17 Dec 2019

Full-Time Chief Financial Officer

Mana Recruitment Ltd – Posted by Mana RecruitmentWhakatane, Bay Of Plenty, New Zealand

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Job Description

Chief Financial Officer

• Experience of tertiary sector funding policies and frameworks

• Develop, advocate and implement approaches to financial strategy.

• Communicate clear, measurable, challenging and achievable performance goals.

Set financial direction, communicate clear expectations of the standards of performance, accountability and service delivery.

Based in Whakatāne, the “Sunshine Capital of the world” Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is a vibrant and exciting tertiary education institution providing a dynamic learning environment where students can discover their own potential for educational success.

The organisation is focussed on setting and achieving at the highest level and is the largest provider of post-graduate Māori in Aotearoa. Operations are based at three locations – Whakatāne, Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland) and Whangārei and also via deliver on marae across Aotearoa.

As a Wānanga, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi is charged with delivering tertiary programmes grounded in Kaupapa Māori and Āhuatanga Māori. Māori knowledge and practices are central components to the academic programmes, teaching delivery and student experiences. Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi provides programmes that are portable and transferable both nationally and internationally.

Therefore, it is important to integrate the world view of both Māori and other indigenous peoples, engage in and critique the world views of others.

As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) you will be tasked with ensuring governance and economic infrastructures are established to support organisational operations, lead both strategic and operational planning cycles; and be responsible for the development of quality infrastructure and sound management systems that support the day-to-day national operations.

Management of risk and internal audit reviews, and oversight of procurement and contract management activities, will require extensive past experience in a comparable position. As a member of the CEO’s office, you will contribute to an effective secretariat which supports the good governance and management of the organisation.

Leading financial management and oversight in collaboration with the Executive Lead Team (ELT), you will be tasked with producing effective short- and long-term strategies to enable the organisation to be agile and responsive to environmental changes and adapt rapidly to achieve economies of scale. You will be able to self-manage periods of intense workload and stress effectively, and have the personal resilience to succeed and the ability to create a climate in which people want to do their best; motivating many kinds of direct reports, teams and project members.

Your career will have been founded on credibility, with a proven track record and hands-on involvement in the organisations in which you’ve led. You will have the mana to bring diverse and broad groups together, to lead and foster a centralised way of working, one which will harness change and drive culture as a central point to work from. In return, you will be supported by a high functioning leadership team that encourages the highest level of academic achievement.

Reporting to the CEO you will be responsible for 6 direct reports, and a large number of indirect reports. Your leadership style will enable and encourage others.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience for application are to include;

• A Tertiary degree level – a Master’s or PhD is highly desirable.

• Chartered accountant with the NZICA or international equivalent.

• Past experience as a member of the senior management team with varying team goals but shared organisational goals.

• Knowledge of tax and other compliance implications of non-profit status.

• Budget development and oversight experience.

• A skilled communicator to a wide range of audiences on a range of complex issues.

• Commercially astute, confident in your own skill set, with the ability to respectfully challenge where required.

• Excellent people influencing skills, proven relationship management experience.

• Able to produce and present reports to a Board level, including Capital Asset Management Improvement Plans.

• Skilled in impact assessment of audit finds and recommendations on the future operating environments.

• Solid background in finance leadership at a senior level, with extensive people management experience.

• Tikanga Māori in both the traditional and contemporary context.

Embracing a Māori world view, underpinned by the values of Mātaatua, you will demonstrate a clear understanding of traditional Māori values including wairuatanga, manaakitanga and āhuatanga and their application in the Wānanga context.

Be part of a transformative approach to educational leadership in New Zealand, where Te Reo me ona tikanga Māori are recognised as central to organisational excellence.

On offer, is a salary and benefit package positioned to attract the highest level of applicant, within an organisation that is committed to providing a supportive, healthy working environment, where targeted professional and skills development programmes is actively encouraged.

How to Apply

Please contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz

Job Categories: Accounting / Finance. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Financial Strategy, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, Tertiary Sector, and Whakatane. Salary: 100,000 and above.

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