Finance Manager - New Zealand Golf

New Zealand Golf is the governing body for golf in New Zealand responsible for fostering and developing the game. New Zealand Golf provides a wide range of services associated with the game including the national handicapping system, managing the New Zealand Golf representative teams, operating 20 elite amateur golf tournaments and overseeing the running of the New Zealand Open Championships.
The strategic intent of New Zealand Golf is to Grow and Support the game of golf so that it enriches the lives of more New Zealanders. We believe that the game of golf provides unique and lifelong enrichment therefore by encouraging more New Zealander's to grow their love of golf, we can have a positive impact on New Zealand society.
While the core function of this position is to ensure the integrity and efficiency of all financial functions within New Zealand Golf, this role presents an exciting and unique opportunity to help shape the future growth of New Zealand's largest participation sport.

Purpose of the Position
To ensure the integrity and efficiency of all financial functions within New Zealand Golf to drive the increased financial stability and sustainability of the organisation.

To be accountable for:
  • Financial control: including external reporting, management/internal reporting, maintenance of an effective system of internal controls and financial systems.
  • Decision support/strategy: including budgeting, forecasting, contributing to overall strategy and resource allocation.
  • Risk management: organisational risk framework (strategic, operational and financial).

Identify strategic opportunities to raise New Zealand Golf's financial performance and to identify, develop and implement opportunities for innovation and change improvement within the organisation.
To provide strategic direction and leadership at New Zealand Golf through membership of the management team who inspire staff to deliver the strategic plan.

Experience and Qualifications
We are looking for an outstanding candidate who holds a CA qualification and has executive management experience in a corporate, divisional or equivalent Finance Manager/Chief Financial Officer role with at least 3-5 years' experience.

Desired Personal Attributes
  • Is passionate about sport (ideally golf).
  • Commitment to a values based team culture.
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude, engaging, collaborative, compassionate.
  • Leads from the front.
  • Willingness to be held accountable.
  • Able to manoeuvre through complex political situations effectively and quietly.
  • Ability to work with a high level of public scrutiny.
  • Willing and able to work in the best interest of New Zealand Golf.
  • Willingness to work in a dynamic and fast paced work environment.
To apply, please send a covering letter and a curriculum vitae to Dean Murphy by email:

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