Finance Analyst

  • Permanent Full Time
  • $87,000 + super + salary packaging
  • Based in Preston
  • Flexible working arrangements

Are you looking for a rewarding career making meaningful impacts on the lives of Victorian carers?

The position is located in Preston, minutes away from Northland Shopping Centre and public transport. It has ample, free on-site and off-street parking. Hybrid working arrangements can be negotiated and NFP salary packaging benefits (extra 16K tax free+) are also available.

Merri Health also supports its employees with other benefits such as:
-Information and advice on work/life balance
-Leave options including Purchase Leave Scheme, ADO/RDO arrangements, Parental Leave and recognition of prior service
-Proactive approach to employee health and wellbeing including wellness programs and initiatives, ergonomic assessments, free flu vaccinations and Employee Assistance Program
-Employee partnerships including discounted movie tickets, discounted membership for Coburg Leisure Centre and discounted BUPA Health Insurance

Your new organisation

At Merri Health, we strive to enrich diverse communities through the provision of quality health care and support services.  A career at Merri will see you contributing to a culture that affects change for our clients and the wider community.  We are committed to supporting the talent and skills of our employees because we know their capability is the key to our success.

Your new role

Led by Merri Health in Victoria, Carer Gateway program provides support and services to unpaid carers across the state. These services are provided by a group of seven health social support providers through a consortia arrangement.

You will be part of a state-wide program supported by new systems and technology and of a wider dynamic and fast-growing team with opportunities for career development.

Reporting to the Finance Business Partner, you will be responsible for Carer Gateway's financial and operational reporting providing insightful analysis to influence key business decisions, performance management and KPI delivery. This role is crucial in shaping the program's performance reporting and analytics and in driving enhancement of data integrity and reporting capabilities across the Carer Gateway with a focus on consistency and accuracy.

You will be responsible for

• Ensuring the seven consortia partner performance reporting requirements are achieved accurately and in accordance with timetable requirements
• Conducting analysis of financial and operational reports to ensure Carer Gateway seven consortia partner performance adheres to funding model submitted to the Carer Gateway funding body
• Providing high quality reporting and analysis to link financial results to performance outputs to inform Senior Management of key issues for attention and make recommendations
• Reviewing monthly financial management reports and performance metrics and investigation of variances to ensure appropriate action is taken to meet financial and non-financial performance targets and KPIs
• Developing and overseeing the CRM Carer Gateway Power BI dashboards with a view to enhancing its functionality and user relevance to improve quality outcomes for carers
• Acting as a subject matter expert in the creation and maintenance of CRM reporting dashboards
• Undertaking new initiatives and projects to enhance data integrity and reporting capabilities which ensure consistent quality of practices standards across the Carer Gateway consortia
• Identifying and implementing continuous improvement of Carer Gateway’s financial processes, procedures, systems, and reporting
• Developing and maintaining positive relationships with suppliers, consortium partners, internal and other external key stakeholders
• Actively contributing to the development, implementation and documentation of Carer Gateway’s operational financial processes
• Contributing to the preparation of the Carer Gateway financial budget, modelling, and financial acquittal

To succeed in the role you will have

• Qualification in Accounting, Finance, or other related fields
• Demonstrated experience in data analysis, identifying and resolving data integrity issues to improve consistency and accuracy of data and reporting
• Experience with Microsoft Power BI (dashboard creation and data source querying) with strong technical analytics and data skills
• Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
• Demonstrated finance reporting, modelling and operational metrics/KPIs experience
• Strong capability to work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders, fostering and maintaining relationships
• Excellent organisational and multitasking skills with ability to manage workload in a busy environment and work independently
• Exhibit a high level of accuracy and attention to detail
• A commitment to continuous quality improvement to add value, improve and enhance processes and procedures

What we offer

We offer a diverse, inclusive and flexible environment which encourages you to bring your whole self to work.  As the successful applicant you’ll be joining an organisation where you will be supported to grow, learn and develop your skills to reach your potential.

You will also have access to generous salary packaging, purchase leave and flexible work arrangement options.

What you need to do now

Please start by reviewing the position description and take a few minutes to read about Merri Health on our website. If you would like to discuss this position further, please contact Finance Business Partner, Linh on

Applications close 03/04/23

When you are ready to apply, please send through your CV and cover letter to:

What else do I need to know

Preferred candidates will be subject to comprehensive reference and pre-employment background checking conducted by Merri Health prior to an offer of employment, including criminal record history check, NDIS worker screening and other employee screening and credential checks as determined by the position description.

All candidates must have the right to work in Australia. Merri Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to ensuring a safe environment for children and young people.

We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse, the LGBTIQA+ community and those living with a disability to apply.