Accounting, Finance & Financial Services

Senior Financial Advisor

Job Title: Senior Financial Advisor
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Contact Details: Peter Campbell
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Job Published: 3 months ago
  • Experience with a large complex organisation

  • Join one of the most sought after finance teams in Wellington

  • High level of autonomy for those with initiative and good judgment

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:

The Senior Financial Advisor is a key role assisting in the delivery of a high standard of performance reporting across portfolios and to respective NZDF Governance Committees and Boards.

You will be:

  • Delivering quality financial and analytical insights from financial information to inform decision making at a senior level;

  • Presenting data in a usable and actionable information;

  • Driving improvements to processes and systems that support Financial information and enhance the quality of the data;

  • Responding to External Information requests, such as OIA / PQ / Select Committee questions and reporting financial information to the United Nations and other international organisations; and

  • Working collaboratively as part of a high functioning and focussed team.

What we need:

  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of management accounting and financial management principles and practices

  • Experience with a major ERP package and Business Intelligence Systems such as SAP or Oracle

  • Demonstrated research and financial problem-solving and decision making skills with sound quantitative and qualitative analytical 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 Sunday 8 August 2021

For further information or for a confidential initial chat, please contact Peter Campbell or Michael Chhim on (04) 494 7091 quoting job number 111316

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: