Team Leader, Project Accounting – NZ Ministry of Education – Wellington

Job Description
Permanent – Fulltime
An exciting opportunity to join a great Finance team in a dynamic organisation!

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

This role will positively impact on the Ministry’s reputation for pragmatic financial management. The state school property portfolio that we manage is the Crown’s second largest social asset property portfolio and as such has a high profile. This role has the potential to truly ‘make a significant difference’.

You will develop the quality and timeliness of project processing within the Financial Accounting team (EIS), improving the reliability of project data within the K2/Helios system so that decision-makers can achieve value-for-money within the context of best practice and constrained funding.

Your Key Priorities will include:

Team Management
Project Accounting tasks
Capitalisation tasks

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

About you

Ideally you will have extensive Financial and/or Asset Management experience within the public sector and be Tertiary qualified with a full membership of an Accounting institute.

You will also offer proven:

leadership experience
experience at providing project leadership and working with high-value / high profile issues.

This opportunity will provide the right candidate with interesting and challenging work and the ability to develop and grow their career.

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 – Monday 19 February 2018.

Please click here to Apply Online

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