Regional Accountant

NZ Ministry of Education
Northland Northland North Island, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Jun 12, 2021
Jul 01, 2021
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Regional Accountant
Permanent, full-time

About us
At the Ministry of Education, our people shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes. Our sights are set on ensuring our education system serves every individual child and young person fairly, and creates the best foundation for equal opportunity. Our organisation is full of hugely talented people, from a wide range of backgrounds. They work collaboratively, setting goals and reaching them, to shape a world-leading education system. Our people are broadening their own horizons and, ensuring our education system is equipped to broaden the horizons of our children and young people, thus ensuring the best possible future for New Zealand.
About the role
The role is located in Whangarei and is responsible for providing financial advice, information and analysis to help managers across the Northland region to make timely and informed financial decisions, manage financial performance and to be accountable for public funds.
We are seeking an outstanding finance professional who understands Government decision making and operating procedures and who can strengthen our ability to provide effective financial management and support the Ministry's financial strategy. We are looking for people who are focused on process improvement and are keen to move towards providing a service beyond the purely financial.
About you
To be successful in this role you will have a practical and positive attitude, a keen interest in process improvement and the ability to build effective relationships and credibility with customers at all levels across the Ministry, team members and colleagues in Finance.
You will also offer:

* Tertiary Qualification in Finance, Commerce or Business, and holding Chartered Accountant status within CAANZ or equivalent is desired
* A sound understanding of public sector financial management
* Thorough practical understanding and application of management accounting principles and techniques
* Experience undertaking financial modelling and in-depth or complex financial analysis
* Can effectively influence and provide specialist advice to senior managers

If you'd like to bring your skills to a rewarding role within an organisation that's continuously reaching goals and striving for a better future for New Zealand, we'd love to hear from you.
Are you ready to make a difference?
There is more information in the job description attached. Please review and if this opportunity interests you and you meet the requirements, please apply now using the apply-online button.
For further information please contact Philip Berry on 04 463 8482 or
Applications close on Friday 18th June 2021