectors and borders. With 17,000+ employees and offices in 33 markets around the world, we’re a truly global organisation.

You’ll be supported by a diverse team where the unique perspectives, ideas and experiences that all of our people bring are valued. You’ll be empowered to address unmet needs in our communities whilst advising and investing alongside our clients and partners. Working with us, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference.

Macquarie is a global financial group providing clients with asset management, retail and business banking, wealth management, leasing and asset financing, market access, commodity trading, renewables development, specialist advisory, capital raising and principal investment.

Find out more at

Job no: BFS-964459
Work type: Permanent - Full time
Location: Sydney
Category: Mid-senior, Accounting & Finance, Retail Banking, Strategy & Change
Group: Banking and Financial Services
Division: BFS Central & Operations
Recruiter: Jennifer Leese
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