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Join our passionate team aiming for higher outcomes for the health of wai and tangata in Aotearoa.

Taumata Arowai is (currently) a small Crown entity that began in March 2021. We're committed to working in partnership across Aotearoa, taking our lead from Te Tiriti o Waitangi and Te Mana o te Wai, to regulate and influence the water services sector to improve outcomes for wai and tangata .

The strength of the wai is in the strength of our people. Hear directly from our kaimahi  about why they joined Taumata Arowai and what drives them.

If you’re a passionate and driven individual who has been inspired by some of our kaimahi stories, then join us and help make a difference. 

International research tells us that women and people from minority groups don't always apply for roles if they are concerned that they don't meet every single one of the requirements. We're open to talking to you about how your skills and experiences could be a great fit with what we need and what we’re trying to achieve.

We're always open to interagency secondments from across the public service so if you are interested in any of the current roles, you’re welcome to contact us to discuss making this happen.  

For any queries, please contact our recruitment team

Finance Officer

Type: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Location: Wellington

Business Group: Corporate

Salary: $70,452 - $82,885 - $91,174 


Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Our Finance Officer will play an integral role in supporting the Finance and Procurement function by carrying out key accounting processes for Taumata Arowai to ensure financial information is timely, accurate and robust.

Working alongside a supportive team, you will be encouraged to develop your financial acumen and can look forward to gaining confidence and solid accounting experience.

Our Finance Officer will:

  • Own the preparation and processing of monthly journals for banking, payroll, and assist with other financial processing tasks as required.
  • Provide financial information and reporting support to the Finance Manager and Senior Financial Accountants in the preparation of reports to budget holders.
  • Undertake a range of Accounts payable/receivable tasks on a regular basis including managing responses to supplier queries.
  • Provide financial and procurement administration support to the wider Finance team, and senior managers.
  • Contribute to identifying opportunities for improving our financial systems and processes.


Ko koe tēnei | About you

We are looking for someone who:

  • Can demonstrate their commitment to the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and a commitment to developing capability in te Ao Māori. The way we work is important at Taumata Arowai, and we want to hear from people whose values align with ours.
  • Is a capable graduate in the field of business, accounting or finance or is 1 to 2 years into their career in this area.
  • Is strong at relationship building and a confident communicator.
  • Has a keen interest in developing their financial accounting standards, accounting processes etc to be a strong contributor to our team.
  • Is proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, has strong numerical literacy and is adept at both quantitative and qualitative analysis.

Candidates who are working in a similar role in a government or crown agency environment are strongly encouraged to apply. However, while this experience would be advantageous, it is not essential to be successful in this role as there is plenty of opportunity to learn on the job.

If you are studying towards your Chartered Accountancy (CA) or Certified Practising Accountancy (CPA) qualification, talk to us about how we can support you while you work to secure your qualification.


Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to Apply

For more information, see the position description.

If you have any questions about the role, please contact our People and Culture team at

To apply, please complete an application form and submit this along with your CV and a cover letter to

Rā Katinga | Applications close midnight Wednesday 4 October 2023. 

You must have a legal right to work in New Zealand at the time of submitting your application