5 Dec 2018

Fixed-term Finance and Contracts Adviser

Ministry for Culture and Heritage – Posted by HainesAttractAnywhere

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Job Description

Vacancy 2018/53

Fixed-term until January 2020


Salary Range: $70,946 to $83,466

He ngākau titikaha, he hononga tangata

Promoting a confident and connected culture

Would you like to use your experience with managing financial and contractual accounts and combine them to work on a once in a lifetime event?

Would you like to work as part of a small, collaborative and energetic team in a central Wellington location?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work at the forefront of New Zealand’s cultural and heritage sector, supporting the Ministry’s delivery function.

We are looking for a Finance and Contracts Adviser to join our team.

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Tuia – Encounters 250 (Tuia 250), is the national commemoration for 2019 and will focus on the people and place of Aotearoa New Zealand – what brought us together, the challenges we face and how we can weave our cultures and values into a future we will be proud to leave for the next generation.

As part of a three month national voyaging event from October 2019 – December 2019, Tuia 250 will recognise the extraordinary voyaging traditions and cultures of Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa (the Pacific) – the exceptional feats of Pacific voyagers, their mātauranga (knowledge), non-instrument navigation prowess and their decision to settle in Aotearoa many generations ago. It will also acknowledge the feats of European explorers, the technology they developed and their first encounters with the people of this place when James Cook, Tupaia and the crew of the Endeavour arrived in October 1769.

We are looking for a Finance and Contracts Officer to join our Tuia 250 team on a fixed-term contract until January 2020.

Kōrero mōu – About you

You will be responsible for all aspects of the financial budgets and contract management.

Key duties/responsibilities also include:

  • maintaining budgets and forecasts to meet internal and funder information needs
  • providing advice on current performance trends and expected outturn is provided to the Project Manager
  • developing all contracts in line with the Ministry’s procurement plan
  • ensuring contractual documentation is up to date and compliant with the Ministry’s policies and government rules of sourcing
  • contractual milestones are monitored and the impact on the project is assessed.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • experience in financial or performance reporting, interpreting a range of financial and operational data
  • good understanding of financial concepts. Formal accounting qualification is desirable but not essential
  • excellent oral and written communication skills and a high level of accuracy
  • previous experience working in a project co-ordination/ support role or similar, where planning and coordination was a key component of the work
  • excellent analytical skills and information seeking abilities
  • a high level of initiative, is capable of using judgement and taking responsibility
  • the ability to represent the Ministry in a professional manner
  • a strong customer service and relationship management focus
  • a high degree of computer literacy included advance knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint (MS Project desirable, but not essential)
  • the ability to use discretion and work with minimum supervision.

Ko wai mātou – Who we are

Manatū Taonga is a relatively small ministry with a broad mandate, wide reach and a big heart. With around 135 staff, we operate a lean and flat structure, with the added advantage of knowing everyone by name.

Our work is diverse – we support many of Aotearoa’s art, media, heritage and sports organisations; we also advise government on cultural matters and provide historical and heritage resources for everyone to access. We work to promote a confident and connected culture and to support more New Zealanders to connect with the culture and heritage of Aotearoa.

  • We have a leadership role across the cultural sector. We work with our funded agencies and partners to help shape national conversation about New Zealand’s culture and heritage
  • We’re a Treaty partner. We work in partnership with Māori and are guided by the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi
  • We’re a public sector agency. We work to deliver nationally significant programmes that speak to the heart of our national identity

Te Mahi Hangore – Working flexibly

We’re committed to providing a supportive environment for our people and so we embrace flexible working arrangements at Manatu Taonga. We want you to be your best both inside and outside of work and we’re open minded about how you achieve that. We’d love to hear what flexible working arrangements may work for you, so don’t forget to include those in your cover letter. Whether you are looking for full-time, part-time or implement some altered work patterns to fit around other commitments in your life, we’d love to talk about it with you.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organisation. We do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status.

Me pēhea te tono – How to apply

A position description for this role is attached. For enquiries about this position please contact Vicky Weeds, Executive Assistant, Ministry for Culture and Heritage, at vicky.weeds@mch.govt.nz

To apply for this position, please send your CV, covering letter and complete the application form via https://jobs.govt.nz/jobs/NZ-2018-53

Āheinga – Eligibility

If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand in order to work for Manatū Taonga. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information.

Applications close 5pm Wednesday, 12 December 2018.

How to Apply

Apply online by clicking here. Āheinga - Eligibility If you are not a New Zealand citizen, you must hold current eligibility to work in New Zealand in order to work for Manatū Taonga. Please refer to the New Zealand Immigration Service for further information. Applications close 5pm Wednesday, 12 December 2018.

Job Categories: Accounting / Finance. Job Types: Fixed-term. Salary: 60,000 - 80,000.

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