General Manager - Finance & Investment - Wellington

Posted on 09-Feb-2018
Application Close Date: 18-Feb-2018
Job Details
Position Type:
Full Time
Job Reference:
  • Permanent - Fulltime
  • Critical and key leadership opportunity

About us

Education Infrastructure Service (EIS) as a part of the Ministry manages one of the largest property portfolios in New Zealand, composed of over 2,100 primary and secondary State schools and over 8,000 hectares of land with a carrying value of $17.2 billion.  EIS is also responsible for managing school payroll, school transport and for the delivery of information communication technology in schools.  EIS undertakes around 3,000 projects per annum; a combination of Ministry and School led projects costing at least $800m per annum.

About the role

The Group Manager, Finance and Investment is a member of EIS Leadership Team and will have the opportunity to positively impact on the Ministry's reputation for pragmatic financial management. This role has the potential to truly ‘make a significant difference'.

Your Key Accountabilities will include: 

  • Strategic Finance
  • Financial Management
  • Compliance

Please note that there is further information in the attached Position Description.

About you

You will have extensive experience in strategic Finance and Investment including considerable management experience ideally in both government and the private sectors along with proven experience at providing guidance and direction to multifunctional teams working with high-value, high-profile budgets.

You will also offer: 

  • Highly developed experience in applying a commercial, value for money approach to strategic and tactical advice and analysis
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills with experience in providing high level, trusted advice to senior leadership
  • Knowledge and experience underpinned by professional finance qualifications
  • Advanced negotiation skills, politically and organisationally savvy.

This opportunity will provide the right candidate with interesting and challenging work and is a critical and key leadership role within the EIS Group.

Please review the Position Description and if this opportunity interests you, and you meet the requirements, apply now using the ‘Apply Online' button. 

For further information please contact Stephanie Phillips at

Applications close midnight - Sunday 18 February 2018.