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Chief Financial Officer

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This role is perfect for candidates who are comfortable in senior finance roles and have a wealth of experience under their belt. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, team player, and capable delegator with a proven ability to coach and develop a finance team. They will also possess excellent technical capability around core aspects including audit, tax, business budget planning, and business sale requirements.

What you'll do:

As the Chief Financial Officer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the financial future of our client's organisation. You will be responsible for leading a high-performing finance team, contributing to commercial strategy development, providing sound commercial advice to the CEO and Group, and ensuring accurate monthly accounts are prepared. Your strategic thinking, proactive approach, and understanding of commercial drivers will be key to your success in this role.

  • Participate as member of Senior Management Team, assisting in the realisation of business objectives.
  • Provide effective leadership for the Group’s finance professionals and support recruitment and development of a high-performance finance team.
  • Contribute to development of commercial strategy and drive commercial initiatives that support the business plan.
  • Provide appropriate commercial advice and guidance to the CEO and Group.
  • Lead team in preparation of accurate monthly accounts and commentary for the Group within the timetable and in accordance with accounting policies.
  • Assist with the preparation of business plans and annual budgets for the Group.


What you bring:

The ideal Chief Financial Officer will bring a wealth of experience from senior finance positions. They will have worked extensively within manufacturing or distribution organisations, demonstrating their understanding of supply chain strategies. Their ability to improve systems through Business Intelligence will be key to making informed business decisions. They will be a confident communicator, able to engage with stakeholders at all levels. Critical thinking skills and strategic mindset will enable them to identify strengths and weaknesses in the business and propose alternative solutions.

  • Tertiary qualification in finance or commerce and a qualified accountant (CA) with at least 10-15 years’ experience working in a senior finance position.
  • Experience working in a manufacturing and/or distribution organisation, supply and value chain strategies and inventory management (including logistics/transport).
  • Experience improving systems and information provision through Business Intelligence to inform business and improve commercial decisions.
  • Ability to communicate confidently and clearly with commercial dexterity to board, management, staff, shareholders, and analysts.
  • Critical thinker – using logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weakness or alternative solution, conclusions, and approaches to issues.
  • A strategic thinker with a proactive approach who understands commercial drivers and best practice metrics/indicators.


What sets this company apart:

Our client has grown exponentially since 2002, becoming a leader in their field. Their products are used extensively across residential and commercial properties. The focus for the next two years will be to solidify their strong position in the market and improve business value and efficiencies through continued optimisation.

What's next:

Ready to take on this exciting challenge? Don't wait!

Apply Today by clicking on the link or call Courtney Story on 09-374-7343 for further details.

Robert Walters endeavors to review all applications in a maximum of five working days. If you have not received correspondence within this timeframe, please do not hesitate contact Macy Watson on 09 374 7300.

Contract Type: TEMPORARY

Specialism: Accounting & Finance

Focus: Finance Manager Financial Controller & CFO

Industry: Accountancy

Salary: +GST

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Executive

Location: Auckland

Job Reference: 1969300/001

Date posted: 3 May 2024

Consultant: Macy Watson

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