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Kaihautū Te Tahua - Director Finance/Chief Financial Officer

Te Puni Kōkiri
Kaikoura Wellington, Wellington Canterbury, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 15, 2021

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Te Puni Kōkiri is the government's principal policy advisor on Māori wellbeing and development. By drawing strength from our past to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where whānau can all stand, thrive and belong we work within government and communities to achieve our vision of Thriving Whānau.

You will report directly to the Deputy Secretary and take ownership to ensure that the Ministry has a robust, highly effective, responsive, and future looking Finance Directorate.

The Finance Directorate has five key functions and provides Te Puni Kōriki with:
  • timely and accurate financial information to meet the external financial reporting requirements
  • leadership in the area of financial management, so as to contribute to on-going improvements in organisational performance
  • specialist financial knowledge and expertise is shared with business groups to ensure financial strategies and policies are successfully implemented across the Ministry
  • an efficient financial management administration service, including an accounts payable service, purchasing, maintenance and other administrative services
  • an oversight of procurement and contracting processes including running tenders, negotiation of terms and contract preparation and assisting the Ministry to meet its state sector obligations.

In this newly created role you will lead and inspire the people in your directorate, with a focus on performance and engagement. You have two Managers as direct reports and there are currently two teams - Commercial & Procurement and Finance, with four and eight staff, respectively reporting to the managers. .

This is an opportunity to come on board as we realign our work and to be part of strengthening our approach in this important area.

Ko wai koe | About you

To achieve great outcomes in this role, you bring:
  • demonstrated leadership of Finance, Commercial and Procurement functions across the public service
  • proven experience as a member of a senior leadership team
  • a reputation for thinking strategically, and the ability to influence and engage others
  • demonstrated ability to make 'it' happen by managing work priorities and achieving outcomes through others

A relevant Commerce or Finance tertiary qualification is required., along with membership with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), or equivalent body

Our commitment to 'Whānau Taurikura' - 'Thriving Whānau' enables whānau, hapū and iwi to succeed and underpins everything that we do.

Our people are at the heart of achieving this vision and it is our people who contribute to supporting Māori collective success by creating and maintaining relationships with iwi, hapū and whānau Māori, and Government at both a local and national level.

We are guided by our values of excellence, valuing people and relationships, working collectively and being creative and innovative. We invest in our people, and you will be encouraged to develop and contribute to your fullest potential. We believe strongly in work/life balance and understand that your whānau is important. We are also committed to your wellbeing, and ongoing learning and development.

We are actively reviewing talent and an appointment will be made once a suitable candidate is identified. We encourage you to make your application today.

Applications close Thursday 9 December 2021 at 11:55PM

Reference # 5556

Posted on 02 Dec 2021

Closes on 09 Dec 2021 23:55

Location(s) Wellington

Expertise Contracts, Finance, Government, Manager, Procurement
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