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Principal Advisor, Finance

New Zealand Government
Wellington Wellington Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Mar 28, 2024

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Full Time
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Māori Development is the Government's principal policy advisor on Māori wellbeing and development. Our commitment to enable whānau, hapū and iwi to succeed underpins everything that we do. We believe it is our people who embody our organisation's potential, it is our people who influence the policy that enables Māori participation and success as Māori, and it is our people who will create our best future.
Te Whiwhinga Mahi | The opportunity
We're currently looking for a talented and dedicated Principal Advisor to join our Finance team in the Wellington National Office. You will contribute to the success of our team through a combination of vision, thought leadership, relationship management and organisational agility.
Our Finance team works to support Te Puni Kōkiri by:

Maintaining the confidence of our senior management team and external stakeholders (Ministers, Treasury, Audit) through sound financial management and reporting
Leading Te Puni Kōkiri's Budget process
Maintaining financial guidelines and policies to provide a safe environment for our kaimahi to operate within
Understanding and delivering on the needs of our stakeholders and building a culture of continuous improvement

Ko wai koe | About you
To be successful in this role you will need:

Strong analytical, strategic and planning skills
An ability to build and maintain positive stakeholder relationships and effective networks across and within organisations
Experience in analysing technical issues and making business decisions with financial impact
To demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills
Experience in financial management reporting
Strong working knowledge of government financial management legislation, policies and practices
Experience in a similar role and environment would be advantageous

What will you get in return?
A diverse and rewarding working environment full of passionate people focussed on discovering solutions that will assist in serving our communities. We are guided by our values of excellence, valuing people and relationships, working collectively and being creative and innovative. We invest in our people - you'll be encouraged to develop and contribute to your fullest potential. We believe strongly in work/life balance and understand that your whānau is just as important as you. And we're committed to your wellbeing, and learning and development.
Applications close Monday 4th February 2024

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