Group Manager, Finance & Corporate Services - Invercargill City Council

Reference Number: 575207aa

Location: Invercargill

·       Invercargill Based

·       Multi-Faceted Senior Leadership Role

·       Opportunity to Lead Change & Process Improvement

With total income in excess of $83m per annum and employing over 415 employees, Invercargill City Council is a key player in advancing the growth and prosperity of the Southland Region. Invercargill’s reputation for being family friendly is well deserved, with affordable housing, great schools and amazing facilities. With direct flights to Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington the rest of the world is within easy reach. Central Otago, Fiordland and the Catlins are on our doorstep, home to world-famous ski fields, lakes and wineries – all good reasons why working for ICC is a great career and lifestyle choice. The city is in a strong financial position and committed to a number of key initiatives including the CBD redevelopment and other significant community and infrastructure investments during the coming years, with a continual focus on customer service and ongoing process efficiencies.

The Group Manager Finance and Corporate Services is a key appointment and will join the three-member Executive Team reporting to the Chief Executive and supporting Elected Members.   This senior role has responsibility for leading strategic and operational financial management and performance throughout the Council. The role’s broad-ranging responsibilities encompass Financial Management, Information Technology, Customer Services, Strategy and Policy, Communication and Secretarial Services with 6 direct reports (60 FTE indirect reports) providing support across those functions.  There is a real opportunity to continue to shape this directorate, developing capability, encouraging collaboration and promoting positive culture, values and behaviours.  

Desirable candidates will have senior financial leadership experience and a CA qualification, along with experience leading IT and Information Systems across an organisation.  A passion for process improvement, leading change and a track record of building staff capability is required, along with a high degree of personal authenticity, integrity and EQ. You will bring the talent to inspire and motivate your multidisciplinary team and a customer-centric approach to support the Council’s ethos to serve its community.  Prior experience in local or central government is desirable, but certainly not a deal breaker.

This role represents a great opportunity for someone looking for that next step to elevate their career, or for experienced candidates attracted to the benefits and lifestyle offered in this location.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV.  Applications close on 17 November 2019.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Position Description.

For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367

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