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Financial Controller


Company: Awatere River Wine Company
Location: Nelson
Type: Permanent
Category: General Management

Who is hiring?

Awatere River Wines (ARWC) was founded by Louis Vavasour in 2002. A winery based in Awatere Valley it produces packaged wines (principally under the Awatere River Wines, Anna’s Way and Savee Sea labels), as well as undertaking significant bulk and contract winemaking.

In 2017 Booster Tahi (Managed by Kiwisaver default scheme, Booster) became joint owner of ARWC. Booster Tahi subsequently bought all of Waimea, including its winery and estate vineyards along with several other vineyards. The combined business now manages over 250ha of owned vineyards and has the capacity to process over 4 million litres annually.

The Role?

As Financial Controller you will be responsible for providing accounting and financial leadership across the group. Reporting to the General Manager you will be key to the organisations continued growth and as such will provide the financial and commercial analysis to deliver on ARWC’s vision and objectives.

You will be comfortable working within a fast-paced and evolving environment with multiple stakeholders across multiple sites.

What you will need?

Along with the relevant qualification and commercial experience you will demonstrate:

  • Sound commercial experience
  • The ability to establish systems and processes that will build a platform for growth
  • Relevant sector experience
  • Previous experience in business transformation or growth
  • A high level of energy and a desire to be part of a growing and progressive organisation 

You will also possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with multiple stakeholders. This is an opportunity where you will have input into the strategic direction of the business and be part of an exciting and growing sector.

What to do next?

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity, please contact Andrew O'Regan on 03 928 2614


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Date: 06 Nov

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