Financial Controller
Ministry for Primary Industries
Wellington City, NZ
3d ago

Job Description

Role Type : Permanent and full time

Location : Wellington City

Salary Band : $200,000 to $220,000 per annum depending on skills and experience of the successful applicant

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the Role ,

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Financial Controller is responsible for providing leadership and engagement with the business to ensure that MPI optimises its short-term and long-term financial and business performance, whilst ensuring that MPI is a financially well-run business.

Key responsibilities will be :

  • Leading the development, maintenance, and operation of MPI's Internal Control Framework and Fraud Awareness & Prevention
  • Manage the strategy, planning, and implementation of MPI's finance system and process improvements
  • Lead MPI's tax policy and compliance functions
  • Lead MPI's insurance procurement and processes alongside other key stakeholders
  • Lead the development and delivery of MPI's year-end financial statements, manage the audit review process with the Ministry's auditors and lead the development of MPI's annual financial statements
  • Lead and manage the delivery of financial operations and accounting support and provide advice, analysis, reporting, risk management, and effective financial governance for MPI and its business areas
  • Lead the relationship with the Treasury on technical aspects of treasury and cash management
  • Lead the planning, delivery and quality assurance reviews of regular Treasury financial reporting and technical updates
  • Lead training, education and awareness of financial management and compliance with policies with the business.
  • Mōu - About You

    To be successful in the role you will have a previous track record of achieving results, effectively planning, and introducing change in an organisation, building positive stakeholder relationships, and possess the ability to maintain a clear focus on long-term organisational and financial goals.

    You will also be highly analytical, with a strong attention to detail and be able to negotiate skilfully in tough situations.

    You will need the following skills and experience to be successful :

  • Chartered accountant qualification (CAANZ or equivalent) with over 10 years relevant experience
  • Significant experience in leading the delivery of proactive business and financial advice in a public sector and / or commercial environment
  • Proven experience in the interpretation and application of NZ accounting standards and external statutory reporting
  • Experience in financial management systems strategy, support, enhancement, and the delivery of systems and process change
  • Experienced in service design and process optimisation and control
  • Mō te Manatū Ahu Matua - About MPI

    MPI has a strength of common purpose and a passion to sustainably grow and to protect Aotearoa, for the benefit of all New Zealanders.

    It's no mean feat and we have a team of hard working and dedicated people in a variety of roles supporting us to make this happen.

    Our overall ambition is for New Zealand to be the most trusted source of high value natural products in the world.

    Ahurea - Culture

    We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive culture. We are fair in our behaviour and our policies promote equal opportunity for all.

    We provide numerous training programmes and opportunities for people to continuously improve their skill sets and keep up to date with global best practices.

    MPI has a focus on career pathways so this is the first step in your career with us and we will help you grow.

    To find out more about the Ministry and what we do please click here

    Ngā hua o te Mahi i te Manatū Ahu Matua : - Benefits of working at MPI

  • Brand new offices close to Railway Station
  • Up to three additional (MPI holidays) leave days
  • Career development and internal opportunities across the organisation
  • Wellness benefit for employees
  • Parental leave ex-gratia payment
  • Paid eye test and contribution to the costs of corrective lenses / frames
  • Employee Assistance Programme (counselling support)
  • See the benefits of working at MPI

    Wā Mahi Ngāwari - Flexible Working

    If you're interested we are open to discussing flexible working options with you. This can take many forms such as (but not limited to) reduced hours, remote working, flexible start and finish times, compressed hours or term-time work.

    Please feel free to talk to us at the interview about the flexibility you need and we will explore what's possible for the role.

    Ngā Taki Whakahaumaru - Security checks

    Low level Security Clearance

  • most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided continuously in NZ for at least the last five (5) years , OR
  • is a citizen of, and / or has resided continuously in one or more of the following countries for the last five (5) 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.

  • click here to find out more about the national security vetting process and access the eligibility self-check tool.
  • If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.

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