ESNZ Vacancy – General Manager Finance and Operations

  • Lead all financial functions and services
  • Focus on strengthening financial & reporting capability
  • Build best practice NFP accounting standards

Reporting to the CEO, the General Manager Finance and Operations will be responsible for the overall day to day financial operations of ESNZ. This will include direct responsibility for finance, forecasting, financial planning, financial governance, risk management, insurance, payroll, asset and property management.

The role will also oversee the annual budgets, provide high level financial advice to the CEO and ESNZ Board and managing the development, implementation and monitoring of internal financial control policies and procedures.

The General Manager Finance and Operations is part of the senior leadership team leading the financial functions to ensure ESNZ operates efficiently and in accordance with best practice not for profit accounting standards. A key part of this role is the ability to develop and enhance key working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

The position will require a person with excellent attention to detail, a passion for continual improvement and a strong communicator who can effectively manage change in processes and systems. The ability to manage communication and reporting at an executive and Board level is required.

To be successful in this role you will hold suitable tertiary qualifications in Accounting (ideally CA qualified, or working towards) and have good working knowledge of financial modeling, auditing practices, cash flow management and budgeting. Experience within a sporting or similar volunteer and membership based not-for-profit organisation would be highly regarded.

As a collaborative and visionary leader, a proven background in engaging and influencing people is essential, with the negotiation, communication strategy and storytelling skills to position value proposition. You will have the conviction and courage to challenge the status quo if needed, and able to build strong relationships, advocate, inspire and elicit cooperation from a diverse range of key stakeholders (internal and external), creating win/win outcomes.

A background in Equestrian sports or the horse industry is not required; however you must be committed to driving a positive change for the systems and processes of ESNZ. This is a unique and significant opportunity to help create a stronger sport for the benefit of New Zealanders into the future.

For further information about the role, including how to apply please click on the link below.

General Manager Finance and Operations Position Description and how to apply

Applications close: 5pm, Friday 30th June 2023.