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Financial Planning & Analysis Manager



Accounting & Finance
Auckland, New Zealand
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024
The future of food production hinges on an important question: How do we feed the world’s growing population without compromising our natural resources? Both dairy and beef farmers feed our population and hold the keys to vital climate solutions. At Halter, we’re on a mission to enable farmers to run the most productive and sustainable farms. Farmers are using Halter to break free from the time-intensive constraints of conventional farming. They’re growing more grass, increasing milk production and/or helping their cattle gain more weight (for beef farming) and improving the health and well-being of their cows.
We bridge deep tech into farming. Halter enables farmers to remotely shift, virtually fence and proactively monitor their cows’ health and behaviour. Can you imagine watching 500 cows or cattle walk calmly towards the milking shed or their next break? No quad bikes, no dogs, no fences. Just a mob of cows walking at their own pace. People say it looks like magic. Our customers are revolutionising farming with Halter. It's changing lives and transforming an industry.
People join Halter because they want to do meaningful work. By joining us you’ll be solving challenging problems within a talented team and a culture built for high performance. Our team out-think, out-work and out-care. We’re committed to delivering real change in the world - this isn’t easy, and in truth, we love that it’s hard. We’re backed to deliver on a mission that matters by Tier 1 investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, DCVC, Blackbird, Promus Ventures, Rocket Lab’s Peter Beck and Icehouse ventures.
To find out more, visit our careers website, LinkedIn & Instagram.
About the role
We’re looking for our very first Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) Manager to join our finance (‘funance’) team of three. We’re looking for someone highly skilled and motivated as you’ll play a critical role in driving Halter’'s financial performance as we grow globally throughout Australia and the US this year. You’ll be providing insightful analysis, strategic planning, and forecasting to our exec and board of directors.
We’re looking for a strategic thinker with strong analytical skills and the ability to communicate complex financial information clearly and effectively. Equally important, we’re looking for someone who doesn’t mind rolling their sleeves up and doing what’s best for Halter and the team.

What your day could look like

  • Lead the financial planning and forecasting process, including the preparation, development and consolidation of annual budgets, quarterly forecasts, and long-term strategic plans.
  • Executive business performance reporting to our Senior Leadership Team, our Exec and our Board.
  • Preparation and distribution of financial forecasting process reports.
  • Working with senior leaders on departmental forecasts and budgets.
  • Assembling and summarising financial data to be used in financial reports, conducting margin analysis, analysing results and providing commentary.
  • Develop, automate and maintain financial and business performance reports to a high standard, in support of changing business needs, providing insights and recommendations as appropriate.
  • Continuous improvement of reporting and forecasting processes and tools.

What we’re looking for

  • Professional credentials through a recognised professional accounting body - Qualified CA, CPA or CIMA.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in financial planning and analysis, preferably in a corporate setting.
  • Good knowledge of financial and accounting processes and principles.
  • Strong business acumen. You understand key business risks and are able to report on levers to mitigate these risks.
  • An innovative mindset. Resilience, proactiveness around change and improvement, ability to influence and change manage. You’ll bring proven experience with change management.
  • You will have strong communication skills to be able to engage with stakeholders and navigate competing priorities.
  • You will have a strong focus and ability to work under pressure.

Why our team loves working at Halter ❤️

  • Dedicate yourself to solving real-world problems alongside an epic team in a culture designed around growth.
  • A genuine and shared connection to our mission to make a difference in the world.
  • The pride of joining an iconic New Zealand technology company. The excitement, risk, and reward of a high-growth technology scale-up on the global stage.
  • Our ideas are truly valued, we are able to move fast, and our impact is real.
  • State-of-the-art, dog-friendly office that’s been thoughtfully designed right in the heart of Auckland city. Did we mention dogs and cows?
  • Healthy body, healthy mind. We’re partnered with Southern Cross Health Insurance to support your well-being.
  • We offer 6 months of fully paid parental leave for primary caregivers, 4 weeks of fully paid secondary caregiver leave and many other parental benefits that support you and your family.
  • Our personal growth is important. Halter offers an annual $1000 self-development budget to be used for anything that fuels personal growth.
  • Our time to recharge is valued, we’re offered wellness leave and unlimited paid annual leave.
  • We offer an inclusive and attractive remuneration package made up of salary, benefits and an employee stock ownership plan.
  • Delicious snacks and drinks are available for your daily flow.
Our Office First Approach
We do have flexible working hours and you can work from home when you need to but we encourage our team to be in the office as much as you can.
We have an office-first approach because we would like to keep the opportunity for teams to have spontaneous interactions which in turn has allowed our team at Halter to foster strong relationships. Stronger relationships make it easier to disagree, give feedback, do meaningful work and as a result, be higher performing as a team.
Join our team
Halter is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace — a place where we can each be ourselves and do the best work of our lives. Research shows that while men apply to jobs when they meet an average of 60% of the requirements, women and under-represented groups of candidates tend to only apply when they meet every requirement. If you think you have what it takes but don’t necessarily tick every requirement on this job description, please still get in touch and apply to Halter. We’d love to chat to see if you’ll be an epic fit!
If this opportunity sounds like you, please apply below by sending through your cover letter explaining why you’re excited about this role and working at Halter, along with your CV, and we’ll be in touch!
Please also feel free to check out the careers and culture page for more information on working at Halter and don't forget to follow us on LinkedIn & Instagram.