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Strategic Finance Lead

Last update 2024-03-04
Expires 2024-03-04
ID #2028794349
143,639 NZ$
Strategic Finance Lead
New Zealand, Wellington, Wellington,
Modified February 13, 2024


A career with MBIE will offer you interesting, varied and meaningful work that makes a real difference to the lives of New Zealanders.

Discover a career with purpose at MBIE * Key, senior advisor position within a growing work-programme within Corporate Services, Finance & Enablement (CSFE) * Leadership and strategy orientated role * Champion transformation and continuous improvement in the Finance Business Partnering (FBP) space * Parental leave cover – six month fixed term or secondment opportunity * $118,390 - $143,639 + Kiwisaver Tenei turanga - About the Role: The Strategic Finance Lead is a key leadership position within the Service Excellence team, reporting to the Head of Service Excellence and with dotted-line leadership of two Senior Management Accountant positions.

The Strategic Finance Lead is a technical expert and leads and promotes the Management Accounting (MA) team within the Corporate Services branch.

The role provides information, metrics and insight, together with education and understanding, to facilitate improved processes within the CSFE group.

The role is a key relationship and coordination point between the FBPs, the Finance, Performance & Assurance branch and the business.

The role holds key relationships with FBPs, branch Senior Leadership Teams, the CSFE group, staff in other government agencies, external Auditors, and other external stakeholders Working alongside the Head of Service Excellence, the role will develop the strategic positioning of the Management Accounting function and lead continuous improvement initiatives to support more effective and efficient delivery of key finance processes.

This position has a key role in supporting the wider CSFE group's achievement of its strategic priorities.

We'd love to hear from self-starters who want to be the best and deliver the best outcomes for New Zealand.

In return we: * promote a culture where staff are empowered to bring fresh perspectives to issues, to think outside the box and contribute to continuous improvement, * Offer significant opportunities for developing experience across a broad variety of areas, * encourage excellence and proactively support development through on the job learning, training courses, and secondments to other teams, * encourages a collaborative, positive, customer focussed, innovative and best in class attitude, and * operate in a 'Flexible Working' environment.

Nga pukenga me nga wheako e hiahiatia ana - Skills and Experience Required To be successful in this position you will be: * A proven track record of experience and achievement as a strategic leader.

* A proven track record in using system thinking, design thinking or other similar method in delivering services.

* A proven track record in leading large work programmes, taking into account both strategic and operational needs.

* A strategic outlook with the intellectual capability to analyse large, complex financial concepts and processes and readily grasp and synthesise the ideas, analysis and advice produced by others.

* Sound judgement, integrity and discretion, particularly around strategic risk management.

* Excellent communication and coaching skills to embed a culture of excellence in the team.

* Credible, respected relationships with diverse stakeholders, including senior managers, team members, staff in partner agencies and key external stakeholders and opinion leaders.

* Self-motivation and persistence in challenging frameworks and pushing hard issues, but with good judgement in identifying when to pull back on issues.

* Strategic, enthusiastic, opportunistic, collaborative and diplomatic.

* Working knowledge of public sector processes is desirable.

In addition, to be considered you will have the right to live and work in New Zealand.

Etahi korero mo MBIE - About MBIE: MBIE's goal is to create a resilient and high-performing economy that delivers real and ongoing quality of life for all New Zealanders.

We do this by working with others to create an environment that supports businesses to be more productive and internationally competitive, enables all New Zealanders to participate in the economy through improved job opportunities and by working to ensure quality housing is more affordable.

People are at the heart of our mahi, our way of working is guided by our values which shape our behaviours.

* Mahi Tahi – Better Together * Maia – Bold and brave * Pae Kahurangi – Build our Future * Pono Me Te Tika – Own It Our aspirations are echoed in our Maori identity – Hikina Whakatutuki – which broadly means 'lifting to make successful'.

MBIE recognises the partnership founded under Te Tiriti o Waitangi between Maori and the Crown and is committed to giving effect to Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

We will do this through enduring, meaningful and effective partnerships with iwi, Maori, other Maori groups/organisations and the Crown, as this is critical to enable economic and social development, both for Maori and for wider Aotearoa New Zealand.

We are committed to continuing to partner with iwi in order to find new sustainable solutions to address long standing systemic and cross-cutting issues facing Maori and wider Aotearoa New Zealand and we are also committed to identifying opportunities for iwi to lead and creating an enabling environment for iwi to leverage these opportunities.

Me pehea te tono - How to Apply: Click here to view a position description.

All applications must be submitted via our online process and include a Cover Letter and CV outlining your interest and suitability for the role.

Email Jess Dalbeth at ****** quoting ref MBIE/14567 if you have any further questions.

Applications close on Tuesday 13 February 2024 (midnight)

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Per annum
Occupation: Strategic finance lead

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