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Senior Faculty Finance Advisor
West Coast West Coast New Zealand
Full Time
Victoria University of Wellington

Can you provide high quality financial advice?, Do you have experience with forecasting financial results?, Work in the convenient central Wellington location.

The Senior Faculty Finance Advisor is a role within the Faculty Finance Advisors team in the Finance Group at Victoria University of Wellington. You will join the Faculty Finance Advisors Team, reporting to the Manager Faculty Finance. Faculty Finance roles are the equivalent of management accounting roles, but with responsibility for oversight and reporting of the financial aspects of University units geared towards teaching and research.

The role of Senior Faculty Finance Advisor supports the PVC and the faculty management team to identify, monitor and manage financial risks. This is achieved through the provision of expert management accounting knowledge and experience, including financial analysis, budgeting and financial reporting to ensure that the financial goals of the faculty are achieved. The Senior Faculty Finance Advisor will also arrange or provide guidance and training on the financial systems and required financial practices.

Specific areas of responsibility for this role include:

  • working with the PVC and faculty management and with the support of the Manager Faculty Finance and the wider Finance Group, to ensure:
  • provision of high quality financial advice and reporting to faculty and school academic and administration staff
  • management reporting to the faculty team, schools, SMT and external stakeholders is of high quality (content and presentation), delivered on time and accompanied with a cogent commentary which compares performance against financial accountabilities, including budget targets, the University Strategic Plan and when applicable, the Forecast
  • provision of regularly updated forecasts for the year-end financial results highlighting any risks which may threaten the achievement of the financial targets
  • driving budget preparation for the Faculty and PVC, ensuring coordination across Schools and Research Centres in accordance with planning guidelines
  • completion of project work as identified from time-to-time within timeframes and specifications.

You must be eligible to work in New Zealand to apply for this role.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday, 20 October 2017.

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