Finance Associate


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Christchurch, CAN 



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Employment Type:

Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Planning, Finance and ITS


  • Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position


What You Will Do
Reporting to the Director of Finance, you will provide the financial acumen and critical analysis to support the strategic planning function, capital management, commercial and operations finance, new business cases, business systems initiatives, and additional specific project work.

In this vital role, you will also assist the Executive and Senior Leadership teams make commercially and financially informed decisions

Who You Are
You will have a Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Economics or similar field and ideally be a Chartered Financial Analyst. You will have a proven financial, analytical and investment experience as well as an in depth knowledge of New Zealand's education sector. Experience in investment banking, business acquisitions, corporate finance and/or capital raising as well as project financing. You will also have technical knowledge and experience in highly complex financial modelling, project financing and operational costs.

You will display enthusiasm, have strong analytical, problem solving and organising skills. You will an excellent communicator with an ability to interpret and explain technical finance information in a non-technical manner.


Who You Will Work With
Planning, Finance and ITS department provides a courteous and efficient service to our stakeholders including staff, students, our suppliers and other members of our community.

Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered, Making a Difference.

The University of Canterbury is committed to accessible higher education, service to community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.

For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us:

The University of Canterbury is an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 27th September 2020 (midnight, NZ time)

How You Apply
Applications for this position must be submitted on our careers website and should include a cover letter and resume. Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to [email protected]

You must have New Zealand or Australian Citizenship/Permanent Residency or a valid visa that allows you to work in New Zealand to be considered for this role.



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