Head of Finance, Insights and Contracts

Juken New Zealand (JNL)

Juken New Zealand (JNL)

Accounting & Finance
Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2024

About Us:

Juken New Zealand Ltd (JNL) is an international forest and wood products company operating in local and global timber markets. JNL owns three wood processing plants in the North Island, and forests in the Wairarapa and East Coast regions. We work closely with our parent company in Japan – WoodOne.

The Role:

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic individual to fill the position of Head of Finance, Insights, and Contracts. This is a new role and is pivotal in driving financial strategy. You will oversee all finance-related activities, and optimise contracts management for sales and procurement.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in finance, exceptional leadership skills, and a strategic mind-set to enhance profitability through data-driven visualisation techniques to provide business insights and efficiently control contract management practices.

This is a fulltime position based in our Head Office in Auckland Central.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Strategy and Planning
  • Cost Management and Financial Control
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Data Visualisation and Insights
  • Contracts Management:
  • Leadership and Team Management

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or related field; and professional certification (e.g., CIMA, CPA) preferred.
  • Proven experience (10 years) in a senior finance role, with a track record of driving financial performance and implementing best practices.
  • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in financial modelling, forecasting, and data analysis.
  • Knowledge of financial regulations, accounting principles, and reporting standards to supervise the team
  • Experience in managing contracts and overseeing contract management processes.
  • Advanced proficiency in data visualisation tools (e.g., Tableau, Power BI) and financial software applications.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments and influence key stakeholders.
  • Strong leadership capabilities, with a focus on developing and empowering team members.
  • Demonstrated ability to move at fast-pace and drive results under pressure.

What’s in it for you:

  • A friendly and supportive team environment
  • A competitive salary in line with your experience and qualifications
  • Excellent training and career opportunities
  • Generous Company Superannuation Scheme
  • Discounted Southern Cross Health Insurance and Life Insurance
  • A flexible working policy
  • EAP Support Services
  • Free annual flu vaccinations, medical and hearing tests.

If you want to work in a down to earth, hardworking team environment, focused on continuous improvement and sustainability please apply today with your CV and a Covering Letter.

For more information on our business please visit A full PD is available on request.

For any questions about this key role please contact Jane Price at

Closing Date: Sunday, 12th May.

We may conduct interviews prior to this date.