Finance & Corporate Support Services – Decipher Group Limited

Lead finance and a range of corporate support functions in this new role
Monitor performance and support the General Manager and Board in decision making
Christchurch or Ashburton based – Ashburton Head Office

Mid Canterbury has versatile soils, a favourable climate, a strong water supply and a very well-established farming community. The future prosperity of Mid Canterbury is undoubtedly reliant on a dependable supply of water for irrigation and the Barrhill Chertsey Irrigation Scheme (BCI) has undertaken to provide the infrastructure to ensure the dependability of this highly valuable water resource to farmers throughout the district.

Imminent changes in the ownership of BCI have led to the need for higher visibility of company financial and commercial performance and for this to be developed within the company to support operational and strategic decision making. Are you ready to take on this new role of Financial Controller?

Based in either Ashburton or Christchurch (with travel to the Head Office) and reporting to the General Manager, the Financial Controller takes accountability for all financial management and corporate support services for the business; ensuring BCI operates effectively and efficiently behind the scenes while supporting executive decision making. In doing this, the Financial Controller takes a “sleeves rolled” approach; doing what needs to be done and will (amongst other things):

Establish and manage valuable financial, management and commercial reporting; providing the General Manager and the Board with the necessary information to support decision making;
Establish and manage comprehensive project reporting, ensuring the General Manager and construction project managers are fully informed on financial movements as projects progress;
Review and/or establish internal controls and disciplines to ensure financial and commercial risks are appropriately and proactively managed;
Actively manage the cashflow of the business including developing and maintaining forecasting models;
Support the General Manager and the Board with all strategic, business and budget planning; providing input into performance measures and driving the processes;
Act as the ERP system Champion and administrator, ensuring data integrity, user capability and system effectiveness;
Effectively manage all company administration and statutory compliance requirements.
This is a business-critical role that will provide key support to the General Manager and across the business to enable BCI to achieve its operational and strategic goals. Are you ready to take on this challenge?

To be successful as the Financial Controller, you will be a qualified accountant and have wide-ranging commercial accounting and financial management experience. With exposure to other corporate support functions including IT; you will enjoy pitching in with the team and solving problems and you will relish the opportunity to challenge yourself and cultivate new skills. Interpersonally confident and a strong communicator; you will enjoy providing support to the General Manager and the Board on business-critical issues.

In return, you will be provided with a flexible working environment where you can develop the skills that will drive your career forwards. Sound like you?

For more information on the company, visit For a copy of the position description and to apply, visit the Decipher Group website on and for a confidential discussion about the role; contact Julia Hetherington at Decipher Group on 021 193 9219 or by email to

Applications close Wednesday 27th September 2017

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