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Accounting Team Leader
- Manage and lead the Non-Public Funds accounting team
- Provide quality service in the administration of Non Public Funds resources
- Wellington based role
What you will do
The Non-Public Funds Accounting Team Leader manages and leads the Non-Public Funds Accounting Team by providing financial administration to the Non Public Fund (NPF) Committees. You’ll report directly to the Deputy Director Defence Shared Services Group and will be responsible for coordinating workflow and resource availability. You’ll work to provide training, coaching and mentoring of your team to ensure the provision of a high-quality service in the administration of NPF resources to support the welfare and wellbeing of both current and former members of the Armed Forces and their families.
This is a key role where you will ensure that high quality, trusted and comprehensive financial advice and support is provided to the committees and the leaders of the NZDF, as well as ensuring all the NPFs are compliant with all of their legislative obligations and internal NZDF policies. You will work closely with the single Service Team Leaders and Non Public Fund Committees to ensure the integrity of actuals, budgets and forecast information of a high standard, and timely, accurate and integrated financial information and advice is provided.
What we need
An experienced and trusted people leader, with a refined accounting and finance background and relevant qualifications.
- Sound financial analysis skills;
- Experience with finance systems;
- Good quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, incorporating problem solving; and excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate technical financial information effectively to non-financial audiences, verbally and in writing.
Ideally you’ll hold a membership with CAANZ (CA), and/or Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA), as well as awareness of the NZDF as an organisation, including its business, roles, structures and command chains, as well as the political, social, cultural and economic environment it operates in, including the inter-relationship with NPFs, although this is not necessary.
Who we are
The Defence Shared Services Group (DSSG) is responsible for the effective provision and efficient delivery of shared services activities to the whole of NZDF. Our vision and mission is to support NZDF strategic outcomes whilst achieving world class shared service excellence. This will be achieved through a forward thinking approach, continuous improvement, flexibility, collaboration and teamwork.
DSSG provides accessible and timely responses to requests for service, acts as the conduit to other Defence Logistics Command units and is the key point-of-contact between Base and Camp operational commanders and business owners.
Every hour of every day, 365 days of the year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa / New Zealand. As a modern, professional military, it is our goal to maintain well trained, equipped and disciplined armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice.
NZDF is an inclusive organisation that is open to flexible working arrangements and welcomes applications from people regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, beliefs/opinions, or family circumstances.
In return for your expertise, dedication and hard work, NZDF is offering remuneration reflective of your experience, along with:
- Great benefits for you and your family
- Full time ongoing work
- Fully funded life cover up to $300,000
- 5 weeks annual leave per year
How to Apply
The recruitment of this role is being managed exclusively by an external recruitment company, Beyond Recruitment, who will consider your application in the first instance.
To view the position description and apply for this role, please click here: Accounting Team Leader
For further information, contact Peter Campbell or Michael Chhim on (04) 494 7091 quoting job number 111451.
Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday 10 August 2021
Please note: If you are an existing NZDF employee (excluding contractors) you must apply through our Internal Vacancies site, via the HR Toolkit.
Please note: Applicants must be legally entitled to work in New Zealand (NZ) and be able to obtain and maintain the required level of NZ Government security clearance for the position applied for. The minimum citizenship and residency criteria for security clearances to be granted by the NZ Defence Force are as follows:
Low level Security Clearance
- Most preferably a NZ citizen, who has resided in this country continuously for at least the last five (5) years, OR
- Is a citizen of, and/or has resided continuously in one of more of the following countries for the last five (5) years; either Australia, Canada, NZ, the United Kingdom (UK) or the United States of America (USA); and has a background history that is verifiable and can be assessed as appropriate by the NZ Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) towards a recommendation of suitability for a security clearance at this level.
If you do not meet these minimum criteria, we will not be able to accept your application.
Use this online tool to self-check your eligibility for a Confidential security clearance. Please note that this tool is not part of the formal security clearance process: http://www.protectivesecurity.govt.nz/eligibility-tool
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