Group Financial Controller

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Group Financial Controller - Lead and Deliver Excellence on the Global Stage

Full Time - Dunedin

  • Lead and develop a team and culture of business partnering
  • Bring your strategic capability and lead the development of the team
  • Drive and deliver excellence and take your career forward in this iconic market leader

About the company

Silver Fern Farms’ vision is ‘Inspirational Food created by Passionate People’. A leading New Zealand processor and marketer of lamb, mutton, beef, venison and associated products, Silver Fern Farms is a regionally significant business with annual revenue in excess of $2bn, 7,000 employees, seven offshore offices, 14 processing sites in New Zealand, exporting to over 60 countries.

Silver Fern Farms’ differentiated plate to pasture strategy has a strong focus on adding value to New Zealand’s natural, high quality, grass-fed red meat market, which positions the company well in the market. This coupled with a strong balance sheet and capital to invest, means that Silver Fern Farms is well positioned for growth and continued success on a global scale. To find out more about Silver Fern Farms and how they are increasing their presence globally, head to their website:

With the recent move of the former Group Financial Controller into the role of Group Commercial Manager, we are now looking for a talented professional to step into these shoes. Are you ready?

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer and collaborating as part of the Group Finance Team, the Group Financial Controller takes overall accountability for ensuring the integrity of the financial result for the group. To facilitate this, the Group Financial Controller will: 

  • Lead a diverse and experienced team of finance professionals; ensuring performance targets are understood, capability is nurtured, and success is achieved;
  • Drive a culture of continuous process improvement around financial controls and core financial processes, ensuring process worth, efficiency and reliability;
  • Work closely with key financial stakeholders including within international shareholder groups;
  • Contribute and collaborate as a high performing member of the group finance team; supporting overall planning and execution of initiatives.

This role needs a strong leader who has can combine technical strength with an ability to lead business critical controls; taking accountability for delivering excellence in financial results. Is this you?

About you

To be successful in this role, you will have experience in a leadership role in a large or complex organisation – with exposure to organisations that trade in international markets. A highly experienced and skilled Chartered Accountant, you will ideally have experience working with a senior leadership team and in alignment with the Board of Directors.

Collaborative in style, you will understand the value in working closely with your colleagues to provide a comprehensive financial results and support to the business and you will enjoy stepping in and then out of the detail to consider matters of strategic importance. Committed to excellence in what you do and for your team; you will have an eye for detail, a passion for learning and real drive to succeed. If this sounds like you, then we want to hear from you.

How to apply

To discover more about Silver Fern Farms, visit   

For a confidential discussion about the role; contact Katy Boyle on 027 278 2860 or by email to  

Applications close: 8th November 2019


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