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23/2015
Management Accountant Capital and Assets
Finance
National Headquarters

 

The New Zealand Fire Service is a large organisation spread geographically throughout NZ, comprising of five different regions with around 400 stations and over 10,000 volunteer and career fire-fighters spread throughout the country. National Headquarters is in Wellington proving support to all the regions.

 

Our vision is that we are leading integrated fire & emergency services for a safer New Zealand and our mission is to reduce the incidence and consequence of fire and to provide a professional response to other emergencies.

 

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Management Accountant Capital and Assets to join our busy team.  Reporting to the Senior Management Accountant, you will be responsible for budgeting reporting and forecasting of the NZFS capital programme, on-going development of good practice reporting and the training of project and asset managers to improve their ability to plan, report and account for NZFS capital expenditure.

 

The ideal Candidate will have:

  • A degree in Accountancy or related discipline
  • Chartered Accountant (CA) or equivalent qualification
  • Advanced level of computer literacy, including Excel
  • Demonstrated experience in the area of Financial Asset Management and Capital Project reporting processes and systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and behaviour skills with the ability to relate to all levels of organisation and external stakeholders
  • Experience in time management, specifically ability to meet tight and conflicting deadlines while maintaining accuracy and confidentiality

Ideally you will have experience in:

  • Using TM1 and JDE or similar applications
  • Reporting to boards and governance committees
  • Cash flow forecasting

How to Apply

Contact: 

Paul Parlane of Momentum Consulting Group
paulparlane@momentum.co.nz 
Phone: 04 499 6161

 

Applications close: 5pm, 27 February 2015

 


22/2015
Systems Accountant
Finance
National Headquarters

 

The New Zealand Fire Service is a large organisation spread geographically throughout NZ, comprising of five different regions with around 400 stations and over 10,000 volunteer and career fire-fighters spread throughout the country. National Headquarters is in Wellington proving support to all the regions.

 

Our vision is that we are leading integrated fire & emergency services for a safer New Zealand and our mission is to reduce the incidence and consequence of fire and to provide a professional response to other emergencies.

 

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Systems Accountant to join our busy team. Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will be responsible for the overall management and development of our financial systems (e.g. JDE, TM1, ApprovalPlus and Spendvision) and supporting processes. You will be the primary contact point for all ICTS and external vendors, manage training provisions within the finance group and to vendors, and coordinate and develop improvements within the systems.

 

The Systems Accountant role functions across the entire Financial Services Group, to ensure all teams within the group have access to high quality systems.

 

The successful applicant will have:

  • A degree in Accountancy or related field
  • A thorough understanding of leading finance systems and how these can effectively support business needs
  • Advanced computer skills. Ideally you will have experience using financial management systems
  • A sound understanding of the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Extensive experience in effective management of accounting system vendors
  • Excellent customer relationship and interpersonal skills

How to Apply

Contact: 

Paul Parlane of Momentum Consulting Group
paulparlane@momentum.co.nz 
Phone: 04 499 6161

 

Applications close: 5pm, 27 February 2015

 


21/2015
Team Leader Financial Accounting
Finance
National Headquarters

 

The New Zealand Fire Service is a large organisation spread geographically throughout NZ, comprising of five different regions with around 400 stations and over 10,000 volunteer and career fire-fighters spread throughout the country. National Headquarters is in Wellington proving support to all the regions.

 

Our vision is that we are leading integrated fire & emergency services for a safer New Zealand and our mission is to reduce the incidence and consequence of fire and to provide a professional response to other emergencies.

 

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Team Leader Financial Accounting to join our busy team.  Reporting to the Financial Controller, you will be accountable for a team of five accountants. You will be responsible for leading, supporting and developing the team to ensure service delivery to the highest standard. You will manage the production of monthly financial results, the annual financial report, and have oversight of NZFS tax compliance, CFIS processes and return quality.

 

A key to success in this role will be your drive and determination to succeed.

 

You will have:

  • A Chartered Accountant (CA) or hold an equivalent qualification, with a track record of delivering high quality financial reporting.
  • Proven staff management experience, ability to impart knowledge and lead the training and development of your team.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships with people at all levels
  • You will have a strong customer focus and analytical ability
  • Sound understanding of the management of a complex capital and assets program
  • Experience managing external statutory reporting and external audit processes

So if you’re looking for a chance to put your diverse skill set to use in an organisation dedicated to helping our communities, then we will provide you with a unique opportunity to utilise your knowledge within a supportive team.


How to Apply

Contact: 

Paul Parlane of Momentum Consulting Group
paulparlane@momentum.co.nz  
Phone: 04 499 6161

 

Applications close: 5pm, 27 February 2015

 


17/2015
Pumicelands Rural Fire Authority

Chief Executive Officer - Principal Rural Fire Officer


We are seeking an experienced and capable person to establish and manage an enlarged Rural Fire District within the Central North Island Region. The position will report to the Chairperson of the Pumicelands Rural Fire Committee.


The successful applicant will have the challenge of project managing work required to merge 10 existing Rural Fire Authorities into the one enlarged Pumicelands Rural Fire Authority which comes into effect on 1 July 2015. Once established, the role will focus on managing the fire district on behalf of the Pumicelands Rural Fire Committee.


We are seeking a person who has proven experience in managing rural fire, focusing on all aspects of Reduction, Readiness, Response and Recovery.


To be successful, you will need to display capability in the following competencies; leadership, relationship building, people management, project and financial management, planning, time management and communication skills.


The position will be based in Rotorua or Tauranga.


