Nov 02, 2023

Senior Commercial Analyst

  • REA Group
  • Richmond, Melbourne VIC
Full time Finance Insurance Real Estate

Job Description

  • Join a highly engaged, professional and collaborative team 

  • An exciting opportunity that will support our Financial Services line of business  

  • Permanent role based in Melbourne  


We're REA 

REA Group is not your average digital business. From humble beginnings in a garage in Melbourne’s east in 1995, we have grown into a leading global digital business, specialising in property, data and financial services. 

We are now a $1bn business across Australia, Asia, India, and North America, listed within the ASX Top 25 companies. Some of our brands include,,, Mortgage Choice, and REA India (  
With bold and ambitious goals, we are “changing the way the world experiences property. No matter where you're at on your property journey, we're here to help with every step - whether that's finding or financing your next home. With over 12m Australians engaging with REA, your role will make a difference. 


Where the team fits in 

It’s an exciting time to be part of Financial Services. You will be part of a team working together to solve unique challenges, like how to better connect Australian property seekers with finance and mortgage advice.  

The Financial Services purpose is to offer home finance and other financial services to those using for their property search. Given the opportunity of the size of that audience, the FS vision is to integrate a consumer’s property search with finance though a world class digital seamless process.  

This will be achieved by building innovative consumer search and property finance application experiences that integrate the mortgage distribution channels of digital, phone and face to face. The financial services team is accountable for strategy development and execution, working with our banking and mortgage broker partners to build our capability and product offerings, leading sales management and engaging across the other lines of business in REA. 


What the role is all about 

The Senior Commercial Analyst will be a key business partner supporting the Financial Services line of business. They will provide analysis and insights with a view to maximising commercial outcomes. 

  • Drive and deliver accurate budgets, forecasts and long-range plans, incorporating financial & non-financial metrics aligned to Financial Services’ strategy 

  • Detailed analysis of business drivers and competitor performance to identify insights and trends. Presents findings and recommendations to leadership team 

  • Own month-end financial close and results  

  • Maintain and improve forecast models for business unit and strategic initiatives    

  • Manage, coordinate and own the Valuation of the Trail Book, working closely with the FS data team 

  • Lead the financial modelling for new initiatives and partnerships - work with the business to deliver financially viable strategies on new business models 

  • Strong collaboration, coaching and support to the Financial Services’ Commercial Analyst across expense close, forecasting, Opex/Capex analysis and reporting 

  • Leverage available data assets across Financial Services data team to support decision making 

  • Respond to and actively seek out opportunities to improve current processes, systems and tools 

  • Strong financial control discipline and ensures relevant SOX compliance requirements are met 

  • Proactively partner with and influence key stakeholders  

  • Drive improvements in reporting/analysis for operational management team, executive leadership, Board level reporting  

  • Keep abreast with mortgage industry and market trends, proactively identify and manage internal and external financial risks and opportunities with the business 


Who we’re looking for 

  • Someone with a few runs on the board – industry experience in a commercial capacity, with prior Big 4 accounting experience a plus 

  • Relevant industry experience - Mortgage broking, banking or financial services 

  • CPA or CA qualified 

  • Analysis, modelling, budgeting and forecasting experience 

  • Experience in working in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment 

  • Strong initiative, willingness to take ownership and a team player   

  • High attention to detail with tenacity to problem solve  

  • Strong written and oral communication 

  • Advanced Excel skills and comfortable working with data to surface insights 

  • Demonstrated commercial acumen and ability to manage a diverse stakeholder group 

  • Experience with using Adaptive Planning or other similar planning tools 


The REA experience 

The physical, mental, emotional and financial health of our people is something we’ll never stop caring about. This is a place to learn and grow. We’re committed to your development – both professionally and personally. Your experience with us is something we take seriously. 

We offer:  

  • A hybrid and flexible approach to working -   

  • Flexible parental leave offering for primary and secondary carers  

  • Programs to support mental, emotional, financial and physical health & wellbeing 

  • Our Because We Care program offers employees volunteering leave, community grants, matched payroll giving and our Community Café donates 100% of revenue to charity. 

  • Hack Days so you can bring your big ideas to life   

  • Performance recognition programs because hard work should never go unnoticed 


Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion   

We are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion. We believe teams with diverse ideas and experiences are more creative, more effective and fuel disruptive thinking - be it cultural and ethnic backgrounds, gender identity, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other identity or lived experience. We know diverse teams are critical to maintaining our success and driving new business opportunities. If you've got the skills, dedication and enthusiasm to learn but don't necessarily meet every single point on the job description, please still get in touch. 


If you like the sound of us, then we think you should apply today. We're proud to be Circle Back Initiative Employer and we commit to respond to every applicant. While we're looking at your application, and preparing to come back to you with an update, why not get to know us a bit more through our various social channels?