Our vision at the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) is to make Wellington the most prosperous, liveable, and vibrant region in Australasia. We market Wellington as a destination for visitors, migrants and investors; help businesses grow and innovate; advocate for Wellington's economy; attract and promote major events and run civic venues.
Venues Wellington, our civic venue operation division plays a crucial role to achieve this. We manage 5 of Wellington's most exciting venues, Michael Fowler Centre, St James Theatre, Opera House, TSB Bank Arena and Auditorium (Shed 6) as well as managing events at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts and others around the city.
WREDA’s Venues Wellington division is looking to appoint an energetic and personable Finance Manager to lead the small Venues Finance team, who are a part of the wider WREDA Business Services team. Reporting to the GM Business Services, you will take ownership of the financial operations of Venues Wellington, as well as play a key role in the WREDA wide finance team. As a member of a talented and engaged Business Services team that are making a difference for our people, your success in this role can be pivotal in the development of your career.
We are looking for a personable Finance Manager that does not mind getting stuck in to day to day tasks as well as leading the team. You will be excellent with both process and people, and have experience and an understanding of best practice and leading trends which will be essential to success. You will be proactive and willing to constantly seek process improvement, making recommendations for change and implementing them. You won’t be afraid of acknowledging your skill set and asking and looking for help when needed.
At this stage, you will not be preparing yearly financial statements but will be required to assist with completing information requests to enable this to happen. You may show a willingness to move into this area at a later date.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Managing the day to day financial operations of Venues Wellington, including leading a small team
- Completing monthly management and financial reporting requirements
- Monthly reconciliations
- Oversee Venues Wellington payroll
- Manage cash flow
- Lead a small team responsible for transactional items
- Assisting with business planning, budgeting and forecasting
To be successful in this role, you will have:
- Experience in a similar role or looking for a step up after extensive experience in an Accountant or Management Accountancy role.
- Experience in managing and leading staff
- Strong understanding of NZ accountancy practises
- Belief that you are a personable, self-starter
- Some knowledge of NZ payroll legislation
- Costing experience desirable
The diversity of our employees from cleaners; ushers; events and sales through to economic development, marketing and brand professionals and many more – makes WREDA one of the most interesting organisations you will find. You will enjoy working with a wide range of people and get satisfaction from acting as a trusted business partner to those that are delivering our programmes of work.
Do you want to be part of a diverse organisation making a difference to Wellington?
If yes, we would love to hear from you. As well as applications from those looking for full-time employment, we are also considering applicants who are available part-time for a minimum of 28 hours per week. Please make it clear in your application whether you a looking for full or part time employment.
Applications close on Wednesday 01 November 2017 by 5pm.
Please note only applicants with the right to live and work in NZ will be considered.