Chief Financial Officer - Palmerston North City Council

Reference Number: 682002aa

Location: Palmerston North

  • Compelling role in financial strategy and people leadership
  • Oversee a broad, complex portfolio
  • Unique career and lifestyle opportunity

Palmerston North is a vibrant, progressive and ambitious city. The city is experiencing growth in all sectors and competes with other regional centres amidst technological and demographic change for capital, talent and visitors.

Palmerston North City Council (PNCC) provides services to 90,000 residents, employing 600 staff across a broad range of functions. PNCC is leading a bold new vision for Palmerston North: small city benefits, big city ambition that will help the metro achieve its potential, capitalise on its strengths, and thrive in the future. To support its transformation, PNCC is currently seeking expressions of interest for the following unique career and lifestyle opportunity.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the CFO is responsible for enhancing organisational performance, and is accountable for Council’s administrative and financial management operations. In addition, this position is accountable for the ongoing development and monitoring of financial control systems, and for reporting accurate financial results.  The position also provides independent financial advice to the Chief Executive. 

Preferred candidates for this role will be experienced in managing a complex finance functions and show understanding of how financial and commercial excellence integrate into wider organisational strategy. A passion for leading people and encouraging teams to thrive in their work is important, as is a commitment to continuous improvement.

A background in local government is not required, but a commitment to leadership in a community organisation with multiple bottom lines – financial, social, environmental - will be crucial for success in the role.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on 28 November 2019 at 5pm. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Position Description 

For more information please phone Katy Anquetil on +64 27 498 9466.

To apply use application form or email cvwlg@sheffield.co.nz

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