Principal Business Advisors

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Accounting and Finance
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 05-NOV-19
  • Job Reference: MOH/1422402
  • Job Title: Principal Business Advisors
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  • Summary:
  • Share your knowledge, skills and expertise with others
  • Make a contribution to New Zealand’s health sector
  • Wellington based


Are you inquisitive and have a strategic finance bend, who enjoys operating with leadership teams across an organisation and can think beyond yesterday’s results?


We have a kaitiaki role across the Ministry – protecting and looking after our organisation so we have great people, processes and technology.


Be part of the team as we continue to strengthen our financial management capability so the Ministry is seen to be credible as a trusted advisor to Ministers and a leader of the sector.


The role of Principal Business Advisor is an exisiting role that is responsible for providing strategic and operational support and advice to tier 2 and 3 management to enable them to make strategic decisions on the prioritisation of the Vote’s departmental or non-departmental short to medium term resources required to maximise value and outcomes in line with the New Zealand Health Strategy.


To be successful, we are ideally looking for a qualified Chartered Accountant or an equivalent professional qualification.  You will be a highly skilled leader with strong influencing skills, flexibility, resourcefulness and tenacity. You will have experience in a similar role with the ability to think both operationally and strategically.  You can easily provide advice to inform future decision making for work programmes that best support the delivery of the Government’s and Ministry priorities and objectives. 


You are a strong communicator, and have the ability to build and maintain positive stakeholder relationships and effective networks within the Ministry is essential.


You will also have a passionanate for sharing your knowledge and be able to influence, coach and mentor staff and stakeholders.  It would be highly beneficial to have an understanding of machinery of government and health system operation.


The Ministry of Health is the kaitiaki of the health and disability system in New Zealand.  We are responsible for providing active stewardship and leadership across the nations health and disability system.  We ensure the system provides people with the highest levels of care, regardless of who they are or where they live. 


We have embarked on a transformational change programme which is creating some exciting career opportunities.  If you would like to contribute to the important work that we do, please join us.


You will find a copy of the Position Description attached or online at For further information, contact

Please click Apply for this Job to upload your CV and cover letter.

Advertising for this role closes on 19 November 2019.


We encourage diversity and inclusion at the Ministry of Health and are committed to equal opportunity in all our employment policies and procedures.  In particular, we want to ensure accessibility needs are well supported, so the recruitment process is fair and equitable for all.  Therefore, please let us know if there is any support we can provide to ensure the recruitment process is fully accessible to you.  You can contact us at if you would like to discuss any accessibility needs you may have.