Accounting, Finance & Financial Services

Finance Business Partner

Job Title: Finance Business Partner
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
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Job Published: 7 months ago
  • High profile role with diverse scope within a large organisation

  • Chance to influence strategic decisions at the highest level

  • Collaborative, high performing & innovative team

Join a committed and passionate team that together focus on one common goal to make a positive difference to New Zealand.

What you will do:

You will act as an internal finance consultant and be the primary interface between finance and strategic level stakeholders within 1-2 NZDF business portfolios.  As an ambassador for the finance function, you will be responsible for providing trusted, insightful and comprehensive financial advice and support to Defence Force Leadership.

This includes:

  • Participating in portfolio strategic planning as a trusted advisor to portfolio leadership;

  • Ensuring delivery of timely and accurate information and business support to assist financial and operational decision making and management;

  • Being the greatest advocate as well the harshest critic for your portfolio, supporting as well as challenging senior leadership to ensure the best outcome for NZDF;

  • Leading the delivery of robust and effective financial budgeting and forecasting for the portfolio; 

  • Proactively contributing to business alignment with the NZDF strategy; and

  • Acting as a catalyst in driving initiatives critical to delivering the NZDF Finance and Business strategy.

What we need:

You will be empowered to manage your own portfolio and be responsible for advising financial decision making at a strategic level.  Building and maintaining relationships to ensure that your advice is well received and trusted will be key to your success.

You will also have:

  • 7+ years’ experience working in a finance/accounting role within a large organisation;

  • Excellent leadership and management skills;

  • An ability to influence, challenge and persuade others;

  • Proven quantitative and qualitative analytical and evaluative skills, incorporating problem solving, decision making and creative thinking at a senior level; and

  • Effective communication skills to translate technical financial information into accessible information.

For further information or for a confidential initial chat, please contact Peter Campbell or Michael Chhim on (04) 494 7091 quoting job number 114496

Applications close on Thursday 27 January 2022.

Please note:

  • The NZ Government has announced COVID-19 vaccine mandates covering all employees of the NZDF.  Under the mandate, in order to be eligible to work within the NZDF, all staff are required to have received the first dose of the vaccine by 17 January 2022, and the second dose by 1 March 2022, and proof of your vaccination status will be required.

  • Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug screening test prior to any offer of employment being made.

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