New Zealand Superannuation Fund - General Manager, Finance & Investment Operations

Kerridge & Partners Ltd

  • Permanent Full Time
  • Auckland

The Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation is an innovative, award-winning global investor. Our primary role is to manage the New Zealand Super Fund, an investment fund which invests taxpayer contributions globally to help pre-fund universal superannuation in New Zealand. 

Our team has a deep sense of purpose through the work we do to benefit future generations of New Zealanders. At the Guardians there’s an energy, passion and a shared commitment to excellence. 

The work is complex, innovative and intellectually stimulating. Our positive work environment respects your wellbeing while supporting your career and your future. As a proud equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate in our hiring practices, diversity and inclusiveness are highly valued.

The Opportunity

The General Manager, Finance & Investment Operations is a senior leadership role responsible for all aspects of the finance, accounting and tax functions for the Guardians and the Funds, as well as providing internal investment management support for in-house trading. Managing a direct team of four, this is a position focused on enterprise leadership that connects teams across the organisation and develops other leaders while running an already well-performing function.

Reporting into the Chief Executive Officer, this role is a core member of the executive team and will be expected to bring energy to the group, broad expertise and an ability to contribute beyond the scope of their role in driving co-ordination across the organisation. They will also be involved with the Board where required. Success in the role is dimensioned by the quality of relationships and effective influence across internal customers – principally in the investment and risk teams – as well as delivery of BAU processes to the high standard expected. Specific elements of the role include:

  • Management of each of the finance, tax and investment operations teams through their respective leaders
  • Ensure these teams provide quality advice and support to the business on time, including delivery of the year-end reporting process
  • Execute specific strategic objectives allocated to the Finance and Investment Operations business unit in accordance with the annual strategic plan.
  • Maintain a sound internal control environment for all aspects of the accounting and tax functions for both the Fund and the Guardians, including authorisation and review functions.
  • Ensure compliance with all the relevant risk tolerance limits for the Finance and Investment Operations business unit, in accordance with the Risk Management Policy.
  • Membership of the risk committee as required

Your Background

This role requires proven leadership experience at the executive level and a track record of influencing and contributing across an enterprise. Relevant functional expertise is required but fundamentally, this is a leadership role first and relies on an ability to lead highly skilled teams, create an environment of ongoing improvement and develop leadership capability.

Substantial experience in financial services is required, with a preference for individuals who have led within organisations that have an investment management operation.

Register your interest

Kerridge & Partners is running a recruitment process for this role. To enquire or express interest, please contact Tim Scanlan on +64 09 969 9903 or email

We encourage expressions of interest from a diverse applicant pool, including applicants interested in discussing flexible work options. Reasonable support will be provided to disabled applicants throughout the recruitment process.

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