25 Jun 2021

Job Description

Chief Financial Officer and GM Corporate Services

Ko wai matou? – Who are we

Te Whakapumau i te Mana motuhake o Ngati Porou mo nga uri whakatipu. - To uphold our Mana and Poroutanga for nga uri o nga whanau hapu o Ngati Porou.

Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou is the mandated Iwi organisation that represents the collective interests of nga whanau me nga hapu o Ngati Porou. Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou (TRONPnui) administers a range of assets on the collective behalf of all Ngati Porou. The Runanganui also advocates for the needs and aspirations of Ngati Porou, and the East Coast district and ensures the delivery of primary health care and social support services to Ngati Porou whanau and East Coast communities.

TRONPnui has three main subsidiaries, Ngati Porou Holding Company – commercial arm, Ngati Porou Hauora – primary health care organisation, and Toitu – cultural development arm.  All of the subsidiaries are responsible for generating income for iwi through businesses that together represent the natural richness of the local environment and support the manaakitanga of the people.

As well as the Runanganui own businesses, there is innovate work and involvement widely across iwi to support the Ngati Porou economic sector. The diverse portfolio includes fisheries, farming and hospitality enterprises, as well as other long-term investment assets which help grow the capital base for future generations. TRONPnui advocates to the Crown and to others on matters of significance to the whole of Ngati Porou, and in support of the mana motuhake, rights and interests of Ngati Porou whanau hapu. Furthermore, the organisation, takes pride in facilitating, partnering and advocating for programmes and opportunities to advance Ngati Porou whanau well-being as citizens, taxpayers and communities.  Te Runanganui o Ngati Porou, models iwi self-determination and is in an enviable position of asserting their presence and ability to influence at local government level.

Te ahua o te Turunga – The nature of the position

The strategic intent of the Chief Financial Officer and GM Corporate Services is to deliver strategic financial leadership to Te Runanganui O Ngati Porou (TRONPnui) and its subsidiaries. Leading financial and corporate services, accounting, and reporting, the position ensures these services carried out effectively and sustainably and are founded by the mitigation of risk.  Pivotal is the capability to ensure the CEO, senior managers, and Board are supported with timely and accurate financial information and advice.

Leading a team of 5 direct reports across shared financial services, you will take your team on a journey with you, as you develop and maintain a culture of high performance, where people are engaged, enabled and encouraged to do their best, every day. Taking ownership for preparation of the annual budget, financial planning, and investment activities for the Group, you will ensure you will be accountable for financial reporting and analysis of financial data, capably leading and managing risk and audit mechanisms. Achieving policy compliance and Forex position leverage, you will be responsible for the adherence to policy and guidelines, specifically PAT and NPSG, in the management of foreign exchange leveraging the benefit for NPSG in all transactions and positions taken.

Implementing and managing within budget the resources and assets required to achieve the financial and organisational goals, you will evaluate the need for procurement of funds and make recommendations regarding the investment of surplus funds. Developing working relationships with TRONPnui group managers and key stakeholders, you will have the experience in the delivery of business analysis and the contribution to business strategy and business development.  Developing long-term financial planning models, which forecast company results in medium to long-term, you will model and forecast across ROI, NPV and EVA. Ensuring models developed are linked into the reporting system, you will also manage asset registers, ensuring their accuracy at all times.

Nga tino Pukenga/Wheako – Essential skills/experiences for the role.

You will be a current qualified Chartered Accountant, with a minimum five years’ experience in a senior accounting position preferably within a commercial organisation with multiple portfolios. You will have the ability to balance innovative and creative thinking with critical and objective analysis.

Experience skills and knowledge required is to include;

  • Experience in financial management of a large organisation supported by the strong business and commercial acumen.
  • An appropriate business degree with a major in accounting.
  • Experience in a senior management role, able to demonstrate the delivery of business analysis, advice and regular contribution to business strategy and development.
  • Sound technical, financial, treasury management and superior technical accounting skills.
  • Current knowledge of Companies Act, tax requirements, and legislation.
  • Strong computing skills, including spreadsheet abilities and superior systems analysis capabilities.
  • A visionary leadership style, flexibility to initiate change. An individual who conducts self with integrity, transparency and honesty.
  • Be competitive, performance driven and accepts responsibility and accountability for the attainment and quality of performance and financial goals.
  • Extensive people leadership and team management skills coupled with a track record of success in coaching and people mentoring, with recent hands on operational team management.
  • Excellent facilitation skills and the capability to bring people together, the ability to influence, persuade and inspire others to achieve desired results.
  • Strong understating of Te Ao/Te Reo Maori and tikanga via connections to your own iwi.

You will have an acute awareness of current market, economic and technological trends, which you will utilise in order to provide maximum opportunity and to minimise organisational risk. Providing commercial expertise to line management, you will proactively contribute to strategic planning, corporate initiatives and business plans cross organisationally. Reporting to the CEO, this senior management position will attract those either looking to return home to Gisborne or wanting to relocate to take advantage of a fantastic lifestyle.

The salary package is positioned to attract a senior skill set of candidates.

Te tono – How to apply

To apply or to enquire further in confidence contact Heather Walker for a confidential conversation now on (09) 632 1108 or email your up-dated CV and covering letter through to heather@manarecruitment.co.nz

Applications close: Monday 19th July 2021 at 5pm.