Finance Business Partner

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 months ago
  • Category:
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Accounting/Finance
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 01-FEB-21
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1509729
  • Job Title: Finance Business Partner
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  • Summary:
  • Exciting opportunity within our Finance + Performance Group (F+P) for a Finance Business Partner, a role that showcases your exceptional relationship management skills and business acumen
  • You will have responsibility for your own business portfolio from an end to end perspective
  • With a customer centric focus and continuous improvement lens, you will drive discussions wider than just finance and challenge the status quo to improve outcomes for the business
  • Your experience and understanding of the machinery of government will be an asset supporting a business group that provides a broad range of policy, technical, and regulatory advice for a number of New Zealand markets as well as supporting the external facing New Zealand Government Procurement and Property Groups.      


About the branch:

The Finance Business Partnering branch, which sits within F+P, works in partnership with business groups, supporting them to deliver their services effectively and efficiently, allowing the Ministry to achieve its outcomes. The Finance Business Partnering branch is the conduit between F+P and the business groups.


About the role:

The Finance Business Partner role is a role that reports to the Manager Finance Business Partnering within the Finance Business Partnering branch of F+P.  The Finance Business Partner would partner with the business and with the Manager Finance Business Partnering to set the direction and drive the implementation of the business group’s financial strategy while ensuring alignment with the overall Ministry strategic plan and stated outcomes. 

They would use their extensive financial expertise to work with the Manager Finance Business Partnering to lead the effective financial management, and would provide support for the non-financial management, of the business groups. This would be achieved through aligning with the business and providing accurate, high quality, multi-year strategic financial advice to influence the strategic and operational decision making process. 

The role would provide authoritative financial advice, effectively influence senior stakeholders in addition to providing assurance to the Senior Leadership Team that financial management processes, procedures and reporting comply with legislative requirements and best practice.


Skills and Experience:

We are looking for:

  • Significant experience in management reporting within large, fast paced, complex and diverse organisations
  • Strong experience in driving outcomes and managing diverse stakeholder interests
  • Significant experience in leadership roles
  • Strong strategic financial management experience within a large, complex and diverse organisation
  • Strong analytical, strategic and planning skills as well as being commercially savvy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills and ability to articulate complex messages clearly, simply and concisely
  • Ability to overview and consider principles alongside being pragmatic
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and successful working relationships
  • Strong team player and ability to collaborate and contribute at senior leadership team level
  • High standards of professionalism and performance driven
  • Experience in leading successful change initiatives


Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or New Zealand permanent residents and be CAANZ qualified or equivalent


Why work for us:

MBIE is one of New Zealand’s largest, most influential and most diverse public sector agencies.  This means that we are able to offer significant opportunities for developing experience across a broad variety of areas.

We aim to create a culture where our people are empowered to bring fresh ideas and perspectives and to develop new approaches.

We also take the time to foster a work environment that is enjoyable for all.  This means we like to collaborate, support and encourage our people, encourage excellence and innovation and take the time to have some fun and celebrate our successes.

The F+P is on a journey to become a genuinely outstanding function that is recognised as such by its stakeholders. In this role you will help guide our direction as we continue on that journey. 


How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Please e-mail Lapulou Mo’ale at quoting reference MBIE/1509729 if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 15 February 2021.