Chief Financial Officer

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
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  • Category: Finance and Accounting
  • Location: Wellington (Te Whanganui a Tara)
  • Date Advertised: 20-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: APA/1507859
  • Job Title: Chief Financial Officer
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  • Summary:
  • Strategic finance leadership and stewardship opportunity
  • Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive Finance, Planning & Assurance
  • Professional credibility and relationship management expertise is key

Are you aligned to our purpose? Kotahi anō te Kaupapa: Ko te oranga o te iwi. There is only one purpose to our work: the wellness and wellbeing of our people.

Our organisational strategy Hōkai Rangi was launched in August 2019, focussing on six key areas for change. It is bold, transformative and will span generations to come. The Chief Financial Officer role forms part of the Finance, Planning and Assurance (FPA) directorate, a group who lead the provision of specialist advice and support in the areas of commercial, legal and financial management; audit, integrity and risk; project management; external planning and reporting; and services to the NZ Parole Board.

As a member of the FPA Senior Leadership Team, you will be motivated by the opportunity to lead, inspire and continuously evolve the financial stewardship of Ara Poutama Aotearoa.  Specific functions within this role include Financial Control, Strategic Finance, Data Services, and Finance Business Partnering and Analytics.  You’ll bring professional credibility and a confident presence to this position – you are an engaging and trusted sounding board who encourages shared points of view and forward-thinking decision-making.  This will extend to successfully leading and fostering our relationships with key partners including Audit NZ, Treasury and through proactive Governance participation. 

Ara Poutama Aotearoa is a large, 24/7 business, managing complex information both for our Department and the wider Justice Sector, so your commercial savvy will be key to navigating this unique landscape, as will your ability to continuously lead forward-thinking analysis and deliver ongoing financial milestones, at pace.

Our values underpin all that we do across our Department.  Rangatira, Manaaki, Wairua, Kaitiaki and Whānau are more than just words to us – we seek to recognise and reward activities that demonstrate alignment to these values and expect our leaders to promote this effort.

Mōu | About you

We are looking for someone with the following skillset to ensure they can make the most of this significant leadership opportunity:

  • Strategic financial leadership experience
  • Financial stewardship – with proven success in managing high performing teams
  • Highly developed senior financial management skills and experience
  • Finely tuned system thinking and analytical skills – can translate strategy into action and ensure multi-year financial sustainability
  • Knowledge of or interest in the Justice sector and its trends and issues
  • Exceptional relationship management skills with the ability to influence
  • Sound ability to plan and deliver ongoing milestones
  • The ability to operate effectively in a Māori cultural setting

To be eligible for this role you must have the right to work in New Zealand, the ability to obtain a Top Secret security clearance through NZSIS, and hold both a tertiary qualification and CA membership through CAAANZ.

In return, you’ll join an organisation and senior leadership team building momentum to create transformational change. Our Executive leaders and our people have a strong sense of purpose – they have passion and excitement for the work they do and enjoy the human centred way we work in this people orientated organisation. 

To apply, submit your CV and a tailored cover letter (PDF) online that clearly describes your motivation for applying and that highlights your relevant expertise and experience. Alignment to our kaupapa is critical to our success – we ask that you also provide examples which reflect and demonstrate our organisation values. 

Confidential enquiries relating to this position can be directed in the first instance to Natasha Waddell (Senior Recruitment Adviser) via [email protected].

The deadline for applications is 9pm on Sunday 14 February 2021.  Applications on behalf of recruitment agencies will not be accepted.