Want to work for GirlGuiding New Zealand?

Take a look at some of the positions available throughout the country.
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  • Christchurch based
  • Significant leadership role
  • Highly values-driven business

OCG have been engaged by a well-loved New Zealand not for profit organisation to find a senior leader to join their team.  This business is part of a large global community with a very strong mission and values and has been running in NZ for well over 100 years.

You will report to the CEO and become a high performing, valued member of the executive leadership team.  The primary focus of the role is to provide sound financial management and strategic financial advice to the CEO, the wider leadership team, the Audit and Finance Committee and the Board, but the role also has a much broader scope, with responsibility for the operational side of the business.  

Some of the key responsibilities of the role:

  • Take a lead role in the development of the strategic national operating plans 
  • Delivery of accurate, timely reporting and analysis of accounts, ensuring robust internal controls and compliance with legislation, policies and practices 
  • Preparation and management of budgeting process, including preparation of forecasts and data for business plans 
  • Participate in the development of organisational growth and change 
  • Lead, coach and deliver focus and direction to the teams

This is a fantastic opportunity for a CA/CPA qualified individual with a strong finance and commercial management background.  You will need proven leadership experience and be comfortable leading from the front, effecting change and building solid long-term relationships.  In addition to exceptional technical and leadership capabilities, you will have high levels of commercial acumen and a strategic focus.   

Whilst the above are essential, passion, enthusiasm and energy will not be overlooked – this is not a role for the faint hearted but rest assured, you will be joining an amazing, supportive team, with drive, dedication and determination for what they do.  So, if you are an outstanding communicator, negotiator and people person who is passionate and eager to contribute to the business and its future strategic direction, we want to hear from you.  

If you can bring all of the above to the table, apply via: , with your CV in word format, or contact Sara Thornton on 021 833 249 for a confidential discussion.  

Please quote Ref no: 66529

The Audit and Finance Committee support and advise the National Board of GirlGuiding New Zealand on the organisation’s financial management and long-term financial viability. We have oversight in a number of areas including:

  • Financial Management
  • Investments
  • External Auditing and Financial Reporting
  • Risk Management
  • Property Management.  

We hold four meetings per year; two ‘in person’ at National Office and two by teleconference. Other teleconferences or some email correspondence may be required.

Members are invited to apply for selection to a position on the Audit and Finance Committee. Members serve a three year term. It is not necessary to be an accountant! If you have strong financial literacy, good commonsense and enthusiasm for GirlGuiding, you may be the person we need.

If you are interested in applying for this position please forward a short CV and covering letter to the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee c/- Lucie Jerome, at [email protected] by Thursday 31st October 2019.

For more information about the Audit and Finance Committee, and the areas they are involved with, please contact Lucie as above.