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General information

All posting locations: Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Job Function: 03 - Finance

Department: 03 - 05 - Budget Busn Planning (BBP) (FP&A incl Strat & Bus Dev)

Date Published: 27-Oct-2020

Job Type: Regular

Description & Requirements

About the role

We have an opportunity to join the team in one of our largest and most iconic manufacturing sites in APAC. Partner with Site Leaders and Regional Finance teams to provide critical Finance support. This role would suit a senior finance professional with experience in Site/Plant/Factory/Manufacturing Finance.

  • Act as business partner to operations which include multiple different manufacturing
  • Act as a financial controller ensuring financial integrity with all process- controls and compliance
  • Critically review factory spend to support Budget and Forecast process in conjunction with Operations.
  • Provide complete reviews of weekly and monthly reports to senior management
  • Provision of weekly reports to Cost Centre managers outlining area performance.
  • Completion of month end processes and reporting for areas responsible for.
  • Proactive involvement in continuous improvement processes.
  • Review and assist with Capital Expenditure.
  • Assist with balance sheet reconciliations e.g. inventory
  • Ensuring internal controls are met for business areas in conjunction with Operations
  • Supervising and directing small team

About you

  • Tertiary qualified (in accounting or from equivalent experience) with experience of management and cost accounting- preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with Data analysis and presentation of Data is mandatory
  • Experience with a variety of software applications including excel with a strong spreadsheet competency.
  • Ability to analyse and problem solve- along with good organisation and planning skills in order to meet ambitious deadlines.
  • Flexibility to perform routine tasks as well as rise to the challenge of ad hoc requests and dynamic workload depending on changing business requirements
  • Experience working with various systems. Ability to homogenize across systems would be a benefit.
  • Positive self-starter who can take the imitative and drive their own learning.
  • Enjoys working with a variety of stakeholders and manage relationships well.

Only the ambitious need apply…

Here at Heinz Wattie's we believe in meritocracy. Put simply- you get out what you put in to a career here. Our ambition is unparalleled- just like our stable of 35 brands- working across 37 categories in New Zealand. As the biggest branded FMCG supplier to the NZ food and grocery market- with the biggest and best brand in consumer goods we are well placed to help you reach the very best of your potential- developing your career like you never believed possible!


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