Finance Business Partner

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    4 days ago
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  • Category: Accounting/Finance
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 12-JAN-21
  • Job Reference: NZHUD/1505807
  • Job Title: Finance Business Partner
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About us | Mō mātou

The System and Organisational Performance group helps shape and support the delivery of HUD’s purpose and strategic direction. The group includes functions that ensure HUD is delivering on our cross-system leadership role (connecting across the sector and delivering on our purpose and outcomes), help build and support our organisation through supporting and enabling our people, and that support effective communications and engagement with the public and our stakeholders.

About the role | Mō te tūnga

The Finance Business Partner, in conjunction with our management accountants, oversees the Ministry’s baseline funding and operating costs. In this role you will be responsible for leading the budgeting and forecasting cycle. You will also report on insightful information to influence financial and operational decision making across the organisation.

The Finance Business Partner plays a key role across the business. Working alongside business units and project teams, you will provide information, metrics, and analysis, and educate the business on financial matters to inform better business and investment decision making.  

Key to your success in this role will be your inclusive approach to relationship building across the business, coupled with your openness to take on new ideas, ways of working and be comfortable operating with ambiguity as the organisation evolves over the coming years.

Although there is no formal staff responsibility, you will work closely with management accountants and support their professional development, with a specific focus on building their capacity to effectively engage and influence at senior leadership level.

About you | Mōu

You will take an evidenced based approach to your decision making and be comfortable working at all levels. A confident, resilient, and clear communicator, you will gain trust from your peers and senior leaders alike and be comfortable standing your ground on advice you provide.

You will also provide a sound and well-developed sense of ethics to champion the kaitiakitanga (stewardship) of the housing and urban development system of Aotearoa.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • The ability to participate in financial strategy development and business planning process.
  • Have a track record of delivering accurate and effective financial budgeting and forecasts, highlighting financial risk and opportunities for effective financial management.
  • Experience in developing internal financial reports and producing high quality analysis for senior leadership audience.
  • Demonstrate a continuous improvement mindset.
  • Shown the ability to think strategically while maintaining focus on ensuring that the details are correct

How to Apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

Please click on the APPLY button below to be directed to the application page.  From here you can upload your CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

You must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

 For further inquiries please contact Annie Colebrook at

Applications closes 26 January 2021.