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Senior Financial Modeller

NZ Ministry of Education
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Job Description

The Strategic Finance team are responsible for the design and implementation of systems, plans, reports, and information for decision making, for the long-term sustainable financial management of the Ministry in its role within the wider education sector.


The Ministry of Education's Strategic Finance team is looking for high performers to fill two full-time positions based in Wellington.

  1. Principal Advisor, Strategic Finance
  2. Senior Financial Modeller

Senior Financial Modeller

The Senior Financial Modeller designs, develops and maintains important financial models, and provides high quality analytical input to strategic financial planning and investment decisions. 

The role adds value to core financial information by analysing and presenting it in ways that provide insight and a stronger basis for making tactical and strategic decisions relevant to the allocation of resources and sustainable operation of the Ministry.

Qualifications or experience needed

The successful applicant will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in a quantitative discipline
  • Highly developed problem solving, numerical, and analytical skills
  • Very strong excel skills, including macros
  • Strong knowledge, experience and competence with forecasting and modelling
  • Ability to analyse and manipulate large and complex data sets
  • Experience with database products or programmable languages
  • Good written and oral communication skills, including experience in writing analytical reports and presentation of technical information to non-technical people
  • Takes responsibility for delivering high quality work
  • Adaptability and a demonstrated capacity to operate within a rapidly changing environment
  • Proven expertise and ability to see trends and relationships in large and complex data sets and organise and communicate these to provide insights

To learn more about the Principal Advisor Strategic Finance role, please go to 

Please apply online. For more information about the role, please contact

Applications close on Wednesday 24 January 2018


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