14 Feb 2020

Full-Time School Finance Adviser – Bay of Plenty

Ministry of Education – Posted by MinEducationAnywhere

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Job Description

  • Bay of Plenty – Waiariki

About us

At the Ministry of Education, our people shape an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes. Our sights are set on ensuring our education system serves every individual child and young person fairly, and creates the best foundation for equal opportunity. Our organisation is full of hugely talented people, from a wide range of backgrounds. They work collaboratively, setting goals and reaching them, to shape a world-leading education system. Our people are broadening their own horizons and, ensuring our education system is equipped to broaden the horizons of our children and young people, thus ensuring the best possible future for New Zealand.

We get the job done – Ka oti i a mātou ngā mahi

We are respectful, we listen, we learn – He rōpū manaaki, he rōpū whakarongo, he rōpū ako mātou

We back ourselves and others to win – Ka manawanui ki a mātou, me ētahi ake kia wikitoria

We work together for maximum impact – Ka mahi ngātahi mō te tukinga nui tonu

Great results are our bottom line – Ko ngā huanga tino pai ā mātou whāinga mutunga

About our team

The Resourcing Group develops and implements resourcing policies and calculates staffing and operational funding entitlements for schools. Schools and the Early Childhood sector are monitored and supported through the audit and school financial advisory function within the Group. The Resourcing Group also provides a centralised customer contact and enquiry service for the Sector and other areas of the Ministry.

About the role

We are seeking a School Finance Adviser to provide strategic and operational advice to schools and kura so that they can achieve high quality financial management that contributes to excellent student achievement and good governance and management. They will monitor schools’ financial performance and provide proactive guidance and support to schools through managing relationships that strengthen schools’ regulatory compliance.

About you

You will have had previous experience in the following:

  • Providing technical accounting and financial reporting advice succinctly and in a manner that is understood
  • Assessing business processes and systems of internal control
  • Identify risks and issues and problem solving to mitigate risks
  • Discussing complex and difficult issues and working collaboratively in achieving the desired outcomes
  • Utilising your excellent communication skills to solve problems, present outcomes and make recommendations

As the successful candidate, you should ideally demonstrate the following:

  • A formal tertiary qualification and be a member of the Chartered Accountants NZ or equivalent organisation
  • An innovative and strategic thinker with initiative, who is willing to take a ‘hands on’ approach as required
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • High quality planning and organisational skills, attention to detail and the delivery of quality support and advice
  • Sound knowledge of current Accounting Standards
  • Experience across the education sector and specific knowledge in providing financial information/guidance for schools is desirable, but not required
  • Ideally four or more years experience working in a business advisory function

Are you ready to make a difference?

There is more information in the position description attached, please review and if this opportunity interests you and you meet the requirements, please apply now using the apply online button.

For further information please contact Chad Britton, Acting Manager School Financial Advice, at chad.britton@education.govt.nz

How to Apply

Please review the position description by copy and pasting this link into your browser: https://expressonline.haineslink.co.nz/pdfs/649626_JobDesc.pdf If this sounds like you, please visit our website to apply for the role. Applications close midnight on Saturday, 29 February 2020.

Job Categories: Accounting / Finance. Job Types: Full-Time.

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