Finance Manager / Financial Controller

Last update 2024-02-23
Expires 2024-03-23
ID #2028794663
Finance Manager / Financial Controller
New Zealand, Auckland, Auckland,
Modified February 13, 2024


Join the Waipa Networks family and become a key player in our close-knit team as we power communities across the Waipa region.

With a legacy spanning over a century in the electricity industry, we are a growing network serving over 40,000 customers in Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Kawhia and beyond. Our fast-growing network presents exciting challenges and opportunities for innovation. Embrace the opportunity to contribute to our community as we transition from a historically rural network to a dynamic mix of rural, urban, and industrial landscapes.

The Role Are you ready to take on a role beyond numbers and spreadsheets? As our Finance Manager/Controller, you will provide financial leadership, lead our finance team, and ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements. The nature and scale of our business mean there is a requirement for agility and flexibility, with all leaders demonstrating the ability and willingness to contribute widely to support the business. Join us in our mission to deliver cost-effective and reliable distribution, shaping a future-ready network for our community.

Reporting to the Head of Finance and Commercial, the primary focus of the role is to lead the finance team in delivering world-class finance and accounting services and support, providing financial advice and insights that assist the business in making high-quality decisions.

Key responsibilities: Provide dynamic leadership and direction to the finance team, creating a culture of collaboration, accountability, and continuous improvement.

Ensure timely production of accurate monthly and annual financial reports, adhering to accounting standards and regulatory requirements.

Lead the annual budget and forecasting process, presenting key financial insights to senior management.

Manage banking and treasury operations within established policies, maintaining strong relationships with transactional and investment managers.

Monitor and manage cash flow to ensure the organisation's financial stability and liquidity.

Manage payroll function, ensuring timely payments and compliance requirements are met.

Lead the annual insurance renewal process to ensure appropriate cover is retained at renewal.

Provide support and backup to the Head of Finance and Commercial when required.

About you The ideal candidate will bring at least five years of experience in a senior finance leadership role and a strong understanding of financial principles, regulations, and reporting standards.

Your proven ability to lead change across a finance function and processes and experience in commercial finance roles will set you apart; working as a business partner, along with financial modelling, analysis, and forecasting, is strongly desired.

Showcase your problem-solving skills and ability to convey complex financial information to non-finance stakeholders.

Your collaborative and relationship-building skills will be key as you work with external and internal stakeholders.

You'll also bring strong communication and interpersonal abilities and a self-motivated and team-oriented approach to contribute actively to our dynamic work environment.

What's in it for you?Join a thriving team in a truly innovative and exciting company.

Be part of a close-knit and welcoming culture as you immerse yourself in challenging work that contributes to our growth.

This role offers a chance to build a lasting legacy and take your career to the next level.

Enjoy a competitive salary and employee benefits, including comprehensive health and life insurance.

Please note that we run a robust recruitment process, including pre-employment vetting.

To apply, you must have the right to work permanently in New Zealand without restrictions and be currently in New Zealand.

Join us at Waipa Networks and be a part of something remarkable.#J-18808-Ljbffr

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Monthly
Occupation: Finance manager / financial controller

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