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Financial Advisor

Employer:
NZ Defence Force
Job Category:
Accounting & finance
City/Town:
Central Plateau - Waiouru
Region:
Central Plateau
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
07-Nov-2019
Closing Date:
24-Nov-2019
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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.
 
We don't envisage the successful candidate starting in this role until early next year, so start the new year off with a new challenge!
 
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
 
NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.
 
In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with: 

  • Great benefits for you and your family;
  • Full time ongoing work;
  • Fully funded life cover up to $300,000;
  • Access to holiday accommodation across NZ;
  • 5 weeks annual leave per year;
  • Flexible working environment and positive culture;
  • Opportunities for career development;
  • Variety, challenge and a chance to influence.

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 Peter Hogan on (06) 351 9092.
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 24 November 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 in this country continuously for at least the last ten (10) years, OR 
  • Is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one of more of the following countries for the last ten (10) years; either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.

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

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