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Rates Lead

rates lead

About The opportunity | Ko te āheinga:

We are looking for an experienced Rates Lead to join our Finance team, which is responsible for the overall financial functions of Hawke’s Bay Regional Council. This is a full- time (40 hours) position based in our Napier office.


The Rates Lead provides direction and leadership to the wider Rates team and is responsible for ensuring that the Rating database is maintained in accordance with relevant legislation and HBRC policies. In this role you would be providing technical advice and mentoring to the Rates team. This is a great opportunity for a motivated person wanting to use their knowledge and experience on developing the HBRC Financial Property and Rates module.


About you | E pā ana ki a koe:

You will be resilient under pressure, and able to work flexibly within a team environment.  Your attention to detail is second to none, and this is reflected in the accuracy of your work. In this position you would need to communicate to and receive feedback from the finance and project team, you need to be a great listener, and a clear communicator. You will have solid knowledge of financial reporting systems and requirements. You will also enjoy problem-solving, planning and organising and a desire to be part of a growing organisation. You are a collaborative person who will be working closely with the wider finance teams such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, reporting to the Finance Manager.


Ideally you will also have:

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a similar role/ relevant industry.
  • A high level of literacy and numeracy
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite – highly competent in Excel.
  • TechOne knowledge is desirable.
  • MAGIQ is desirable.
  • Experience in creating tailored reports and analysing data.
  • Understanding of relevant local government legislation.
  • Communicating effectively to convey and interpret data/information.
  • Resilience, adaptability, and flexibility to keep up with the ever-changing nature of HBRC.


What we offer | Nga huanga mōu:

The salary range for this role is between $74,340 and $82,600  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. To see a full list of our benefits please visit our website:


We value diversity and as such we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status although applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. HBRC is responsible for Civil Defence emergencies and as such, all staff may be called upon to support the response.


How to apply | I pēhea ki te whakauru:

Applications close 9 November.

To view the job description please click here.

 Please apply via Seek.

About us | E pā ki a mātou:

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.


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. 


20 October 2022

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