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GM Finance – e-Commerce

Posted by | November 11, 2014 | Other Information

An exciting opportunity under our recently launched brand NZME., being New Zealand Media and Entertainment has presented itself and we are now seeking an exceptional, commercially accomplished and talented GM Finance to join our team.

This position will have a sole focus on our E-Commerce Team, including GrabOne which is the third largest e-commerce site in New Zealand and will be tasked with leveraging opportunities within our existing platforms along with helping to manage and establish new commercial opportunities.

Reporting to the Group E-commerce and New Ventures Director, this role will be responsible for the overall management of accounting, financial and investment functions of all Group e-commerce and new venture businesses. Your proven experience, tenure and involvement in previous strategic financial roles with a strong acquisitions focus will see you contributing your ideas, perspective and commercial knowledge to achieve our business objectives.  Important to this role will be a proven e-commerce retail background and a very clear understanding of the importance of an agile and entrepreneurial mind-set that enables the business to react quickly and confidently without added and unnecessary road blocks.

Your natural ability to engage, influence and drive teams/individuals to work towards a common goal will enable you to successfully champion finance and provide meaningful insight to maximise business performance and play a key role in the planning and implementation of all acquisitions, new ventures and e-commerce project work.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Financial modelling, planning and reporting across Group e-commerce and new ventures;
  • Ensuring sound accounting systems, standards, policies and procedures to safeguard assets;
  • Coordinating the preparation of long-term business plans and corporate strategies, annual plans and cash flows as well as reviewing performance against these;
  • Overseeing strict implementation of financial management and control systems while ensuring compliance with financial rules and regulations;
  • Establishing an effective treasury management system that secures company funds, monitors liquidity, cash flow, investments and working capital and ensures maximisation of profits in an efficient and savvy manner;
  • Collaborating on e-commerce projects – reviewing, structuring and negotiating new ventures and acquisitions
  • Assessing investment opportunities and providing, due diligence, reporting, analysis and commercial advice
  • Providing financial advice to the Group Executive Team and preparing and analysing financial reports provided to the Team;
  • Structuring and working with Intellectual Property assets
  • Assistance in structuring group processes, compliance and risk management
  • Develop reports processes and analytical models to support NZME. Group digital businesses and help ensure timely, accurate, efficient reporting and analysis of financial results with the intent to enable sound decision making
  • Create deep partnerships across the Group to promote transparency, communication and teamwork, resulting in improved      operational results and financial feedback

To enable you to perform this role successfully, required skills will include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting
  • 10+ years’ experience in relevant financial roles
  • MBA and/or CFA highly desirable
  • Thought leadership in financial analysis, financial reporting, data mining and management, and scenario planning and analysis
  • Ability to implement sound change management methodologies including documentation, analysis and design, quality assurance, financial data management and internal controls
  • Critically analyse financial and operational information to ensure data accuracy as well as to identify fluctuation in trends, risks and opportunities, with the ability to troubleshoot problems with data, calculations, communications, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to clearly present complex financial information in a variety of forums both written and verbal
  • Familiarity with treasury, cash forecasting, interest hedging and debt covenant compliance methodologies, with the intent to optimise interest expense reduction while maintaining sufficient operating cash requirements
  • Highly analytical and detail-oriented
  • Strong backbone with an ability to effectively articulate and communicate complex analysis

We offer a collaborative, innovative and agile working environment with a fantastic remuneration package and excellent career development opportunities – and we know how to work hard and play hard.

If you’re keen to join our team, please email your CV and a cover letter to kim.rippin@grabone.co.nz quoting ref: GMF1014

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