Corporate Finance Manager

Robert Walters

  • Permanent
  • Auckland

Our client is seeking a Corporate Finance Manager to join their team in Auckland. Reporting to the Head of Finance, you will manage the day to day running and maintenance of the company general ledger and sub ledgers. This role is integral to the financial and commercial aspects of the business, providing key insights and advice to both the New Zealand business and the wider finance team. This position offers an opportunity to ensure a sound control environment, address business risks, and partner with key stakeholders to deliver commercial objectives. Our client, a leader in the FMCG industry, is one of the world's most international groups of companies, committed to employing outstanding individuals. They deliver value to shareholders today while investing in their market, brands, new product categories and people to ensure a sustainable future for their business.

What you'll do:

As a Corporate Finance Manager, you will be at the heart of the company's financial operations. You will also;

  • Coordinate the preparation of the company plan and assist business managers to identify opportunities to optimise costs and assets use within this process and on an ongoing basis;
  • Provide management with routine information, analysis and advice on ongoing performance against plans to enhance decision-making;
  • Ensure existence of a strong control environment within finance by advising on compliance to policies and procedures, sharing best practices and ensure ongoing spot checks on control environment matters;
  • Coordinate all activities related to the provision of forecasts for all types of expenditures in the entity and the activity of calculating and reporting to local and area management of the performance in accordance with the company guidelines;
  • Manage the delivery of corporate finance responsibilities, including but not limited to – month end closing and reporting management, cash forecasting and reporting, overhead budget management, fixed asset management, statutory account preparation and finalisation.
  • Liaise with relevant regional/area team on tax and treasury management, interim and year-end external Audit process management.
  • Evaluate financial systems, internal controls, procedures and practices and make appropriate recommendations for improvements and modifications.

You will also facilitate relationships across the corporate functions, as well as driving results by mobilising all resources effectively to achieve company objectives.

What you bring:

The ideal Corporate Finance Manager candidate brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and skills to this role. You will also bring;

  • Bachelor's degree in Commerce (BCom) and CA, CPA or CIMA qualification
  • 4 years plus experience
  • Proven understanding of marketing principles and strategy
  • Computer literate with strong excel and MS Word skills.
  • Experience with marketing and finance systems (BPS/SAP)
  • Understanding of distribution and logistics
  • Experience with budgeting, forecasting, and strategic planning principles and processes
  • Up to date and fully conversant with NZ Financial Reporting Standards, other accounting standards, and current tax legislation
  • Strong analytical, organisational, and self-management skills
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • Candidates with 1-2 years FMCG and 'Big Four' experience are preferred

How to apply? If this sounds like it might be a great opportunity for you, please don't hesitate to get in touch via the information below, or apply directly (no cover-letter needed)

Consultant - Loic Lallement -

Candidate Manager - Georgia Waters -

Robert Walters endeavours to review all applications in a maximum of five working days. If you have not received correspondence within this timeframe please do not hesitate to contact Loic Lallement on 09 374 7317.


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