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Finance Manager

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Te Whakapakari Tahi I Tō tātau Taiao – Enhancing our environment together.

Our vision is a healthy environment and a resilient and prosperous community.

We focus on prioritising:

Te kounga o te wai, te haumarutanga me te mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi o te whakamarutanga | Water quality, safety and climate-resilient security.  

Kia koi, kia toitū hoki te whakamahinga o te whenua | Climate-smart and sustainable land use. 

Kia ora, kia āhei, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki te rerenga rauropi | Healthy, functioning and climate-resilient biodiversity. 

Kia toitū, kia mārohirohi ā-āhuarangi hoki ngā ratonga me ngā hanganga ā-whare | Sustainable and climate-resilient services and infrastructure. 


At Hawke’s Bay Regional Council our purpose is to work with our community to protect and manage the region’s precious taonga of rivers, lakes, soils, air, coast and biodiversity for health, wellbeing and connectivity. Our organisation is diverse and our work is varied. Our structure comprises of six key business units; Corporate Services, Integrated Catchment Management, Asset Management, Māori Partnerships, Policy & Regulation, and the Executive Advisory Group which also consists of the Civil Defence and Emergency Management.


About the Opportunity:

This is an exciting new role for HBRC!

We are looking for an experienced Finance Manager to join the Finance team and provide professional direction and leadership for the rates, accounts payable and receivable, debtor collection and banking areas of the business. This role will work alongside other senior Finance roles creating a Senior Advisory Team, providing support and advice to the Executive Leadership Team.

Additionally, this will be a key role overseeing the Council’s Revenue and Financing Policy and advising senior management and Council on the related complex statutory policy requirements.


About you:

The ‘fit’ in the Finance team is important. You will be an engaged Manager, bringing with you strong leadership skills and be an excellent communicator with the ability to connect with key stake holders across HBRC. You will hold a relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent tertiary qualification and have a minimum of 5 to 10 years Local Government/Policy and accounting experience.

Ideally you will also have:

  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite and excellent MS Excel skills.
  • Experience in working with financial reporting systems and requirements.
  • Strong knowledge of or ability to interpret and work within legislative parameters.
  • Experience in the development of policy preparation.
  • Knowledge of Local Government Act 2002 and Local Government (Rating) Act 2002 will be advantageous.


The salary range for this role will depend on the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Other benefits of working for our team include limited income protection and life insurance, subsidised eye tests and lenses, flu vaccinations, and other well-being initiatives. HBRC also has a strong commitment to developing and upskilling people within a flexible and supportive working environment.


All applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand.

To view the job description please click here

Please apply via SEEK

Applications close 10 May 2022.

19 April 2022

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