Vacancy 47 of 2019 – Director People and Finance

The vision of the Fiji Revenue and Customs Service (FRCS) is to become a World Class Revenue Service Delivering Excellence in Revenue Collection, Border Protection, Trade and Travel Facilitation. We offer world class exposure with our affiliations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Customs Organisation (WCO), The World Bank, The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) to name a few. We are currently in the midst of an exciting journey which will make tax simpler, more certain and easier to manage for most if not all Fijians. We are looking for a suitable candidate for the Director People and Finance role in FRCS based at our Head Office in Suva.

Reporting to the CEO, the Director People and Finance will have primary day-to-day responsibility for leading, planning, implementing, managing and controlling all human resource, financial, properties, procurement and projects related activities of the organisation. This person will be responsible for establishing a robust function, becoming a key contributor to the executive leadership team. Role responsibilities include:

• Establishment of best practice accounting policies and procedures, drive and implement a robust organisational planning framework
• Oversee the preparation and disseminate financial reports in accordance with IFRS and provide analysis and commentary for organisational planning and commercial decision making by providing appropriate, timely and insightful financial information.
• Oversee the preparation of documentation as required for the annual audit; respond to questions and requests for information from the auditors; respond to and resolve concerns raised by the auditors by developing and implementing new or improved procedures and internal controls.
• Oversee the development of the annual budget in accordance with the division’s operating requirements, including revenue, expense, and capital spending budget
• Work with the leadership team, to analyse operational performance and identify opportunities for improvement, cost reduction and systems enhancement
• Develop and implement best practise across all processes regarding Risk, Finance and Taxation, including cash-flow management and financial reporting requirements
• Determining, implementing, monitoring, reviewing and evaluating human resource management strategies, policies and plans to meet organisational needs
• Oversee sound recruitment and selection practices, and appropriate induction, training and development programs
• Developing and implementing performance management systems to plan, appraise and improve individual and team performance
• Representing the organisation in negotiations with unions and employees.
• Ensure the development and implementation of occupational health and safety programs and equal employment opportunity programs, and ensuring compliance with related statutory requirements
• Overseeing the application of redundancy and other employee retrenchment policies
• Monitoring employment costs and productivity levels
• Oversee the management properties and projects team, ensuring all the repair and maintenance works are carried out in a timely manner including contract management and project proposal and analysis.
• Oversee the management of fleet team of the organisation.
• Oversee organisation insurance policies and ensure the organisation is adequately covered from all relevant risks.
• Other duties as listed in position description and required by CEO.

To be successful in this highly rewarding and challenging role, you will be an outstanding leader with agility and experience to lead cross-functional integration. In providing high quality and timely advice in a meaningful way to inform key decisions, you will engender trust and respect. Your people focus and stakeholder management skills will be complemented by sound judgement, intellectual rigor, well-developed communications skills and a high level of resilience and integrity. It is essential that you have the following:

• A Bachelor’s Degree qualification in a relevant field
• Proven experience in a similar senior management role
• Significant experience in leading and supporting fast paced organization wide strategic and operational development
• Ability to lead and influence game changing people and organizational capability and capacity initiatives
• Sound judgment, ability to analyze and assess situations, and provide succinct and innovative options for response
• Full Membership to professional bodies such as CPA and FIA

Your application must be complimented by details of proven leadership skills and expertise with the tenacity, agility and courage supported by high record of performance and integrity.

Band 11: $135,080 base salary

In addition to the base salary, FRCS also provides medical insurance cover.

Please submit an email application, indicating the position and vacancy number, CV and detailed cover letter to preddy001@frcs.org.fj and also complete and submit the Employment Application Form available on our website www.frcs.org.fj . All applications will be treated in confidence.

Application closes on 22 November 2019


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