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  • Be part of an exciting growth period for Newcastle Airport and our Region

  • Dynamic Senior position involving forecasting, budgeting and financial analysis

  • Join a fun, vibrant, results-driven team

About Newcastle Airport

Newcastle Airport is about to enter the most exciting period of its 70-year history as it grows further in size, aspiration and influence.

There’s never been a better time to join one of the region’s most dynamic teams that is making a difference!  Guided by its deeply held purpose of ‘being the airport the region deserves’, the organisation has emerged a stronger, bolder, and more ambitious business than before the global pandemic.

In the last year, the airport has secured $60M in Federal funding for an upgraded international airfield and $55M for terminal expansion, it has connected to 6 new destinations, including Cairns and Adelaide, with Singapore now in sight. It has expanded its world class Defence and Aerospace precinct, brought forward major works on its 2036 Masterplan and was named 2021 Major Airport of the Year. The airport’s sights are set on its ability to generate billions of dollars in economic activity and thousands of jobs over the next two decades.

About the opportunity

Your position will lead budget preparation and forecasting for the annual program, quarterly reforecasting, and longer-term budget forecasts. This is an exciting time for the Senior Finance and Capex Analyst to be involved in the modelling of future capex projects as you work closely with major stakeholders internally on forecasts, budgets, analysis and reporting of a range of capex projects underway, and in the pipeline. Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager, and working closely alongside the Project and Property Teams, you will: 

  • Adopt best practice methodologies on monitoring capital expenditure.

  • Develop and maintain financial models to provide detailed cost benefit analysis for capex projects and provide relevant reporting to stakeholders.

  • Ensure Newcastle Airport’s capex is controlled and provide monthly updates on spend to date, including comparison to budget and revised forecasts.

  • Act as the key finance subject matter expert for capex decision and asset management.

The benefits

Newcastle Airport has a reputation for being an engaged, committed and result driven workplace. They offer a wealth of additional benefits, such as training and development opportunities, flexible working arrangements including hybrid options, additional paid leave, rewards and recognition program, corporate fitness program, regular health and wellbeing initiatives and social club activities.

About you

The exciting part about this role is that you will be involved with future capex projects of Newcastle airport. If you enjoy working closely with a range of stakeholders across an organization, then bringing your financial analysis expertise to the forefront, this may just be your next career move. The personal attributes we are seeking include an inquisitive nature, and analytical mind and most importantly excellent communication skills with diverse stakeholder groups.

Experience wise we are seeking a finance professional who can bring working knowledge and qualifications in the following areas:

  • At least 5 years’ experience in financial analysis and capital project/asset accounting.

  • Technical 1 experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in the use of financial models for financial forecasting, budgeting and/or investment evaluation.

  • High degree of problem-solving ability an attention to detail.

  • Proven ability to communicate financial reporting outcomes to a non-financial audience.

  • Strong technical accounting knowledge including thorough understanding of accounting standards.

  • Degree in Accounting/Commerce or Business. CPA/CA qualifications (or equivalent).  


  • Experience in using Technology One ERP systems

  • Experience in dashboard reporting.

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in management accounting and capex analysis infrastructure or similar capital-intensive sectors.  

COVID vaccination is a requirement of the position.

How to apply

To learn more about key responsibilities, company culture and associated benefits of this opportunity, please contact Alyson Schulha today on 0409 431 426 or for a confidential discussion for an information pack. Alternatively click here to submit your covering letter and CV.

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