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Senior Costing Analyst

Employer
New Zealand Government
Location
Wairarapa Wairarapa North Island, New Zealand
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 18, 2024

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Job Role
Other
Sector
Finance
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Mō te tūnga | About the role
You will support the New Zealand Defence Force's (NZDF) financial planning process as part of the NZDF Finance Team. 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. Your key tasks include overall responsibility for continuous development and evolutions of an Organisational Integrated Resource Plan, and the Defence Investment Plan.
A typical day may include:

* Developing, testing, documenting, and maintaining costing/financial models that range from unique strategic investment decisions to regularly used models.
* Developing scenarios, options, and solutions to inform fiscal business decision-making taking into account practicality and affordability.
* Analysis and evaluations of strategic partnership contracts.
* Long-term actuarial valuation data analysis, and stakeholder support and management.
* Contributing to the annual external budget process, baseline updates, and internal budget processes.
* Supporting the wider Finance team by providing additional capacity to review activity/service/output costing elements in investment/business cases, tenders and proposals.

The results of your work inform operational decision-making, as well as provide insight into product, process, output, and function costs for performance management.
This role is based in Wellington CBD. Once you have undergone training and are up to speed, flexible working options are negotiable. You will be required to work primarily from the office.
Ngā pūkenga me ngā wheako | Skills and Experience
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 financial data and costing models to be able to engage at any level of the organisation and ensure understanding.
Ideally, you will have:

* Excellent and effective interpersonal skills, with demonstrated ability to work in a team, and autonomously.
* A deep understanding and practical experience in life-cycle costing, financial modelling, and valuation techniques (economic, actuarial, and/or statistical).
* In-depth experience with building templates, and financial forecasting models for different organisational scenarios and applying best practice techniques including quality assurance processes and costing summaries.
* High level of computer literacy and with advanced expertise in Microsoft Excel including experience working with large data sets, Power Query, Power Pivot, and Power BI applications.

Nōu te rourou | What's in it for you
Your skills and dedication deserve recognition, and NZDF delivers with competitive pay matched to your experience. But that's just the beginning - safeguard your loved ones with a fully funded life cover of up to $300,000 and critical illness protection. Other benefits include discounted additional insurances, free will services and savings schemes for the Defence community. Get expert financial guidance and mortgage broker services. Find all our benefits and more on the Force 4 Families website.
NZDF champions diversity and inclusivity, valuing every member and fuelling their success. We embrace uniqueness, understanding that diverse teams drive creativity, innovation, and excellence. With an open door to all - irrespective of gender, ethnicity, ability, age, or family dynamics - NZDF offers a flexible, empowering work environment. We're recognised for our efforts; being Rainbow Tick Certified, holding a Gender Tick Advanced Accreditation. Join us in shaping a brighter future, where everyone thrives.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply
Applications close on Wednesday 17 April 2024.
Use the links on this page where you'll be directed to the Defence Careers website.
Please Note:

* All applications must be made online, via the Defence Careers website. Each listing contains the Position Description and a Contact Us option for any queries or technical issues.
* Your cover letter will be a key part of our selection process, so please highlight how your experience relates to the key activities outlined in the Advert and Position Description.
* Applicants will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug-screening test prior to any offer of employment being made.

NZDF Employees/Members - please apply internally via the HR Toolkit; this will ensure that you are visible as an internal candidate.
NZDF Contractors - please apply via the Defence Careers website.
NZDF Reserves - please apply via the Defence Careers website if you cannot access the HR Toolkit.
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 continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
* is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

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

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