Senior Certification Officer

Senior Certification Officer

The Commerce Commission (the Commission) is New Zealand's competition, consumer and regulatory agency. Our mission is to make New Zealanders better off by ensuring our markets work well and consumers and businesses are confident participants in those markets.

The Commission is going through an exciting period of growth, driven by increases in its functions, duties and powers, and supported by additional Government funding.

One of our roles is to enforce the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA). Through the new legislative changes, we will be responsible for administering a fit and proper person test for Directors and Senior Managers of Consumer Creditors and Mobile Traders. To ensure the Commission meets its statutory requirements a brand-new certification function is being developed and fully functional by 1 June 2021.

This is a permanent position based in Auckland.

The role

As a Senior Certification Officer you will:

  • support the Certification Services Manager in the development of operational manuals and training guides
  • gain expertise in the systems and process within the Certification function
  • once the Certification function is fully operational you will undertake assessment of fit and proper person applications
  • provide certification recommendations, and support the Certification Services Manager in our Credit Branch.

You will also have the opportunity to effectively lead and/or contribute to assigned work programme, projects and initiatives. You will be valued for you knowledge and the quality of information gathered and shared.

What you will have

We are looking for someone who has:

  • significant experience in registry systems
  • strong relationship management skills
  • clear and concise communication skills with the ability to effectively present information and advice to a diverse audience
  • sound knowledge in the legislation informing the registry process including consumer law
  • an analytical mind and is known for their excellent problem-solving abilities.

What we offer

At the Commission we are passionate about the work we do to make New Zealanders better off. We have a great working environment and culture where everyone is valued.

We are proud members of Diversity Works New Zealand and welcome people with the right skills from all backgrounds. Having excellent people is critical to our success and we prioritise supporting and developing our people to reach their full potential.

We are fully committed to our values of respect, accountability, good judgement, excellence and integrity. We promise interesting and challenging work. We value work/life balance and are committed to everyone's well-being. We are open to flexible working arrangements and place a high value on learning and development so that everyone has the opportunity to develop to their full potential.

Apply now

If this sounds like you and you are keen to work in a great team, we would love to hear from you. Please send a covering email/letter and a copy of your CV to

Closing date for applications is evening of Sunday 14 March 2021.

Read the position description, or to find out more about this opportunity, you can call Shan on 04 924 3781.