Reports to: Managing Director or General Manager or where the company is a subsidiary of a large (over $500m revenue) company, to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Supervises: Several sectional managers, e.g. credit, revenue, audit, administration and possibly information systems.

Main objectives: Is likely to be the principal Financial Executive in an organisation with a minimum of $10m revenue who oversees internal and external financial reporting requirements and investment, develops accounting principles, practices and procedures. Directs the preparation of all accounting records, the analysis and interpretation of statistical and accounting information and appraises operating results in terms of costs, budgets and operating policies.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Develop, enhance and maintain an effective business reporting system.
  • Prepare and evaluate capital expenditure projects and long range financial plans and forecasts. Make recommendations concerning management of funds and financial policy.
  • Ensure the development and preparation of financial and accounting information for management.
  • Direct the preparation of statistics for periodic and yearly financial statements, including the preparation of charts and graphs showing progress and results.
  • Ensure consolidation of regular reports, budgets and forecasts from other divisions for submission to management.
  • Prepare all schedules for financial reporting in accord with statutory requirements and the needs of management.
  • Oversee monthly reporting, tax compliance and preparation of statutory accounts.
  • Supervise the investment of liquid assets in short term investments.
  • Recruit, develop and motivate staff resulting in high performing individuals and team.

Typical qualifications and experience: Tertiary qualifications in accounting, with membership of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants as an ACA or CA, together with extensive accounting and management experience.