Finance Manager vacancy

South Wairarapa District Council has a team of 45 staff, mainly located in Martinborough. It serves the towns of Featherston, Greytown and Martinborough and surrounding rural communities.

Our long-serving Finance Manager has decided to take up a new challenge and so we are looking for a replacement to support our Group Manager Corporate Support and the rest of the finance team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of finance and administration tasks: 

  • Assisting with month end and year end financial statements including variance analysis
  • Preparation of annual budgets
  • Managing the finance team of 3
  • Overseeing the Debtors, Payroll, Accounts Payable and Fixed asset functions

Ideally we are looking for someone with the following qualities and skills:

  • Experience in leading and motivating a small, busy team
  • At least 3 years senior accounting experience
  • An accounting degree and CA qualification would be preferable
  • Intermediate Excel Skills – comfortable with VLOOKUP and pivot tables        
  • Accuracy and attention to detail        
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills      
  • A “Can do” attitude
  • A team player
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Local government experience would be an advantage

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this job.

Applications for this positon close on Tuesday 23 October 2018.

Please send your application to:

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