Rarotonga, Cook Islands

Financial Controller


Te Aponga Uira (TAU) is a government-owned utility responsible for generating, distributing and retailing electricity on the main island of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. As such TAU is dedicated to delivering reliable and sustainable electrical energy to the community of Rarotonga.



We have a rare opportunity for a Financial Controller to join our team.


As is expected, the role is responsible for TAU’s financial planning and analysis, financial reporting including preparation of annual financial statements and budgets and monthly management accounts, assisting with business plans and strategic planning, implementation and monitoring of systems, recommending changes in policies and procedures that will improve financial performance, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and collaborating  fully with TAU’s other divisional teams through consultation, cross divisional support and mentoring.


The position reports to the CEO, and the Board of Directors as required.


This is a hands-on position; the successful applicant will have excellent time management and problem-solving skills, along with the ability to train and develop a team, providing motivation and guidance, and hands-on monitoring of performance along with the ability to communicate at all levels with the different Divisions throughout TAU.


The successful applicant will be a certified Chartered Accountant (or similar) with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a senior management position to lead the financial, strategic direction for TAU.


We envisage a start date of June/July 2024 to take ownership of the new financial year.


We will be reviewing applications as we receive them, so don’t delay in expressing your interest.


A full job description and information package is available on request. Applications should include a covering letter, comprehensive CV and be submitted in writing to Eileen Turepu on email


Expression of Interest of Local Suppliers
Local Suppliers for Te Aponga Uira

Te Aponga Uira (TAU) engages private contractors for various “small” works. Small works are those valued up to NZD$60,000.00. Works up to this value are typically contracted to local businesses. Following quotation processes, this identifies successful bidders.
Contractors who wish to undertake small works for TAU are encouraged to register in the TAU Expression of Interest database for Small Works by completing and submitting this registration form.

Registration will enable you to receive notifications of small work opportunities via your nominated email address for your selected job preferences.

This registration of interests is for businesses and operators based in the Cook Islands only.

Note: This registration process does not include notifications of contract work advertised through a public tender. Contractors interested in submitting responses to public tenders must follow the tender document process.

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