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Business Accounting Manager – Department of Conservation – Wellington

  • Full Time
  • Wellington
  • Applications have closed.

Website Department of Conservation

Exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to take up a senior position and play a key role in the Finance Leadership team of Te Papa Atawhai.

He angitūtanga: About the Role

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Business Accounting Manager will be based out of Wellington and will manage, lead and mentor a team of Business Accountants dispersed throughout the country, who provide robust and efficient financial reporting, and business analysis and advice to the operational teams.   This is a hands-on position where your key role is to ensure financial information is accurate, presented in a timely manner and that strong controls are maintained to ensure financial integrity.

As the Business Accounting Manager, you will support Te Papa Atawhai’s Operations Leadership team with financial reporting and business analysis and be the key link to the work that is being undertaken by your team across the regions.  With your technical competence and confidence, you can provide advice and assistance to your team on all aspects of financial management and accounting practices.  Te Papa Atawhai offers a variety of work not often found in other public service organisations, with commercial third party revenue, a large capital investment programme, and a continuous variety of new projects and initiatives undertaken.

During the next 12 months the FMIS is undergoing a major upgrade which will significantly improve businesses processes, financial information and the way the Business Accounting team operates.  This will provide the Business Accounting Manager a unique opportunity to be involved in the project and to lead change management across the team.

He kōrero mōu: What we are looking for

You will bring strong capability in leading, motivating, and coaching team members to achieve their full potential, coupled with good interpersonal skills and confidence in building and continuously fostering relationships, both internally and externally.  You can confidently prioritise, plan, organise and allocate resources across work streams and communicate this to your team.  Experience managing a dispersed team would be of an advantage.

You will have strong analytical and effective problem-solving skills, coupled with your proven ability to recognise areas for improvement.

To be successful in this position you will also have the following skills and experience:

  • A professional accounting qualification – Chartered Accountant or similar with three years or more post qualified experience.
  • Experience in public sector financial management would be an advantage
  • Able to competently use the SAP financial management information system (or similar ERP system)
  • Competent with the Microsoft Office suite of applications, including Microsoft Excel to an advanced level
  • Has knowledge and experience of financial management systems and processes including:
    • a thorough knowledge and application of Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (GAAP)
    • management reporting & budgeting
    • identification of business risks, issues, and opportunities
    • asset management theory and practice
    • the government financial management framework and applicable legislation

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What’s in it for you:

We offer a fantastic supportive and collaborative working environment. You would be joining a passionate workforce in a role that contributes to supporting the mahi of our Operations teams. This is a key leadership role where you will be working closely with senior leaders within the Finance Team and across Te Papa Atawhai.

We make flexibility work and offer a range of options depending on the needs of the role and its work context. Te Papa Atawhai is committed to building a workplace where our differences are recognised, respected, and embraced. Our organisation’s success is dependent on our people feeling valued for their differences, empowered to contribute, and respected for what they bring to their role.

Eligibility to work in New Zealand is mandatory – this includes holding a valid work visa that covers the whole period of employment.

For any enquiry, please contact Debbie Fahey on 027 286 2746 or email quoting vacancy 100/6100.

Please apply online via the DOC Careers Centre with a CV and cover letter. Closing at 5 pm Sunday, 19 September 2021.

Te Papa Atawhai is committed to a diverse workforce that represents the communities we serve, and to creating an inclusive workplace culture. We offer a range of flexible working options depending on the needs of the role and its work context.