Chief Financial Officer


Professional Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 15-01-2019


New Zealand

Work type:

•         Nationwide Growth

•         Critical Leadership Role

•         Ashburton Based Office

Ruralco is a successful agri-business farm service co-operative, providing farmers with all their farming needs from Farm Supplies, Seed, Fertiliser, Fuel, Energy, Card and Gift & Homeware. Ruralco has been expanding their business beyond its geographical base of Canterbury and into the rest of New Zealand. With a group turnover of $234 million, further growth is anticipated with the launch of their new digital platform. Ruralco plays a key role in supporting their Shareholders, families and farming communities, driving farming towards a sustainable and stronger future. For more information please visit their website

Reporting to the Group CEO your key responsibility will be to spear-head the financial stewardship to strategically drive the business forward. In this leading role, you will ensure the integrity and efficiency of all financial functions within the group to drive the increased financial stability and sustainability of the organisation. You will lead corporate, financial and risk management operations, develop long term financial and operational strategies and implement sound financial practices and superior service standards. You will also support the business in evaluating, advising on, developing and executing new business opportunities. Additionally, you will be responsible for providing strong leadership and direction to your team, managing the finance, administration, IT and card service functions, as well as enhancing financial methodologies and procedures. You will be a collaborative participant in the senior executive team and play a pivotal role, as part of that team, in leading the organisation through its vision and values.

To be successful in this role you will be a CA Qualified Accountant with proven experience in a similar role. You will have strong leadership skills, with the ability to mentor and develop your teams, the wider business and develop strong internal and external stakeholder relationships. Ideally you will have experience in FMCG or the Agricultural industry, with previous experience of charge/credit card mechanisms desirable.

A Position Description for the role is available for download at the bottom of the job listing at 

To apply please submit your cover letter and CV by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button. Initial phone enquiries can be made to David Clausen on 03 345 8762 or Sally Wynn-Williams on 03 345 8759.