Finance Manager

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga is an autonomous Crown entity with a long-term objective to deliver a step-change in New Zealand’s planning and delivery of infrastructure, its systems, and settings. We are responsible to the Minister for Infrastructure and monitored by the Treasury.

In te reo Māori, ‘waihanga’ means a cornerstone, or to make, create, develop, build, construct, or generate. The name Te Waihanga describes our commitment to shaping New Zealand’s future through infrastructure planning and investment.

We are passionate about transforming infrastructure for all New Zealanders and have four main functions that guide our work:

  1. To coordinate, develop and promote an approach to infrastructure that improves the wellbeing of New Zealanders.
  2. To improve the certainty of future New Zealand infrastructure projects.
  3. To lift New Zealand’s infrastructure procurement capability.
  4. To provide high-quality advice in relation to infrastructure.

What you’ll do

Te Waihanga is tasked with improving the lives of New Zealanders through better infrastructure, and we all play a role in this mission.

Our newly-created role of Finance Manager will deliver end-to-end finance and procurement excellence for our teams. You’ll achieve great outcomes for Te Waihanga by providing high-quality support and carrying out appropriate financial and procurement processes, including utilising of All-of-Government panels. You’ll lead a small team that includes the IT and Property Advisory and Finance Advisor by providing them direction and managerial support.

Key areas of focus for our Finance Manager will be:

  • Financial management and providing high-quality, accurate, and timely financial advice.
  • Providing financial reporting that adds value and supports Te Waihanga to make robust, data-driven decisions. 
  • Ensuring the integrity, quality, and security of financial information by maintaining financial controls and ownership of financial systems.
  • Delivering end-to-end procurement.
  • Building and maintaining a centralised procurement function for Te Waihanga.
  • Developing, maintaining, and updating procurement policies, processes and practices. 

Our Finance Manager is a member of the Operations Team within Te Waihanga, reporting to the General Manager Operations. You’ll partner with team members across Te Waihanga to deliver end-to-end, finance and procurement activities. You will build strong relationships with internal stakeholders and external suppliers and develop an excellent understanding of Te Waihanga and our needs. 

Things you'll be proud of

This is a varied role in a growing organisation with a big future. To be a great fit, you’ll be a solution-oriented, self-motivated team player who is proud of:

Your qualifications and experience, including:

  • Chartered Accountancy qualification, including membership of CAANZ or equivalent.
  • Experienced in delivering end to end procurement, including contract and vendor/supplier management.  
  • Experienced in working with All-of-Government panels and delivering projects in the public sector under the Government Procurement Rules.
  • 3-5 years PQE (e.g. MCIPS, tertiary qualification - Business, Law, Accounting, Commerce).  

Your broad range of skills, including:

  • Extensive knowledge of financial accounting and management acts, regulations and practices.
  • Excellent drafting skills, and ability to translate complex business requirements into procurement documents and processes. 
  • Excellent contract management, project management, and reporting skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building, and communication skills.
  • Ability to facilitate complex tasks in a multi-disciplinary environment. 
  • Highly organised and detail-oriented with the ability to manage and prioritise tasks.
  • The ability to engage and contribute to continuous improvement and workflow efficiency. 
  • An understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the Crown’s responsibility to act as a good partner and a willingness to engage with Te Ao Māori perspectives and frameworks, especially through the lens of infrastructure.      

If you are interested in being part of the critically important work Te Waihanga deliver for Aotearoa, please read through the attached position description and get in touch.

To apply for this role, please follow the link in the advertisement or email Applications close on Friday 01 October 2021.

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