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Manager Strategic Finance

NZ Ministry of Education
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Manager Strategic Finance

Permanent fulltime

Based in Wellington


  • Lead the development and implementation of the Ministry's financial strategy
  • Implement an investment management framework


The Ministry of Education shapes an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes to all children, young people and students.


The Manager Strategic Finance is a key role within the Finance function and the desired candidate will articulate the Ministry's longer term financial position, strengthen our capital planning and improve the quality of our investments.


We are looking for someone who can strengthen our ability to provide effective financial management and support the Ministry's purpose to lift aspiration and raise educational achievement for all New Zealanders.


As Manager Strategic Finance, you will:


  • support the CFO in leading change
  • take a particular focus on long-term management and understanding of the Ministry's financial costs and funding pressures
  • lead the development and implementation of the Ministry's financial strategy
  • work with the Leadership Team, Treasury and other stakeholders so they understand the longer term financial journey 
  • develop a comprehensive end-to-end investment management framework.


We are seeking an outstanding finance professional who understands Government decision making and operating procedures and:


  • is a tertiary qualified accountant and holds qualified Chartered Accountant status within CAANZ or equivalent
  • has experience leading large transformational projects within a Ministry finance setting
  • can effectively influence and provide specialist advice to senior managers
  • demonstrates an ability to innovate using best practice financial reporting, modelling and strategic management for business advantage.


The Ministry offers opportunities for professional development and training and a friendly, collaborative working environment. The Ministry is supportive of flexible working.

For further information please contact Mark Flintoff, Acting Chief Financial Officer on 04 439 5491.


Applications close Wednesday 25th April 2018

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