Manager, Group Planning and Forecasting

QBE Insurance Group

We offer a range of options to support your work/life balance, including flexible start and finish times, part-time work, job sharing, 9 day fortnight and flexible leave options.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in Sydney, Australia ⚠️

Primary Details

Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

  • Location: Sydney
  • Type: Permanent, full time

The opportunity

  • Opportunity to work for a leading Global Insurer.
  • A great opportunity for a manager to join QBE’s Group Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) team.

Your new role

This non-traditional, strategic role will be supporting the Head of Group Planning to manage and lead planning, forecasting and strategic initiatives across the business.

Partnering and with divisional leaders, you will gather financial information in an accurate and timely manner, measuring financial performance across the business, identifying areas of improvement, and presenting findings to senior management including the Group CFO and CEO, GEC and the Board to support effective decision making by the wider business.

You will also:

  • Actively contribute to the implementation of the QBE Group Finance Strategy
  • Assist with the advancing and embedding of finance frameworks
  • Build a foundation of trust and advisory with divisional leaders to ensure alignment with the Group Portfolio Optimisation
  • Support with quarterly and annual forecasting, planning and budgeting for Group, identifying and driving improvements and acceptable outcome along the way
  • Maintain a productive working relationship between Group teams and play an active role in cultivating an Enterprise mindset with Divisional teams
  • Develop and maintain Group Planning & Forecasting Requirement documents and update planning models as required

Please note that for the successful candidate, this process will include a phone screen with our Talent Acquisition team, 2/3 interviews (either face to face or online via Teams) and background checks.

About you

To be successful as the Manager, Group Planning and Forecasting you will have extensive experience within accounting, actuarial, investment management or banking roles, ideally in the insurance or financial services industry.

You will also have;

  • Relevant tertiary degree in accounting, finance, actuarial or business, with experience working in the re-insurance sector highly desirable
  • Proven experience with FP&A, ideally in a managerial role
  • Proven experience with coaching, mentoring and developing a team
  • Commercially aware and financially astute mindset
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving capability with an ability to interpret data and work systematically through complex matters and positively influence outcomes
  • Financial modelling experience preferred but not essential
  • Project management experience preferred but not essential

About QBE

We can never really predict what’s around the corner, but at QBE we’re asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future – helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

We’re an international insurer that’s building momentum towards realising our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner.

And our people will be at the centre of our success. We’re proud to work together, and encourage each other enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities.

With more than more than 13,000 people working across 27 countries, we’re big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate and kind.

We believe this is our moment – what if it was yours too?  Your career at QBE — let’s make it happen! Talk to us about flexible working.


We offer a range of benefits to help provide holistic support for your work life, whatever your circumstances. As a QBE employee you will have access to and benefit from:

  • ‘Hybrid Working’ – a mix of working from home and in the office to enhance your work/life balance
  • Our ‘Thriving at our Best’ wellbeing program, including free holistic wellbeing coaching, nutritional, confidential counselling, financial and legal advice
  • 18 weeks’ gender-equal flexible leave for all new parents, including paid super
  • The ability to maximise retirement savings through voluntary super contributions and company matching
  • Income protection insurance & reimbursed Death and Total Permanent Disability insurance premiums
  • Additional leave and support through QBE’s Family Domestic Violence First Responder Network
  • Discounts on insurance products, car hire, hotels, goods and services including benefits through our various sports and arts sponsorship partners

Rewards & Recognition

We value our employee’s experience with us and are proud to have been recognised for the following awards:

  • 2021 LinkedIn Top Employer & HRD Employer of Choice
  • 2020 Best Workplace Diversity & Inclusion and Excellence Award for Best Health & Wellbeing at the Australian HR Awards
  • Gold Employer status for 4 years in a row 2019 - 2022 Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) – the definitive national benchmark on LGBTQI+ workplace inclusion
  • Ranked 6th place in the AAGE Top Graduate Employers 2021 as voted by graduates
  • Top 20 Workplaces for Dads in 2019 and 2020 (HBF Direct Advice for Dads)
  • Family First accredited employer since 2021

APPLY NOW and let’s make it happen!

Click APPLY to submit your application. Successful applicants will need to complete work rights, police and credit checks through our online provider as a condition of employment.

QBE recognise the value of diverse perspectives and experience. We are committed to an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected for who they are. If we can provide support with accessibility requirements and adjustments, alternative work arrangements or you would like to connect with one of our employee networks at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected]

Role opening date: 04/06/2024

Role closing date: 04/07/2024

Application Close Date: 03/07/2024 11:59 PM

How to Apply:

To submit your application, click "Apply" and follow the step by step process.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

QBE Insurance

Global insurance leader with operations in 28 countries.

Working Week

We offer a range of options to support your work/life balance, including flexible start and finish times, part-time work, job sharing, 9 day fortnight and flexible leave options.

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Our Vacation Policy

We offer 31 days of PTO, including annual leave and additional flexible leave options

Remote Working Policy

We offer a hybrid remote working model.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) company contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Generous parental leave
  • Dentalcare
  • Equipment allowance
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Budget
  • Yearly bonuses
  • Mental Health Support

Our Team

We're a team of 14k across 19 departments:

  • business development
  • finance
  • engineering
  • support
  • information technology
  • operations
  • consulting
  • human resources
  • accounting
  • +10 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Accounting
  • Actuarial
  • Investment management
  • Banking
  • Financial Planning
  • Analysis
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Commercial awareness
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem-solving
  • Financial modelling
  • Project management

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