Head of Finance

Half Moon Bay, East Auckland 



Burnsco is an omni channel retailer, well positioned in our specialist area, with a long and stable history. There are currently 15 bricks and mortar stores plus a flourishing ecommerce site.   While experiencing significant growth in size, sales and EBITDA over a number of years, the hunger for further expansion is still keen.  We are now looking for a Head of Finance who will be responsible for leading the finance function and reporting to the Managing Director.

This is a true Head of Finance position. With a finance team reporting through to it, the role has overall responsibility for presenting financial and management information to the SLT.


The role

Responsibilities include

  • Staff management of the finance team, including an Accountant and transactional staff
  • Management and financial reporting
  • Budgeting, forecasting and cashflow analysis
  • External relationships, including tax, banks, insurance, accountants etc
  • Analysing the business case for strategic proposals
  • Treasury/cash management, including forex, hedging
  • All tax management/compliance
  • Monitoring inventory management and control
  • Risk and governance requirements

The candidate

Key to this role will be fitting the culture, which is one of high performance and continuous improvement. You will be proactive, committed and a natural leader.  A collaborative team player will be a natural fit.  Core competencies include:

  • A passion for retail would be ideal: ie understanding buyer behaviour etc.But at least experience in a product related business.
  • CA qualified or similar
  • 8+ years’ experience in finance, with solid experience in managerial positions
  • The ability to cover both bases:leading an efficient financial accounting function while also having the commercial acumen to understand key business drivers and add value on the management accounting and strategic side.
To apply, please contact Claire Ellis at Convergence Partners on 021 500 666 or by email claire@convergencepartners.co.nz