This role is based in Wellington.
Who we are
Every day New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) connects New Zealand export businesses with opportunities to grow and go global. Their success is our success. We also connect investors with New Zealand investment opportunities across companies, sectors and regions. If you are innovative with a can-do attitude, adventurous, and open to being challenged, then this might be the opportunity for you! Our people are based in 50 offices, working across 24 time zones and 40 languages to support New Zealand businesses in over 100 countries.
Our Finance team has an ambition to create a stronger, more agile and more connected finance function for NZTE. We will do this by shifting from back office to front office and truly earn the “title” of partner to our organisation, which will be a great step forward. As NZTE continues to flex its resources to support its strategy, there are amazing opportunities and challenges for the Finance team. We want to provide an awesome customer experience using automation and digitalisation to sync in with our internal partners to produce joined up delivery rather than manual and transactional individual processes.
What you’ll be doing
In this dynamic and varied role, you will work closely with the CFO to front foot financial strategy across NZTE. Adept at providing analysis on complex financial relationships, you will deliver insights to senior stakeholders that links financial reporting to business strategies supporting real-time decision making and helping to accelerate our organisation to meet the needs of 2021. A key part of this role will be to support the growth of finance business partnering at NZTE, as well as training and developing our people to grow finance champions across the organisation. Relationships are key to the success of this role and you will be working across Finance to influence change in process, across the globe to build the organisational finance acumen, and across NZ with senior leaders to support economic activity to get back on track – fast.
What you’ll need to be successful
You will be an accounting subject matter expert with ideally at least five years’ experience across both technical and business partnering roles. A ‘jack of all trades’ in finance, with the ability to jump in boots and all, and not be afraid to get your hands dirty if needed. You will be a Chartered Accountant and versed in the financial needs of fast-moving organisations. You will possess sound Microsoft Office skills, and be particularly well-versed in MS Excel and PowerBI. It’s a great time to join the team at NZTE, where pace and delivery and attention to detail are the key to success. You will be action orientated and enjoy working hard; owning projects end to end and be someone that does what you say you’re going to do! You will be full of energy for the things you see as a challenge!
Why you’ll love working here
NZTE is a truly global organisation where we work across different time zones and offer flexibility because of this. We know that life isn’t all about work so we will give you the right technology to allow you to work anywhere and balance your time. Work life balance is important to us – our position is if it’s good for you, it’s good for the team and it’s good for NZTE – we see it as a benefit. On top of this, we also offer five weeks annual leave so you can have that extra time in the year to enjoy what you love doing!
Have a read of the position description on our careers page and if you are interested, apply before 9am Friday, 30 October 2020 NZST. Please note: you must have the legal right to work in New Zealand to apply for this role.
We believe New Zealand is good for the world. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is an equal opportunity employer. At NZTE it is all about our people and we seek diversity of thought; we welcome and encourage you to apply regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, neurodiversity or disability.
If we need to make specific accommodations in any part of the interview process please note this in your application or discuss with the Talent Acquisition Specialist.