Finance Manager


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Christchurch, CAN 



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UC Child Well-being Research Institute | Te Kāhui Pā  Harakeke
College of Education, Health and Human Development | Te Rāngai Ako me te Hauora

  • Part-time at 15 hours per week (0.4 FTE)
  • Fixed-term position (6 months)

What You Will Do
As Finance Manager in the Child Well-being Research Institute, you will provide financial oversight, advice and forecasting for the Institute. The role will take responsibility of all financial analysis, oversee tasks are conducted using current systems and are in compliance with current policies.

Who You Are
You will have a tertiary qualification and experience in financial/business related field.  To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • extensive experience with a large financial system package, preferably oracle financials
  • general accounting principles, procedures, policies and systems knowledge
  • skills interpreting financial accounts and reports from finance information systems
  • experience working with budgets, forecasting and journals
  • accuracy, thoroughness and attention to detail, together with the ability to maintain standards under pressure.

You will also be self-motivated and demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills, supporting your ability to develop effective working relationships with a variety of people.

Who You Will Work With
You will be working closely with a dynamic, interdisciplinary group of researchers as part of the CWRI team. The institute is where 'nurturing research excellence to support children's holistic well-being' takes place. You will be working closely with a dynamic, interdisciplinary group of researchers, teachers, speech-language therapists and other professionals as part of the Child Well-being Research Institute team. You will located at Manawa, a state-of-the-art health and education research hub in Christchurch's central city.

For more information about our team, please visit us @ UC Child Well-being Research Institute

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: Tuesday, 29 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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