Manager School Financial Advice

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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    negotiable / month
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    2 weeks ago
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  • Category: Accounting
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 14-OCT-20
  • Job Reference: EDU/1489070
  • Job Title: Manager School Financial Advice
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Manager, School Financial Advice

  • 12 Month Fixed Term
  • Wellington

Kia ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Fakatalofa atu, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Malo ni, Talofa lava, Tena koutou katoa and welcome.

Help shape the future of Education

At the Ministry of Education, we work together to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes.

Our organisation is made up of more than 3,000 talented and committed people around New Zealand, from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures.

While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.

About our group and team

The Resourcing Group develops and implements resourcing policies and calculates staffing and operational funding entitlements for schools. Schools and the Early Childhood sector are monitored and supported through the audit and school financial advisory function within the Group. The Resourcing Group also provides a centralised customer contact and enquiry service for the Sector and other areas of the Ministry.

About this role

Reporting to the Group Manager, the Manager, School Financial Advice is responsible for ensuring that the Ministry can provide a high level of strategic and operational financial advice to schools and kura, to ensure schools are supported in financial governance, management and decision-making. They will oversee the monitoring of schools through managing relationships that strengthen schools’ regulatory and legislative compliance.

The Manager is responsible for the consolidation of school Financial Statements into Government Financial Statements and managing a regionally based team of Finance Advisers who provide direct support to a portfolio of schools and kura.

This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in the outcomes of young people by ensuring their schools are financially well managed.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have a good understanding of the financial management of complex budgets and funding. You will have recent experience leading a team and be able to grow and develop the capacity and competency of the team to improve educational outcomes across the sector. 

As a successful candidate you will have:

  • Tertiary education and be a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or an equivalent organisation
  • Strong relationship management and engagement skills and the ability to quickly establish trust and credibility
  • Sound understanding of Machinery of Government, public sector delivery structures and systems
  • Proven experience of reviewing systems and structures and identifying better ways of working
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Are you ready to make a difference?

If you’d like to bring your skills to this rewarding full time role within an organisation that is continuously striving for a better future for New Zealand, we would love to hear from you.


We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds, including Māori, Pacific and those with disabilities, who will enrich our understanding of the education system.


As a government agency, the Ministry is committed to keeping to the Treaty of Waitangi’s guiding principles in our work for and with Māori students, their whānau, hapū and iwi.


There is more information in the position description attached, please take a look and if this opportunity sounds like you, please apply now using the ‘apply online’ button.


For further information, please contact Natasha Barnett at .


Applications close on 28 October.