For career opportunities with the External Reporting Board see our current vacancies listed below.

  • Senior leadership role
  • Projects and variety plus
  • Manage diverse corporate disciplines

The organisation

The External Reporting Board (“XRB”) is an Independent Crown entity responsible for the development and issuing of accounting, auditing, and assurance, and climate-related disclosure standards in New Zealand. Ultimately the XRB’s purpose is to ensure New Zealand prospers through effective decision making informed by high-quality, credible and integrated reporting.


The role

Working closely with the Chief Executive, the General Manager Corporate Services provides leadership for delivering on the XRB’s corporate services and operational performance through strong leadership and functional alignment to the organisation’s strategic objectives. It is expected that the role will contribute to strategic planning, the building and maintaining of a high- performance culture across the organisation, as well as the development and maintenance of effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Specifically, the General Manager Corporate Services will have responsibility for XRB’s key corporate services, including financial reporting and management accounting, risk management, strategic planning, facilities management, information technology and human resources. This will be delivered by way of direct management of the individual(‘s) responsible for the discipline, or by way of effective management of an outsourced service provider. With four reports to this role, this person will have the ability to influence at senior level as they operate at the big picture level whilst being able to drill down in the detail and contribute where required.


What you need to be successful

The ideal candidate will have extensive leadership experience, having previously led a services team and understand the nuances required to effectively lead corporate services function that support the success of a business.

You will be strong in strategic execution, including the development of business plans and management of special projects, as you oversee the development and delivery of accountability documents and organisational performance documents (including Statement of Intent and Statement of Performance Expectations). You will play a key role in establishing effective measurement mechanisms to monitor progress, performance, and results, as well as ensuring an effective external audit of the XRB.

With exceptional business acumen, you will have an ability to work with complex information, manage a broad scope of strategic projects whilst demonstrating initiative and creativity when problem solving. With strategic nous and excellent organisational skills, you will be results oriented with a commitment to the highest standards of organisational performance.

The ideal person will have public sector exposure, to understand some of the commitment to public service ethos and the policies and procedures of parliamentary questions. Your relationship management skills will be second to none as you engage with a range of diverse stakeholders, including external agencies, the executive team, and the Board.

As General Manager Corporate Services and a member of the executive team, you will play an instrumental role in the performance of XRB’s strategic vision and purpose.

To submit your application, please click the 'apply' button below. For more information, please contact either Dale Gray or Sarah Humm on 09 913 0178. Please note all applications will be acknowledged electronically.


Last updated: 20 June 2022