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School Finance Adviser - Otago/Southland

Employer:
NZ Ministry of Education
Job Category:
Accounting & finance
City/Town:
Region:
Otago/Southland
Job Type:
Ongoing - Full Time
Posted Date:
14-Feb-2020
Closing Date:
29-Feb-2020
File Attachment:
SFA JD.pdf (PDF, 296KB)


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Job Description

School Finance Adviser

 

The role will be based in:

Otago / Southland

 

 About us

At the Ministry of Education, our people shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes. Our sights are set on ensuring our education system serves every individual child and young person fairly, and creates the best foundation for equal opportunity. Our organisation is full of hugely talented people, from a wide range of backgrounds. They work collaboratively, setting goals and reaching them, to shape a world-leading education system. Our people are broadening their own horizons and, ensuring our education system is equipped to broaden the horizons of our children and young people, thus ensuring the best possible future for New Zealand.

 

We get the job done - Ka oti i a mātou ngā mahi

We are respectful, we listen, we learn - He rōpū manaaki, he rōpū whakarongo, he rōpū ako mātou

We back ourselves and others to win - Ka manawanui ki a mātou, me ētahi ake kia wikitoria

We work together for maximum impact - Ka mahi ngātahi mō te tukinga nui tonu

Great results are our bottom line - Ko ngā huanga tino pai ā mātou whāinga mutunga

 

About our team

The Resourcing Group develops and implements resourcing policies and calculates staffing and operational funding entitlements for schools.  Schools and the Early Childhood sector are monitored and supported through the audit and school financial advisory function within the Group. The Resourcing Group also provides a centralised customer contact and enquiry service for the Sector and other areas of the Ministry.

 

About the role

We are seeking a School Finance Adviser to provide strategic and operational advice to schools and kura so that they can achieve high quality financial management that contributes to excellent student achievement and good governance and management. They will monitor schools' financial performance and provide proactive guidance and support to schools through managing relationships that strengthen schools' regulatory compliance.

 

About you

You will have had previous experience in:

  • Providing technical accounting and financial reporting advice succinctly and in a manner that is understood
  • Assessing business processes and systems of internal control
  • Identify risks and issues and problem solving to mitigate risks
  • Discussing complex and difficult issues and working collaboratively in achieving the desired outcomes
  • Utilising your excellent communication skills to solve problems, present outcomes and make recommendations.

 

As the successful candidate, you should ideally demonstrate:

  • A formal tertiary qualification and be a member of the Chartered Accountants NZ or equivalent organisation.
  • An innovative and strategic thinker with initiative, who is willing to take a “hands on” approach as required;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
  • High quality planning and organisational skills, attention to detail and the delivery of quality support and advice;
  • Sound knowledge of current Accounting Standards
  • Experience across the education sector and specific knowledge in providing financial information/guidance for schools is desirable, but not required
  • 4+ years' experience working in a business advisory function

 

Are you ready to make a difference?

There is more information in the position description attached, please review and if this opportunity interests you and you meet the requirements, please apply now using the apply online button.

 

For further information please contact Chad Britton, Acting Manager School Financial Advice at chad.britton@education.govt.nz.

 

Applications close Midnight - 29 February 2020.

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