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New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) – Unique Finance Careers

NZDF is a unique employer and no two days are ever the same. The Defence Force exists to secure the well-being of New Zealand and New Zealanders with responses that include providing stability and peace support operations, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief and maritime surveillance. How many employers run their own shipping, airline and land logistics operations? At the Defence Force you will get an opportunity to work across multiple platforms and engage in a variety of interesting activities that support New Zealand. Defence Force staff are provided with career growth opportunities that would be difficult to match - while working to protect and benefit New Zealand in a culture built around commitment, courage, comradeship and integrity.

New NZDF Finance Opportunities

Due to growth and change within the NZDF Finance team, we are currently seeking a number of senior finance professionals to join us. 

We are keen to hear from those who:

  • value the ability to support and engage decision-makers based on strong analytics and financial nous;

  • are adaptable and agile;

  • have a healthy curiosity;

  • are big picture thinkers; and

  • have the ability to stretch and be resilient.

We welcome applications from both the private and public sector and see diversity in background and experience as a positive.

If being part of a finance team that is leading edge and provides strong support to one of the most interesting and varied organisations within New Zealand, then check out the new openings below.  Please do not hesitate to apply or call Peter Campbell on 021 049 3060 for a confidential conversation.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR

  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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