Chief Financial Officer - Wellington City Council

Reference Number: 7034aa

Location: Wellington

  • Broad strategic responsibility
  • Commercially innovative, community-focused
  • Contribute to a vibrant, thriving Wellington City

Wellington is a vibrant, progressive and ambitious city, known globally as one of the best Capitals in which to work and live. The centre of government, Wellington is always humming with its diverse range of cultural, commercial, sporting and community activities. In this context Wellington City Council (WCC) provides services to more than 200,000 residents, and is committed to enhancing the wellbeing of everyone who lives here.

At this time, WCC is seeking to appoint a Chief Financial Officer to partner with the executive and to lead the team responsible for all of Council’s finance functions. This role combines the oversight and management of operational finance, with leadership of the Council’s long term financial and funding strategies, a business partnership approach with the Council’s multiple services, and best practice in commercial activity, contracting and procurement.

This is a truly integrated CFO role, where success will depend on the effective balancing of economic, financial, social and environmental bottom lines. Innovation is front of mind for WCC at this time, as is the need for a CFO who can collaborate effectively as part of a high-performing, ambitious and community-focused executive. An ability to forge strong, functional networks across Council, as well as effective relationships with external partners, will also be important for success in this role.

For those seeking a fantastic career opportunity in a dynamic local government setting, this role represents a compelling next career step.

To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on Friday 17th April 2020 at 5.00pm. Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

If you would like to receive a Candidate Briefing document please email Kelly Smith ( to advise of your interest.

For more information please phone Nicholas Buck on +64 (274) 745 366.

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