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4 May 2022

Contract Finance Business Partner (Senior Accountant)

Tāwhiri  Wellington City, Wellington $110,000-$130,000

Job Description

Tāwhiri Festivals and Experiences is looking for a Finance Business Partner

  • Values-driven New Zealand arts Charity with Collaborative and Supportive culture
  • Chance to shape the future direction of the finance systems
  • Use your commercial acumen to add valuable insights and influence strategic direction


This is an exciting opportunity for a commercially experienced Finance Business Partner to be part of the dynamic team behind the not-for-profit creative events producing company, Tāwhiri.  Tāwhiri is the creative force behind festivals and experiences in Wellington including:  Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts, Lexus Song Quest, & Wellington Jazz Festival. Tāwhiri is a small, collaborative, values-driven, and fast-moving creative events production company with a dynamic team looking for a Senior qualified accountant (CA /CPA) to become a trusted business advisor adding value and enabling the company’s smooth running and financial sustainability. To be successful in this role you will need:

  • New Zealand CA qualified or similar, Relevant tertiary qualification
  • At least 6-10 years management accounting experience
  • Ability to pick up new systems
  • Superior analytical skills
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Advanced Excel skills and the ability to manipulate data efficiently and accurately
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, both verbal and written
  • Ability to efficiently prioritise, managing workloads by meeting all deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to demonstrate initiative
  • Experience leading and motivating a team

A proactive problem-solver and solution-finder, you will bring initiative and rigour to the company’s Financial operation as the organisation evolves through the coming years.  You will be adaptable and comfortable operating in an environment of change. The Finance Business Partner is responsible for analytical insights, data modelling, relationship management and the delivery of end to end financial and management accounting. This includes providing advice, support and reporting for other members of the Leadership Team and Board of Directors. For a full job description please visit

To apply, please provide a CV outlining your relevant experience as well as a one-page cover letter which describes how your qualities, skills and experience meet the capabilities of the role.


Job Category: Accounting/Finance. Job Type: Contract.

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