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Financial Analyst Service Delivery

Ministry of Social Development
Job Category:
Accounting & finance
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

Financial Analyst – 12 months Fixed Term – Full time – Wellington

  • 1 year fixed term
  • Varied role, working across our busy team
  • Ideally you will have proven project accounting experience and excellent project reporting skills


About MSD

The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is the lead agency for the social sector. We help the Government to set priorities across the sector, co-ordinate the actions of other social sector agencies and track changes in the social wellbeing of New Zealanders.

About the role

We are looking for a Financial Analyst to join our busy team. The role of the Financial Analyst is to act as a financial advisor/project accountant for assigned Project Manager and Programme Managers as well as General Managers, Directors and/or National Managers. The Financial Analyst will also provide project accounting advise, costing as well as management accounting advice and assistance to Project Manager and Programme Managers as well as Budget Managers in the business unit and be an active part of that senior management team.

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience/knowledge essential
  • Member of the institute of chartered accountants preferred,
  • Good understanding of accounting principles and best practice in a large accounting unit (preferably in the service industry)
  • Experience in the provision of management accounting services in a large organisation (preferably in the service industry)
  • Experience in preparation and delivery of integrated reporting of financial and non-financial results
  • Proven Project Accounting Experience and excellent project skills

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Has managed complex Projects
  • Developed complex costing modelling and reporting
  • Developed Budget costing
  • Reviewed Business cases
  • Effective planning and organising abilities
  • Proven experience in collating information and monitoring results effectively
  • Ability to influence others to achieve goals and create solutions
  • Sound judgement and problem solving skills – able to analyse information and provide multiple solutions to negotiate the best outcome
  • High level of communication skills – both written and verbal
  • Business acumen
  • Welcomes and values diversity and contributes to an inclusive working environment where differences are acknowledged and respected
  • Project Accounting Experience

How to apply

Internal MSD Employees – please apply through your myHR portal at work. This will ensure that your myHR employee profile is visible as internal candidate.

External Candidates – (including Ministry for Vulnerable Children Oranga Tamariki employees) must apply directly through our MSD careers page at

Closing date: Wednesday 24th January 2018

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