Chief Financial Officer - Horowhenua District Council

Reference Number: 7314aa

Location: Levin, Manawatu

Located north of Wellington and with a population of 35,000, Horowhenua offers a stunning natural environment on the lower west coast of the North Island. With unspoilt beaches, forest walks and a hinterland rich in Māori and European history, Horowhenua has superb natural assets and a thriving cultural life. The district also concentrates a wide range of economic activity, facilities and visitor attractions in a compact and accessible area. In this context, Horowhenua District Council’s (HDC) role is to develop a district that balances economic, social, cultural and environmental wellbeing.

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

Preferred candidates for this role will be experienced in managing a complex finance function, 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, cultural, social, environmental – will be important for success in the role. For those seeking an exciting executive role in a dynamic local government environment, this role represents a compelling next career step.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on Wednesday 4th November 2020 at 5.00pm. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Please click here to view the Position Description.

For more information please phone Nicholas Buck on +64 27 474 5366.


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