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Strategic Finance and Management Account Lead

New Zealand Government
Wellington Wellington Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 18, 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Strategic Management and Financial Accounting Lead
Strategy, Governance and Engagement Group
Immediate start for a 6 month Fixed Term or Secondment Opportunity
We are currently seeking a highly skilled and motivated individual to join our team. In this critical role, you will play a key part in providing financial leadership in executing strategic and financial objectives for large, complex organisations with large budgets.
As an organisation, The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's (DPMC's) is a mid-sized agency of 10 business units based in Wellington. The role sits within the Organisation Direction and Development team under the Strategy, Governance and Engagement Group (SGE) and is one of the business units that supports DPMC to achieve its strategic direction, accountability requirements, organisational planning and performance, organisation development and culture.
About this role | Mō tēnei tūranga mahi
The Strategic Management and Financial Accounting Lead (SMFA Lead) provides in-house strategic advice and services to DPMC on a range of financial management issues, processes and change activities, to achieve a step-change in fiscal maturity and management. This includes successful delivery of savings initiatives, swift resolution of financial issues relating to transition of functions, assessment and advice on corporate services, costings and methodologies for funding and cost-attribution of services to assist in right-sizing DPMC's operating model and corporate centre. The SMFA Lead works collaboratively with DPMC's ELT, budget holders and CASS to achieve the organisations' objectives.
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What we offer | Ta matou e tuku
We pride ourselves on the quality of our staff and understand the importance of fostering a working environment where excellence is recognised and where staff are encouraged to develop their own talents and potential.
The role comes with a competitive salary in the range of $140,000 - $165,000 p/a (including Kiwi Saver contributions). Office space in the heart of Wellington CDB. All roles are flexible by default and a positive work life balance is encouraged.
About you | Ko wai koe
To be successful in this role we're looking for a capable individual with previous experience in a similar role within the public sector. Essential demonstrated capabilities include:

* Significant experience providing financial leadership in executing strategic and financial objectives for large, complex organisations with large budgets
* Proven success in a senior management role at the executive level, including strategic/people leadership and management
* Significant experience in developing finance functions and driving complex change programmes
* Experience in government accounting
* Significant experience developing financial and performance management frameworks and reporting mechanisms
* Significant experience in leading strategic stakeholder management, and government support functions

Security Requirements | Ngā Whakaritenga Haumarutanga
This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a national security clearance at Confidential level or higher.
Me pehea te tono | How to apply
If you would like to be considered for this role, please apply online. Applications close at 5pm Thursday 18 April 2024

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