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Financial Advisor

NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Accounting & finance
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
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Job Description

What you will do
Our Financial Advisors provide a high level of financial and business advice to internal NZDF customers both military and civilian. Financial Advisors are responsible for supporting their customers with financial planning; budgeting and forecasting; monitoring and reporting; and providing financial management advice on policies and procedures.
Financial Advisors work with a high degree of autonomy, and represent the Finance function with maturity and credibility.  Therefore, we are seeking someone who is both technically sound and has the ability to interact effectively across a range of key stakeholders.
What we need

To be successful in this role, the key skills and attributes that we are looking for are:

  • Excellent and effective interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to engage with a wide range of stakeholders;
  • An understanding and knowledge of management accounting and financial management principles and practices;
  • A graduate tertiary qualification in Accounting and either qualified or working towards a Chartered Accountancy qualification;
  • Practical experience of 3-5 years in a finance or accounting role in a professional services organisation
  • Experience with ERP packages such as SAP or Oracle, and experience with a reporting or budgeting tool such as TM1 is desirable.

 Who we are
Financial Advisory are part of the Service Delivery team within NZDF Finance. The Finance Service Delivery team provide financial advice and business decision support to key internal customers with financial governance responsibilities.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand.  As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. 
Why Us
This is your opportunity to bring your passion, knowledge and experience to NZDF's Finance Team.  In return for your knowledge, experience and drive, we can reward you with challenging opportunities working in a supportive, motivated and forward-thinking team based in central Wellington. This position offers career opportunities and variety.
Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 
How to Apply
To view the Position Description and to apply online please visit our Defence Careers website, or use the links on this page. For further information, contact Felicity Glensor on 021 918735.
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.

Applications close on Sunday 22 September 2019.

Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:

Higher level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen who has resided continuously in this country for the last 10 years, OR
  • is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last 10 years: either Australia, Canada, NZ, UK or the USA; and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZSIS towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at a higher level.

If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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