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Job no: 616755
Work type: Full time
Location:Hawthorn East, VIC
Categories:Store Support Centre Recruitment, Finance / Accounting

The Role

We currently have a number of ‘high profile’ Finance Business Partner roles available throughout the Coles Group. Our Finance Business Partners play a critical role in driving results and are a talent pool for our future finance leaders.

Our positions span across Merchandise, Supermarket Operations, Liquor, Logistics, Coles Express and allow you to partner with key stakeholders within your client group to help them make informed decisions and to influence commercial outcomes.

You will bring experience in analysing data to provide commercial insights and will be able to simplify a complex financial story to non-financial stakeholders. An influencer, you will have a proven ability to partner key stakeholders to drive business change.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • CA/CPA qualification
  • Experience in the retail or FMCG sectors will be highly regarded
  • Big 4 or mid-tier corporate finance/transaction services experience
  • Proven ability to interrogate data and provide useful insight
  • Ability to interpret, challenge and clarify ad-hoc requests by determining the key questions
  • Advanced Excel skills to analyse and summarise high volumes of data. Proficient user of pivot tables, vlookups, macros
  • PowerPoint experience

Key Responsibilities

  • Understanding and analysing the drivers of income or costs & identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Understanding and analysing proposed initiatives
  • Setting effective budgets and forecasts
  • Monthly review of results and challenging stakeholders as appropriate
  • Experience in analysing complex problems to develop actionable insights that will drive commercial performance


Coles is a fast-paced, constantly changing business that focuses your talents and challenges you to perform at your best. As a team, we’re bold with ideas and operate with pace and passion, always looking for better ways to transform retail and delight customers.


Not only will you receive a competitive salary, you’ll also have access to these great benefits:

  • Cheaper groceries and other products. You’ll get a 5% discount when shopping at Coles, Kmart, Officeworks and Target
  • Learn new skills and develop your existing capabilities. We provide excellent ongoing training and development
  • Take your experience to the next level. We always have new opportunities to help you build a great career
  • 12 weeks of paid Parental Leave for primary care givers and 1 week of paid leave for secondary care givers
  • No need to pay for car parking. You can park your car in our multi-level car park, which is exclusive to our team

About Us

With over 100,000 team members, over 2,200 retail outlets and the huge corporate support infrastructure behind these, Coles is one of the most significant businesses in Australia. This scope and its positive approach to lateral moves means employees have an amazing environment to apply and develop talents, opportunities to achieve significant goals personally and professionally, and to build and pursue an interesting career.

The pace of our business has made it a gathering place for passionate and talented people. In this environment, team members draw the motivation, focus, determination and personal growth required to achieve more, faster.

How to apply

If you have the drive to achieve your best every day, then our team is waiting to transform your talents.
Click“Apply”to complete an application form and upload your current resume.

Please Note

We prefer to deal with you directly and have not engaged an agency for this role, so if you’re interested, please apply.

At Coles, we aim to ensure our team represents the community we serve, embracing the richness of Australia's diverse population.

This role is eligible for the Team Member Referral Program



Advertised: AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:AUS Eastern Standard Time

Date Posted
Manufacturing & Industrial
Hawthorn East, VIC
Job Type
Full Time, Permanent
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