Finance & Admin Manager
CA/ CPA/ CMA qualification essential (Australia, NZ or UK)
Hands on finance role
About Our Client
Blunt are a forward thinking innovative and fast growing New Zealand Company who pride themselves on being at the forefront of design and technology. Their story started in 1999 when Design Engineer Greig Brebner stepped out of a doorway into the human rush hour of London.
At 1.9m tall, the New Zealander could see over most of the crowd, however his eyes were suddenly at the mercy of hundreds of bristling spikes.
Moments later the wind turned one of them inside out, its owner struggling to avoid taking Greig's eye out.
So Greig started from scratch to redesign the entire idea of a personal weather protection canopy. The engineer in him worked towards something that would outperform everything on the market, working flawlessly and effortlessly in conditions way beyond the capabilities of any umbrella in the world. The designer in Greig demanded that it must also be elegant and stylish. And the tall guy in him just wanted to make sure the spikes didn't keep poking him in the face
Blunt are now in 11 countries, with the head office here in Newmarket where all of the design work takes place. The executive team are now looking for a Finance & Administration Manager to take them through the next growth phase.
Key focus of the role is to manage the financial, accounting and administrative support systems for Blunt and ensure all financial activities are compliant with company policy and statutory requirements.
Reporting to the executive committee you will be responsible for providing financial expertise and guidance to the Senior Management team of Blunt. As the Finance & Admin Manager you will oversee and manage the end to end transactional activities of the business on Xero including AP, AR, Cashflow, payroll and Analysis.
You will be required to use your solid technical accounting, commercial and strategic planning knowledge in a hands on capacity to provide insightful performance analysis, recommendations and prepare the company's monthly management accounts.
You will own the budgeting and forecasting process for the business and work closely with business unit leaders to deliver accurate and timely information and present on the financial impact of business initiatives.
The Successful Applicant
Ideally, you will have Sales & Distribution, Design or Export/Import industry experience and currently be in a Finance Manager or Senior Accountant capacity looking for your next step. Your exposure to a start-up or fast growing business will ensure you have a detailed understanding of key challenges and ensure you can work effectively with stakeholders to successfully influence positive business performance.
You will have the demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a hands on capacity complemented by the ability to provide advice on broad strategic and financial matters to a highly innovative management team.
You will be passionate about working in an ever changing and fast paced environment where your contribution is an integral part of the leadership team.
It is imperative that you have commercial acumen to influence and challenge key stakeholders as the role will draw on your ability to build solid relationships within the business.
This is an opportunity to join Blunt at an exciting time of growth in a rewarding newly created role which will see you taking ownership of the finance function. This role will provide you with the opportunity to add significant value with your existing skills and experience whilst adding value to stakeholders and business units both internally and externally.
What's on Offer
Blunt are a truly unique organisation, with their HQ based here in NZ they have experienced double growth over the last year and forecasting similar figures if not more! This is a product everyone can connect with and an opportunity to be part of something pretty special.