Finance and Operations Manager

Wellington Based
  • Newly created role
  • Professional Services thinking and approach
  • Wellington based

Studio Pacific Architecture has evolved into an award-winning substantial and creative practice with diverse projects throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. With 30+ years’ experience in the industry, they have grown to be one of New Zealand’s most successful practices, and have received over 100 national and international awards since the company was founded in 1992.

With success comes growth. This newly created role will appeal to those who bring proven leadership experience in the finance and possibly wider functions of a professional services run environment. This ensures that you truly understand the key drivers and success components of a relational business. As part of Studio Pacific Architecture’s Leadership team, you will utilise your well-honed leadership skills and commercial acumen to enhance the value that your team brings to the organisation. The span of your control will extend
across a number of key parts of the business, requiring your experience to be ideally wider than just Finance.

You will inspire the senior management team’s confidence through proven commercial business focus, and as a commercially astute finance practitioner with experience operating effectively at this level. You will oversee the development of the financial strategy integrated with the business plans, and ensure that the financial systems and processes in place are ‘fit
for purpose’. This will include your ability to implement and successfully deliver a business partner model including insights, to the Practice.

Other critical experience includes:

  • Proven development and leadership of a finance, and wider team, to the delivery of outcomes, and positive engagement and contributions across the organisation at all levels, is essential.
  • Experience in a senior leadership role that will include a high level of engagement with, and reporting to, a senior leadership team and a Board, in particular, the technical strength to present confidently and accurately.
  • CA or equivalent qualification is required.
  • Experience in the Professional Services sector and/or evidence of alignment with operating in a relational driven entity would also be advantageous.

In return, Studio Pacific Architecture offers a creative, open and relaxed environment where there is a strong team structure that encourages collaboration and input from everyone.

Their studio culture is vibrant, open and respectful, something that is a major selling point for this key role.

This is a unique opportunity to stamp your mark, in an influential role within an outstanding organisation.

Please email your CV in strictest confidence to Graeme Sandri at (029248 8502), quoting ref 3606792.



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