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Associate Finance (Dunedin)

University of Otago
Dunedin Dunedin, Otago Otago, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 26, 2024

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Full Time


The University of Otago is New Zealand's oldest University and has a strong teaching and research tradition and well-established national and international linkages. It is also one of New Zealand's largest universities, with over 20,000 students, assets in excess of $2.0 billion and 4,000 full time equivalent staff based in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Invercargill.

Ranked within the top 1% of universities in the world, the University of Otago recognises that our staff are the key to our success.

The role/Te mahi

As a Finance Associate, you will provide expert financial advice, analysis and day-to-day support to executives and managers that strengthen the business unit's finances and support effective decision making.

This role is part of the central Finance Advisory team of 50 staff and reports to the Finance Manager.

This is an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate to join the University of Otago and advance their finance career.

Your skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

We are looking for an individual with experience in:
  • Providing financial advisory services, including month end accounting; financial reporting, analysis and commentary; financial forecasting and budgeting; financial modelling and analysis.
  • Stakeholder engagement.
  • Giving financial advice and guidance to non-finance senior managers.

Recognised qualification(s) appropriate to the role and considerable relevant finance experience are essential for the role.

A tertiary level qualification in an accounting/finance discipline is preferred.

Further details/Pūroko

This is a full-time (37.5 hours) permanent position, located in Dunedin.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this position.

For Information on our awesome Employee Benefits, please click here.

The appointment range for this position is $70,602 to $76,668, top of range $82,849 per annum.

For further information, or to discuss the role in confidence - please contact Gwen Slote, Acting Head of Finance Advisory via the contact details below.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button. Applications quoting reference number 2400383 will close on Sunday, 10 March 2024.

Applications will be considered as they are received. The University reserves the right to close this vacancy at any time.

Additional Information

Contact: Gwen Slote Tel: 64 3 244 8483

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Further Information: Department Website

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