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Senior Finance Manager

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Kerrs Road, Auckland - Kerrs Road, Auckland, New Zealand, 2104
  • Full Time - Permanent

We are looking to appoint a Senior Finance Manager based in our Penrose site in Auckland. 

The Senior Finance Manager is a key member of the Northern Leadership team and is responsible for the overall financial and accounting functions for the Northern Region. The role requires you to be a trusted partner and advisor providing support and insights on the performance of the region, being analytical and driving business improvement and decision support. This role will also be required to undertake project work as required from time to time.

The Northern Senior Finance Manager will:

  • Ensure sound commercial, financial, contractual and business practices are applied across the Region which are consistent with policies and business systems
  • Provide quality financial accounting support to the Northern area to a high level of satisfaction
  • Proactively provide insights and commentary on financial performance that enables improvement discussions that lead to positive change
  • Track the Regions financial status and performance to identify areas for potential improvement
  • Report to management and key stakeholders, providing advice on how the Region and future business decisions might be impacted.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and support to the Regional Finance Managers
  • Support project analysis, validation of contracts, and ad-hoc requests

Work closely with the Northern Commercial manager in the preparation of information to support contract reviews, variation claims (as required) and areas where training and development opportunities exist within the operational teams.

About you

Essential to hold a tertiary qualification or equivalent in Accountancy, Business Management or similar. Desirable to have CAANZ membership or equivalent as a Chartered Accountant (CA)

It is essential to have;

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the construction and/or infrastructure sector
  • Successful experience of providing management support in the construction, infrastructure or similar sectors
  • Successful experience in project or contract management
  • Held business/commercial management positions over at least ten years preferably with contractors in predominantly civil infrastructure projects
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fully integrated team environment
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and an ability to influence
  • Develop and foster strong working relationships with operations as this clearly defines success in the role
  • Proven experience of business development in a commercial environment.
  • Clear demonstration of leadership behaviours that empower others

What’s on offer:

This is an outstanding opportunity to work in our diverse business. The environment is challenging and rewarding. We offer the opportunity to join our diverse and inclusive culture, and be part of a great team working in a collaborative environment. We offer a competitive remuneration package, flexible working arrangements, and our focus for our people is training and development, so this gives excellent opportunities to enhance your skills and advance your career.   

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, head to and enter reference number 597522 to apply. 

Downer NZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture. 

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a Pre-Employment drug test and medical.  

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