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Business Adviser/Senior Business Adviser New Zealand

New Zealand Government

New Zealand Government New Zealand New Zealand

2 months ago

Business Adviser/Senior Business Adviser at Ministry for Primary Industries, Wellington City

Role: Business Adviser or Senior Business Adviser

Role type: Full Time, Permanent

Location: Wellington

Salary band: $68,781 to $124,570 per annum depending on skills and experience

We have an exciting and challenging role in MPI's New Zealand Food Safety Business Unit. We are looking for either a Business Adviser or a Senior Business Adviser, depending on the experience of the successful applicant.

The Business Adviser role combines finance and data analytics and works closely with our Finance and Cost Recovery Teams and New Zealand Food Safety Business Units. Using your data analysis skills, you will collect, interpret and analyse data used for cost recovery and creation of billing files. Your natural curiosity will help you identify and investigate issues in relation to cost recovery and reconcile revenue against budget and memorandum accounts.

You will also use your knowledge of... pricing and cost recovery, working with the cost recovery team in calculating levies, fees and charges, identifying trends, and implementing legislative changes. This work will involve identifying over or under recoveries and identifying trends, exploring options to ensure correct revenue is received, calculating levies, fees and charges, input into the annual work package and consultation documents, and implementation of legislative changes.

Some of the work will be project based, ranging in scope and size. The position works on activities, within the Regulatory Oversight and Support Team, across the business unit and inter business unit, with a focus on continuous improvement and change initiative projects.

You will enjoy working in a collaborative and forward-thinking way and can build strong relationships with a variety of people, be results focused, and be able to work in a fast moving, agile environment.

To besuccessful in this role, you will have:
Relevant tertiary qualification in accounting or finance or equivalent experience
The ability to think strategically and innovatively to drive change across the breadth of the organisation
Experience with billing, pricing or cost recovery
Excellent analytical and reporting skills
Excellent relationship management skills, with experience in building credible and effective working relationships with senior leaders, technical specialists, and peers.
Excellent listening, written and communication skills, focusing on what the audience needs to know and supporting decision making.
The Regulatory Oversight and Support Team are a business unit shared service that plans, develops, measures, reports and improves the process and procedures across the system for New Zealand Food Safety and the wider Ministry. We ensure the activities of the business unit are clearly aligned to the Ministry's strategy and core delivery systems.

Working closely with our colleagues across the Corporate Services, you will be responsible for ensuring adequate androbust support is provided to the New Zealand Food Safety Business Units.

This role will provide the opportunity to practice existing skills and develop new ones as you work with a diverse range of topics.

If you have enthusiasm, natural curiosity, and want to be part of a diverse and interesting organisation that offers a wide range of career opportunities, then apply now.

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) partners with New Zealand's food and fibre sector to be the world's most sustainable provider of high-value food and primary products.
Additional MPI leave days
Career development and internal opportunities across the branch and organisation
Bi-annual paid eye test and contribution to the costs of corrective lenses/frames
We support flexible working arrangements and are happy to discuss these options with you.

Kua rite koe mō tēnei mahi whaitake? - Are you ready to make a difference?
We are committed to being a good partner under Te Tiriti o Waitangi which includes working closely with iwi, hapū, whānau and hāpori.

We aspire to reflect the diverse communities we serve, so we welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, and identities. As an organisation, we are committed to making Manatū Ahu Matua a great place to work for all.

In your cover letter we'd like to know about you, your values, your whakapapa; your interest and motivations for this role; the abilities, strengths, personal attributes and diverse perspectives you will bring to the role and this organisation, which may have also been gained outside of the workforce.

To view the position description and/or apply online, please click “APPLY FOR THIS JOB” or visit the MPI Careers Site . To apply, you must hold the right to work in New Zealand or be eligible to obtain it – clickhere to find out more about work visa eligibility and options.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday, 26 March 2023

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