New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Finance Business Partner – 12 month fixed term

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 02-06-2020


New Zealand

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Who we are:

Every day New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) connects New Zealand export businesses with opportunities to grow and go global. Their success is our success. We also connect investors with New Zealand investment opportunities across companies, sectors and regions. If you are innovative with a can-do attitude, adventurous, and open to being challenged, then this might be the opportunity for you! Our people are based in 50 offices, working across 24 time zones and 40 languages to support New Zealand businesses in over 100 countries.

Our Finance team has an ambition to create a stronger, more agile and more connected finance function for NZTE. We will do this by shifting from back office to front office and truly earn the “title” of partner to our organisation, which will be a great step forward. As NZTE continues to flex its resources to support its strategy, there are amazing opportunities and challenges for the Finance team. We want to provide an awesome customer experience using automation and digitalisation to sync in with our internal partners to produce joined up delivery rather than manual and transactional individual processes.

What you’ll be doing: 

Over a 12-month fixed term, you will first be tasked to take control of some unloved reconciliations and work to automate legacy back office manual processes. Your focus will then shift to support year end, the preparation of entity financial statements, and developing some PowerBI reporting.  A key part of this role will be to support the growth of finance business partnering at NZTE with a portfolio of your own, as well as training and developing our people to grow finance champions across the organisation. Relationships are key to the success of this role and you will be working across Finance to influence change in process, across the globe to build the organisational finance acumen, and across NZ with senior leaders to support economic activity to get back on track - fast.  

What you’ll need to be successful:

You will be an accounting subject matter expert with at least 5 years’ experience across both technical and business partnering roles. A ‘jack of all trades’ in finance, with the ability to jump in boots and all, and not be afraid to get your hands dirty. It’s a great time to join the team at NZTE, where pace and delivery and attention to detail are the key to success. You will be action orientated and enjoy working hard; owning projects end to end and be someone that does what you say you’re going to do! You will be full of energy for the things you see as a challenge!

Why you’ll love working here:

NZTE is a truly global organisation where we work across different time zones and offer flexibility because of this. We know that life isn’t all about work so we will give you the right technology to allow you to work anywhere and balance your time. Work life balance is important to us - our position is if it’s good for you, it’s good for the team and it’s good for NZTE - we see it as a benefit. On top of this, we also offer five weeks annual leave so you can have that extra time in the year to enjoy what you love doing! 

What's next:

Have a read of the position description on our careers page and if you are interested, apply before 9am NZT Tuesday 2 June 2020.

We believe New Zealand is good for the world.  We were the last to be discovered but the first to give women the vote.  A country embracing its diverse landscapes and even greater diversity of its people.  At NZTE it’s all about the people.  We work flexibly at NZTE and we’re keen to talk to you about what that might mean for you in this role.  We’re deeply connected to the diversity of our people across the globe and embrace how that drives our organisation and the country forward.

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