principal advisor - budget in Wellington Central

mark brewis, randstad
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wellington central
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5 years
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If you have extensive experience of working with external budgeting processes, reporting in to Senior Leaders and are looking for your next contracting opportunity, then Randstad has a new vacancy for you.

We are currently working with a fast paced government entity, looking for an experienced budget advisor to play a key role across strategy and governance at a principal level, providing key organisational strategic planning and decision making, by playing a key role in contributing to the annual budgeting process within the organisation.

You should have previous experience of working with large budgets at a senior to principal level, developing budget bid proposals and leading the presentation and preparation of content for the budget.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Support and enhance the use of costings and financial recommendations in Cabinet papers.
  • Provide expert advice in relation to budget preparation and documentation, eg. identifying emerging pressures and opportunities for initiatives.
  • Coordinate information to Parliamentary Select Committees for the estimates and financial review, relating to budget specific questions.
  • Provide coaching and guidance to the wider strategy and governance team in relation to the budget process.
  • Provide analytical advice and insight in to budget development, new initiatives and proposals.

Key Requirements:

  • A strong understanding of government policy, budget, accountability and appropriation processes.
  • Sound knowledge of government processes, such as ministerial and cabinet roles, parliamentary processes, budget and public sector management skills.
  • Extensive experience in supporting organisational strategic and business planning processes, alongside issue analysis and report writing.
  • A working knowledge of cost modelling and forecasting methodologies.
  • Strong project management and presentation skills.

If you’re looking to play a pivotal role, working for a key public sector organisation, then please apply to the link provided.

If you would like discuss this in more detail please contact Mark on 04 471 6464 or email

At Randstad, we are passionate about providing equal employment opportunities and embracing diversity to the benefit of all. We actively encourage applications from any background.


Principal Budget Advisor/Strategy & Performance/Policy/Accountability/Appropriation

educational requirements

Bachelor Degree