Group Manager - Finance & Assurance, Invercargill City Council

  • Invercargill Based
  • Join a New Executive Team
  • Opportunity to Lead Change & Process Improvement

With total income in excess of $83m per annum and employing over 385 employees, Invercargill City Council is a key player in advancing the growth and prosperity of the Southland Region. Invercargill’s reputation for being family friendly is well deserved, with affordable housing, great schools, amazing facilities and the iconic Central Otago, Fiordland and Catlins on the doorstep. The city is in a strong financial position, undergoing the biggest resurgence in its 166-year history and is committed to key initiatives including the CBD redevelopment and other significant community and infrastructure investments during the coming years.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, the Group Manager Finance and Assurance is a key appointment and will join the newly formed five-member Executive Team, after a recent restructure.  This senior role has responsibility for leading strategic and operational financial management and performance throughout the Council. The role’s broad-ranging responsibilities encompass Financial Management, Information Technology, Quality Assurance, Procurement, Archives and Records, with around 50 staff providing support across those functions.  There is a real opportunity to continue to shape this directorate, developing capability, encouraging collaboration and promoting positive culture, values and behaviours.  our recent restructure and the fact that these roles are new.

Desirable candidates will have senior financial leadership experience and a CA qualification, along with experience leading IT and Information Systems across an organisation.  A passion for process improvement, leading change and a track record of building staff capability is required, along with a high degree of personal authenticity, integrity and EQ. You will bring the talent to inspire and motivate your multidisciplinary team and a customer-centric approach to support the Council’s ethos to serve its community.  Prior experience in local or central government is desirable, but certainly not a deal breaker.

This role represents a great opportunity for someone looking for that next step to elevate their career, or for experienced candidates attracted to the benefits and lifestyle offered in this location.

To apply in strict confidence now, click ‘Apply for this job’ or email your cover letter and CV to quoting 7178lg.  Applications close on 9 August 2020.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

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For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367

Permanent Full Time

Job no: 7178LG

Location: Southland, Environment Southland, Gore, Invercargill City, Southland District

Closing Date: Friday, 14 August 2020