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Position Title: Major Projects Accountant
Location: Otago/Southland
FTE (Hours): Permanent, 1.0 FTE
Date Posted: 11/01/2018
Application Closing Date: 04/02/2018 11PM
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Major Project Accountant

Southern DHB


  • Permanent, fulltime


A recent reorganisation of the Southern DHB finance team has created a great opportunity to join our high performing finance team.  Significant work has been started and more lies ahead as we progress the transformation to become the clinically and financially sustainable organisation that we want to be, delivering high quality outputs to our customers - our patients, staff and communities.


The primary focus of this position is to manage the robustness of the financial controls around Southern DHB major capital investments, including modelling and financial controls for the major build.  Deliverables include models of care changes that support capital investment, being able to challenge the business on operational changes, scenario analysis to provide risk level advice, and monthly project journals providing finance project reporting for the steering group and other reports.


You’ll be a chartered accountant, with 5+ years’ post graduate experience, and will have worked at a senior level in a project environment in a finance/accounting role.  You’ll be familiar with costing and project accounting; project management methodology; be an advanced excel user; and be able to provide advice and support to all levels within the programme of work/project involved in the development of performance improvement strategies and business initiatives.


Your key attributes include your analytical and detail oriented approach, your energy, accountability, adaptability and flexibility with a genuine interest in the unique combination of project work in a health environment.


If you’re interested and driven to improve healthcare to our Southern DHB communities through better financial processes, are results and solutions focused with strong business acumen and confident in using rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems – then we’re interested in talking with you.  And even more so if you’re able to related will to people (both inside and outside our organisation) are honest, discrete and at all times act with integrity while being strongly influential and positive.


The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.  Dunedin has a small city feel, with a high energy vibe.  So whether its surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art – there’s literally something for everyone.


Closing Date: Sunday 4 February, 2018


For further information please contact Tamara Hannagan, Recruitment Advisor – Corporate. Phone: (03) 470 9696 or Email:


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