Located on the stunning West Coast of New Zealand and with the majestic Mt Taranaki as it’s backdrop, New Plymouth is known for rugged coastlines, world class surfing spots, fertile farming land, major events, and winter sports on its doorstep. It’s no wonder New Plymouth has been judged the best place to live in New Zealand (North & South Magazine) and the best small city in the world (Liveable Communities Awards).
New Plymouth District, with a population of around 79,000 people, makes up the largest district in Taranaki. The Council is shaping the future of the district through a 30-year blueprint focused on building and sustaining a strong and resilient economy, clean, green, livable environment and inclusive, connected community. This is strongly supported through the organisation’s commitment to performing at its peak, and employee values of community being at the centre of everything they do, Kotahitanga, a sense and an action of unity, creativity and creating positive experiences, and excellence and pride in their performance.
The Business Support Manager is responsible for leading and delivering strategic and operational financial systems, insights, adviceand information. As a member of the wider Business Performance team, and reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, they lead a team of three direct, and 23 indirect reports.
We’re interested in hearing from CA qualified individuals with sound financial management experience, coupled with a collaborate approach, excellent people leadership capabilities and a track record of creating clear team vision and accountabilities. In addition, we’re seeking solutions focused professionals who are driven to support and develop ongoing relevant and insightful reporting and advice to the business.You may have practical experience in a central and/or local government environment, or bring a similar background from within the private sector and are keen to join a thriving district in an impactful role.
This is a unique and exciting opportunity to work for a council with a commitment and focus on organisational development. This requires courageous and inspirational leadership, the ability to anticipate change and be ahead of it, and courage to disrupt the status quo to drive constant revitalization.
Applications close Wednesday 23rd August.
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