Head of Finance - Energy Networks


Location: Auckland, Auckland

Job Type: Full time


Te kowhiringa | The Opportunity?

Downer Energy work with some of New Zealand’s largest asset owners and energy providers to maintain their critical networks and assets across the country. Our whole-of-life approach creates positive outcomes for all New Zealanders as we help to reduce carbon emissions, optimise energy, and build a better Aotearoa. There are more than 500 of us in the Energy team and we are committed to being kaitiaki – guardians of New Zealand’s future.

The National Finance Manager will be instrumental in setting the financial management and investment strategy for the Downer Energy, New Zealand business, as part of the Trans - tasman finance team your remit will be to ensure that the business manages and maintains a complete and accurate ledger of accounts as well as developing and maintaining a comprehensive and effective financial control framework. In addition, you will provide functional leadership to a team of ten ensuring that comprehensive and accurate monthly forecasts are delivered upon.

Nga pukenga matua | Important Skills

  • Tertiary qualifications in accounting or post graduate qualifications preferred
  • Previous collaboration with internal stakeholders to maximise project profitability
  • Ability to develop and implement business strategies with a short and long term focus
  • Sound understanding of developing clear financial strategies and mapping out key objectives, investment strategies, potential risks and controls within a contracting project environment
  • Significant exposure to ERP systems (JDE preferable) coupled with advanced Excel
  • Exposure to data analytics/reporting tools (Power Bi preferable)
  • Preparation of business plans budgets, reviews and management of financial information including producing reports to internal and external stakeholders on a monthly and quarterly basis.

Ko te take ka parekareka e koe ki te mahi ki konei | Why you will enjoy working here

Downer is committed to delivering excellence by ensuring our people have the environment and the means to be successful. We offer:

  • Suite of benefits including health and wellness initiatives
  • Personalised career growth working with an industry leader
  • Competitive remuneration with on-going training and support
  • Safety focused culture working within in leading services industry
  • Career enhancing opportunity to work within an ASX limited company
  • Travel discount coupled with free access to Marram health care benefits and discounted holiday homes
  • Discounts for Samsung, Repco, PB Tech, Gym memberships and more!
  • Progression and development programs on offer including our inspiring leader’s programme for top performers.

Have a look at our other great benefits here! Or copy and paste the following link into your browser: people.downergroup.co.nz/downer-benefits/

Ko wai matou | Our Organisation

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Me pehea ki te tono | How to apply

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, click Apply Now to submit your application! The reference number for this role is 603946.

We are committed to a safe working environment for everyone - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test, medical and a Ministry of Justice check prior to starting employment. If you need support with this requirement, please speak to our team.

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