Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

Finance Business Partner

Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

Government Services

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Applications Close - End of Day: 28-08-2020


New Zealand

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About us | Mō mātou

The System and Organisational Performance group helps shape and support the delivery of HUD's purpose and strategic direction. The group includes functions that ensure HUD is delivering on our cross-system leadership role (connecting across the sector and delivering on our purpose and outcomes, help build and support our organisation through supporting and enabling our people, and that support effective communications and engagement with the public and our stakeholders.

About the role | Mō te tūnga

The finance team is responsible for monitoring the long term financial investment delivery plan, covering areas such as Public Housing, Kiwibuild activity, Progressive Home Ownership and funds to improve Māori outcomes; all equating close to $2 billion in spend. The team also manages the operating costs of the Ministry and provides strategic advice to the Senior Leadership team.

In this role you will provide 'real time' support and analysis,  and be regarded by the business as a trusted adviser, adding value and informing critical decision making on financial investment evaluation panels.

Critical to your success will be the ability to translate complex financial data into plain english and to a broad audience. Your mix of analytical, commercial and communication skills will be at the heart of your approach to successful finance business partnering.

About you | Mōu

You will bring significant experience in providing strategic financial advice and directly support the Chief Financial Officer on financial sustainability, influencing evolving policy directions to ensure financial analysis and risks are understood across the business.

Coupled with astute financial acumen, you will be commercially aware, understanding and anticipating the needs of both operations and management across the business. You will also provide sound reasoning to your evidence based decisions and have a well-developed sense of ethics to champion the kaitiakitanga (stewardship) of the housing and urban development system of Aotearoa.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • The courage to speak up, to guide leadership and their thinking
  • To influence, build relationships through insightful analysis and advice
  • Challenge decisions and assumptions, helping peers from other disciplines understand the wider and longer-term implications of an initiative or  action
  • Have significant experience in leading strategic governance, planning and reporting, at senior leadership level
  • A financial qualification, or equivalent experience gained in large, complex environments.

How to Apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

Please click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to the application page.  From here you can upload your CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

You must have the legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

For further inquiries please contact Annie Colebrook at

Applications closes 28 August 2020.

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