17 June 2022
Financial Controller

 June 17, 2022 Andy Hickey
Consult Recruitment NZ > 17 June 2022Financial Controller

17 June 2022
Financial Controller

A little bit about the company

STILL is a family office organisation creating a community of remarkable businesses, ideas, and new ways of seeing the world from New Zealand.

There are two arms: STILL 100 and STILL Investments; all made up of niche companies, collaborations and cultural projects nurtured in a singular ecosystem.
STILL 100 will, over the next decade, acquire, start or support 100 New Zealand businesses, not-for-profits or projects that are inherently STILL, powering them to go further and deeper in their ambition. STILL Investments holds portfolios in equities, bonds, real estate and private equity funds, and makes direct investments into both venture and growth businesses.

So, what are STILL’s primary areas of interest? People, nature, arts and culture; all of their projects, investments and activities revolve around these subjects. If you are passionate about being involved in the above areas, we would be keen to engage for a discussion.

A little bit about the role

As Financial Controller opportunities go, this one is quite unique! At STILL you will have the opportunity and scope to really add value from Day 1. STILL are an organisation that thrives on innovation and they love people who will immerse themselves in the business. This is a hands-on Financial Controller role where you will need to get down into the detail at times.

The Financial Controller’s key tasks and responsibilities will cover the following areas:
  • Supporting the General Manager Acquisition & Growth and Chief Investment Officer with decision making
  • Accurate management of accounting and financial matters for the STILL group
  • Precise tracking and regular reporting of financial and other key metrics for the group
  • Supporting M&A activities and mobilisation of operating businesses
  • Providing regular and accurate reporting for the operating businesses
  • Effective relationship management with key stakeholders
  • Achievement of objectives and other KPIs for the business
  • Proactive pursuit of new innovative improvements in line with Company mission.

So who are you and what is your profile

To be considered for this role you will need to be dynamic and adaptable, this is a fast moving organisation so the Financial Controller will be need to be across a number of areas. Attitude really is key, this is an opportunity to be a part of something quite special so you will need to have a genuine interest in what STILL's long-term objectives represent. Below are some of the key requirements that we need to see in candidates:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy
  • CA/CPA qualification is also key
  • Past working experience in a large scale and complex organisation with multiple groups & entities would be a distinct advantage
  • Proven experience with a minimum 6-8 years of hands on accounting experience
  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving with a strong commercial lens
  • Hands on experience in Excel, Xero and other industry accounting packages  
  • Exceptional stakeholder skills, ability to multi-task and juggle multiple priorities.
Intrigued to learn more?

When you apply for this role, your information will be personally reviewed by our specialist recruitment team. We are committed to respond to all expressions of interest irrespective of outcome.

As this role would be based at STILL head office in Auckland Central, you would need to have the necessary rights to work in New Zealand.

Please reach out to discuss further. Your interest will be kept under full confidence:

Andy Hickey: andy.hickey@consultrecruitment.co.nz
  • Newly created role where you will shape the finance function
  • Awesome Auckland CBD location
  • Amazing culture and genuine opportunities

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