General Manager, Finance and Corporate

Reference Number: 7479aa

Location: Invercargill/Southland

Environment Southland is facing its biggest challenge – and we’re up for it!

Improving water quality and supporting action on-the-ground are driving the innovative programmes already underway at the regional council.  We’re working collaboratively with tangata whenua and stakeholders to ensure our region thrives for generations to come.

We’re on the lookout for a collaborative and proven leader with strong commercial acumen to join the executive team in this newly established role of GM finance and corporate. 

We’re looking for a strong people leader and communicator, positive, proactive, flexible and, most importantly, a team player who embraces challenge and change. 

A new role for the organisation, as the GM finance and corporate you’ll be strategic thinking and future-focused.  You’ll look beyond the numbers to assess their impact and what it means for the direction of the organisation, and provide a voice at the executive table to ensure financial implications of decisions are considered and assets and reserves are utilised efficiently.

As well as having a Chartered Accountant qualification, you’ll have experience leading procurement, contract management, risk and legal across an organisation, enacting and driving change, ideally coupled with experience developing a project management office.  A strong customer focus and a high degree of personal authenticity, integrity and EQ are also sought.  Prior experience in local or central government will be essential to success.

The role is based in Invercargill and reports directly to the chief executive.  This is your opportunity to be part of the next stage in rising to meet the challenges being faced, shaping a new and exciting team, and playing a key role in a council which will be a part of a thriving Southland.

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

Click the hyperlink to view the Candidate Briefing Information.

For more information please phone Mike Stenhouse on +64 27 4428 348 or Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367.

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