NZ Head of Finance

11 / 07 / 2024

  • Christchurch
  • Permanent / Full Time
  • Accounting / Financial Controller


The Company

Leading professional services firm with an enviable reputation and an international presence across New Zealand and Australia.
This business has a high performing, collaborative and social culture with an impressive leadership team.

The opportunity

Reporting directly into the Group CFO, the Head of Finance will be responsible for the NZ Operations, driving financial strategy, overseeing accounting and payroll, and provide commercial insights to the NZ GM. 

This position can be based in Christchurch or Auckland.

Responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Business Partner with the executive team providing insights and analysis to drive profitability
  • Budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning
  • Preparation of monthly reporting and variance analysis
  • Preparation of financial statements and regulatory filings
  • Continuous improvement including building management reports, integrating payroll software and automating month end
  • Analyse commercial contracts to identify risks and opportunities for value creation
  • Oversight of the payroll operations
  • Lead, coach and develop the NZ finance team

What’s in it for you

Superb opportunity to join a successful professional services firm with an enviable culture. The Head of Finance is a genuine commercial and operational role which is highly visible across the business, with the ability to drive company performance.

Your profile

  • CA/CPA or equivalent qualified finance professional with experience leading a robust accounting function
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven experience providing insights and analysis to drive performance
  • Ability to operate efficiently in a high paced environment

To be considered for this position, submit your CV by following the link below. For more info, please contact Sam Pritchard or Sarah Bailey

  • Business Partner with the exec team
  • Central CHCH location, awesome culture and impressive leadership team
  • Competitive salary and impressive benefits package

Apply now

Sam Pritchard
Senior Consultant, Accounting - Permanent

I’m a specialist mid to senior Accounting and Finance recruiter. I pride myself on connecting great businesses with the best emerging and established talent out there. I look to understand factors outside of purely the role vacancy itself; exploring aspects like team, culture, expectations and business plans. I can then ensure the selected candidate is…

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