Commercial Finance & IT Manager

Job Description

Title: Commercial Finance & IT Manager

Company Name: The Fresh Fruit Company Of New Zealand Ltd

Vacancy: 3

Job Location: Hawkes Bay, Hastings

Employment Status: Full Time

Purpose of the Role:                 

Reporting to our HB General Manager this role is a key member of the Freshco management team contributing to the Hawke’s Bay business in its drive to grow profitably by managing the finance and administration functions.

This is an exciting time to join our business as we pick up the pace and instigate value add improvements, our focus is around how we can do things better, more efficiently, and effectively and in a timely and sustainable way.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Prepare annual budget for Freshco Hawke’s Bay business and all Grower partners.
  • Prepare monthly & yearly accounts and supporting reconciliation.
  • Monitor & Forecast working Cash Flow
  • Analyse costs, pricing, sales results and the company’s actual performance compared to the business plans. Conduct reviews and evaluations for cost-reduction opportunities.
  • Provide financial reports and interpret financial information to managerial staff while recommending further courses of action.
  • Manage daily operations of the finance department, set goals and objectives for Finance staff, and design a framework for these to be met.
  • Ensure Packing and Growing data platforms integrate with the accounting software.
  • Ensure statutory reporting and other legal, tax compliance requirements are met at all levels.
  • Oversee the company’s payroll and work with the People and Performance Manager to ensure we are meeting all employment requirements to comply with Employment Law.
  • Manages the business IT requirements and supplier relationships
  • Develop and then manage the annual IT budget and help achieve our overall business objectives and cost management.

We have an open plan office environment therefore you’ll be customer focused and happy to help provide direction and correct information to assist our business leaders when required.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Ability to prepare consolidated financial statements
  • Good working knowledge of Tier 1 NZIFRS requirements
  • Ability to evaluate new business opportunities and provide clear recommendations
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • High numeracy and sound technical skills
  • Problem-solving skills and initiative
  • Strong attention to detail and an analytical approach to work
  • The ability to work as part of a team and to build strong working relationships
  • Good negotiation skills and the ability to influence others
  • Excellent IT skills
  • An advanced level knowledge of MS Power BI

 

To ensure success in this role you will be professional and have a happy and helpful nature, proven experience in financial reporting and analysis and process improvement.

You will possess excellent cross-functional relationship management skills and the ability to influence with credibility. Also key are your first-rate interpersonal and communication skills and your ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise extreme discretion.

You will be armed with a current, comprehensive understanding of all relevant NZ Financial legislation. Also required is a broad working knowledge of payroll processes (including calculations and reporting), and interfaces with Finance and Human Resources.

Organized with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines; resilience is key in this role.

Well-developed critical thinking/analysis skillset and bucketloads of initiative.

Ability to work autonomously and efficiently in a faced pace work environment to a high degree of accuracy.

For the right candidate a great salary package with ample opportunity to showcase what you can do.

Looking for a fresh opportunity with variety?

Please apply online including your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for this exciting role. Don’t delay as applications will close as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

 

Only applicants who are a NZ Citizen or Permanent Resident will be considered.

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