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Business Analyst (Finance)

Napier, New Zealand

Reference: 5209790

Permanent full-time working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Napier is a lively and vibrant city, offering an exceptional climate as well as plentiful opportunities for family, recreation and relaxation. Napier City Council is one of Napier's biggest and most desirable employers - we value excellence, integrity, sustainability and outstanding customer and community service.

Our busy Finance Team have a vacancy for a suitably experienced Business Analyst to provide in-depth data analysis and reporting and to ensure compliance with all statutory obligations and internal controls.

As the Business Analyst, you will actively engage with all business units within the council to evaluate business process controls and recommend practical solutions to mitigate identified risks. You will lead the internal audit programme and implement recommendations of the internal audit and monitor completion of these to achieve control objectives. You will also assist with Annual Plan, Annual Report and Long Term Plan process.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • An Accounting or Commerce Degree or equivalent
  • To be CA qualified or working towards this
  • Significant (5+ years) experience in a Senior Audit and/or Accounting position
  • Advanced knowledge of financial accounting

In addition, you will have advanced Microsoft word, excel and financial system skills as well as strong analytical skills. Experience in internal audit and working in Local Government roles would be an advantage.

This role will appeal to a highly organised individual with proven communication, analytical and problem-solving skills and personal desire to take responsibility to deliver superior service to the customer (both internal and external).

At the Napier City Council, we value excellence, integrity, sustainability and outstanding customer and community service. If you do too then we encourage you to apply now! We will be interviewing candidates as we receive applications and may close the role when we have found the right person.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Applicants must have existing rights to work in New Zealand. Our preferred candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening which includes drug testing and, for some roles, health screening.


Applications Close: 30 Sep 2020