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Finance Business Partner

Date: 26-Apr-2021

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council


He angitūtanga: The opportunity


Our Financial & Business Performance unit has a space in the Financial Advisory team for a Finance Business Partner to join us! In this role you will be a trusted advisor to the business, supporting decision-making to improve financial performance results.


As a Finance Business Partner you will ensure financial structures are aligned to deliver organisational strategies and outcomes within Auckland Council. This will include performing the planning, budgeting and forecasting processes for the assigned departments and/or business units, and providing performance insights.


You can expect to focus on:

  • Interpreting numbers and helping the business understand to promote financially prudent business decisions,
  • Discussing financial topics with people from all walks of life, who are often non-financial,
  • Working across budgets and forecasts, as well as analysing information and adding commentary,
  • Helping develop financial learning materials and coaching business staff to upskill their financial acumen.


He kōrero mōu: About you


This position requires experience in a similar business partnering positions, ideally from within large and complex organisations. Experience with our local government would be advantageous! 


We will be looking for experience in:

  • Preparing month-end financial results and forecasts and preparation of annual budgets,
  • Understanding and application of internal and external business drivers,
  • Practical understanding of management accounting principles and techniques,
  • Working with SAP.


A Degree in finance, commerce or business management, or a professional registration with CA or similar will be advantageous. 


Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou: What we offer


Auckland Council is one of the largest local authorities in the South Pacific providing essential services and facilities to more than 1.5 million people. We are committed to environmental action and green growth to achieve our vision of becoming the world’s most liveable city. 


In return for your hard work, you can expect a flexible and supportive work environment. 
Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.


You’ll also have access to a range of fantastic Auckland Council benefits, including discounted Leisure Centre membership and a range of other partnership discounts!


Tono inaianei: Apply Now!


If you have the required experience and a passion for developing life-long learners who think and act sustainably, then we want to hear from you!
Applications close: 09 May 2021

Auckland Council is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and we are committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application to assist you through the recruitment process.