Timaru District is a thriving and innovative community. It is the central hub for the South Island, servicing a large agricultural heartland, with a growing economy that provides the import and export gateway for primary sectors. We boast a Top 10 most loved beach in New Zealand and have access to mountains, rivers and lakes, making Timaru an ideal destination for recreational, sporting and cultural pursuits.
Let’s not forget about that 7 minute commute to work!
The Timaru District Council aims to enable democratic local decision-making and action by, and on behalf of communities, to promote the social, economic, environmental, and cultural well-being of its communities in the present and for the future. With around 400 staff, there are a diverse range of roles from front facing community to support and technical specialists.
On a quest for continuous improvement, Timaru District Council is forging ahead to drive positive changes throughout the organisation to better serve its customers! This group is on the look-out for an experienced, ambitious and driven Finance Business Partner who is equally passionate about making tomorrow better!
Reporting directly to the CFO, you will inspire and encourage the team to be their best and do their best! You will be empowered with the responsibility to assess current processes and procedures and implement improved systems and processes for better efficiency and higher productivity. You will work with the team to devise processes and plans that will reduce cost, increase accuracy and relevance of information provided whilst creating value to its customers in every way possible.
In this role, you will access the effectiveness of the current processes and map a more effective way to achieve service excellence through driving optimal performance in both financial performance and accountability. This role will require you to improve systems and processes continually to suite the evolving customer needs.
On a day to day basis, you will provide Business Units with financial planning and analysis, budgeting, performance monitoring and analysis that contribute to a successful and financially sustainable business partnering services, along with insightful analysis and support.
The Senior Finance Business Partner is a key leadership role that will go beyond the numbers to ensure the team delivers high quality, robust financial advice and insight.
CA/CPA qualified - you are a highly motivated and commercially focused individual who is committed to making a difference and driving improved outcomes for the organisation you work for. You will have a minimum of five years’ experience in financial systems accounting with exposure to systems implementation and business intelligence. You will have demonstrable experience in building and improving the functionality of the ERP as well as creating and streamlining reporting systems and processes.
The role will require you to play an integral part between Finance and IT and manage multiple projects and stakeholders across the wider organisation. You possess exceptional communication, and influencing skills with a proven track record of driving a positive change throughout a business. A numbers person at heart, you have tremendous enthusiasm for continuous improvement. Your high level of intellect and drive coupled with your appetite for challenge will ensure your success in this fantastic role.
This is an excellent opportunity to make your mark and leave a legacy. As an employer, we are focused on unlocking the natural expertise of all of their employees and supporting them on their journey. This role will give you the chance to partner with senior executives on strategic deep dives and develop financial models and insights to inspire strategic resource allocation and business improvements. You will enjoy a work environment where your contribution will be valued and rewarded. Above all, there is excellent work-life balance, beautiful beaches, laid back lifestyle, lower cost of living and no traffic!
You can view a copy of the position description here. For further information please contact Imrana Dean at Morgan Knight on 027 786 2000. Applications close at 5:00pm on Wednesday 9 February 2022. You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.
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