Senior Management Accountant at NZ Ministry of Education, Wellington
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
- Permanent role | Wellington
- Key role providing financial advice, information and analysis to across the Ministry business groups
Help shape the future of Education
He mea tārai e mātou te mātauranga kia rangatira ai, kia mana taurite ai ōna huanga
We work to shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes
At Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga | Ministry of Education, we work to provide services and support nationally, regionally and locally to the education sector, and in some cases, directly to ākonga and whānau.
We help shape the policies, settings and performance of the education system for early learning, schooling and tertiary. We do this by building relationships and understanding the needs of those who receive our services.
We are making significant changes to how we deliver our mahi by
- Taking practical action to give effect to te Tiriti o Waitangi.
- Giving priority to regional and local voice.
- Delivering greater responsiveness, accessibility and integrated services and support.
- Improving feedback loops and information flows.
Our organisation is made up of talented and committed people across Aotearoa from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures. While we work in different groups and on different things, we all strive every day to make the biggest difference we can for every child, young person and adult student in our education system.
About our group and team
This role is part of the Financial Planning and Performance Team within Te Puna Rangatōpū | Corporate.
The Financial Planning and Performance Team are the “customer” face of finance. We support the various business groups within the Ministry by providing accurate, timely and expert financial advice, information and analysis to help the community make timely and informed financial decisions, manage financial performance and be accountable for public funds..
Mō tēnei tūranga | About this role
The role is responsible for providing financial advice, information and analysis to help managers across our business groups 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.
Please note there is further information in the attached Job Description.
Mōhou ake | About you
We're looking for an experienced senior management accountant with excellent communication (both oral and written) who can provide effective financial support and sound advice; has a good understanding of financial control and can identify process improvement opportunities; isn't afraid to be in the detail but can balance that by not losing sight of the big picture.
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 hold or working towards Chartered Accountant status within CAANZ or equivalent is desired
- A sound understanding of public sector financial management
- Experience undertaking financial modelling and in-depth or complex financial analysis
- Can effectively influence and provide specialist advice to managers
You'll be joining a team with a culture of constructive open-minded debate and working together to make an impact. We offer a flexible working environment amongst a great group of people all wanting to make a difference. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector.
Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi? | Are you ready to make a difference?
We need to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, orientations, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to building racial equity and excellence in the education sector. We want to provide flexible working environments where everyone feels relevant, valued and supported.
If this opportunity interests you, please submit your cover letter and resume by using the ‘apply' button. In your cover letter we'd like to know:
• about you, your values, your whakapapa
• your interest and motivations for this role
• the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation.
For further information please contact Ellen Lord on 04 463 7002 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close on Wednesday, 30 November 2022
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||NZ Ministry of Education|
|Position type:||Permanent full-time|
|Category:||Accounting & finance|
|Attachment:||Senior Management Accountant JD.pdf (PDF, 323KB)
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