Group Manager Financial Strategy & Planning

We are looking for a strong finance leader to deliver value to both WEL Networks and Ultrafast Fibre, through a WEL Group shared service. We need an effective leader for a committed group of people to help develop and bring both companies’ financial goals to fruition.

  • Lead this exciting new function

  • Great group and environment

WEL Group incorporates both WEL Networks and Ultrafast Fibre. WEL Networks has been providing a highly reliable electricity supply to the Waikato for 100 years. Playing an essential role in the region’s development by delivering innovative energy solutions, which enables our communities to thrive and keep the lights on 24/7. Ultrafast Fibre Ltd is responsible for the design, implementation and operation of high speed broadband services across the central North Island.  Our Hamilton based team is the hub of the fastest growing Ultra-fast Broadband network in the country as we move ahead with our UFB2 Build Programme. WEL Group are continuously identifying and investing in new technologies that will modernise our network and future-proof our region.

Reporting to the Group Chief Financial Officer, this role will bring our existing management accounting, forecasting, budgeting, business intelligence and business partnering under one centre of expertise providing the direction, insights and analysis to drive business performance.

With your proven effective management experience, your leadership will provide the financial support to the Group CFO, and Chief Executives for both WEL Networks and Ultrafast Fibre. Your strong relationship building skills will ensure you understand the business needs and improve and manage financial insights in the most efficient and effective way, always monitoring trends and benchmarking.


  • Lead the continuous development of processes providing influential financial information and advice

  • Optimise our budgeting and forecasting processes and align to business goals

  • Anticipate trends and give valuable financial insights to senior management

  • Enhance effective decision making that drives performance for both companies by providing relevant and timely financial insights

  • Ensure the team is well supported and developed to continually perform at a high level of expertise

This is your opportunity to apply your financial qualifications (CA or CPA) and expertise with your 10 or more years of financial and people leadership, to move WEL Group forward with financial advice and insights that ensure we continue to thrive.

The WEL Group is committed to a drug and alcohol free environment.  A pre-employment health assessment (including a drug test) and adherence to our Drug and Alcohol Policy is essential. 

We look after our people, and provide a great range of staff benefits, including fully funded medical insurance and life insurance. 

If you feel this role is a good fit for your current skills and future aspirations, please submit an online application at – where you can also see a detailed position description.


Permanent - Full Time

Job no: AHAN914520

Location: Hamilton

Closing Date: Tuesday, 29 January 2019