Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Financial Planning and Data Analyst

Children's Cancer Institute  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Finance (FIN)
Supporting Documentation:

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • 12-month full-time fixed term contract with a view to extend
  • Convenient Randwick location, close to transport
Children's Cancer Institute is wholly dedicated to putting an end to childhood cancer and is the only medical research institute in Australia solely dedicated to this cause. We don't just hope to do it – we will do it; and we're looking for the brightest minds to help us get there. Children's Cancer Institute provides the best possible environment for our staff thrive with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia – one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.

What’s on offer?

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Financial Planning and Data Analyst. You will be a self-starter with the core function to build and manage various financial models for business planning and business investment decisions. You will lead and develop financial planning, partnering with the Head of Finance, Senior Accounting team and other stakeholders who have input into the various models to ensure accuracy and integrity with the data, and to provide analysis and insights for Executive and Board level.
As a confident and driven individual, your attention to detail and demonstrated communication skills will help provide a platform for you to tell the story behind the numbers. You will have a passion for data analytics, identifying patterns and a curious mindset.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Lead and develop financial planning and analysis
  • Create, update, refine and take ownership of financial models and operational metrics, providing commercial insight and advice to support operational and strategic decision making
  • Update the framework to forecast for a large research program
  • Deliver strategic financial plans
  • Lead the BI platform integration process with finance related systems to build and create dashboards and reports
  • Drive, design and deliver targeted analysis that gives meaningful insights into business performance, including reviewing allocation methodologies for the groups recoveries and cost base.
Qualifications, experience and skills required:
  • 3+ years’ senior experience in Financial Planning and Analysis
  • Professional qualifications (CA, CPA or MBA)
Essential skills:
  • Strong excel financial modelling skills and data analytics experience
  • Proven track record of anticipating and serving evolving needs, adapting to change within the business and appreciating the “big picture”
  • The ability to build and maintain complex working models.
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills with an ability to interrogate data and be responsible for delivering actionable insights to a range of stakeholders.
  • A self-starter who can quickly identify areas of change, then design and implement solutions
  • Inquisitive by nature with a strong attention to detail and a proven track record of affectively supporting executive level stakeholders in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to build strong working relationships with both technical and business stakeholders
  • Ability to understand stakeholder requirements, collecting data, delivering analysis and modelling problem resolution through architecture and design documentation


We are strongly committed to the growth of our employees so all staff can fulfil their aspirations. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, salary packaging options, access to a leading EAP program and regular social activities. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference. We're looking for people who share our values of accountability, integrity and camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website at: We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

To apply, please go to and forward both your resume AND cover letter clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required. We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.