Senior Finance Business Partner

Date: 19 Sep 2023

Location: Auckland Wide, NZ, 1010

Company: Auckland Council

He angitūtanga: The opportunity
We are seeking an experienced and qualified accountant to join the team as a Senior Finance Business Partner. The team is part of Financial & Business Performance under the Chief Finance Office, reporting to the Finance Performance Manager for Customer & Community Services division. This role is a key role supporting General Managers and their lead teams across a portfolio of the business with financial reporting, financial systems, analysis and advice.


He kōrero mōu: About you
We are looking for demonstratable experience at an expert level with experience from large and complex organisations. You are a strategic and analytical individual with excellent problem-solving skills. You are resilient and thrive in high paced environments and can balance competing priorities. Demonstrating exceptional communication, networking, and negotiation skills you will build credible and long-lasting partnerships with multiple stakeholders, often with different agendas. You feel comfortable in political environments and can navigate situations with political acumen and sensitivity. You are adaptable and can tailor responses according to audience needs. Previous experience in project management and knowledge of the local government environment would also be highly advantageous. 


A successful candidate will ideally have experience in:

  • Be a qualified accountant and have at least five years of relevant finance experience
  • Previous experience with preparing month-end financial results, forecasts, annual budgets, periodic reports and financial modelling 
  • Be a proficient user of MS Excel, SAP and Power BI
  • Providing accurate commercial advice to senior leaders
  • Ability to translate complex, high volume and sometimes contradictory data into meaningful and actionable insights


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 progressive socially, culturally and environmentally while we work towards creating change having an impact on our journey to becoming a world-class city for our ratepayers and residents. So what’s in it for you? You’ll be immersed in a small and diligent team. You’ll be exposed to all facets of banking/accounting and build your network across council. This opportunity will allow you to actively participate in the development of yourself and team to enhance your capability and influence.  


We offer a flexible working arrangements, competitive salary, and varied learning and career progression opportunities across the wider Council group. You’ll be joining a team of dedicated and respected experts working collaboratively across the region to contribute to Auckland’s growth and development. We are committed to diversity, have a culture built on trust and valuing individual contributions, and are driven to provide the right outcomes for our customers and our environment.


If you think you are a motivated go getter with the requisite experience and skills to join this team, please apply today!

Ehara taku toa, he takitahi, he toa takitini My success is not mine alone, but the success of many.


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


Tono Mai: Apply Now!


You can find the position description here

Applications close: Tuesday 3rd October


Our employer Kiwisaver contribution is additional to base salary offered.


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.


Auckland Council strongly encourages our employees to be fully vaccinated.