Financial Analyst

  • Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Full-time

Company Description

As the world's leader in digital payments technology, Visa's mission is to connect the world through the most creative, reliable and secure payment network - enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive. Our advanced global processing network, VisaNet, provides secure and reliable payments around the world, and is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second. The company's dedication to innovation drives the rapid growth of connected commerce on any device, and fuels the dream of a cashless future for everyone, everywhere. As the world moves from analog to digital, Visa is applying our brand, products, people, network and scale to reshape the future of commerce.

At Visa, your individuality fits right in. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact the world, invest in your career growth, and be part of an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are a global team of disruptors, trailblazers, innovators and risk-takers who are helping drive economic growth in even the most remote parts of the world, creatively moving the industry forward, and doing meaningful work that brings financial literacy and digital commerce to millions of unbanked and underserved consumers.

You're an Individual. We're the team for you. Together, let's transform the way the world pays.


Job Description

Position Summary

The Financial Analyst (Accounting & Controls Support) is a key member in the Australia, NZ, & South Pacific office's business team. The role is responsible for ensuring that business processes initiated across the assigned territories are operated in an effective and compliant manner, and are in adherence to established policies and procedures. The role works collaboratively with the controls functions (especially Controllership, Compliance and Legal) and with various business functions to implement and maintain a robust controls framework, provide training on corporate policies and procedures, and will liaise with stakeholders on remediation actions required.

This role reports to the Country Controller to maintain activities and processes that allow the Business to run effectively and efficiently by focusing on:

•Accounting administration functions, analyzing financial records, and operational performance
•Build positive working relationships across the business and at all levels
•Supporting the business with their respective business opportunities in providing commercial advice and of relevant policies and procedures.
•Implementing a continuously improving controls and process framework that complies with Visa policy and procedures.
•Develop remediation plans to address identified issues impacting the controls and processes environment.

•Preparation of financials for business on a monthly basis, including P/L, Balance Sheet and Cashflow Statements Management reporting and variance analysis
•Preparation of tax reporting requirements including income tax, GST, FBT, and employment taxes and communication with different stakeholders on ad-hoc reporting matters
•Timely review of Travel and Entertainment expenses, highlighting exceptions, and clearly articulating requirements to business
•Receipt and payment of income and expenditure
•Provide consultative support to assist the Australia, NZ, & South Pacific Businesses in supporting business opportunities to achieve a positive outcome for the customer and ensuring compliance to policies and procedures
•Provide commercial advisory to the Business and seen as a "go to" subject matter expert on policies and procedures
Represent the voice of the business teams to ensure the needs of the business are represented in developing and delivering effective controls, processes and procedures
•Accountable to the Controllership organization to ensure consistency in AP wide approach to delivering guidelines to executing business in accordance to policies and procedures, and reviewing proposed policy exceptions
•Develop metrics reporting and analytics of implemented processes that measure risk and support continuous business improvement activities
•Develops and maintains procedures and standard processes to assess, report, and remediate operational risk and compliance-related issues; provides regular self-assessment reporting to Country Controller
•Partners with controls Business Units including, Legal, Compliance, Finance, and Sourcing to develop and maintain procedures, controls, and standard processes to assess, report, and remediate operational risk and compliance-related issues; provides regular self-assessment reporting to Country Controller


•Tertiary education (CA / CPA qualified or advanced on completing this qualification) and excellent technical accounting skills
•Prior work experience in business operations, compliance, audit, or risk with focus on operational controls
•6 -10 years of business experience including supporting senior leadership
•Strong Audit, business controls, compliance & risk function experience desired

Additional Information

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