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Senior Costing Analyst

Job Title: Senior Costing Analyst
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Wellington
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Job Published: about 1 month ago
  • Financial Modelling expert, ability to develop data sets
  • Analyse financial data and translate it into meaningful information
  • Become an integral part of an engaged and diverse team

Collaborate across the NZDF; utilise your adaptive mind-set to move between detailed data to strategic insight in this dynamic financial planning role.

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.

You would join a committed and passionate team that together focus on one common goal to make a positive difference to New Zealand and New Zealanders.

What you will do:

You will support NZDF’s financial planning process. You will work autonomously, with the ability to seek and obtain information from all levels of the organisation, and be able to translate technical advice from specialists in the acquisition, operation and maintenance of military equipment into financial impact.

A typical day may include:

  • Develop data sets for both financial and non-financial information
  • Developing, testing, documenting and maintaining costing/financial models that range from unique strategic investment decisions to regularly used models
  • Providing expertise in the areas of costing and financial modelling to projects and programmes
  • Ownership, development and maintenance of capability and organisational costing models
  • Developing, documenting and providing training in costing and modelling frameworks/checklists; and
  • The results of this work inform operational decision-making, as well as provide insight into product, process, output, and function costs for performance management

What we need:

This role is project based, so you will need to be able to manage and adapt to changing priorities as well as changing levels of engagement from details at an operational level to big picture in the strategic space. The key to your success is clear and precise communication; you will need to be able to interpret and translate data financial data and costing models to be able to engage at any level of the organisation and ensure understanding.

You will also have:

  • At least 8 years’ of practical experience in a management accounting, cost modelling or other relevant role in a large organisation
  • Excellent research and financial problem-solving and decision-making skills

If you are interested in this opportunity please click the APPLY NOW button. All applications will be acknowledged electronically.

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday the 9th of November.

For further information or for a confidential initial chat, please contact Peter Campbell or Michael Chhim on (04) 494 7091 quoting job number 113248

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 in this country continuously for at least the last ten (10) years, OR
  • Is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one of more of the following countries for the last ten (10) years; either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level

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

Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process:

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