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Team Leader Finance Service Delivery

NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Accounting & finance
Wellington - Wellington
Wellington - Wairarapa
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Fixed Term Contract
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Job Description

What you will do
Our team provides a critical link across NZDF by providing exceptional customer service, reliable and sound financial management advice and support on a number of financial management practices and procedures.  We want to be recognised as the best in the public sector and continue building the collaborative environment where we are a respected and trusted financial advisor.  To achieve this we want the best talent. 
As the Finance Service Delivery Team Leader for Wellington you will be responsible for managing a team of financial advisors in the Wellington region who provide outstanding financial management support and advice to a number of key stakeholders within NZDF as well as other internal finance teams. 
This position reports directly to the Finance Manager Service Delivery and is responsible for the day to day management of the Wellington Financial Advisory team which includes managing team workflows, mentoring/coaching of team members and ensuring the integrity of financial management and information provided is sound and reliable.  Additionally, there is a need to support the Finance Manager Service Delivery on service delivery expectations which includes helping to rollout change transformation projects.
This represents a unique opportunity to join us, make a positive difference and be provided with a genuine platform from which to contribute in our organisation.
What we need
The key skills and attributes we are looking for are:
•       Experience in leading successful teams through times of change
•       In-depth knowledge of management accounting and financial management principles and practices
•       The ability to effectively manage stakeholder relationships at all levels
•       Excellent presentation and communications skills
•       Proven quantitative and qualitative analytical and evaluative skills
•       Demonstrate experience of a major ERP package and Business Intelligence Systems is required
•       A graduate tertiary qualification in Accounting and Business and qualified to Chartered Accountant level (or international equivalent)
•       Extensive practical experience of 7-10 years in a finance or accounting role within a large organisation.
•       A full driver's licence is required as the team is based across multiple locations.
Who we are

The NZDF's CFO Portfolio mission is to provide outstanding support in the delivery of the portfolio outputs to enhance military capability for 2025 and beyond. We want the best finance talent.  The work we are currently involved in is “plan, advice and support for tomorrow”. We have provided ground-breaking input into the Defence Force's current and future financial cost and decision profile. 
We want to be recognised as the best in the public sector and continue building the collaborative environment where we are a respected and trusted business partner.
The purpose of NZDF Finance is to assist the Government and NZDF utilise resources to deliver an optimised military effect through the provision of strategic financial management services enabling integrated capability decisions. 

Our people share common purpose and a strong personnel commitment to achieving the best outcomes for the NZDF. We value collaboration and cooperation and our unique skills and abilities complement others in our group. We engage with our colleagues and customers and enjoy achieving personally and as a team. Our people behave with integrity and are known for their skills and expertise. We communicate openly to ensure the efficient flow of information and knowledge. We want to be recognised as the best in the public sector and to achieve this we want the best talent. 
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

Great opportunity to join our high performing and innovative team for 12 months to lead the Wellington Financial Service Delivery team, working across a diverse and dynamic organisation supporting the NZDF Chief Financial Officer Portfolio (CFO).
By joining our team you are making a great career decision.  A recent staff satisfaction survey highlighted why:

  • Be part of an effective team with freedom and flexibility to do my job
  • Able to maintain a balance between my personal and working life
  • Inspired to go the extra mile to help NZDF succeed.

Check out the great benefits for you and your family when you join NZDF! 
How to Apply

This is a 12 month fixed-term opportunity.

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) 918 735.
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 Wednesday 29 May 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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