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Strategic Financial Planner

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Rotorua Rotorua Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 24, 2024

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About Te Kaunihera o nga roto o Rotorua | Rotorua Lakes Council

Your adventure begins here in Rotorua

Imagine waking up to the serene beauty that is Rotorua - with lakes at your doorstep and embracing the thrill of mountain biking in the metropolis of trails. Join Te Kaunihera o nga roto o Rotorau | Rotorua Lakes Council and be part of a team that brings exceptional projects to life, such as the iconic Sir Howard Morrison Centre, the current revitalisation of the Rotorua Aquatic Centre, and the stunning Rotorua Lakefront Redevelopment. As a council deeply rooted in biculturalism and a strong connection with Te Arawa, our local iwi, this is your opportunity to work at the forefront of culture, people, and connections.

About this role
  • Primarily responsible for the development of the Council's annual financial plan and long term financial plan, including undertaking strategic projects and policy development that support these.
  • Provide strategic financial planning and sound financial management advice to the Financial Controller CFO to ensure that Rotorua Lakes Council's overall objectives are met while a sound financial position is maintained.
  • Ensure a high standard of corporate budgeting, financing, accounting and reporting which enables Council to set realistic funding for its activities.

Skills and experience

  • CA (or equivalent) qualified with 3+ years' experience in Treasury, Strategic Financial Management and budgeting and reporting.
  • Proven skills in financial risk management, budgeting and reporting.
  • Track record in effective internal and external relationship management.
  • In depth knowledge of the Local Government Act 2002 and Local Government Rating Act 2002 or proven ability to operate effectively in a similarly regulated environment.
  • High level of analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities as well as an ability to provide commercial insight and interact with all levels of the organisation.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and deliver high quality information both orally and in writing within required timeframes.
  • Good understanding of compliance with Treasury Management Policies, and proven experience in managing bank and investment relationships and the mitigation of interest rate risk, funding risk and liquidity risk.
  • Proactive engagement and acceptance of accountability.
  • Demonstrated innovative thinking and planning abilities, balanced with pragmatism and an ability to respond to ambiguity
  • An ability to actively facilitate cross organisational and cross functional services and collaboration in a matrix structure
  • A strong process driven approach and ability to continuously identify opportunities for the Finance team to add value to Council.
  • Ability to facilitate group discussions to identify underlying issues, generate solutions and gain buy-in.

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