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Senior Financial Analyst - R&D



IT, Accounting & Finance
Sydney, NSW, Australia · Remote
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

Senior Financial Analyst - R&D

Finance & Accounting | Sydney, Australia | Remote, Remote | Full-Time

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Atlassian is seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to join the Financial Planning & Analysis team (FP&A). In this visible position, you'll oversee the operational plan of several key parts of Atlassian R&D organization. You will play a meaningful role in influencing both the company and product & platform strategy. You will partner directly with both senior R&D leadership and senior FP&A leadership providing leadership and analytical rigor for the company’s annual planning and monthly/quarterly forecasting processes.

More about you:

In this role, you'll get to:

  • Serve as a key business partner for R&D leadership and provide financial analysis, decision support analysis, financial modeling and provide ad-hoc analytical support.

  • Execute on Atlassian’s forecasting, annual planning and financial long-range planning partnering closely with R&D leadership, building financial models for new concepts.

  • Manage the month end, quarter end and year end processes to support management and corporate reporting requirements.

  • Create financial reporting that provides actionable insights to the team.

  • Own the communications strategy for all planning changes which includes executive level and detailed project briefs and status updates.

On your first day, we'll expect you to have:


  • Ability to prioritize objectives in a fast-paced environment to ensure key deliverables are met in a timely manner

  • Experience with simultaneously managing multiple business stakeholders' budgets

  • Excellent critical thinking, organizational, and prioritization skills

  • Demonstrate attention to detail and follow-through

  • Team player who can also self-initiate

  • Possess a strong work ethic with a “get-it-done” attitude

  • Strong critical thinking, organizational, and collaboration skills

  • An effective communicator who is concise, timely, and able to explain finance and accounting to non-finance partners

  • Efficient with managing tasks that require collaboration with stakeholders in different time zones

  • Comfortable with senior leaders and even challenging the status quo when it's in the business’s best interests


  • A minimum of 5 years of FP&A experience

  • Solid experience with planning and budgeting processes, financial forecasting, P&L management, interpreting and reporting business performance results

  • Prior software sector experience is highly preferred, Cloud/SaaS is a strong plus.

  • Experience supporting an R&D / Product organization

  • Advanced proficiency in financial modeling

  • Strong technical fundamentals - excel, but also exposure to planning tools (Anaplan), database / data warehousing concepts and finance systems (CRM & ERP)

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (Finance, Accounting, Economics), MBA and/or CPA is a plus