Manager Finance Operations

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    5 months ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type: Ongoing – Full Time
  • Category: Accounting/Finance
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 07-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MBIE/1431445
  • Job Title: Manager Finance Operations
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  • Summary:
  • Live and work in Wellington, New Zealand – the coolest little capital in the world
  • An operational and strategic role helping to transform our Finance & Performance team
  • Lead the team to drive change and deliver to our many stakeholders


About the role 

As the Manager Finance Operations you will operate in a key role which is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Finance Operations Team.  The team is responsible for the accurate and timely payment of accounts, invoicing, receipting of revenue and some banking reconciliation work. The Manager Finance Operations is a leadership position in MBIE.

The Manager Finance Operations is responsible for building and enhancing the overall capability of the team with the team leaders to ensure quality and consistency of advice and practices in relation to the team’s work. The Manager Finance Operations will also be part of the team to help operationalise within MBIE E-invoicing and Procure-To-Pay.

The Manager is also responsible for driving the strategy for this team in Finance and Performance, challenging status quo, looking at RPA opportunities and delivering innovation for MBIE.

Remuneration will reflect the experience, demonstrated ability and drive of candidates.


Skills and Experience

We are interested to hear from candidates with the following experience:

  • Significant experience in leading large teams and strong people management skills
  • Strong experience in finance processes and systems – particularly Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Bank reconciliations for a medium to large organisation
  • Experience in working across large organisations using a relationship approach that results in the effective provision of services
  • Experienced utilising large FMIS systems, internal controls and processes
  • A history of success in a customer focused environment
  • Well organised and adept at managing multiple competing priorities
  • Ability to communicate information in a clear and logical manner
  • Excellent communication, facilitation, influencing and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to develop trust and credibility with managers and staff at all levels
  • High standards of professionalism and performance driven
  • Experience in leading successful change initiatives and continuous improvement


Why should you join us?

We are already on a journey to become an exemplar Finance & Performance function which other New Zealand organisations will aspire to.  In this role you will help guide our direction as we continue on that journey. 

  • We promote a culture where staff are empowered to bring fresh perspectives to issues, to think outside the box and contribute to continuous improvement.
  • We offer significant opportunities for developing experience across a broad variety of areas.
  • We encourage excellence and proactively support development through on the job learning, training courses, and secondments to other teams
  • Our collaborative team encourages a positive, customer focussed, innovative and best in class attitude.


About MBIE:

The purpose of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is to Grow New Zealand for All.  Our goal is to create a strong and high-performing economy by creating an environment that supports businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive.


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.

Email Jo Smith at quoting ref MBIE/1431445 if you have any further questions.

Applications close at 5pm on Sunday 17th November 2019.