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Senior Finance Business Partner - Game Development

Australian Football League

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25 May 2023
Full Time
Closing date
16 Jun 2023

About the role

The Senior Finance Business Partner - Game Development is responsible for advising and assisting the Game Development department on both financial and management accounting measures to ensure decisions can be made to achieve the best possible outcome for the business.

The role is required to maintain and execute the AFL’s management accounting activities as well as providing financial leadership and expertise to the organisation.

A day in the life of

Key Accountabilities:

  • Produce monthly management reporting and annual budgets and forecasts
  • Report monthly financial results to Head of AFL Northern Territory, Head of AFL Tasmania and Head of AFL Queensland
  • Build strong working relationships and establish trust within the business
  • Support business with commercial advice in tenders, contact negotiation and execution of business opportunities
  • Advise and assist management with strategic projects to maximise AFL’s commercial returns
  • Liaise with Department Heads to ensure adequate cost control and reporting
  • Provide financial leadership and accounting support to department heads and the executive, including ad-hoc project support and creation and review of business cases
  • Build and maintain financial models
  • Providing insight around business results and investment in the game
  • Provide support to the Financial Reporting team and their processes including the annual audit process
  • Contribute to key projects within and outside of core role
  • Support and contribute to the success of the broader team

Our ideal team member

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent communications skills
  • Experienced in building rapport with people at all levels of the organisation
  • Strong analytical skills, strategic thinking and planning
  • Strong leadership and a high level of integrity and personal drive
  • Ability to prioritise and hit team deadlines
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Tertiary level Accounting qualifications and post graduate qualifications e.g. CPA/CA
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a financial management role
  • An understanding of relevant accounting standards and taxation knowledge
  • Expert level knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
  • Broad range of technical and commercial experience with a sound knowledge in cash flow management, risk management, budgeting, controlling and reporting
  • Experience in implementation of process improvement, systems excellence
  • Experience in D365 and Workday Adaptive, desirable
  • Experience partnering with an executive team, desirable

The perks

  • Play The Day Your Way – a flexible approach to your working life
  • My Development – lean into the AFL’s My Development program consisting of on-the-job training, coaching and mentoring, and formal learning
  • Play Well – access to our extensive Health and Wellbeing program centered around our belief in a healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy workplace
  • My Benefits – with thanks to our AFL Corporate Partners, access great benefits and discounts
  • AFL Silver Memberships – permanent team members can access AFL matches at Marvel Stadium and the MCG, enjoy and share the experience of our game with your family and friends!


We care deeply for our people at the AFL with our primary focus being to provide a safe and healthy workplace for all. We strongly encourage and support all AFL team members to be vaccinated (including by receiving booster doses as recommended by the Relevant Authority and/or ATAGI). In addition, we’re committed to utilising other preventative health and safety measures as appropriate and/or as directed by Relevant Authorities to reduce the risk of contracting and transmitting COVID-19 in our workplaces.

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