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REA Group Senior Commercial Analyst in Melbourne, Australia

Senior Commercial Analyst

  • Join a highly engaged, professional and collaborative team

  • A role with great exposure to our Elara business based in India

The safety and wellbeing of our employees and potential employees are important to us. Our external candidates will interview via Zoom. Not only do we wish to protect the health and safety of our people, we want to assure candidates that there is no expectation from REA to meet face-to-face. A virtual interview will not adversely impact your application. If you have any questions or concerns, this can be discussed through the screening process.

We’re REA

An Australian start-up success story we’re quietly proud of.

From a garage in Melbourne to the global stage is an achievement we’re humbled by. Our idea to put pictures of houses on the internet has blossomed since 1995, and we now have businesses across Australia, Asia, India and North America.

Our purpose is to change the way the world experiences property. No matter where you’re at on your property journey, we’re here to help on every step – whether that’s buying, selling, renting or renovating.

Some of our brands include,,,, and

What we’re doing

The Senior Commercial Finance Analyst sits within the Finance and Business Services group, headed up by the Chief Financial Officer. The Finance and Business Services team, or FaBs as we like to call them, is the engine room of REA Group. The team is comprised of Finance, Risk, Procurement, Pricing, Contracts, Customer Collections, Payments, Facilities Management and our Customer and Business Systems IT development teams.

This cross- functional group of individuals who are the best in their fields, provide strategic commercial input and guidance around decisions across all levels of the business, while continually improving the ‘behind the scenes’ of REA to support our people, drive efficiencies and maximise customer satisfaction. The FaBs group plays an integral role with our Residential, Commercial, Developer, Media & Property Related Services and Consumer & Brand teams, as well as providing support to all other functional areas of the business around the globe.

As a Senior Commercial Analyst, you’ll be a key member of the group reporting team and the broader commercial finance team, where you will work together with the EGMs and Leadership teams to elevate commercial acumen and financial accountability within the business to deliver financial growth and efficiencies in a scalable manner.

In this role you will support the Elara business based in India in the following ways:

  • Analysis of monthly, quarterly and full year business unit results against budget, forecast and prior year

  • Feeding into the group consolidation, gathering insights into performance from around the business for internal, intercompany and external audiences

  • A key contributor in Board reporting on monthly financial results, full year forecasts, and annual budgets for the business unit.

  • Maintain and analyse business unit metrics including capex and headcount (including forecasts and budgets)

  • Ensuring integrity and accuracy of financial data input into the annual budget process, including assessment of business unit assumptions and drivers

  • Provide weekly revenue analysis for the business unit

  • Provide ad hoc analysis and insights with a view to maximizing commercial outcomes.

  • Maintain the accuracy and completeness of financial information for the business unit (general ledger data, reconciliations, financial reporting packs)

  • Partnering with the local team to ensure compliance with Group finance and risk policies and compliance with accounting standards (IFRS and US GAAP)

  • Partnering with local teams to deliver on monthly results reporting, quarterly and half yearly financial reporting requirements

  • Provide input into Group Reporting technical accounting memos relevant to the business unit as required

  • Collaborating with and advising key stakeholders on accounting considerations

  • Reviewing financial reporting procedures to identify and implement ongoing process improvements

  • Drive improvements in reporting/analysis for operational management, executive leadership and Board level reporting

  • Focus on process improvement, identifying opportunities and implementing solutions

  • Keep abreast of property industry trends and their implications for REA

Who we’re looking for

  • Someone with runs on the board – Experience in an ASX listed environment or Big 4 accounting firm

  • CA or CPA qualified

  • Advanced Excel skills

  • Analysis, modelling, budgeting and forecasting experience

  • Strong initiative; willingness to take ownership

  • Looks at tricky situations through a solutions-focused lens

  • Work productively in a fast paced and agile environment

  • Exceptional communications skills

  • Demonstrated commercial acumen and stakeholder management

But we don’t just look for someone based on their skills and expertise. It’s our connection, acceptance and genuine care for each other that makes REA a great place to work. That means you also need to be:

  • Savvy minded and have curiosity to think a little left of field / outside the box

  • A strong and creative communicator

  • Friendly, approachable and have good relationship management skills

  • An avid contributor to our inclusive culture - we celebrate different perspectives and all play an active role in creating a sense of belonging

The REA experience

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously.

We offer:

  • A flexible working environment, meaning we strike the balance of what you need and what works for the business (and yes, our leaders fully understand the benefits of working flexibly)

  • A hybrid approach to the future of work -

  • Generous and flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers

  • Summer Fridays – time back to focus on your wellness every Friday afternoon from December through to March

  • Support for your mental and physical health and wellbeing via our ‘You Matter’ Program

  • Because We Care program which includes volunteer leave and community grants, to ensure you have the opportunity to give back to your community

  • Hack Days for you to bring so you can bring your big ideas to life in a supportive learning environment

  • An additional day of leave just for your birthday

Oh, and by the way:

At REA we value diversity and inclusion in all forms. Gender, religion, ethnicity, LBTGIQ+, neurodiversity and so much more. Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized folks tend to only apply when they check every box. So if you've got the must-haves, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. We'd love to have a chat and see if you could be a great fit.

If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we're looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?

  • Melbourne, Australia

  • Business Services

  • Posted 12 days ago

  • Full time - Permanent

  • R0007870