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In Opotiki you truly can have a great work / life balance and enjoy our 'Coast by Nature'.
At Opotiki District Council operations are on a scale where a supportive and competent team environment allows creativity and innovation. Professional development and achievement is important and positions are often multidisciplinary or comprise both strategic and operational activity.​

Chief Financial Officer

Opotiki is on the edge of some challenging and exciting developments including aquaculture, the harbour development, kiwifruit, national cycleway and tourism. 

What's on offer.

To support this exciting journey we are looking for an experienced and innovative finance or management accountant who wants to further their career in a changing and dynamic environment.  There will be ample opportunity for you to develop in the role, which includes being part of the third tier management team. While ultimate responsibility still rests with the Finance and Corporate Services Group Manager, this role will give you variety and interest with a wide scope of responsibilities. This will include leading the annual planning and reporting processes, and managing a small finance team to meet the needs of both internal and external stakeholders. For these reasons, previous experience in local government would be an advantage.

Your time to shine.

If you have a proven track record in financial, or management accounting, excellent Microsoft excel skills and computer literacy, you might be the person we are looking for.  You will also have excellent communication and management skills and be an innovative and strategic thinker.

It's all here.

Sunny Opotiki is based in the Eastern Bay of Plenty only forty minutes from Whakatāne and two hours from Tauranga, Rotorua and Gisborne. Steeped in culture, it's a district of diversity with a landscape that ranges from beautiful coastal vistas, stunning beaches and secluded valleys to crystal clear mountain streams. Ōpōtiki's wonderful natural environment stretches along the Pacific Ocean coast against a backdrop of bush-clad mountain ranges. Here you can experience world-class fishing, diving, hiking, mountain biking and a wealth of other activities. The pretty Waioeka and Otara rivers pass right through town, and are frequently paddled by kayakers.

Chief Financial Officer position description​ (PDF, 30KB)

Ready to lodge your application?

Apply online now

​APPLICATIONS CLOSE Friday 16 March at 4pm.​

​​​​​Equal Employment Opportunities
Opotiki District Council is a member of the Equal Employment Opportunities Trust Employers Group.

Members endeavour to recruit, reward and develop employees on the basis of merit, recognising that effectively managing New Zealand's diverse population can lead to increased creativity, engagement and productivity.​
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