28 / 03 / 2024

  • Auckland
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Accounting / CFO


Ko wai tātou | Who We Are
With a deep sense of responsibility to its people, Moana New Zealand is the largest Māori owned kaimoana and kai ora company in New Zealand. They are true guardians of the world’s most pristine and sustainably managed fisheries, with a deep sense of responsibility to our people and respect for kaimoana and kai ora.
With a proud heritage and a forward-looking approach, they strive to deliver exceptional seafood products to consumers worldwide while safeguarding the precious marine ecosystems for future generations. They connect the world to the true taste and rare magic of New Zealand’s best kaimoana and kai ora.
Mō te tūranga | About the Role
As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO)you will form part of the Executive Leadership Team, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The role supports the CEO to maximise commercial performance while ensuring that the aspirations of Iwi are met through constructive and collaborative partnerships with industry, Iwi and customers throughout the world.
The purpose of this role is to lead, manage and be accountable for the financial and commercial management of Moana New Zealand, ensuring robust and effective business support is provided to assist effective strategic, business and commercial decision making.
Specifically, the CFO is responsible for the commercial leadership, financial management, reporting, strategic planning activities, legal and risk management, tax, and treasury.
Key responsibilities and duties will include (but not limited to);

  • Provide financial and commercial leadership, expertise and advice to CEO, Executive Team and the Board
  • Develop long-range financial strategies and business plans
  • Manage the reporting, budgeting, and forecasting process, including timely group financial reports for Moana New Zealand’s Board and key stakeholders
  • Provide financial leadership, rigour and commercial acumen for M&A activities
  • Lead and manage the treasury function
  • Design and implement a robust governance framework and systems at all levels
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors
  • Attend all Board meetings and provide knowledgeable input into finance and strategy related discussion
  • Share Investor Relations responsibilities with the CEO
  • Deliver continuous improvement across Moana New Zealand’s operational and financial performance
  • Provide leadership for the finance team and wider company, promoting the vision and purpose of Moana New Zealand

Nā tāu rourou | What will you bring?
To be considered for this position you must be an experienced, commercially focused, CFO who is a fully qualified accountant (CA, CPA or equivalent) with a track record of in working in medium to large fast-paced, ever-changing environments within aligned industries; seafood, FMCG, food manufacturing, agriculture, primary industries etc.
Along with this you will also have;

  • Previous leadership experience at a senior level in a large complex and multi-site environment
  • Strong strategic and analytical capabilities, with the ability to translate financial data into actionable insights
  • Deep understanding of financial regulations, reporting standards, and risk management practices
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to articulate complex financial concepts to non-financial stakeholders
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, with a focus on fostering a culture of integrity, accountability, and innovation

What’s in it for you…

This is an amazing opportunity to work for a market-leading seafood company with a strong commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. You will have the chance to make a meaningful impact by shaping the financial strategy of a dynamic and purpose-driven organization.
If you are a strategic-minded finance leader with a passion for sustainability and innovation, we invite you to apply.
Please apply via the link or send your CV to Sarah Bailey and Chris Cooper at and

  • Commercial & Strategic Focus
  • Executive Leadership Role
  • NZ's largest Māori owned fishery company

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Sarah Bailey
Senior Consultant, Accounting

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