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Careers

Be part of a team aiming for higher outcomes for the health of wai and tangata in Aotearoa.

The strength of the wai of Aotearoa is in the strength of our people.

We are a small Crown entity that began in March 2021. We are all passionate about making a difference for Aotearoa, our communities and the health of our people – helping to build the capability of Taumata Arowai people and the sector at large so everyone has safe drinking water.

Taumata Arowai is 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. 

If you’re a passionate and driven individual who has great aspirations for our tamariki and mokopuna, then join us and be part of making a difference. 

For any queries, please contact our recruitment team at recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz

Senior Financial Accountant (Fixed Term or Secondment)

Type: Fixed term or secondment for inter-agency public sector applicants  (12 months)

Hours: Full time

Location: Wellington

Business Group: Corporate

Salary: $93,800 (85%) - $110,400 (100%) - $121,400 (110%)

 

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Due to an internal secondment, we are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Senior Financial Accountant to join our small but perfectly formed Finance team on a 12-month fixed term or secondment arrangement.

This role has the benefit of working within the depth and breadth of the financial responsibilities in our public agency. You will be supported by our Finance Manager and Assistant Accountant to collectively deliver the organisations financial functions. In this role you will:

  • lead a number of fixed financial processes such as regular period end reporting (month-end, quarter-end and year-end).
  • lead the financial contribution to accountability documentation such as Annual Report, Statement of Intent and Statement of Performance Expectations.
  • work closely with the Senior Advisor Planning and Performance on effective business planning to ensure resources are allocated strategically.
  • educate and engage with stakeholders on the internal budget and forecasting processes.
  • provide financial analysis and advice to Senior Leaders and management.
  • contribute to fee and funding reviews, and the Government’s budget process.

Ko koe tēnei | About you

With this role we are looking for someone who:

  • is an experienced (3+ years) qualified financial accountant (CA/CPA preferred) with sustained professional development.
  • can demonstrate an understanding of the public sector environment in which Taumata Arowai operates within.
  • will partner with the business to provide support and guidance to enable accurate budgeting, forecasts and financial reporting.
  • ideally has experience in fee and funding reviews, or the Government’s budget process.
  • has the ability to adopt a strategic and long-term approach to their work.

If you are interested in an opportunity to extend your reach across the different inputs and outputs of a Finance Team and grow in a supportive environment, we would like to hear from you. As a small organisation, innovation and creativity are key drivers in the way we will work, we are collaborative, passionate and hardworking people, rewarded by the prospect of working in an organisation that’s here to make a positive difference for all of Aotearoa.

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 recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz.

To apply, please complete the attached application form and submit this along with your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz.

Rā Katinga | Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

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

Kaiārahi Māori

Type: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Location: Wellington

Business Group: Strategy and Insights

Salary: $89,400 (85%) - $105,176 (100%) - $115,694 (110%)

 

Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role

Taumata Arowai is the water services regulator for Aotearoa, born out of Te Mana o te Wai, a concept that draws on a te ao Māori perspective to recognise the whole-of-system approach to wai, from maunga to moana, or ki uta ki tai. This all of system approach consists of the fundamentals of tīkanga, mātauranga and kaitiakitanga Māori,  which is a unique approach for Aotearoa and all New Zealanders. Taumata Arowai is governed by an independent, Minister-appointed Board. It is also advised on Māori rights and interests by a specialist rōpū (Māori Advisory Group, known as ‘Te Puna’).

In this role you will be providing specialist advice to Taumata Arowai to ensure a Te Ao Māori lens is used in every function.

You will hold the key responsibilities of:

  • Grow, develop and maintain critical rights and interests’ relationships with hapū, iwi, Māori representatives and entities to become a strategic influencer for the mahi of Taumata Arowai.
  • Lead and support whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori to understand the role of Taumata Arowai and develop relationships externally.
  • Represent Taumata Arowai in a range of settings including conferences, hui and wānanga.
  • Developing high quality, operational advice to meet the known needs of tangata whenua and water suppliers.
  • Provide advice and create proposals on opportunities for policy implementation improvements.
  • Use relevant policy frameworks and analytical tools to analyse issues and develop and inform advice.

Innovation and creativity are key drivers in the way we will work – our size requires us to be smart and agile.

 

Ko koe tēnei | About you

Your knowledge and experience that will see you succeed:

  • Ability to articulate a Māori world view and apply it to the work of Taumata Arowai.
  • Credibility to represent Taumata Arowai in a range of Māori settings.
  • Ability to think strategically with a Māori lens.
  • Understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its principles.
  • 8-10 years developing and maintaining networks, credibility, and relationships with whānau, hapū, iwi and Māori and Māori entities.
  • Tertiary Degree in Mātauranga Māori.

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 recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz.

To apply, please complete the attached application form and submit this along with your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@taumataarowai.govt.nz.

Rā Katinga | Applications close Tuesday 27 September 2022.

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