Financial Controller

Reference Number: 7729aa

Location: Timaru/South Canterbury

  • Timaru Based Senior Leadership Opportunity
  • Ensure Effective Delivery of Financial Services
  • Attractive Role with Promotion Potential


About The Role

Reporting to the CFO, the Financial Controller will lead the high performing finance team (4 direct reports), with responsibility for managing Hilton Haulage’s finance, compliance, accounting and reporting functions.  Key responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring completion of high-quality financial reports, budgets, financial modelling and analysis.
  • Daily oversight of the Accounts, Payroll, Financial Accountant and Management Accountant positions
  • Proactive support of the Divisional Managers to review and analyse operational performance
  • Continuous improvement of finance process and accounting systems, ensuring integrity and efficiency
  • Development of key internal and external stakeholder relationships.  


Skills & Experience

Candidates of interest will be a Chartered Accountant with proven successful experience leading a complex finance function in a fast-paced operational environment, ideally a multi-site business. You will:

  • Have a track record of leadership and coaching to develop successful, collaborative teams
  • Have proven experience working in a senior finance position; experience in the transport sector is desirable, but not essential
  • Have a passion for technology & enjoy working with financial systems processes to improve efficiency
  • Naturally have a high level of commercial acumen, responding quickly to commercial opportunities
  • Enjoy working in a nimble environment with no bureaucracy and a flat management structure
  • Be known as a strong relationship builder, who will hit the ground running quickly
  • Be interested to potentially step up to the CFO position.  



  • Join a high performing, professional and collaborative finance team
  • Strong brand with an excellent company culture
  • Great reputation in Timaru as a good place to work
  • Strong pride and history within the workforce
  • Opportunities for training and development.


About the Company

Hilton Haulage is an iconic New Zealand owned company that started in Timaru in the 1960’s and is now a national organisation with a team of more than 500 all working toward their vision to be the most valued and trusted transport and logistics provider.  They’re passionate about their customers and understand the important role they play in supporting New Zealand’s economy, upholding safety & ensuring quality in everything they do.


This is a great opportunity to make an impact in a successful business that places a high level of importance on its people, culture and community. Based in an enviable lifestyle location with great schools, affordable house prices, little traffic and close proximity to the region’s outstanding beaches, ski-fields and lakes.


To apply in strict confidence now, please complete the ‘apply for this job’ application form, attaching your cover letter and CV. Applications close on  22 August 2021.  Emails will be electronically acknowledged and further correspondence may be by email.

Click here to view the Candidate Briefing document.

For more information please phone Louise Green on +64 3 353 4367


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