How to Apply

Please send your completed application to:

 

Paul Baker
Secretary for Pumicelands RFA Transition Committee
C/o National Rural Fire authority
Napier Area Office, NZFS
PO Box 4122,
Marewa 4143,
Napier

Paul.baker@fire.org.nz

 

Applications close: 5pm, 6th March 2015

 


16/2015
Senior Advisor Change Management

  • Fixed Term 2 year contract opportunity
  • New Zealand Fire Service
  • Transformational Business Change

If you want to work for New Zealand’s most trusted organisation that serves the community and is helping to build a safer environment for all New Zealanders, then NZ Fire Service is the place for you. NZ Fire Service employs 9000 volunteer and paid firefighters throughout the country. We are currently developing a five year road map to deliver on our vision and are seeking the services of an experienced Senior Change Advisor to assist with the implementation and communication of this change.

 

Working closely with the Implementation Project Manager, you will support the development of the programme and assist the leadership team deliver the new vision. There is a particular focus on understanding and communicating the planned changes and progress on key actions. You will identify and deliver change strategies that support the embedding of the strategic vision. You will also be responsible for producing updates and communications on the development and implementation of the five year work programme.

 

Suitable candidates will possess the following skills/attributes:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent work experience
  • Proven experience in applied change management in a comparably complex and sizable environment
  • Advanced knowledge of change management methodologies particularly those effecting organisational culture change
  • Experience developing a broad range of communications material, adapting the ‘voice’ to suit the audience and applying creative solutions putting the user at the heart of communication
  • Internal communications experience
  • Solid track record in delivering or supporting complex, long term projects
  • Exposure to programme and project management principles and techniques
  • Ability to work confidently and in a mature way with staff at all levels of the organisation
  • Ability to work effectively across business units and teams
  • Inclusive and approachable working style

This is an excellent opportunity to be involved in interesting and meaningful work in an environment which is supportive and places real value in skill, integrity and comradeship.

 

How to Apply

Send your completed application, self assessment, CV and covering letter to:


Tracey Wineera, Business Support
tracey.wineera@fire.org.nz
04 439 7863

 

Applications close: 12pm, Monday 23 February 2015



15/2015
Senior Business Analyst / Project Manager
Programme and Change Management Team
National Headquarters, Wellington

 

Programme and Change management are looking to cement our team of skilled and experienced Business Analysts/ Project Managers. These are permanent roles, based in NHQ.

 

The purpose of these roles is to provide high quality Business Analysis and Project Management support to NZFS. This includes not only taking the lead on your own projects, but also mentoring and supporting others to successfully design and implement projects.

 

  • Varied work
  • Coach and mentor others
  • Make a difference

About the organisation

 

The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) is one of the most respected organisations in the country, and our career and volunteer fire-fighters consistently top the list of the most trusted professions. We have a long history of working with communities to protect what they value.

NZFS is a large organisation spread geographically throughout NZ, comprising of five different regions with around 400 stations and 8,000 fire fighters spread throughout the country. National Headquarters is in Wellington.


About the role

 

The purpose of the role is to provide high quality Business Analysis and Project Management support to NZFS. This includes not only taking the lead on your own projects, but also mentoring and supporting others to successfully design and implement projects.

 

Duties & responsibilities

  • See the big picture while taking care of the detail
  • Focus on ensuring that solutions will work for our people - paid and volunteer
  • Provide Business analysis and project management expertise to support the business
  • Able to take a practical approach to supporting a newly introduced project management framework and methodology.
  • Able to travel within New Zealand when required

Skills & experience

  • Demonstrated experience and competence in Project management and Business Analysis methodology
  • Successful delivery and implementation of projects
  • Project management/ Business Analysis qualifications preferred

How to Apply

 

Send your Application Pack, CV and covering letter to -
Karl Potter karl.potter@fire.org.nz


Applications close: 9.00am on Monday 23 February 2015


10/2015
Communication Centre Manager Southern
based in Christchurch

  • Exciting opportunity to be a member of our National Communications 111 Emergency Management Team
  • Leadership role in a community focused and trusted organisation
  • Fast paced, interesting and rewarding role

 

About the organisation


The New Zealand Fire Service (NZFS) is a large organisation spread geographically throughout NZ, comprising of five different regions with around 400 stations and 8,000 firefighters spread throughout the country.


NZFS has three 111 Communication Centres, based in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. The primary role of the Centres is to act as the first point of contact for the public with the NZFS.


About the role


A rare opportunity exists for an experienced call centre manager to manage the Southern Communication Centre and participate as a member of the National Communications Management Team.

 

With 5 direct reports and approx 18 indirect reports you will work collaboratively with your staff, leading and developing a high performing team.

 

To excel in this important role your will have:

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proven leadership and management of people in a customer service call centre environment, preferably in the emergency service sector
  • Highly effective oral and written communications skills
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail. Proven problem-solving abilities
  • Business Management – People Management, Financial and budget management, business planning and reporting
  • Drive and promote continuous improvement throughout the centre

 

You will be self-motivated, diligent, adaptable and effective individual who thrives in a fast-paced business environment.

 

Must be able to obtain and maintain a high level security clearance.

 

Skills & experience

  • Tertiary qualification such as business / technical degree or diploma
  • Experience managing a large call centre or business unit in the emergency services environment is preferred

How to Apply

 

Send your completed application, self assessment, CV and covering letter to:


Andrea Fisher – Business Support
Andrea.fisher@fire.org.nz
Phone: 04 496 3640

 

Applications close: 5.00pm, Monday 2 March 2015



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