Strategic Finance Manager, Finance Unit, Corporate Service Group, Wellington

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    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    1 month ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
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  • Category: Accounting/Finance/Audit
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 10-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: DOC/100/6300I
  • Job Title: Strategic Finance Manager, Finance Unit, Corporate Service Group, Wellington
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The Department of Conservation is an exciting and rewarding organisation to work for. Our vision, shared with others, is that New Zealand is ‘the greatest living space on earth’. We all work together each day to increase the value of conservation, contributing to the economic, social and cultural success of Aotearoa.

We have a new and exciting opportunity for an experienced finance professional to join us as our Strategic Finance Manager. 

The role

This role provides leadership and assurance of our long-term ability to deliver financially sustainable conservation outcomes through planned financial stewardship.

Reporting to our Chief Financial Officer your role is to enable the financial sustainability of the Department through strategic financial management by planning, modelling and reporting of future financial outcomes. You will provide high quality, insights driven, financial information to support and influence the Department’s strategic decision making.

You will need the flexibility to adapt and develop as the environment evolves around this role.  You will work closely with executive leadership to manage the development, delivery and monitoring of long-term financial strategy to support our strategic goals, so you need to demonstrate a high level of communication skills.

Specialist skills and experience

  • Demonstrated success in strategic finance leadership in a large State sector organisation
  • A professional accounting qualification – Chartered Accountant or similar with seven years or more post qualified experience
  • Thorough knowledge and application of the Public Finance Act and processes, and Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP)
  • Ability to review and analyse and draw insights from complex accounting information
  • In depth knowledge and experience of financial management systems and processes
  • Able to identify risks & opportunities, and evaluate them to optimise financial decision making
  • Working across the public sector and maintaining current knowledge in good financial leadership practice

This role offers a fantastic challenge in a large public sector organisation where success is rewarded. The role offers a competitive salary and the opportunity to develop your career long term.

Why work for us?

Aside from being the multiple award winner of the most attractive employer in the public sector (and second overall) we all offer:

  • Competitive remuneration
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Respect, recognition and opportunities for personal growth
  • Excellent employee wellbeing initiatives including the employee assistance program and discounted insurance
  • Free accommodation in our backcountry huts and campsites as well as general accommodation discounts
  • Job satisfaction from contributing to crucial and meaningful work

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory, including a valid work visa covering the whole period of employment if applying internationally

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre. Applications must include a cover letter and CV.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday, 24 February 2020.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please contact Jessica Dalbeth on +64 27 6199283.

DOC is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture.