Financial Controller at New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Wellington - Wairarapa
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
This job is based in Wellington.
Who we are
Every day New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) connects New Zealand export businesses with opportunities to grow and go global. Their success is our success. We also connect investors with New Zealand investment opportunities across companies, sectors and regions. If you are innovative with a can-do attitude, adventurous, and open to being challenged, then this might be the opportunity for you! Our people are based in 50 offices, working across 24 time zones and 40 languages to support New Zealand businesses in over 100 countries.
Our Finance team has an ambition to create a stronger, more agile and more connected finance function for NZTE. We will do this by shifting from back office to front office and truly earn the 'title' of partner to our organisation, which will be a great step forward. As NZTE continues to flex its resources to support its strategy, there are amazing opportunities and challenges for the Finance team. We want to provide an awesome customer experience using automation and digitalisation to sync in with our internal partners to produce joined up delivery rather than manual and transactional individual processes.
What you'll be doing
This role is all about leading authentically and taking ownership of NZTE's finance technology roadmap. Working closely with the CFO, you will work to transform current systems with a future-of-work lens and be a natural at translating technology strategy into organisational practices and outcomes. You will also be the expert on all things relating to tax compliance, statutory reporting, and government cycles. Action oriented, you will work with our amazing Digital team and lead the charge on automation opportunities and maximising financial system efficiency to optimise user experience. An engaging and focused leader, you will inspire and challenge your team to build their skill sets, further develop commercial acumen and deliver fantastic results through world-class mentorship and coaching.
What you'll need to be successful
You will possess strong experience in senior financial control positions within large complex organisations, preferably in both public and private sector. An engaging communicator, you will adeptly develop strong relationships with internal and external stakeholder across NZTE, leaders of industry and government departments. This strong interpersonal aptitude and your continuous improvement mindset will allow you to focus on what's important, eliminate roadblocks and capitalise on opportunities to simplify systems/process and collaborate on best practice. Knowledge of complex accountancy practices including systems, methodologies, technology and foreign exchange management, as well as experience in implementing new finance systems, process improvement and financial controls are must-haves in this role. We are looking for someone who is ambitious for NZTE and their team, inspiring people and actively supporting them to drive for results and lasting improvements.
Why you'll love working here
NZTE is a truly global organisation where we work across different time zones and offer flexibility because of this. We know that life isn't all about work so we will give you the right technology to allow you to work anywhere and balance your time. Work life balance is important to us - our position is if it's good for you, it's good for the team and it's good for NZTE - we see it as a benefit. On top of this, we also offer five weeks annual leave so you can have that extra time in the year to enjoy what you love doing!
Have a read of the position description on our careers page and if you are interested, apply before 9am on Friday, 30 October 2020.
Please note: you must have the legal right to work in New Zealand to apply for this role.
We believe New Zealand is good for the world. New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) is an equal opportunity employer. At NZTE it is all about our people and we seek diversity of thought; we welcome and encourage you to apply regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, neurodiversity or disability.
If we need to make specific accommodations in any part of the interview process please note this in your application or discuss with the Talent Acquisition Specialist.
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Employer:||New Zealand Trade and Enterprise|
|Location:||Wellington - Wairarapa|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
|Category:||Accounting & finance|
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